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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature, specifically books (fiction & non-fiction), short stories, poetry, creative writing, etc. If you want to discuss history, religion, or the humanities, go to /his/. If you want to discuss politics, go to /pol/. Philosophical discussion can go on either /lit/ or /his/, but those discussions of philosophy that take place on /lit/ should be based around specific philosophical works to which posters can refer.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
Recommended Literature
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Are you incapable of making decisions without the guidance of anonymous internet strangers? Open this thread for some recommendations.

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Write what’s on your mind

>no previous link required
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It's fucked up when you go to another part of the world and there's people there. Why are they there? Where did they come from? It's fucked up.
Yeah thats what I hate most about school. So much of it is a fuckjng waiting game
Until you start classes. Then it’s a hurry up and go to office hours to kiss your professor’s ass game. Or at least, that’s how it seems.
Truth for All Time is an accessible work of his, I can't recommend trying to start with Institutes of the Christian Religion given its enormity.
His commentaries are also quite good, I enjoyed Daniel in particular.
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I lift to intimidate women like this and, if need be, physically dominate them into submission. Somebody has to do it, since most "men" are too impotent to do a goddamn thing when a woman steps out of line. Fuck, most men are too scared to even make eye contact with a woman. No wonder they're walking all over us.

Example: women wear clothes in the gym or elsewhere in public to attract attention and show off their bodies and then shut men down when they give the attention. Most men play the game the way women want it to be played, the same way women want all their games to be played: with the woman coming out on top and the men losing. These same "men" think they win because they didn't get #MeToo'd by her because they were respectful and averted their eyes like good little cuckboys.

I refuse to abide. I stare. I make faces of disgust at them. I approach them and make comments: respectful but firm. The look on their faces and in their eyes and body language is priceless. I humiliate them in public and it feels great. They simply do not expect to be called out on their shit in 2023, and I do it, and it blows their mind. This wasn't supposed to happen! All their slutty, tattooed, pierced, used-up whore girlfriends said they should do it and there were no consequences! Then she goes home and wallows in her humiliation for days, weeks, months even. I know first hand because I've dated many women. Boys fail to comprehend just how easily women are influenced and how insecure they are under their micrometer-thin bad-bitch facade.

My muscular build gives credence to my disapproval, it helps ensure they know I mean business, and it also is a great asset when I'm dating a woman and she's out of line. Multiple women have, without fail, allowed me to slap them into submission when they get out of line and are manipulative, or dishonest, or otherwise unladylike. And most of these women have directly admitted it turns them on and they've gotten wet after I've hit them.

Try it.

>didn't give Ulmo a wife

Was Tolkien trying to suggest something? What other things do you notice about his worldbuilding?
when ur too involved in helping humanity be less of the retards they r, u dont have the time to deal with a wifes bullshit

Has he ever been actually refuted?
No, he didn’t have to get a job.

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What following authors are the most entertaining to a Joseph Stalin sympathizer: Augustine, Burke, de Maistre, Rosenberg?

Help me /lit/, I'm starting to develop an anti-natalist stance, not in the hedonist
>But muh free time
>But muh traveling
>But muh disposable income
more in the Schopenhauerian sense of
>Stop creating meat for the meat grinder, reject maya, embrace celibacy
this, of course is merely the philosophical level. On a more personal one I've adopted a form of self imposed eugenics, even if I could find a gf (which I can not as a subhuman), the act of procreation on my end would be an act of child abuse. By choosing to have children I would, merely by this choice, be a horrible parent.
I don't want to be this guy whoever. It's way too Rick and Morty for my taste. Convince me otherwise /lit/.
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You miss the point. The surgery in the analogy is done to confer a pure benefit.

Nobody operates on a child except in cases where not operating will be a greater harm. Such as removing tumors or fixing broken bones etc.

In cases where a child's body is violated for a pure benefit, society is generally disapproving. For example in the case of piercing a babies ears. And this is just in the case of a small needle prick. Yet in the case of procreation itself the harms are nowhere near comparable to a needle prick - they can be absolutely horrific, and everyone will die. It's makes no sense to condemn one but not the other.
>Nobody operates on a child except in cases where not operating will be a greater harm.
The problem with the analogy is that "greater harm" is such a relative term. Where does the line go between reducing harm and adding happiness? It's not intuitive.

