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why didnt god turn back time by one hour when satan fucked up his garden?
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>>20384720
He wanted to see nuns molested by pope cock

Uh, nietzschebros, I don't feel so good
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>>20384611
Aren't they all ugly hags though? I'd rather get a hot escort off Instagram or something.
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>>20384618
You get what you pay for, anon.
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>>20384618
in usa, probably.
is south america, i fucked a playboy tier model every day for 2 weeks. best 2 weeks of my life
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>>20384024
where is this from
all of it is wrong. including nietzsche's supposed self-perception.
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>>20384024
The chapter titles are ironic

Why does adderall make me good at writing
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>>20384521
It doesn't, drugs aren't magic, and this is true about most drugs. It's not that Adderall makes you a good writer, you're a good writer who's dependent on Adderall. If you weren't then you wouldn't write good period, at all, it's simply that you're not used to letting it out while sober. You feel more comfortable, happy, focused, whatever when you're stimming, it's that state that is allowing the good writing to happen. It's like people thinking that alcohol relaxes them socially, it doesn't, it's that people don't allow themselves the 15-30 minutes to relax sober in a casual social space.
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>>20384536
It’s weird because I did adderall last night and I literally came up with more ideas and writing in 4 hours then I have in the past 2 months
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Bump

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mummified meditating buddhists edition

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>>20384678
>handholdless
Different anon but I'm glad someone else can corroborate this. It was always handholdless, right? It seems like people assume the h is for hugless, but I distinctly remember handholdless.
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>>20384678
ah i knew about the kissless virgin stuff but handholdleess is new. seems a little excessive though. what about hugless, spoonless?
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>>20384477
what you need is a big titty goth gf.
also, nice dubs dubs.
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It'd be interesting to see what goes on at the subconscious level of someone like the Buffalo shooter, so deranged that he's willing to sacrifice his life/or most of his future for the act of massacring and thereby "sanctifying" a group he purportedly detests above most anything else. The devastation visited upon a group of predominantly African American shoppers ultimately presents this already denigrated community in a more positive and humanizing light. A less deranged individual nevertheless still corrupted by the infirmity of racism wouldn't sacrifice himself and all of his probably remaining long life to an act that elevates the "detestable" subject to the highest and most sympathetic of human conditions, the clearly blameless innocent unaware victim shot in the metaphorical or literal back, because they still implicitly trusted their fellow man.

In any case, I think it's also quite telling what these generally youthful male (all too often white) rampage killers never do, which is attack the rich elites, whom they also purportedly hate and excoriate in their manifestos. They would argue, no doubt, that there are very important 4d chess reasons for what they do do, namely starting a spiral of interracial violence that ultimately leads to an all out race war throughout the territory of the US (and even the world) that a fascistically reinvigorated united white race cannot help but win, even though it might require the use of "preemptive" strategic nuclear weapons.

But, whatever the intricate rationales of neo-Hitlerian race war strategizing, the effect is the same: the haute bourgeoisie is treated with the most sacred respect, and the attack on the direct interests of these latter is the ultimate, most unspoken of taboos. It is as though, in the deep recesses of the psychologies of these youthful white male populist spree killers, they had a inner police officer telling them: I see you at all times, I know every iota of thought your mind produces, and don't you even dare contemplate starting a trend whereby the psychological force field surrounding the direct material interests of the white haute bourgeoisie (the elites) are identified, questioned, breached and transgressed against with the same devastating effects visited upon them as were suffered by the quotidianly congregated Shanequas and Takeshas of the world (in other words, those already perceived as the most insignificant, disposable, ridiculed members of American society).

Obviously I don't believe the haute bourgeoisie should be Che Guevara-ed, but these events really do make one wonder what kinda of little capo/sergeant is policing the subconscious thoughts of such as the attacker, and who those cops and stazis of the subconscious are figuratively really working for: Che Guevara or the CIA?
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I just found a pokémon card in the front pocket of my shirt and I have no idea where it could possibly come from.

