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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
https://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://b-ok.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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What's the best way to learn geography. I've started my study of history and learning about new places and cultures in ancient history but have one problem. Places and names. I'm very new to geography and when a place is mentioned that I've never heard of before, it's hard for me to contextualise it's place in the world. Even when I see a map it can sometimes be hard to remember in just what position it is since I've spent my of my life being a lazy faggot and getting into the habit of reading and studying isn't an easy task. Any advice for this problem of mine?
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>>12247612
https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name
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Play videogames
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>>12247628
Interesting, I might try this one.

>>12247642
Seems fun

>>12247643
I'm actually trying to stop this.
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>>12247642
OP here, feels bad man.
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>>12247642
130 countries is my best.

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Write what's on your mind.
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>>12245811
She's sleeping with other people
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>>12245330
My issue with anything that makes use of usernames is that there's always a handful of 15 year olds who have nothing else to do that monopolize and dumb down every conversation.
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>>12245344
You shpuld take that story and turn it into a John Green inspired sappy YA novel, make bank and fly to NZ to surprise her and have your heart broken in person instead.
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>>12247540
Look on the bright side, that barman still remembered who you were and what you were doing after all that time. How many people do you think he served since your last visit? Hundreds? Thousands?
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>>12247694
Honestly I'd rather not be remembered at all, it makes me feel nervous and dejected. I always dodge being photographed as well. It's a relatively small town and I go out of my way to avoid being recognized. Thankfully I took some weight and I have short hair now, so I can walk past people I know without drawing attention.

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Is there an actual, physical Philosophers' Stone? Before you write me off as naive, hear me out. Before I read the Arbatel, I always assumed that the philosophers' stone was just an allegory for the magical process: the capturing of formless energy, giving it structure and shape, and then releasing it. However, the Arbatel seems to suggest that Ophiel can make an actual philosophers' stone by transmuting mercury. WHat do you all think?
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>>12247677
Is there any good Satanic literature?
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>>12247707
>Modern psychology is at least trying to base itself off of science and evidence.
Modern scientific method is absolutely wrong and evil.
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>>12247711
you cut yourself over the pages as sacrifice
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>>12247716
looks too blunt, is it just allegorical cuts?
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>>12247714
xD

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Why does God allow bad things to happen?
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>>12247365
>its ok that children die meaningless, horrible deaths because there's an unspecificied and unknowable slim chance they might go to paradise
>if they don't that's ok too because good people who hear the word of god and accept christ do get to go to heaven
>billions of people potentially burning in hell or wallowing in purgatory or just being annihilated after horrible lives is fine because me and the people i like get to experience perpetual prostate orgasms from cherubim while we lap up the Lord God's pooled semen from his eternal wank over people who believed slightly incorrect versions of Christianity burning in hell being raped by demons for all time
this is what Christfaggots actually believe.
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>>12247395
Toptip kids: when you find yourself typing out shit like this, it might be easier to concede you've lost the argument
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Nothing that's bad has ever happened nor will it ever happen.
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It's just a prank bro, relax.
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>>12246148
Evil is a catalyst. Females cause drama and fights to get best possible DNA sequence into the future, parasites can't be too potent as to destroy their victims without dying themselves.
The manner of evil that doesn't seem to do anything of the sort is the direct and intentional opposition to morality, and as such, harming God. So the question can be phrased: why does God allow Himself to be opposed?

Hey /lit/, so I just got done reading the iron heel. As part of my Dystopian collection; I’ve read 1984, Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451, We and finally Player Piano.

Is there anymore you can recommend me?
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>>12246869

>The Iron heel

My nigga.

What you listed is generally the good shit. Modern Dystopian novels are hit and miss. But pre 1970 dystopian novels are true gems. And even further back if you can find something in the early 1900s.
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>>12246869
>and finally Player Piano
Good taste.
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>>12246869

Erewhon. A man in the 1860s was worried about the AI machine rebellion, and somehow managed to strike strongly of utopia and dystopia at once.

The Man in the High Castle has some good Philip K Dick elements to it, and Faith Of Our Fathers has a unique twist to the dystopian formula.

