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What does /lit/ think of Niall Ferguson's books?
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>>19273394
>non-vectored font

I'm not even going to bother reading it
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>Tory bitch
What’s to be learned? “How I Did It”?

>finish reading this
>immediately Google dunc ending explained
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>>19273249
I wasn't expecting much but the movie still disappointed me.
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>>19273306
Really? I liked it. Pacing was odd, but I think Part 2 could fucking do it. Zimmer wasnt a great choice for the soundtrack, Ill admit, but casting was solid, visuals were tops.
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>>19273396
i was surprised that it was Zimmer, cause i thought the score really fit the movie.
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The ending is the easiest part of the book to understand. It's just a successful revenge tale. Paul recovers from obscurity to take down the big bad and become supreme leader of the universe. There are other things at play but that is the core of it.

If you go into Dune Messiah thinking "oh boy I wonder how Paul has improved the lives of his citizens" then you're exactly where Herbert wants you to be.
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>>19273396
the cast sucks ass

Was he Jewish?
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https://alexanderandsonsrestorations.com/vampires-great-war/
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>>19273071
No, but he caught a long mile of Turkish dick, which is pretty close.
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It's funny to read Dracula and Heart of Darkness just to find out everyone knew a great war would happen almost two decades before Wold War I.
Another interesting thing is the criticism of jews buying real estate in England to protect their money. Since the British navy was unmatched at the time, an invasion of the island was impossible.
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>>19273071
virgin west vampire vs chad eastern vampire
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>>19273421
So what does he tell everybody to rock on all the time or what.

Feeling sad? Read my short “Romance” story full of allusions to Hesiods poetry about a tyranny in Homeric Greece.
Funny enough the image I chose for this post looks exactly like the character, though I wrote it before seeing anything
https://pastebin.com/gFjhpHee
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>>19273047
>uhhhhh you can't criticize me unless you can do it better because....... you just LE CAN'T!
very epic. it's still the natural human reaction to read "soft and subtle" as "soft and supple" when describing lips, because your readers want to picture the lips conforming to another pair when kissing. you don't picture lips as "subtle" even when they're described in literal terms to be subtle because they're just fucking lips. this is the most autistic and pedantic thing I have ever shitposted about on this website, ever. just fucking say petite. you are not that special. humble thyself.
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>>19273178
>you are not that special. humble thyself.
You are a profane and fat nigger
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>>19273193
ummm why are you describing me in harsh and authoritarian terms? you should be experimenting and coming up with new and interesting insults, you boring pigroach.
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>>19270392
It's alright.

Cut down on the excess that only serves to clutter your prose. There's too much overly descriptive and awkward imagery to the point that you lose focus. And like people have said, brush up on your grammar as well. (The possessive for "it" is "its" not "it's") Don't be discouraged by everyone's criticism; if it's a first draft after a long period of no writing it's still pretty good. I liked the premise and the ending.

Good luck anon.
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>>19273360
>Don't be discouraged by everyone's criticism; if it's a first draft after a long period of no writing it's still pretty good.
Thanks for understanding
>I liked the premise and the ending.
Really? I thought the story might be a bit too bizarre, and towards the ending I was running out of things to say and wrapped to up quickly, though the final scene came to me before the rest of the story was finished. I’m glad you liked it.

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Because I'm pretty sure it's not in English because English has way too much confusioness in it. It has too many vague words and too many weirdness. Sometimes I read english translation of a work and am confused. Then I learn some words from original language and replace English word and the sentence make more better sense. I go 'oh that makes sense' and with English I have read sentence many times. In some languages you can make out the meaning from putting together the meaning of the parts of the word, but too many English words I can't do that. Is that why English people suck at philosophy? Could this be the tru reason?
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>>19271917
"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
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Latin.
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>>19271996

“To be” in Spanish: “Ser” or “estar”. Two different meanings as in “I'm handsome” or "I'm in your mother's room" respectively.
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>>19272325

No, French is ugly.
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>>19273350
What's special about Latin?

