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Post the idea of your novel or story here, and other anons rate or whatever. Come on, you know you’re not going to put it anywhere else.
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>>15015609
not all the characters are fully fleshed out but it may being the youngest girl who could also
hermaphrodite, as all the males are sterile
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A boy and his sister survive their traumatic childhoods and along with the boy's childhood love, find ways to overcome their pain and succeed for the most part. As years pass and the boy becomes a man, his girlfriend's family's multi billion business is thriving, and his sister is as prosperous as ever thanks to them, the man finds himself on the precipice of asking his love to marry him after she comes back from her trip in New York to see her family. Once she leaves, he himself heads out on a hunting trip out into the woods for some much needed time alone.

However his solitude is cut short as he attracts the attention of a group of cultists bent on trying to achieve Hell on earth. Because of their heretical ways, they splintered off from a much larger group that lives in the mountains. They capture the man and see the man's twisted and consuming darkness in his soul he's holding back and decide not to kill him but rather have him bear witness alongside the doctors and patients they kidnapped from an earlier raid on a hospital. They're all gathered in the cavernous basement of a cabin the cultists reside and bear witness to their souls descension into hell and their husk bodies transform into monstrous entities. They have partially succeeded in bring Hell to earth as the man breaks free of his confines and grabs his pistol from his back pack, killing the cultists and mercy killing the surviving doctors before setting the cabin on fire and escaping into the woods.

He makes back to his home with his mind fractured from what he has seen. His childhood scars reopened and threatening his sanity with the timeless pain of abuse. He desperately tries to get into a somewhat sane state before his girlfriend comes back and somewhat succeeds. However it starts to decay again as he sees that two of the cultists had survived and are wreaking havoc in town to find him. His anger and pain start to twist him into something worse then his father ever was and in a desperate act he goes to the local police station and meets a woman police officer that he instantly connects with. Eventually, he ends up telling her what he saw and did at the cabin and instead of reporting it, the woman keeps it between herself and what few friends she has at the police station. Strengthening an already blossoming bond between the two as his insanity starts to get under control.

As events transpire, it leads to the two cultists finding the man and his new friends thanks to the help from people inside the town working with them. Most of the man's friends die, his girlfriend is critically wounded, the police woman almost dies, and the man receives new scars of his own as he finally kills the last of the heretics. But it doesn't end there as the man finds himself being drawn to both his girlfriend and the loving police woman as they deal with the aftermath of the horror. Unaware that they are being watched by the bigger cultist group in the mountains.
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>>15015581
isn't this one hundred years of solitude
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>>15015752
Continued:
One of the cultists heads off New York to investigate the survivors, starting with the man that killed the heretics as she impersonates one of the staff at where he works and makes a choice as she learns from. The man is drawn back to the town by the police woman, on his own choice and reunites with her. His sister had agreed to watch over the man's house as he and his girlfriend left for New York and had not been answering in the past days. The man and his new love head off to investigate and end up being kidnapped by the cultists. They wake up in a room to the four cultists that decided to bring them there and are greeted with a horror that pushes them to their very limits as the man and his new love are tortured relentlessly both pyschologically and physically. The cultists had lobotomized his sister and lives as their human pet. They read man's memories and learn that the heretics had achieved what they sought and tell the head of the group about this as they cultists continue on with them. The man is given a simple choice to end the pain, all he has to do is give in to his extremely dark murderous side and he could live forever in luxury with the cult. The man rejects them and so continues the horror.

So basically to sum it up, it's a very dark horror story about the perseverance of the soul in the face of the ultimate evil. It's about Heaven and Hell and what's beyond the grave. It's about love, family, betrayal , trauma, and undying love. It's very personal and as honest as anything I've ever written.
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It is a period of Civil War. Rebel spaceships striking from a hidden base have won their first victory against....
Wait, don't go! It's not what you think!

Yes there is a Galactic Civil War going on.
Why? There are millions of worlds with intelligent beings and high technology. These beings are biological life forms that began as single-celled creatures, and worked their way up to higher and more complicated forms of life. They have their own inner awareness of who and what they are based on their biology, and their genetic memory of who and what they were. They were formed from the substances of their own worlds, and their identity and purpose comes from that.

But another form of life arose trillions of years ago: spiritual life, not biological life. The entire Universe has a hidden dimension-- call it the Aether, the Universal Mind, an infinite Morphic field... these Spirit Beings... call them Thetans... arose the same way single-celled life forms did, in a primordial soup of energy waves instead of chemical compounds-- they are awareness units, thought forms, no solid bodies of their own...

Biological forms use up energy, grow old and die-- immortality is achieved by reproduction, new individuals produced from the old... the genetic code is immortal, but not the individual.

The Thetans don't USE energy, they ARE energy, thought and memory energy. They cannot grow old and they will never die. They must have purpose in their infinite lives, so they inhabit living genetic entities, they become ghosts in the organic machines. Their memories become entangled and confused with their host creature sometimes. To make their lives more real, they forget themselves, forget their past lives, and pretend they ARE the biological entity. This condition of immortal spirits haunting us from within, living inside us, has gone on nearly forever.

