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So what's with Nostradamus? People are saying he predicted Queens death now. He must have had a huge dick, just extremely based.
The guy wrote poetry with some vague meaning that allowed for people to later interpret it in any way they want after the event has already happened.
He was based in that he found a sure way for gullible morons to keep bringing up his name long after he is dead.

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Notable Authors: H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, Robert Aickman, Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Robert Bloch, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Edogawa Rampo, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Brian Evenson, William Hope Hodgson, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Belknap Long, Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin R Kiernan, Laird Barron, Jack Ketchum, Stefan Grabinski, Peter Straub, and many many more

Discuss your favorite horror tales in both short and long form. What have you read lately? What do you want to read? What's a work of horror fiction or an author who you want to recommend?

>TQ: Halloween is coming. What are your favorite books or authors to celebrate this special time of year?
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Reminds me when i was in my grandparent’s garage. I was rummaging though boxes and found this newspaper clipping of this reservation facing a string of suicides. As i was reading it, my head started to throb, so i placed it back in the box.
That's intense
Revival looks like the one I'd like the most
The Groomer was wank and I haven't picked up anything by Athan since
The Great God Pan and Lolly Willowes (not really horror)

Cozy fall lit that will hold my hand into the winter months
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Stay cozy Pepe
As always, Tolkien is unmatched in comfy

Stay cozy Pepe
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Stay cozy Pepe

Is 'The Persian Boy' worth reading?

I am incredibly horny atm, and and want nothing more than to enter between the legs of a lustful boy whore. Don't post abuse, cause I'd probably want to fuck you as well
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I'll suck you so dry OP your soul would leave your body
Shakespeare's sonnets will make any man yearn for a cute boy.
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>The stench of feces
in SVSSS, the mc gets fucked "to death", what the fuck. kinda hot tho.
>I'll suck you so dry OP your soul would leave your body
My cock aches for it

Someone explain Christianity to me. I just don’t get it, not symbolically, not literalistically. It just makes no sense to me. Christ had to die…. for what? What did this actually accomplish? How does him being tortured to death accomplish anything? We always say “Christ died for our sins” but what does this even mean? The only way I can understand this is if it’s like that Catholic saint Kolbe who offered his own life in place of an innocent person in a concentration camp. I can see how that person could say “saint Kolbe died for me”, I can see how that is a heroic action. But with Christ, he is literally God himself. He IS the judge, like the Nazi prison guard, who has complete authority over our lives. So it’s more like that Nazi guard said “you have to die” and then added “but I’ll die in your place instead!” just before shooting himself. He could’ve just refrained from killing anybody, including himself.
Also if hell is the just punishment for sinners then how did Christ take on our punishment if he got tortured only momentarily? None of it makes any sense to me.
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The 1582 Douay-Rheims used both, as did the KJV.
So it did in fact use Ghost, yes.
Yes, Spiritus Sanctus.
The very short version is that by incarnating as a human to do the free will earth life and overcoming in every point even to the death, God opened a path for humans that was previously not open and made it impossible for them to (previously) reach the highest goal in the development
No retard the way reality functions is intrinsic to God's being, there are essential characteristic features of his being that exist that he expresses through his creation and urges us to follow. he doesnt just arbitrarily make everything up just because, that is insane and paradoxical to believe. The laws of reality are not above god, you completely misunderstood what i was saying, the laws of reality are an expression of God's nature, and our existence now is fallen because we walked away from this perfect order, and he calls us to come back to it. For example, man being made in God's image, that implies God has a defined image that is essential to his being, its not just an arbitrary thing he made up (and its not "above" him either, moron). And when you actually do separate the things he determines as right or wrong from the functioning of the universe (which I have no idea why anyone would ever want to do this) what is the reason God would determine anything as right or wrong in the first place, if it actually is just totally arbitrary? This line of thinking is simply refuted by the old euthyphro dilemma.

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Why hasn't /lit/'s top 100 been updated? What books would you remove/add?
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Calvino is in the top ten writers of his century. James isn't.
Calvino's a moron. He probably writes in a dunce cap
henry James is pap.
is there an app that allows dragging and dropping them into a different order?
Paint for Windows

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What are some books that go deeper into this?

>There is no greater danger to the wellbeing of man than the belief there is any meaningful escape from the purgatory we have been plunged into from past sins of reincarnation. To accept the cards dealt is to find true nirvana and conquer the suffering of the human spirit and to take control and reign in the cyber hell that you are wired to, is to become truly a manifested egregore, an avatar of salvation.

