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My thread from /his/ was deleted so now I’m here.

I’m unsure if I am just clinically depressed or this is universal to all people as they age: life just isn’t as fun anymore. I can’t immerse myself in hobbies, movies, and entertainment unless they are really stimulating like with porn, weightlifting or martial arts—or if I use drugs like alcohol or psilocybin.

I don’t think this is particular to me because you see all mammals become more dull as they age. I was observing some squirrels today and the young ones are all rambunctious while the adults just go along with their duties. No one told me this would happen as I aged into my twenties.

Do any of you know of any psychological or neurochemical or philosophical texts on this?
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You are going through a completely normal process. You are realising that you are dead inside and you need to renew yourself. What’s the solution? I dont fucking know, but settling with your current state isn’t.
Thanks anon.

They don't become more dull, they become more focused and efficient in their movements and behaviors. Here's a quote from Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald:

"I was once reading an interview with animation director Chuck Jones in which he talked about animating young animals versus old animals. He had observed that a puppy, for instance, would expend excess energy to perform simple tasks. This results in those floppy movements we associate with young mammals. In contrast, adult animals are more economical. Think of the clumsy hunting style of a kitten versus the precision of an adult cat. I have noticed this same thing with story crafters. Writers with the least experience and skill think that the more complicated something is, the better. But like a kitten their work comes off clumsy and unfocused. If you want to come off like a mature writer, be precise."
the death of ivan ilyich
>I’ve read all of Nietzsche texts and subscribe to the will to power as my ontology.
Obviously you deserve to suffer then.
>I believe that life is suffering but should be embraced nonetheless; and that time is a flat circle having repeated itself an infinite amount of times and will repeat itself once again for an infinite amount of times.
Okay what's that mean?
>It’s the only reason you’re self conscious of your existence and not non-existent which makes up a much larger portion of the 13.7 billion years so far. Studying philosophy and coming to this realization is my second greatest feeling of fulfillment but I’ll give those texts a chance as well.
I read Nietzsche first too

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>There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
How do Rand fans respond?
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She pisses off everybody for different reasons. The left hates her because she calls them all nihilistic parasites. The right hates her because she thinks religion is basically the same thing. Centrists hate her because she's not moderate in her takes.

It's such a shame that there are so few right-thinking people in the world, who are simultaneously able to reject both religion and "leftism" in general. What makes Rand's capacity to perceive truth that much more remarkable is that the possibility becomes even rarer in women.

It is also a shame that Rand's hackneyed prose leads those on "both sides" who naturally hate her for one reason or another to dismiss not only her fiction or her philosophy, but her basic worldview. The latter is unimpeachable. The reality is that Rand's work does not detract from the fact that her worldview was fundamentally correct. It would have been nice if she could have been a decent stylist, but it's enough to know that there's a possibility for decent human beings to exist. That even jewesses of all people are capable of it, despite all odds.
by reading books. you do not read anything

you don't read

a true humanist

I suspect you intended "humanist" as an insult. Maybe not, but it's the probable thing.
not an insult or backhanded at all

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Have any college professor even written about the posibilities for literature of Human + AI tensorflow libraries over just Human brain skills?

Just like how FL studio can do more fucked up shit and more advanced by a single dude than a single human alone.

Or how photoshop + Blender has outperformed any old master painter now.
If you've desired a story or made one up in your head, then that story does indeed exist. "Psychic Spies from China try to steal your mind's elation."

The question being, is that story yours, or are you just the conduit the story/stimulii to produce that story goes through?
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>The question being, is that story yours, or are you just the conduit the story/stimulii to produce that story goes through?
What is a muse?

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I really enjoyed reading this, what do you think?
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Sea Wolf is better.
I read Call of the Wild probably a dozen times when I was a kid. I need to get back into reading his work.
How does it compare?
Sea Wolf and Martin Eden are tied for his best work imo. You’ll really like Sea Wolf.
quote good and comfy

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It's like Kaczynski but for adults.
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>claim to be a conservationist
>be obnoxious agriculture shill
Farmers (part of the 1% btw) get the rope
oh sure a misspelling is all you need lol
>Shitting on Uncle Ted on his 80th birthday
is our nigga Teddy K still alive?

