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Just wanted to give an update: the Lit Quarterly is being edited right now. The printers have offered a distribution service which will see the quarterly distributed via Amazon. Once it's compiled and printed, I will share a link here. It will probably be the third week of December (so quite late, probably not in time for Christmas delivery). Those who have contributed but haven't received payment, please email me at litquarterly@gmail.com.

Editorial selection process will become more strict and strenuous for next edition. But don't hesitate to contribute.
(Pic related is first edition; second edition will improve upon every aspect).
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>>14192510
>and I meant that in an possibly homo-erotic way
you mean a monster who gets off on penetration and can only be killed by a reciprocal penetration isnt at all homoeroitc? crazy
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>>14192439
I would buy it
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>>14192511
just make a temp account and download the pdf you ape
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>>14192578

What does this even mean? Couldnt you show just a LITTLE bit more effort for LitOP? He's outthere working his ASS off and you come along and just spit in his face. "Keep on keeping on" you said, probably not realizing the absolute chaos your hasty post will cause. Couldnt you take like 3 more seconds to formulate a correct sentence? No... you didnt, because you dont care. You ramble something with your cheeto-encrusted fingers and just scroll away. Next time you think about posting something like that: dont.

Just dont.
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>>14192326
I'm one of those authors from the first edition and can confirm the name, age, and city were all fudged

what are some books on physiognomy? especially older ones, from when people said things the way they are
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>>14191221
Imagine the intense sensations during fapping.
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>>14190316
Porn is worse than drugs.
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>>14190077
Stop valueing yourself solely on the amount of sexual experience you have with women. You do realise how pointless that is, yes?
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>>14192443
kill yourself desu
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>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Dutton_(anthropologist)
>Dutton has published papers on the psychology and genetics of religion, arguing that atheists tend to be more intelligent since they have autism
BASED

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How did Jacques get away with writing a series of books promoting ethnic cleansings?
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>>14188106
Could someone give me the proper order to read these in? I read the first one when I was a kid but was way too confused by the rest, now I regret it
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>>14189591
https://www.somethingawful.com/news/bargain-book-bin-3/
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>>14188778
>ah-bloo-bloo WOE is me!
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>>14191973
Redwall before Mattimeo, Mariel before the Bell-Maker
Other than that there is not a lot of continuity asides from the ones with Cregga
I would just read them in chronological order though
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>>14191028
anon... i'm sorry

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What is the thesis and antithesis of the coomer? Does he have a bigger plan, or is he just a cumbrain?
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>>14192480
He probably has a lot of plans, to which, he plans only to masturbate to
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DER KOOMER, GOLEM OF ISRAEL, SOUL BURNER
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>>14192489
A man who creates plans which he masturbates to...
What if you masturbated to your plans, and then to your formulation of plans, and then to your process of formulating plans, and then to your plan of how in the future you will masturbate to your plans, and then to your plan of the future masturbation being itself a plan, and THEN to your masturbation to your very consciousness, as that which structures your orientation of space, time, and causality, being that which in itself you are masturbating to for it's plan-like qualities, and finally you coom to your conception of future cooms, which are neverending, echoing through space and time for eternity.
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>>14192480
>Does he have a bigger plan
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>>14192480
I think there can be a decent lacanian interpretation of coomer; 1) coomer can be viewed as the epitome of todays Super Ego's injunction to enjoy that zizek talks about from time to time, it is not a mere hedonistic pleasure seeking, the pleasure (coom) that the coomer seeks has an imperative dimension to it (im cooming and i cant do otherwise), which brings me to another points 2) the coomer is the illustration of lacanian concept of jouissance (pleasure that has pain as its component). The coomer cannot do otherwise, and no matter what, has to achieve sexual pleasure, this duty brings pain, coomer maybe doesn't even want to coom, but he must. He is jerking his penis for 10'th time, it is on the verge of swelling, yet he can not stop.

Lets go boyos
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>>14192623
>"That's Jojo"
This caught me off guard. Where's the Artemis Fowl one?

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The philosophy/Theology of all of it all. Lets just have a /comfy/ vidya thread.
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>>14190987
It's Todd Howard?
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>>14191217
I know, I'm trying to leave
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bump
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bump
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>>14192608
let a good thread die, don't violate her corspe

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What's the difference between Satan and Lucifer? Are they the same or not?
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>>14192596
Lucifer is the latin translation of the Hebrew hêlêl which literally means light-bringer. It probably meant the morning star, i.e. Venus. It is mockingly used as a title of the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14:12 (shown by the oracle's introduction "you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:" Isaiah 14:4). Its application to Satan was an innovation of the Christian church fathers who misunderstood its original context.

Why do you hate him, /lit/?
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>>14192242
His facial features look odd but I can't quite pinpoint why.
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>>14192242
don't you think he is ourguy though, if he wasn't there the scene would be entirely run by ivy league gatekeepers who look down on the common man
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>>14192254
Long philtrum. Resembles monky
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When I become obscenely rich like him from my writing I will purchase his home in Maine and ghost ride a bulldozer through it.

The Gunslinger is tight, though.

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What would have we done without them?

goodreads appreciation thread
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>>14191821

I use it to catalog my collection. I can then check my collection on the phone before making a book purchase to avoid buying duplicates.
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I just post a handwritten list of all the books I've read each year directly to the FBI, it saves them a step.
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>>14191889
>Oh good, a wholesome Goodreads alternative
>Oh god, this is the worst UI of any website or software I've ever seen, ever
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>>14192126
exactly. 2007 UI
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>>14191806
would stop adding books to the "to-read" list and start reading them instead

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How does the advaitan conception of the True Self as a transcendent pure consciousness fit with the notion of 'realization' of its nature? The realization could only belong to the transient nature of thoughts, could it not? If the nature of the Self is only to 'perceive', then it could never realize itself and attain enlightenment, could it?