Whereas the difference between potentially creating suffering out of nothing is intuitively more problematic than abstaining from potentially creating happiness out of nothing.
>That's why discussions with anti-natalists are pointless--theyre mentally ill rejects with personality disorders who have indoctrinated themselves into a simplistic cult as a cope for their defective worldview.
Thanks for proving that point by admitting you're filtered by the others.
>any predisposition not to have children or to adopt is genetically maladaptive
What if I adopt girls to raise them into wives for myself? Checkmate
what the fuck is this gibberish

Barbarian Edition

>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)

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You guys told me this guy was mid, i'll never listen to you cunts ever again.
Way better than moorcock self pity lsd induced shlock.
>finally finished Cradle
What a let down.
Is all modern fantasy so bad?
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What did you read? Wellworld? How is it?
Sadly yes
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>better than Moorcock
>better than Elric
You got filtered, you also have to be 18 to post here. Consider pic related, you might find his work more relatable.

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Any comfy youtube channels that talk about books without actually spoiling them. This retard tricked me into watching his video cause I was looking for DS content but it's just a clickbait to troll DS fans while talking about The Night Land
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>/v/edditor reads one book and immediately connects it to his favorite vidya game
>William Hope Hodgson was the biggest...not the tallest but BIGGEST Chad that ever wrote literature
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offtopic, but read "The Hollow Men", if that video interested you.

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Comfy General
>What do you like to read when it's comfy
>Different books for different kinds of cosiness, I.E Winter vs Autumn?
>Do you have a comfy reading nook?
>What do you drink when comfy?
>How do you make your reading experience more comfy?
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>>chocolate digestives
A man after my own heart
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Monthly reminder to read Adalbert Stifter for comfy mountain forest comfiness.
I love horror lit and dark academia low brow in October. In September, I mostly just gradually read more and more to prepare for spending all of my free time reading from October through January.
any specific recs?
Do his works translate well into English?

Why didn't King Arthur just have Merlin, Morgan, and Nimue all executed for the crime of witchcraft if he was a Christian king? Furthermore why didn't he have Lancelot and Genevieve executed for adultery? Are there any telling that are historically accurate and devoid of magical bullshit and if it does show up, it's just killed for wasting our time with its bullshit? Why did Gawain not just tell the guy to ask his wife to stop trying to seduce him? Because muh chivalry and lady honor? That's irrational, just tell her husband to make her stop. Bro Code trumps whore lies. Especially when doing so would have probably just proven to the Green Knight what Gawain's worth was or whatever fairy bullshit he was on about. God I want The Matter of Britian but void of all magic and every wizard is just a bishop and every witch is explicitly a mundane human woman and Genevieve has Lancelot hanged after his first advance
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The Reformation radicalized people
Christ is the Holy Destroyer of all the old ways, His Sword drew Oberon's final breath
Christ sounds like a bloodthirsty psycho, I'm not sure I like this guy.
Church bells physically hurt fairies. They deserve it
Christ's fans have a hardon for various people, Christ included, getting mauled in the worst and most imaginative ways possible. They also commit symbolic cannibalism and worship corpses after desecrating them and distributing parts of them to their places of worship.

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Could I ever be a good author with such shit handwriting?
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It's fine. Actually some authors have very bad handwriting so there's not that much of an association as you might think.
a letter is a letter
What does that make numbers?
If it makes you feel better, my handwriting changes everytime I lift my pen.

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Susans sauce had become quite the sensation in Middlington-on-the-Quay, she prepared it by sealing the sauce into two large heavy jugs and tossing them all around in her living room. Many of the villagers enjoyed to see this being done first hand and eagerly crowded around the living room windows to watch Susan tossing her jugs.

With all that being said, be me: the husband. I was well aware the villagers were a bunch of perverts and called out "saucy susan" and didn't mean it in the way my wife thought they meant it, and likewise when she was tossing her jugs it wasn't 'those' jugs they were coming to enjoy.