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>Ruined my 5 year relationship by having sex with a 8/10 chick from my work

Any books for this feel
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Myshkin is a virgin and a point-dexter.
If you were romantically involved for 5 years why weren't you married? Hm. Why did you have sex with a woman from work? It's safe to assume she didn't ravish you, so why are you retarded?
I think you should probably read Jordan Peterson's books on rules for life and those ones with the swear words in the title.
"I was in a relationship" really? You were in a "relationship"? As opposed to being unrelated? As opposed to being two human beings with no notable connection. I mean you and I are related now by means of this post I'm dumping on your head. The use of that word would be forgivable were it not for the fact that there are other terms descriptive of romantic feeling.
Try rewriting your text without contrived modernisms.
>The woman I love has spurned me. I courted her for 5 years and then fucked someone else, small wonder! Here's me, I'm pikeachue.
Was it worth it?
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she wasn't 8/10

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You alright lads? What book do you reckon I should read next, here's I'm leaning towards most right now:

Death on the Installment Plan - Céline
A Glastonbury Romance - Powys
You Bright and Risen Angels - Vollman
Bleak House - Dickens
Pierre - Melville
The Makioka Sisters - Tanizaki
Pale Fire - Nabokov
Tom Jones - Fielding
The Sot-Weed Factor - Barth
Hopscotch - Cortazar
Berlin Alexanderplatz - Döblin
J R - Gaddis
Solaris - Lem

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i haven't read anything from that list other than tristram shandy, but it's a masterpiece so i recommend it
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I cannot recommend this book enough. Schertel was a man of keen insight and superlative expression.
Pale Fire is a good quick read. Do that, then have your soul crushed by Berlin Alexanderplatz, then laugh at the early parts of JR before having your soul crushed again and then inspired with a tiny bit of hope as it ends.
Stop shilling your schizo nonsense in every thread.

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Can any Russian anons explain whether this guy is a serious author and / or whether he is actually being suppressed by the Russian state?

Is his work translated anywhere?
>image search
>first result; Incel Wiki
Being ignored because no one cares about your self pity is not the same as being suppressed.
He is clearly intelligent (previously a respected lawyer, etc) and yet has been arrested and threatened with prison simply, it seems, for writing about what he calls "Vaginocapitalism".

Would be interested in reading his actual works directly if possible.
oh he's one of those, I hope they treat him well in prison and convince him to lift weights

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What are the most comfy and dreamy books to read/listen to.

The fightclub audiobook is a good example.
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Not op, and haven't listened to the audiobook, but I can see how Chuck Palahniuk's first person rambling with the repeating phrases and reintroduced concepts could be comfy in an audiobook
the book of tobit
Most audiobooks, really. My two most recent listens being Blood Meridian and The Fisherman. Both cosy when listening to them whilst hiking.
The Golem.

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Is this actually worth reading?
I have to read this for American Lit. course but 90% modernism just rots my brain away.
Should I go for a summary?
*of modernism
Skip this and go to James Welch.

paranoid short stories, where the protagonist feels that they're being watched, spied on, afraid of big crowds, social anxiety, self-isolation etc
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I remember seeing this in one of the /lit/ mags. Very kino anon.
If you are looking for something from the antagonists perspective, Jealousy by Alain-Robbe Grillet
The Black Cat and Tell-Tale Heart by Ed Poe
First story of The King in Yellow
Thanks anon.

Why does there seem to be a massive gap in the canon's chronology between the romans and the medieval era? It's like, Rome stuff, Decline, Augustine, Boethius all stops at c.400AD and then next thing you know you're reading Anselm and Aquinas in 1100 AD+. What happened to literature and philosophy between those times?
Any books to illuminate these dark ages? Preferably texts from the era, but well written history books will suffice too.
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it's not a Jewish religion since Jews hate it.
Why are you being dishonest? You aren't even arguing, you're just making shit up. NON-TRINITARIAN Christians, such as Monophysites and Miaphysites, saw themselves and Muslims as being of the same religion, and they willingly conspired with their perceived co-religionists.

You are aware what a "non-Trinitarian Christian" is, right?
this is not what you argued in the beginning in any way shape or form.
I am indeed aware of what non trinitarian Christians are, there's even people who argue that Islam started as a group of non trinitarian christians and that Muhammed was an invention which started as a title for Jesus.
lol wot? is hitler not German if Germans hate him?
It’s jewish because that’s the people that invented it, you literally pray to a jewish rabbi, it’s jewish
Dan Carlin gives these books as references for his episode about the dark ages:

A History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours
Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered by Peter S. Wells
Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325 (Story of Civilization) by Will Durant
Charlemagne: Father of a Continent by Alessandro Barbero
Daily Life in the World of Charlemagne by Pierre Rich
Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 by Roger Collins
Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire by Hywel Williams
Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation by Arther Ferrill
Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy by George T. Dennis
Northern World: The History and Heritage of Northern Europe by Christine E. Fell
The Age of Faith: A History of Medieval Civilization-Christian, Islamic, and Judaic-From Constantine to Dante : A.D. 325-1300 by Will Durant
The Barbarian Invasions: History of the Art of War, Volume II by Hans Delbrück
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

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TransHyper-Traditionalism ,or "Walpurgisnacht-φρόνησῐς" is the only logical step forward.

