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File: 77821686c69d231⋯.jpeg (25.26 KB, 230x307, 230:307, 15bd589deca401e8bd57b645a….jpeg)

 No.14610[Reply]

Iv been wondering about any information about this small childrens book. Would be greatly appreciated.

The Robot King by Brian Shelznick

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 No.14612

Not really but it's written by The Robot King by Brian Selznick and I've read The Invention of Hugo Cabret before so judging by the cover something something robot and making assumptions, something something character study? Or something of the sort.

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 No.14608[Reply]

Anyone here done a thorough study of Schiller? I'm looking for a good translation of "Über Anmut und Würde". Frederick Beiser in his book on Schiller from 2005 states English readers are lacking a proper translation of the piece. The only one I've been able to get ahold of is from 1992 in a collection of his works.

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 No.11692[Reply]

What's a good light novel that I could actually enjoy rereading without knowing much Japanese?

I've already "officially" read in English:

The Melanchony of Haruhi

Crest of the Stars

Spice and Wolf

Shakugan no Shana

Kino's Journey

Ore no Imouto ga Konnna ni Kawaii wake ga nai

Chuunibyou demo koi shitai

Full Metal Panic

Shinsekai Yori

And poked at parts of of them in Japanese, but it's honestly hard to imagine being motivated to reread any of those in Japanese once you already know the plot or have seen the anime enough times. So what's something that would grow on me and hold my interest?

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 No.11762

>>11692

>>11711

I desperately want to see the rest of Slayers, Lost Universe, Black Blood Brothers, Spice and Wolf, and Full Metal Panic. Plus maybe Twelve Kingdoms.

Tell it to me straight, are any of the English translations, whether official or (*gulp*) fanlation coherent enough to be worthwhile? It doesn't have to be perfect prose, just something good enough where I can understand what's happening and enjoy the original intent instead of struggling not to hunt down and mailbomb the weaboo translator.

I've read many normal books translated from a variety of languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese…) with slightly stiff at worst results, but the quality of anime/manga translation (for which I can lean on the visuals to clarify things sufficiently) leaves me leery for the prospects of LNs.

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 No.11801

I've heard good things about Youjo Senki. The only problem is that because the author wrote it in high-level Japanese, the translation is coming along at a snail's pace. Been holding off on reading it so I can binge read it when enough chapters get translated.

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 No.11823

>>11801

How transgendered is it? I know the anime is coming soon, and I've enjoyed the Mahou Shoujos Keikaku anime, but probably not enough to read the LNs.

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 No.14598

>>11692

"Overlord" is the best thing ever, all of it (including drama CDs) is fan-translated into English with some unbelievable quality too.

In turn, I, too, 'd like to ask a question. Is there a web site like anidb and vndb for LNs? I want to scratch precisely at my fetishes and that's hard to do without a search engine over tags.

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 No.14599

>>14598

Check novelupdates.com

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 No.14575[Reply]

>pic unrelated

I was thinking about writing prompts and how it can be hard to even begin to write ideas on paper.

So what if I do it for you?

Give me an idea you're working on, and I'll write a brief piece on it.

ANY idea

I'll try to include everything you say!

I hope this will help you start writing, so don't expect me to write the whole book.

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 No.14576

>>14575

by the way, I'll probably upload them all to a dropbox or something,

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 No.14577

>Give me an idea you're working on, and I'll write a brief piece on it.

Link is to another thread:

>>14507

Book reviews. Book reviews never change. Nor end.

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 No.14578

>>14577

If I can find copies of the books, I'll give it a go.

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 No.14580

>>14578

You could also try reading a few essays from whatever favorite author. Try to approach the subject in a new light from your own perspective. Another idea: attempt a short story using some literary technique you've not used before.

There's always Vidal's advise. Write … something. Mumble, mumble, assa note.

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 No.14581

>>14580

I was thinking more of someone having an idea they're struggling on so I write a quick thing, explore some ideas and give them a basis to work on

So I do a prompt in which I write a prompt for someone else. Simple duh.

Thanks for the advice though!

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 No.11406[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I've been brainstorming ideas for a story of a post SHTF cannibal. I though of writing a scene where he encounters a family rummaging through his garden and instead of killing them he offers them some "deer meat" in exchange for a little time with their daughter. Would that be going too far?