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What are the most soulless phrases you can think of? I am rewriting American Psycho for the modern world and I could use some help with the dialogue.

I'll start
>conversation piece
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>>20384642
But am I wrong, though? I used to helm a noise project that used to piss all sorts of people off. Being offended is a choice. When some black person gets offended at the n-word, its their fault. Wash your dick and clean your room, sambo
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>>20384551
When people use the term "bodies" in discourse it makes me think they're either trans, mulatto or both. These people barely qualify as human so their first instinct is to dehumanize the English language
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>>20382322
American psycho already is the American psycho of the modern world
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>>20382322
Customer Excellence Specialist
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amazon "fulfillment centre"

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Let's go through as many important and classic non-English books and discuss which are the best translations for each. Let's start with the Greeks and Dostoevsky.
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Best I Ching translation? This is a translation of a translation, but some say it's the best.
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Anyone reading Greek/Roman work needs to be careful with christcucks inserting their cancer, esp bad with things like Marcus Aurelius’ meditations, find a good translation by carter or long
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>>20383510
touch grass
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>>20374243
David Magarshack's Oblomov and Dead Souls were both very, very good. Gogol felt very Gogol, but perhaps too Rabelaisan. Have not read his Dostoyevsky but would imagine it is good
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What's the best translation for Chekhov's works? Both the short stories and plays.

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post a writer and their worst work
I'll start with Twain
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>>20384074
>NOOOO YOU HAVE TO READ THE BOOK AND ADD YOUR OPINION IN ORDER TO MAKE A POST ABOUT IT
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Though I think Joyce's poetry is nothing special either, Exiles is definitely his worse amongst all of his work.
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>>20383935
The Billions of Arsene Lupin by Maurice Leblanc

In Leblanc's defense, this was allegedly written as answer to a challenge, to imitate works of American writers of detective mystery, and also at that time he was old and his health was declining.

The characterization of Lupin is somewhat skewed, at times he is practically abusive to old Victoire over a trifle matter. And the confusion in the dark where he ends up having sex with the wrong woman just feels poorly tacked on for the sake of murder and drama while keeping the main heroine safe.
Mafia jumps out of every nook and cranny.
And apparently tigers can be tamed like domestic dogs and ridden like horses. Don't try that at home.

(There is also The Last Love of Arsene Lupin, which is technically even worse by having a giant Mary Sue flag on it, even though it feels more Lupin-y than The Billions, but the author died before he could edit that, and it was not published until relatively recently, probably because the family needed cash.)
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>>20384074
based derailer

>being poor, ugly, and weak is LE bad
>being wealthy, beautiful and strong is LE GOOD
>resentment is LE BAD
>loving fate is LE GOOD
>lamenting suffering humanity is LE BAD
>seeing the suffering of the noble as an engine of tragedy and the aesthetic is LE GOOD
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>>20384159
All discussion of Nietzche should have ended here centuries ago.
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Why did atheists love this fag so much? Was it really just because they saw the "God Is Dead" quote?
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>>20384362
Maybe read him and decide for yourself. Nietzche has had a huge effect on the world so you might as well.
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>>20384159
Did nietzsche ever say that he was ubermensch
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>>20384713
No, but how are we supposed to know what Nietzsche said? We don't read.

i'm halfway through. will it get better again? the first part with the professors were great but the stories about amalfitano, the criminals and the cop are... well not bad but also not very interesting...

is it worth to continue reading until i reach the archimboldi chapter?
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the last chapter is indeed better than the middle three, but I don't know if it's worth pushing through for

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Do you like Verga, /lit/?
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Dick in mexican xD
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>>20384391
hnonononono hahahahahahahaha
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>>20384391
Like it a lot. His works really give you the feeling of the Sicily it was
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>>20384391
Very hard and long
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For a second I thought you said 'yoga' instead of 'verga' so to answer your question yeah I like yoga sometimes I do it before training or on rest days. Look up yoga for bjj on yt it's really good.