I wish to leave the flesh behind.
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i'm often fascinated by poiesis/praxis of schizophrenics. any lit for the explanation of this aesthetic?
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quite impressive

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What's its Western equivalent?
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Is this book good? I have a copy and looking for a nice comfy adventure to dive into right now
The Golden Ass, the donkey's quest for self-actualisation mirrors monkey's quest for self-divinization.
Sometimes it gets a bit repetitive and is not something you pick up and leave because a lot of plot points and characters reappear back and forth. The plot is is similar to a classical fantasy travel adventure with a buddhist twist, it's fun seeing the group antics and how they develop.
Which version you have? The short one is ok and is around 300 pages long, if you liked it you can try reading the complete one. If you have that read it, if you have the full version you can read the first chapters and see if it's worth it or not.
This or the Canterbury Tales

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Which will it be, anon?
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I update my progress on Goodreads, so I just open that to check the page. This is the safest option.
just remember the page number you stopped on
>lawful neutral
receipt paper will damage your books due to the chemistry

/unreal/ press podcast guy gets an interview. literally admits to stabbing a guy for shits and giggles
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you thought right. it is an antique. totally legal. i promise!
Revolvers are so goddamn sexy.
Nice. This will be the remastered cover
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higher rez version

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What's the best one?
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I wouldn't say it's the best nor even great and I think even he wasn't happy with it because he didn't release it himself but I enjoyed it.
Fuck off
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Spielberg was gonna make a movie out of this

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>people actually wrote articles claiming foucault wouldnt oppose vaccine mandates
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It's time to let go of false idols.
A lot of people in the US were forced to get it in order to keep their jobs, and that is as good of a death sentence. Having to go survive amongst the niggers in the streets is akin to a death sentence.
it’s time to take the mask off
It's bizarre to see the right adopt Foucault as one of their own when not even a long time ago, he was disowned by the Left and only loved by a very small group of French Liberals.
He is pro-open borders, he will hate her and suddenly the left will love him again.

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>Yrku the Wise, son of Arku the Strong whose father built the Bridge of Tears in the Fifth Era of Darkness when Tupor still ruled Fumia with injustice and cruelty thanks to the power of his mighty sword Uyy-na'rin and his magic Oyalinian armor, was on his way to hunt some Jekko goblins in the old city of Yumuleth founded by Muya-T'len who was [...]
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>In OP's example it's used like tomato in a tomato soup.
also how Bakker uses it. See: >>21048096
>food analogy
I wrote my only fantasy novel in a low disclosure format that assumed you were a contemporary of the characters and all the exposition was through context and descriptions of people and place. I wanted to recreate how it felt to read Dostoevsky - this sense of a vast, settled culture with its idiosyncrasies, biases, and preferences slowly revealing themselves in a mostly organic fashion.
beat me to it
>there are people on this board who will defend this

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I've decided to convert to the secular religion of Bardolatry. What do I need to know before joining the faith? Would it be useful to memorize all of a character's lines, such as Macbeth or Hamlet? How much do I need to know of the life of William Shakespeare (PBUH)?
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Remind me again when Shakespeare defined Christianity as no longer sufficient as Jesus did the Old Testament?

Shakespeare wasn't trying to make a secular worldview, while Jesus was trying to make a Christian worldview.
What evidence do you have for that?
Enjoy Hell idol-worshippers.
I’m glad I’m not alone in damning these heathens. Alhamdulillah, brother, we will be rewarded mightily in Heaven by our Lord, Allah, and his Prophet(PBUH).
what hidden codes and ciphers do you find the most amusing?

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Whatever happened to the project to translate the complete Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Bible into English, including books and textual variants only in the Amharic or Ge’ez versions?
It seems to have been abandoned since 2018, and I hope that isn’t true
Real Ge'ez interpreters are in Tigray and Eritrea in the higher echelons, in the priesthood. Amharic is closer to being a Cushitic language than a Semitic language, despite its Ge'ez alphabet. The complete meaning wouldn't be able to be translated over. May those who are involved in this project perish and those heretics that attempt to aid these Esau agents of destruction, be defeated.
I'm known as Ethiopianon in /clg/. I spotted fidal, so I decided to check this post out. Like you, I have had an interest in that project, but I have no clue what is happening with it. On the bright side, I can tell you that all sorts of great things are happening in the field of Ge'ez. The future looks very bright.
You have no clue what you are talking about. There are scholars of Ge'ez around the world. You don't have to be a priest to know Ge'ez. Two of the best modern Ethiopian Ge'ez scholars are neither Tigrayan nor Tigrinyan, and they obviously aren't Eritrean either. I'm referring to Ephraim Isaac and Getachew Haile. Amharic is a Semitic language; that's that. No translation captures the entire meaning of the original. That's the case for every single language and every single translation. You clearly don't know that you are talking about a book that is itself a translation (NT) and a translation of a translation (OT).

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