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 No.12942

>>12261

>I don't see the point of fictional characters, stories, or wars. I won't feel about them as much as real ones, if at all, nor do they teach anything, like the real ones do.

I suppose that's fair..

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 No.13810

>>11406

what is 8chan i don't know what i'm doing

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 No.13883

not a book but a movie idea I dreamed up one day a few months ago

OK, I thought up of this movie idea I had.

Set in the early 1980s, a man who has run out of luck in relationships with women, because of massive cheating on their part, his life is a nihilistic black void, so he hunts his exes down and kills every last one of them using whatever he can get his hands on, be it a knife, an axe, a sword or various handguns, rifles shotguns etc, sometimes torturing them for hours on end before dealing the final blow. This would be chronicaled in a third person passive mode, single or double camera at most using lo-fi camcorder tech, home video tech, scanlines, somewhat reel to reel home video footage and with the popularity of stuff like Hotline Miami, vaporwave-esque glitching, TV static but keeping it as realistic as possible, soundtracked by late 70s/80s industrial/noise/synth music.

I want to make the main character as unlikeable as possible, throw in some national socialist stuff, Islamic jihad connections, KKK rally footage.

I want to make the ultimate below z grade slasher flick. And make people throw up

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 No.14177

>>12226

Not so keen on the killing of a supporting character purely as a mechanic to incite change, kinda devalues previously established characters as a result.

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 No.14571

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 No.14098[Reply]

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 No.14101

>>14100

Depends on the book.

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 No.14511

>>14098

congrats anon! or can I even say anon, since I know your name? Thank the heavens the author is dead !

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 No.14513

>>14098

Is it about a rat with a surfboard?

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 No.14515

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 No.14555

>Carlos Albuquerque

Is this a pen name? It sounds like it

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 No.14549[Reply]

Is anyone good enough at English to confirm if this makes sense?

"There might be a man named John. And John might be with the man named Smith, and John might also be Smith because John is the son of Smith, and Smith is the family name. Yet they are two separate persons."

Herbert W. Armstrong, Mystery of the Ages

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 No.14551

It's not uncommon for people to share their last name with their father.

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 No.14553

>>14549

Yes, it does. It's just Armstrong being sportive.

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 No.14554

Don't read that old poop, OP. Religion is a sedative, a conspiracy against humanity.

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File: 6300fb53e4e054c⋯.jpg (321.23 KB, 1280x990, 128:99, tumblr_lvhyw65gp41qg8i80o1….jpg)

 No.13281[Reply]

Discuss and recommend weird fiction in this thread.

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 No.13328

>>13321

t. Al Jazeera

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 No.13332

>>13328

no, it really is. that book is probably the pinnacle of bullshitting on that subject.

he even cherrypicks stuff from his own zionist sources.

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 No.13379

>>13288

You just reminded me that I actually bought this book and still haven't read it. I got through the first chapter for free online and I had to buy it.

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 No.14533

bump for interest and recs

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 No.14548

Behead All Satans

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 No.13772[Reply]

>finally reading Blood Meridan

>page full of dialogue in Spanish

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 No.13781

You should be able to figure it out with your Latin and linguistics knowledge.

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 No.13788

Stop being a weak faggot

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 No.13802

>>13781

>>13788

both of these are correct.

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 No.14518

>>13772

>finally reading Blood Meridan

Throw that shit away before you catch empty pretense disease.

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 No.14540

File: 5c729a4235a9382⋯.jpg (7.88 KB, 218x313, 218:313, Beavis-glasses.jpg)

>>13779

Geraldo. heh heh hee

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 No.14382[Reply]

Summer is here, can't read a shit on phone screen outside now, and paper books can't be pirated as nice as they are.

What does /lit/erati use? I'm thinking of getting a top of line Kobo reader, how is the screen glare on that? I owned e-ink reader years ago and back in the days it was pretty awful, how is it now on paperwhite/carta tech?

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 No.14495

whats a good e-reader for pdfs that isnt a tablet or phone?

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 No.14506

The best one around I've ever found is

Master PDF Editor.