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Took me five months to finish, and I'm usually able to read several hundreds of pages. It would have been a lot better if the author hadn't constantly interrupted his own story with self-conscious lamentations about how he "shouldn't drag" (he does, and endlessly so), "shouldn't linger on irrelevant side-notes" (he does, and endlessly so), etc... The symbolism and the metaphors are forced and bloated, it just reads like a badly written history course from high school.

It's supposed to be magical realism, but honestly the fact that this load of junk won a Booker prize (and two times the Booker of Bookers) is by far a greater miracle than anything described in the actual book. Honestly can't blame Iran for wanting this guy dead.

What am I missing?
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>>20384708
and I'm usually able to read several hundreds of pages a day*

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In an age marred by the rise of disinformation, do literature and books take an expanded role as the best information medium least susceptible to malignant influence?
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>>20384684
I meant whoever wrote the Aeneid. As you can tell, I did not enjoy the Aeneid.
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The Aeneid was freakin' psy op bro.
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>>20383511
Books are harder to churn out than tweets.
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>>20384689
It literally was. Same with the Faerie Queene to make Queen Elizabeth (or whoever was the queen at Spenser's time) to look like a chaste female warrior.
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>>20383511
Yes but still very susceptible. Main thing is that it's slower, less popular, more academic, and easier to filter the bad stuff. Can't really fault it given the absolute state of the internet.

Stack thread/recent purchases thread
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>>20384647
>>20384656
Oh man how embarrassing.
>>20384641
You're not fooling anyone man. Communism is inherently a murderous ideology and the numbers are real, in fact they're on the conservative side. You would know if you actually read the book.
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>>20384661
Like I said, these are the books I bought as a teenager over 35 years ago. My teenage son has taking a liking to them, and it's something we can enjoy together. Picrel contains some of my recent purchases.

Setting that aside, any particular reason for the insult? I don't remember saying anything bad about you. Maybe we could have found more in common than you may think. We both seem to be passionate about the same kind of stuff.

I was under the impression that we should make an effort to be a wee bit more respectful with each other, than we might in venues like Reddit or Twitter (where they have the "digital sneed" down to a science).
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>>20384673
I'm sorry man. This site has jaded me. Still, aside from a few books here and there: not my thing.
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>>20384661
Hey nobody's saying you can't waste your life reading historical fiction. Waste away, my good friend :)
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>>20384680
Thanks for saying that anon. I'm aware my tastes are peak Reddit, so I might have expected some rightful criticism. Have a good evening.

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I'm leaning towards doing an MA in English lit, possibly a PhD afterwards. I really don't know what else to do because I'm mostly useless. Grad students and academics of /lit/, is it worth it?
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I'm planning on doing a masters and PHD in English lit as well. I was thinking of doing it in the continent somehwere like Austria though because
>Free
>PHD also free
If I did it in a non-English speaking country I would definitely have that held against me if I wanted to lecture at home in Ireland or in the UK wouldn't it? I hope not but anyway
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>>20366533
Wow... this board really is full of soulless careerists.
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>>20384659
Neo liberal subjectivity has shaped us all, 2008 was the defining ethos of childhood for alot of us and its hard to break out of that headspace especially when the world becomes more and more financialized and opportunities seem to be shrinking
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>>20379006
>you come across as one of those "I'm just trying to avoid the real world and continue school forever and don't know what I'm doing" it will hurt you doubly.
Lmao my brother is one of those. Barely got into an MA program & it was only because of a rec letter from a family friend.
I don't know how he doesn't die from the embarrassment.
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>>20384670
Nothing wrong with wanting money and security I suppose. I want that too. Just personally can't imagine spending this much energy on all this kind of stuff.

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What are some humanist books for someone that has lost his faith in humanity?
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>>20383342
1. what kind of humanism
2. if you're talking about a sort of universalist human community then you probably need to have faith in the first place
3. if you're talking about misanthropy then getting a girlfriend and seeing friends might fix that.
4. common people are however pretty annoying.
5. profit
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7. all of the former are false and serve only as a ladder
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Starship troopers
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>>20383342
i dont even know what that means




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