In light of this, doesn't enlightenment and its experience belongs to a transient self? And as a result, isn't the idea of a transcendent self then unnecessary? Buddhism seems to BTFO advaitafags on all levels, but correct me if I'm wrong.
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>>14191787
Your entire paradigm is hopelessly outdated beyond repair. No about of "hotfixes" are possible, and are just copes to try to sedate cognitive dissonance. In the end, all traditionalisms are the fiercest forms of slavery.

Advance into the 21st century.
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Reading up on advaita just seems like a cowards way out of accepting any monism like Lebiniz’ or Schelling while adding the edginess of its esoterism
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>>14192405
spiritual experience and realization is something that is real, and happens reliably according to spiritual practices.
If you want to remain a materialist, avoid these sorts of threads
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>>14192311
>Why does no one on /lit/ ever talk about Pyrrhonism?
Brainletism, objective "values", "moral", gennonfaggotry, stoicismiswesterbuddhism and so on.
>Or have I been had by the scholars trying to equate the two?

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:347ed882-f7ac-4098-908f-5bb391462a6c/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=THESIS01&type_of_work=Thesis

There are also other works.
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>>14192219
emptiness doesn’t mean “doesn’t exist,” it means “cannot be known in and of itself without dependency on/relation to other things.”
Nagarjuna defines Nirvana as the “profound absence of objectification”
So Nirvana is when the inherent perceptual assumption that any objects whatsoever in experience are objectively real beyond the appearance itself - is ended. Regardless of what you think about it conceptually (agree or disagree), your mind automatically perceives objects of your experience as real and part of some separate objective existence apart from you, because it grasps and identifies unknowingly at the mental aggregates, creating the distinction in the first place of me/mine/self which contrasts with the non-mental/internal aggregates as apart-from-me/other/world/not-me. Nirvana is the cessation of this confused grasping, and the disappearance of this distinction “me vs other” “self vs world” “this vs that” which causes perception of objectivity and of self-nature in things. Nirvana isn’t really an “attainment” because it’s not really a normal object of cognition or something that you build up and grab, it is characterized by absence of grasping, absence of objectification. “Nirvana” is called empty because it too is a concept and not some object that is grasped by “you,” but it is the absence of grasping.
It is called a realization because it is the realization that any objectivity assumed in any appearance whatsoever is merely imputed by the mind, and has always been merely and arbitrarily imputed by the mind, nothing more.

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Haven't read fiction in a while. Finish informative non-fiction books feels much more satisfying and feels like I've spent my time fruitfully. I usually feel guilty about wasting time on fiction no matter how good they're . Are there any modern books like pic related that gives you a better understanding of individuals, geopolitics, economics, etc.. that is also accessible to the layman?
I am reading Lant Pritchett's The Rebirth of Education right now.(and several other books on my country's history).
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>>14191294
Recommend some. Or some valuable skills I should acquire.

I’m bored and depressed with no direction, and books have been no help.
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How do you even get into nonfiction? I like fiction books because I like to get into the stories and characters, and the only nonfiction I like are memoirs because they're like fiction books. Everything else I get bored with. Even if it's something I'm interesting in learning at the beginning I just get bored part way in and stop reading. I thought I was into philosophy so I started reading Plato and Aristotle, but they both bore me. I thought I wanted to learn history, so I try to read World War 2 history books, but then I get bored and stop reading them and watch youtube videos instead.
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>>14192169
That's beside the point. It's about getting insight into human behavior and psychology. Why should you get this only from conversing with lawyers etc?
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>>14192271
Because there's too many opportunities to waste time.
I wasted time with people who weren't worth it and I'm not doing it again.
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>>14192232
I prefer fiction but I have a much harder time getting into novels than into non-fiction

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Which edition of The Decline of the West should I purchase? I'm distrustful of postwar "abriged" editions.
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>>14191546

This is the first time I've ever posted in lit. There's so many editions, including abridged, multi and single volume versions, etc. that I could see it would be a common question. Anyway thanks for the reply.
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>>14191521
https://arktos.com/upcoming-titles/
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>>14192318
>The Blackening of Europe
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>>14192318
It's been upcoming for good while now, what's taking them so long?
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>>14192629
editors are coomers

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Good original gnostic texts to read?
I'm writing a paper on Gnosticism and the Early Church and want some primary source literature.
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just read Nag Hammadi bro

fuk u demiurge
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>>14192628
fuk u demiurge

Gnosticism is based. Old testament god goes around raping and pillaging and telling moses to keep sex slaves. Such a cope when Christians try and reconcile him with Based Jesus

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Confess.
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>>14191172
I never read the Bible
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>>14191172
I struggle with my faith :(
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>>14191960
>The social stigma on the other hand, feels a heavier weight to me.
Does anyone actually know, though? I'm a 28 y/o kv but everyone assumes i'm normal. Just don't tell them if it bothers you
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I coom
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>>14192625
hallelujer

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My outlines often look like random gibberish with drawn lines tying together ideas, concepts, and plot progression. My character outlines follow a horizontal timeline. Curious about other peoples outline styles. Does anyone draw?
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>>14191608
pretty sure there's specific bujo meetings where girls discuss this, probably in a cat café
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I’m curious about this. I’ve never really written outside of an academic setting before. Trying to write a short story now and I’ve been writing it in a stripped-down style with the essence of what I imagine the descriptions and dialogue would be, in order. Then I’ll add more and eventually turn it into a first draft.
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I’ve never worked on any creative projects. I have no idea what to do.


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