The premise in surmise is trascendence-towards-the-nadir where we take all the traditionalist's principles and iconography and put them through the blender of a fully unleashed embrace of all contemporary depravity, trusting that the deliberate exertion of our Will is sufficient to maintain a connection with the Transcendent. while thus evading any diametric opposition to the demos of our age (in a quasi-Taoist maneuver of simultaneously identifying and refraining from identifying ) this will also make for the maximally robust and reliable framework of incessant synthesis i.e. establishes a genuine, practical participation with the Ideal which is no longer an abstract but becomes something we can finally sink our teeth into.

By cultivating such an intense understanding of the vertical aspects of Being you are able to properly coordinate your activity along any assumed horizontal plane of immanence. As a result you always have a transcendental vantage which establishes a resilient correspondent dimension of meaning that grounds the contingent and "reveals" it along the lines of Heideggerian ἀλήθεια. The Absolute thus permeates the non-absolute through our acts of savage, improvised theurgy and we escape the "vulgar" dialectic that functions accorording to the telluric "demos" which conditions most psyches as well as the vapid nihilistic "wasteland" whose growth Nietzsche warned of.

And so the fundamental nature and texture of your relation with modern life becomes charged with a significance that redeems the personal unconditionally in the suprapersonal rhythms and norms of Absolute Being. This also opens up basically infinite outlets for the potential activity you can now undertake since you will always be "above" it, so to speak.

A truly liberated trans-Self now develops who is capable of acting out in all directions since all contingent topography (finite space and time) have been bathed in the sanctifying fires of a Dionysian crucifixion which continually transfers and transcends and so transfixes this prefix of "trans" to all things.

This is the ethos which grounds me as I go on to explore the extremes of the whole "trans" thing in regards to sex since I see it as the cutting edge of the forces that are driving the world, and an opportinity to investigate the plasticity of the grosser self as well as the concreteness of my theory. At night I wear a be-glittered silver wig and squeeze myself into the sluttiest dress my emaciated figure can slip into. I immerse myself in the technological grime and orgasmic joys of utter hypermodern degeneration and witness all of these gutted souls pulverized by the Kali Yuga. While during the day I pop HRT, peruse through Men Among the Ruins and The Reign of Quantity, and watch hours of HMV.

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Damnit pasta made me wet
Pink pill garbage but it's word salad
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What the hell even is this thread?
Sounds gay, Tommorow I’m gonna set up my mushroom farm and play the banjo
aren't you just proposing Fate:Stay Night as a politicomystical ideology?
1) taking all trad principles and iconography and put into the blender with contemporary depravity= taking Joan of arc and making her a Waifu
2) deliberate exertion of will suffice t to maintain connection to the trascendent is litterally how magic work in F:SN
3) fighting for the holy grail is certainly an opposition to the demos of today
4) ideals aren't abstract in Fate and you can certainly sink your teeth in Ishtar's ass whilst in the throes of passion.

Why are we against him again exactly?
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This copypasta makes so sense because current-day progressivism and intersectional politics is literally just an evolution of the Enlightenment. Dumbfuck liberal rationalists like Steven Pinker are too stupid to understand that his own ideology produced these people. Liberalism is its own undoing.
Kek, the fuck does this even mean?

Humanity doesn’t need saving.

You need it, from me.
I don't like him but I hate Fisher worse
I haven't read his book, but I was forced to watch a Ted Talk he did and it was even more smarmy and cloying than most of those things. Nothing but cherry-picked statistics of the "number go up, world get gooder, now stop worrying about corn syrup and mass extinction you bad extremist" variety.
The funniest part I recall was when he used a metric that was just "number of wars" occurring over the last few decades. If the audience there wasn't full of weird progress cultists grown in a lab to clap for technocrats, I can imagine it would've been beautiful for one of them to raise his hand and ask how many wars were taking place in 1944.

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What am I in for?
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Nah, I'm sure there was a female insectoid beetle in it.
I liked his writing style, but the idea annoyed me - it seemed ill-placed. Saying that, I only managed a few chapters so perhaps the story redeems itself.
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airport novel Michael Cisco
Probably. I haven't read it, but his fantasy races include humanoid mosquitos, humanoid beetles, humanoid cactus, etc.
A talking female insectoid that dates a nigger. Mieville is a bigger faggot than gayman Morrison and Moor combined. He has obviously and unironically raped women.
The bird guy was the best character.

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