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Describe a trip to the grocery store in your best ebonic prose
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meat is way too expensive and im the only white person here
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>>19273248
that is BULLSHIT. british blacks speak with the same level of ebonics as american blacks.
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>>19273166
I do that for 90% of black people and I'm not even trying to be an edgy racist. I'm luckily in STEM so I never deal with black guys ever and live in a neighborhood that is 90% white and 10% asian
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sheeit i sent that bitch to the store an hour ago, where the fuck she at
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>>19271216
nigga really out here seein my damn ribs and shit ole anne frank headass aint a hoe ever try an fuck on a beanpole ass nigga. fuck man i got get right and eat sumn. cuppbud look dusty as hell fuck i been on last two weeks goddamn i hit that rock too much. devil got me by my dick but im still holdin shit down nigga bulletproof like robocop or sum 50 cemt shit on my momma im not like these other niggas.
publix stay dumb crowded the fuck these people doin here? whole hood gettin gentrified an shit. jus last week someone hit the door. block is hot rn i grab the strap and drop the chain on the door. this pasty mf out there with a bouqet like a nigga lost his son at war im not playin talm bout wanted to meet the neighbors. nigga, your neighbors are fuckin twins--death and despair--get the fuck on with your colonizer bitchass.
fuck this shit, im finna get popeyes

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Ancient Structure edition

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>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)
https://mega.nz/folder/kj5hWI6J#0cyw0-ZdvZKOJW3fPI6RfQ

>Archive
https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search2&search_subject=sffg

>Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1029811-sffg

>A link to the ultimate colossal science fiction and fantasy collection torrent
>>>/t/1023504

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>>19270866

The thousand and one nights are from the MIDDLE EAST. Aladdin, Sinbad and Alibaba all come from this story collection.
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>>19273335
I've been using this tripcode since 2019 and posting "reviews" here since almost that time. I'm glad you liked it. There's a couple hundred more posted in the thread archives and 350 or so in my profile in the GR group. I think I've become more proficient in writing them over time, or at the least, it's become easier. The earliest ones and various others one are kind of a mess though, and not of them are "proper reviews" by any means.
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>>19273383
Yes, and so is The Old Testament. 2/9 is 22%. 78% of something is still centered on whatever it is. It doesn't have to be 100%.
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>>19273388
not sure why you'd put "reviews" in scare quote when you literally gave the book a score
still, I'm surprised I've missed them. I'll keep an eye out though
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>>19273401
I usually call them write-ups and I don't think that "" always has mean scare quotes. I still tend think of reviews more as of a professional endeavor of criticism, or at least at something least pretending to be a bit more than entirely personal opinion. Is that silly of me? Yeah, probably is.

You can see the ones posted in the thread here, which is most of the SFF I've read since doing this. I've made some changes to some of them since posting them here though.
https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search2&search_tripcode=SFFG.n1h7M
The non-SFF stuff and others are in the GR group. My profile will be obvious upon joining.

>optimistic nihilism
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>>19273346
My ex's ex-boyfriend whom she called a "brother" looked just like this image.
Broke up with her because she would go running to him for his advice whenever her and I were trying to make a decision together and then come back parroting whatever he said to her.
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>>19273359
wow she must be a <5/10 if she was desperate enough to date a s o y boy and you
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>just dance bro
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>>19273359
>ex's ex-boyfriend
>she would go running to him for his advice whenever her and I were trying to make a decision together
I hope you learned a lot. I'm not sure you've leaned enough yet but life will provide in due time
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> meaning

Write What’s On Your Mind

https://youtu.be/6FKgLmT5s2A

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time to cut myself
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>>19273145
i just don't know much about it because i don't find it very interesting
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>>19273287
>time to cut myself from fatty salty foods and fo do some cardio
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>>19273331
Based
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>>19273331
Oh, pardon the typo

>restarts the entirety of western culture after the solar flare sends us into the Stone Age
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>literally every race and nationality represented in your shelves
>not a single black author
Kek
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>>19266764
F
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>>19270658
The room and it’s view are the best part.
You may be a pseud, but you make enough for such a nice place.
Your book collection is bizarre though. Lots of contradictory tastes, a dash of pseud memer books. Not the worst, but not the best either.