But the biological entities sometimes find out about their inner thought parasites, the ghosts in their haunted heads. Individually, there are ways to reduce their control and effects over you-- meditation, enlightenment, fasting, chanting, introspection and self-mastery... On a planet-wide basis, wars are fought to remove and capture and send away these things. Genetic entities trying to regain control of their own bodies and societies from ghosts that have possessed creatures on a thousand worlds over a billion years.

The Thetans cannot help but want to live inside a body, and pretend to be real. The genetic entities cannot help but want to be their authentic selves. And so we fight....

Do you guys know a passage from a book or a poem about that cliche of cliches - living life to the fullest - that is actually fresh, inspiring and memorable? Most quotes online could be written by anyone on twitter.
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>>15014729
I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I'm miserable now
I was looking for a job and then I found a job
But heaven knows I'm miserable now

In my life why do I give valuable time to people who don't care if I
Live or die?

Two lovers entwined pass me by
and heaven knows I'm miserable now
I was looking for a job and then I found a job

And heaven knows I'm miserable now.
In my life why do I give valuable time to people who don't care if I live or die?

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>>15014729
"In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which, if one were lucky, one might find access; in his maturity he had decided it was the heaven of a false religion, toward which one ought to gaze with an amused disbelief, a gently familiar contempt, and an embarrassed nostalgia. Now in his middle age he began to know that it was neither a state of grace nor an illusion; he saw it as a human act of becoming, a condition that was invented and modified moment by moment and day by day, by the will and the intelligence and the heart."
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>>15014800
Yeah, my favorite line so far.
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>>15014814

This one is truly wise
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjPZpaXNsw

>the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!

https://youtu.be/3LLpNKo09Xk?t=194

he's the master man. last line of the steve allen video makes me cry

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/lit/let here, why the fuck does this book have over 44k reviews on Amazon.
I only dabble in the world of books, but when I see Harry Potter, which to me is believed to be world-renowned and has been around for 20 years, only has like 16k reviews.

In terms of /tv/ is this book the equivalent of CSI or NCIS (cookie-cutter bullshit, but for some reason gets 19 million viewers a week) whereas good shows like Mad Men get like 3 million viewers a week?
inb4 >mad men >good
Wat gives?
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>>15015736
what a horrible fucking title
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probably because the book came out recently. if you read harry potter over 10 years ago and bought the books again why would you bother writing a review on amazon? especially if everyone already believes it's good
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>>15015736
i worked at a barnes and noble last year and that book sold like crazy
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>>15015766
Yeah, but why? Is it good or is it like the /v/ equivalent of a triple-A title (absolute shit but sells well due to marketing or something)?
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>>15015835
triple A. i havent researched the industry, but just from working there pretty much every big seller now is heavily promoted. this got put on reese witherspoon's book club, which is very popular atm, and just seems to be well crafted chick/lit/

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Have any attempts been made to synthesize the thoughts of these two men? I mean egoist anarchism with an idealist ontology/metaphysics. Stirner came out of German Idealism himself didn't he, and Schopenhauer was against big government so I thing it's a good match, unless I'm missing something. Thoughts?

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>>15015346

"yukio!" screamed yukio's trap, in a suspiciously masculine way that would signal something was off to any normal soul- this was, of course, attractive to yukio.

"yes dear" said yukio, turning away from the platform from which he had just made his proclamation to the JSDF, calling them to battle against this new world order of which nothing was quite the same as before

the trap held a cigarette in mouthpiece, smoke curling upwards in the velvet chamber, into the folds of wall and ceiling

"i'm getting top surgery on monday" said the trap (of yukio) in a less sultry manner

an american paratrooper landed on the balcony and kicked open the frail doors into the room. yukio turned around in shock- both from his traps proclamation and the american soldier. this was probably the worst day of his life, after the time when mom bought him the wrong protein powder

you japs are dead! Cheeburger! screamed the american in a shrill way, like a hawk does to other hawks when it catches a warm wind

yukio, full of the life which he had previously thought spent on the speech outside took his hari-kiri knife and flipped it open. turning with all the force of the wind and eyes like the pearls dangling from the male earlobes of his trap, he held the knife- and the moment was taut, like his muscles under the white suit which was also taut because of his large muscles.

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>>15015397
i appreciate your effort, anon
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>>15015457
thanks
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>>15015397
Made me laugh
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>>15015346
aaaa zou da, anata wa "niga" no koto desuyone
temee, watashi no torani garufurendo o sawanaide

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>Conan Doyle, Arthur. A favorite between the ages of 8 and 14, but no longer. Essentially a writer for very young people. Romantic in the large sense

>Vladimir Nabokov

Reminder- stop reading children's trash.
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you can say that about pretty much all detective/crime fiction writers. chandler, hammet, etc

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Imagine having worse fiction than the South
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>>15015503
I got laid off and didn't get to ask about it or say goodbye, unfortunately. My recommendation is to search via Meetup, and consider joining based on reading lists (once the quarantine blows over).
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>>15014449
Canadians in general are pretty stupid, I agree, but their intellectual elite, especially prior to multiculturalism, punched above its weight.

Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, George Grant are some I can name off the top of my head.

It's also weird that a lot of major e-celebs are Canadians too. Something very strange about Canadians.
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>>15015503
>>15015573
There was something called Books and Brews at the Annex every Saturday.
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Literature is universal, not nation specific. Its not some kind of space race
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>>15014386
lol

What are your requirements for the ultimate comfy book guys? Additionally, what is the most comfy book of all time for you. I am craving this feeling in quarantine so help a brother out :) pic unrelated
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why is nobody responding to my comfy lit post? you... you guys are going to make me cry :(
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There’s already a thread on this. The one with doggy in the Alps webm
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>>15015727
always comfey, reminds me of being a kid again
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>>15015500
I'd describe comfy as a lack of conflict, heavily atmospheric, and generally positive in tone. Related adjectives include "soft" "tender" and if you're Nordic, "hygge." Some of my favorite comfy books are:

Henry James - The Ambassadors
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Sherwood Anderson - Winesburg, Ohio
Raymond Carver - Cathedral
Clarice Lispector - Agua Viva
Kenji Miyazawa - Milky Way Railroad

And you shoulda posted a comfy pic, OP is very stressful, divisive, and crude.

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Is this book cover appropriate?
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>>15015726
who fucking cares

Is the statement above appropriate for this thread?
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>>15015726
yes? it makes sense because it's an illustration of the experimente moreau was doing

What is the best quote ever?
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ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet
we're all sitting here stranded but we're doing our best to deny it
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>>15015421
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>>15015669 /shit/
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>>15015565
Ribbletits???
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Cum

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i kinda want to, but i feel embarassed to even think about reading a book that is under 400 pages.
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>>15015610
its a nice book, i would like a yellow automobile
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he calls nick old sport bc he forgot his name and doesnt wanna ask
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>>15015610
>i feel embarassed to even think about reading a book that is under 400 pages
Imagine being so insecure you can't even read a shakespeare play
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>>15015615
HES JUST LIKE ME

Does anyone have a picture of a girl sitting on a copy of The Critique of Pure Reason?
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>>15014308
searched on google, no-one has done it
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>>15014308
you mean like, sitting on her cunt on The Critique of Pure Reason?
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>>15014524
sitting on her cunt on kant
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I demand
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>>15014308
>cunt on kant
I, too, would be interested in seeing this

Discussion of esotericism and/or occultism. Both eastern and western traditions welcome. Anything goes; antiquity to post-modernity.

Recommended reading:
>the Bible
>Sefer yetzirah
>Bahir
>Zohar
>Nag hammadi library
>Hermes Trismegistus
>Plato
>Aristotle
>Plotinus
>Proclus
>Iamblichus
>Macrobius

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>>15014540
I was dismissive until getting a spookily accurate reading
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>>15014540
I don't know what to think, mate. Someone at /x/ read the tarot for me and I asked about my future and the tarot guy replied "so you want to be a writer? because that's that it says here..." It was kind of spooky.
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>>15014540
What am I in for?
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>>15014741
tarot for dummies, dummy
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>>15014540
so do you just play it or does it require a skill or something

When creating a fictional setting, *especially* a sci-fi or fantasy one (if a bit more the latter, since it's easier to make things more, well, *alien* in sci-fi), I'm sure we've all created a civilization/culture with close parallels to one (or more) that exists or has existed IRL, right? Nothing is ever new under the sun these days, after all. But if it's a culture that still exists in some form, like Native American culture to give an example, or Japan, China, etc., how can you avoid coming off as offensive to people *of* that culture, especially if there’s magic involved, or you're using their gods as the basis for your own fantasy pantheon? Are there any major things that you should avoid? What kind of cultures have *you* created based on IRL ones, and what resources did you use when researching the culture you based yours on? What about good examples of this kind of thing that others have done?
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>>14999510
read a lot about the culture you want to emulate
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>>15000481
Top be fair, that's just classic white people.
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>>15012804
Any good online sources for that kind of thing?
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Myke Cole's Shadow Ops do mention Native American tribes and a version of thunderbirds, but it's far from the main story line.
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>>15015087
Which book(s)?

What are the best entry-level psychology books?
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>>15015100
Unironically this. Start with Myers Psychology (it's interesting, with chapters on personality, IQ, psychopathologies and symptoms, and more).
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>>15015082
Word salad imagined by a filthy jew while horny.
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>>15015531
kinda interesting that the first thing you associate with Freud is "horny"
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>>15015100
Good answer. They're designed to teach you something, Tyler Cowen I think had a post about this years ago.
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>>15015563
Here's something more interesting for you to analyze on Philistine , my hypothesis is: being a pervert, but too much of a coward to live his fantasy to the fullest, since he wanted to prove to be better than his father and not wanting that his pervertness was associated with the Jews, he created a theory that put pleasure and desire at the heart of all our actions, so that it could be normalized.


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