I thought about opening fire on the crowd with my pigeon gun from the upstairs window but then a small crippled child tugged at my trouser leg and held out a crisp £1 note, asking if he could see the show. I knocked a tear from my eye, so moved was I by this, and then shut the curtains to the living room, demanding £10 per person to see the show. I sold admission on the understanding that they would make like they were interested in buying the sauce and that they would cheerfully be happy to be given a jar of the sauce for which they had paid in advance.

And so that was that.

All seemed well until my wife accidentally cracked Mrs Seacoombs across the jaw with a flying jug and then the whole sordid mess came out in court and my wife wept in the dock as they readied to send her to a lesbian prison for 24 hrs, and myself to an all gay prison for 37 yrs.

I kissed my dog, Peaches, goodbye as they threw the sack upon my head and drove me by spear point all through the village and all through the briers until arriving at the prison cum dancing hall where I would be spending the remainder of my life. I soon learned to speak in a high pitched manner to blend in with the other homosexuals and found the whole situation altogether unpleasant.

My wife, on the other hand, seemed unphased. She believed that the affair was a conspiracy to suppress the medicinal benefits of her special sauce, and when she was informed that water and mashed potatoes possessed no such benefits she became depressed. She wrote to me after the first twenty five minutes and declared that she was seeking a divorce because it was unfair for her to lose the better part of her youth in waiting for a hardened criminal such as myself. I wrote her back informing her that when I was released I was going to hit her with a belt and then we would go on a camping holiday to the Lake District in the North England where she would make me baked beans on a portable gas stove. I told her to hang onto this memory all throughout the long lonely years and never suckcum to temptation to take hold an aubergine and utilize it as a simulation of a manly appendage, and she wrote back swearing she would stand fast.
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>so restless it gets bored of its own conceits and moves on swiftly to the next
that's exactly what I was going for actually hahaha
btw, you should've got the 90's reference by the £1 note - stuff like this was howthings were in the early 90's
besides there's something nice and nostaglic about that old 90's england, the pink polo shirts and high trousers at the waist and a very clean home with a television sit, you are boss on a floral settee and you don't get insulted on the internet

have some spaghetti hoops in tomato sauce and watch the telleh
Autie Sandra pulled on her skirt it was coloured in the colours of a racing car flag
her tights had a seam on the back of them and if you were a bit drunk she could pass for a drag

Queen Elizabeth mincing around,
in a horticultural show where she found
a nice little flower hanging from a bush
and a long line of womens in hats looking plush

O' the 90's, where you gone
blockbuster video and Noels House Party's on
we sit 'round the telly and eat pizza from a plate
the telly is fair and it's not filled with hate

Queen Elizabeth's reign is in swing
she's performing her functions and everything

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i enjoyed it

Hippocratic edition

>τὸ πρότερον νῆμα·

>Μέγα τὸ Ἑλληνιστί/Ῥωμαϊστί·
https://mega dot nz/folder/FHdXFZ4A#mWgaKv4SeG-2Rx7iMZ6EKw

>Mέγα τὸ ANE
https://mega dot nz/folder/YfsmFRxA#pz58Q6aTDkwn9Ot6G68NRg

Feel free to write your thoughts/stories/etc... in your target language.

>Work in progress FAQ
https://rentry dot co/n8nrko

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Speakers living in 600 would be the last people I'd ask for whether something is a barbarism.
I think I understand, but can the quid in "quid ipse sentiam exponam" not be thought of as a free relative clause without the antecedent id?
qui, quae, quod = relative, qui(s), quae, quid = interrogative
Weren't the interrogatives often used as relatives, even in antiquity?

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should my boymoder read Guenon?
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redpill me on Guenon
is he really guano?
I will change my ideology drastically every 3 weeks and there is nothing you can do about it. Not knowing anything coupled with the onslaught of information is even more reason to do it, you’ve got it backwards.
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Guys... What's a boymoder?
well she is a woman so therefore your property. do you want her to read it? then yes. Do you want her to not read it? Then no.

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What are some truly kino books or erotica about femdom?
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Sartre makes this argument well in being and nothingness.
Lmao this was a good post thank you anon. I really have fallen into #2 and default to fucking tinder whores. I need to quit porn but it’s ridiculously difficult.
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Just this mostly.

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