Recommend me a fantasy series or book that has a similar atmosphere to the video game Skyrim.
I'm losing interest in my biggest project only one chapter in. It's taking too long to write but I don't want to give up all the hard work I put in, but if I stop now I'll probably never finish it.
what do I do?
>tfw you know you can finish this novel but you keep skirting around the main characters primary motivation that carries him through it, its like its refusing to be found
>with any other story its not a problem
What are /lit/'s thoughts on Authority and American Usage by pic related?
this is less of an eye sore
here's a response, though I don't really think it's that good
So I just found about this book, what can you tell me about it /lit/?? Should I buy it?
In your opinion, what would you consider a list of study to make one 'educated?'
In the past, it was expected for the educated upper class to have a grasp of a number of notable authors(Virgil, Ovid, Petrarch) and an understand of religious text like the King James Bible as well as cultural knowledge of music and theater. For our modern period, what would you expect to be a decent background for an individual to be considered well educated?
Pretty much anything. Most educated people barely earned their degrees and couldn't speak on the topic of their major with any authority. So if you actual do basic shit like read the Greeks and the bible you'll be further ahead than 99% of people.
so /lit/, Im looking for some essays of "sound" in film. Is there an easy way to find writers who have theorized about it?
There's a great deal of film theory regarding sound. Early theorists typically regarded sound as a detriment to the artform. Sound was kind of a novelty with the "talkies" back in the early 1900s.
Everybody say it's really good, but the summary makes it look gay as fuck.
Would I like it even if I'm not gay?
Also, on its wiki page:
>It was a bestseller within the gay community.
What would people think if I read this in public spaces? I don't want them to think I'm gay.
80% of my way through his short stories. Very hit and miss, but when it's good, it's fucking good.
A few favorites : AtMoM, Dexter Ward, The Mound, Better Call Chtulhu,
basically anything long-ish that isn't named The Bore-Fest of Sleep Kadath.
I see where Stephen King got his biggest influence, those guys basically made sure I will never step foot in New England long as I live.
I'm interested in your opinions and experiences with this bad boy.
What are your favorite short stories?
my friend made me read this guy a few years ago.
the only things i remember that were even worth reading were
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Shadow Out of Time
The Mound was ok
Charles Dexter Ward was ok
I think his best and my personal favorite was The Colour Out of Space
Post childhood photos of your favourite author
let's share some good images for book covers
The best Lolita cover has a photograph of a little girl on it. Also I would suggest that a good choice for a Lolita cover would be a Balthus painting; one of the portraits of Therese. I am currently writing a work of pedophilic fiction, I think the aesthetic of little girls is very important. OP, your cover is shite.
What books should I read during my cross country travel through the south of the States?
Just read The Game and The Mystery Method beforehand then you can get essentially any and all girls to accompany you on the trip.
If you're driving you can use NLP to get one girl to drive you while you have sex in the back seat.
If walking you can use NLP to get one girl to carry you and another to blow you or eat your ass dependent on the style of carrying you get the first to use.
That's what I did
So, about a year ago, I decided to step into writing. I loved reading, albeit I'm not very cultured in literature. Especially English, since I've only used it as a second language. Still don't know why I picked English to start writing, but who cares?
Recently, I found this site: iwl.me, which analyzes your text and tells you to whose writing your writing they found similar. I took some excerpts from my book I'm currently still in the process of writing, and got lots of results, but mainly Dan Brown.
Now, from what I can gather, people hate...
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It's a dud site. Change the words around a little and it'll say Herman Melville. Sites like this provide basic meme software and make their money on ads and pageviews. Literally delete this thread and then yourself.
Any OCDfags here? How does it affect your reading and writing?
I have to reread lines that describe bad things several times, thinking "it will never happen", in fear that these unwanted events will happen to a person close to me. I also look at the page number every time before I turn to the next one.
In writing, I'm over conscious to usage of words, and when narrating in first-person, for example, I'm really annoyed by all the "I"s. In general I find myself caring more about the aesthetic appearance of sentences, rather than the substance...
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I've got it. Not as bad as it was when I was younger, but some days it still gets me.
I've had the page number experience. Not the aesthetics thing, that was never really my
trigger. Bad things fear not quite, but similar stuff.
Some people have bad experiences, but SSRIs have helped me a lot. SOme people say they feel flattened or dead when on them, for me it's exactly the opposite, I feel like I've finally come to life. Give them a try if you haven't, just to see which group you are.
What should I name the dog I'm getting soon /lit/? I need /lit/ approved names. Since it will be a Siberian Husky and I love the Russians I'm thinking something like Mishka.
When I get a dog I plan on naming him Agamemnon, Lord of Men.
Bad book thread. I'll start.