Harrison Bergeron is worth a read for one of the few "egalitarian dystopias".
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>>12247007
>>12247435

>Player Piano
>We
>Brave New World

>All the exact same thing
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>>12247497
You are retarded if you think they are the same

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I want to read depressing books about gay men. Any suggestions?
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Our diary; desu
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>>12247590
>Wilfred Owen

I swear that there was another gay soldier-author in WWI but I might just be misremembering.
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>>12244089

Read Blood Meridian, loads of gay stuff.
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American Psycho

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What are some good books on Satanism?
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>>12243866
Agreed

>>12245196
/lit/ here, no, this is patently false. please stop spreading lies on my board evildoer
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>>12246474
The moment you posted
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>>12243866
we roll with the /Logos/ here
get with Christ or get gone
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>>12246451
its just an insight role
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>>12245684
I don't think Myatt is actually involved.

Hey /lit/, what's your guilty pleasure?

Mine is pic related. Yeah, I know what y'all think about him. That's why it's called a guilty pleasure.
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>>12245297
Are you a furry now?
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>>12245310
Oh god no its just a book not the looming hand of Satanic energy
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>>12241740
Oh, I just love The Ham in the Rye. What a character that Holden Caulfeld was.
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>>12241784
everything's good except kendrick lamar.
yuck.
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>>12241761
>>12241740
>tfw "but I am!"

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I tried reddit for a week and you guys were right. It's mostly YA "discussion" there and it makes me very sad.
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>>12247626
/pol/ brings in the most redditors out of any board. Nobody from reddit comes here for /fit/ or /lit/ or /his/. They all come for the epic memes XD from /pol/ and then become infected with /pol/'s cancer and shit up other boards. Worst of all, because of r/the_donald, /pol/ has brought unironic Republican boomers to this site.
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>>12247583
/pol/ is literally /r/the_donald and edgy kids
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>>12247412
try /r/sorceryofthespectacle
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>>12247697
I'd rather not have people shit up a thread to be honest. If that can be avoided then maybe we'd actually have a good thread once in a while.
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>>12247699
Boomer posts are hilarious in an ironic way desu

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I'll start.
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Please don't let me down
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>>12247508
the manga
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>>12247512
done
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>>12244013
honestly Berserk the only manga worth reading, best chinese drawings.
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>>12247508
>that ontario license plate
???

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What books should I read if I want to become a Jedi?
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>>12247673
Well he wasn't *really* wielding the force, wasn't he?
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>>12247683
I mean, I can see what he was trying to do, and I think there's a good story in there, but they just really miss the mark of what Star Wars is supposed to be IMO (mystical, character-driven, simple to follow, and so on.)
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>>12247689
Well, what even is the Force? From what I understand, everyone is connected to it, but not everyone is able to harness it fully. The Asian guy could've been someone who tapped into it, but not enough to become a full-on Jedi or something.
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>>12247683
They had potential. IMO they should have be more about the Jedi moving farther away from the force and getting intrenched in politics, or the corruption of the old republic. Some of that stuff was there and I think that there should have been more of it.
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What does /lit/ think of electronic literature?

Are there any worthwhile Visual Novels or works of Interactive Fiction?

Computer generated poetry or fiction?

Anything?
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You mean vidya?
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>>12247700
No, I mean electronic literature. =)
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I'll come back to see what you find

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Open MS Paint
Draw a scene from your favorite novel
Post here and others guess what it is
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>>12247439
The Bible
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>>12243516
Bro's Karamazov, more specifically the book where Aljosja is being a total Orthodox pedo with them little boys
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>>12247119

Nope. Comes from a Russian novel my one.
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>>12246911
A Confederacy of Dunces

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What are some good books for a 13-14yo? My brother only reads stupid YA bulshit, how do I make him patrician, or at least appreciate good lit?
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I'm disappointed in all of you.
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>>12247513
and you're far more respectable, a psued who acknowledges his posturing
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>>12247541
Rumble Fish is Coppola's best film.
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>>12247618
No.
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>>12243487

Unironically bleeding edge. It's perfect for anyone who grew up with the internet6


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