Bump for the attention whore.
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>>19266554
Just came back from the thrift store
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>>19269829
define "mediocre"

This part has always confused me, how did the Jewish elite usurp the old money wasp elite in the 60-70s? The wasp elite were pretty based desu I wouldn’t have really minded them being in charge. All I know is it’s got something to do with David Rockefeller. Were there any systemic things that lead to this though?
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>>19273332
Just watch one of his video essays before making dumb statements
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>>19273317
>Who owns the media?
Saudi interests.
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>>19273347
Try again
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>>19273357
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IBa88VkM6g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1pftY5M4I
It all goes back to Saudi Arabia.
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>>19273373
>>19273347
the saudis and jews are in bed together
go figure

If god is omniscient he knew that i would kill myself and go to hell for that, therefore god is bad or not omniscient, checkmate christcuck
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>>19273340
Because he created me knowingly that i would kill myself and go to hell
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>>19273340
Gnosticism explains it.

Hell old Hebrews knew your god was a wrathful pile of shit. The Greeks made dozens of them. They’re as confusing as all nature.
Jesus is what doesn’t make sense. Least of all trinitarians
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>>19273333
God is not good or bad, God just is. The Sun isn't innately good or bad, even though it both sustains us and causes us harm. God is like that but unimaginably bigger.
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>>19273333
I have been having similar questions but not quite the same as you. A lot of Christians claim to have free will yet everything they do is already known and predetermined. I care about this a lot more then "god is ebil!1 xD" shit. I just want to know how free will can be justified under an omniscient god.
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>>19273333
The real secret is knowing that you are god and that your belief in division/duality of the universe creates the evil you do.

What good contemporary novels non-cynically chronicle the life of a midwit or NPC?
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>>19272627
butt, the raging Donald is (you)
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>>19272957
>some context I guess
Lurk more.
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>>19259987
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>>19259987
put me in the screencap!!11
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>>19272590
Why'd you take off the trip

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Post your NYRB collections
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Pretty small collection atm because they can be pretty fuckin' expensive but currently own

Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists by Margot Wittkower
Contempt by Alberto Moravia
Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Life and Death by Vasily Grossman
Mouchette by Georges Bernanos
Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
Stoner by John Williams
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford
The World of Odysseus by Moses I. Finley
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>>19272741
Not pictured:
Stoner by John Williams
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams
Warlock by Oakley Hall
The Long Ships by Frans Bengtsson
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
Lost Property by Ben Sonnenberg (don't buy this one. It's awful and the most pretentious pseud shit I ever read. He's like R.C. Waldun but if Waldun was white and a trust fund baby)
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>>19272871
I forgot Anatomy of Melancholy (awful book; don't buy it) and A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
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>>19272741
I'm not taking a picture of them because they're scattered all around my room.
My Dog Tulip - J.R. Ackerley
Mouchette - Bernanos
Journey into the Mind's Eye - Blanch
The Outward Room - Brand
The Anatomy of Melancholy - Burton (Great book, buy it)
The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter - Calinescu
Down Below - Carrington
The Hearing Trumpet - Carrington
Moravagine - Cendrars
Letters from Russia - Custine
JR - Gaddis
The Recognitions - Gaddis
Dead Souls - Gogol

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Previous Thread: >>19261951

For Prose:
>The Art of Fiction
>Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)
>On Becoming A Novelist
>Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
>How Fiction Works
>The Rhetoric of Fiction
>Steering the Craft
>On Writing, Borges
>Links: https://pastebin.com/i4RLYJEx

For Poetry:
>The Poetry Home Repair Manual

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>>19272676
I write up a storm.
https://reddit.com/user/ulatekh/comments/pluf8q/hello/
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>>19272531
SO MUCH THIS
jk its an agp larp
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How do you do a character arc when the main character's goal is passive. Like, all he wants is to survive the big monster and go home. I've found that in this case most character arcs is either "the character becomes a protective guardian" or "the character gets over his fears and learns to fight back." And that's it.

Jurassic Park - becomes guardian
Terminator - learns to fight back
Evil Dead - learns to fight back
Alien - learns to fight back
Aliens - becomes guardian
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>>19272676
I write.
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>>19273223
circumstances for them into proactivity (eg Schindler's List)
or: they are lens through which the reader can experience more engaging characters or situations (eg Heart of Darkness)




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