I don't use it much for editing, but it's a brilliantly functional reader

macOS Linux Windows

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 No.14525

Kindle is great for manga

btw, where do you get your poor man's ebooks?

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 No.14530

I own a PocketBook Basic 3 now. It can't handle .pdf or .djvu (it's very good that it supports the latter) files with very well, because panning the view around the document seems to be impossible. It has no touchscreen, which is typical for any reader under 200$ as I hear. Typing can get awkward with the directional buttons. Other than that, I'm satisfied. The Send-to-PocketBook feature is very convenient; you have to register an e-mail address and then the reader will download any files you have sent to the device's e-mail when Wi-Fi connection is turned on.

>>14386

I'm not the anon you're replying to, but I feel that nothing feels off about it.

>>14483

Interesting

>>14488

Some do.

DENVER EBO-610L is one I can name. Denver makes lots of cheap crap electronics, however.

>>14525

Project Gutenberg

Library Genesis and IRC

Instant messaging groups

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 No.14539

I currently have a Kindle Paperwhite and it's the best thing I've bought in a while, I love the backlight and the e-ink shit.

That being said, you should really use calibre to manage a library of dubiously sourced files (ie /pdfs/, libgen), and make sure they're either pdf, mobi, or azw3, because the kindle doesn't accept epub without jailbreaking.

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 No.12210[Reply]

(I GOT BANNED FOR ASKING THIS ON 4CHAN, go figure)

I'm writing a book about two kids that want to shoot up their school, I have the characters and their internal struggle and issues like that planned out very well. The only thing that I am lacking is that I never touched a gun, and I've never been to a USA high school (where the story is based - I was pulled out of high school because of bullying, was homeschooled since 14).

I am making this thread to BRAINSTORM ideas because if I dare to talk about this with anyone else they'd call the cops on me.

Some things to discuss:

* How was your high school experience?

* Were you bulllied? What were some bullying experiences you have?

* Have you shot a gun? How's that like?

* How would you go about to shoot up your school?

* What are some rules that you think are necessary to have in order to have a successful school shooting?

Let's get brainstorming hoot hoot!!

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 No.14178

>>14176

I don't remember anything newsworthy to attach it to at the time this thread was created. Even so, it was probably simple trollery. It's still being bumped today as it is oh so very burgerland topical. Right or wrong as I may be on these assumptions, I still don't see why it can't be discussed in the context of writing. Good luck though, in trying to make any sense of it, or seeing any work produced from the discussion.

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 No.14207

>How was your high school experience?

Shit

>Were you bulllied? What were some bullying experiences you have?

Not in High School

>Have you shot a gun? How's that like?

Not yet

>How would you go about to shoot up your school?

I wouldn't, too cliché, school serial killer and arsonist is where it's at.

1. Find the most obnoxious couple in school

2. Follow them somewhere secluded

3. Incapacitate both of them

4. Tie them both down with intricate shibari taking special care to leave the girl no room to move

5. Make sure the boyfriend is awake to see what happens next

6. Carve the PlaySchool opening lyrics into the girls chest with a knife but with "open wide" replaced with "open bob" and "come inside" replaced with "cum inside"

7. Rape her till she climaxes (back and front)

8. Smear your shit in her mouth, vagina and on her boobs

9. Stuff fist shaped dildos encrusted with razors in both orifices

10. Set her body alight and roast marshmallows

11. Force feed these to the boyfriend

12. Chuck him in the ute and take somewhere he won't be looked for

13. Stuff one of the razorfists in his ass and leave him to die

14. Go to school and start a fire with intentions on maximum loss of life

15. Leave a cross, cryptic poem and burning incense at each scene for max mystery

16. Repeat 1 - 15 till caught

>What are some rules that you think are necessary to have in order to have a successful school shooting?

1. Choose good weapons

2. Wait for a moment of calm before shooting

3. Target the mentally disabled

4. Livestream the whole thing with a go pro

5. Self Immolate instead of shooting yoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.14208

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 No.14213

My High School experience was fine, I was quiet but nobody messed with me bc I was wrestling team cap(5th in the state boi). Would recommend taking out any big athletes first as a strategy, because they're the ones that might truck you and ruin your school shooting venture. My school was in a nice area so you could just throw something in your backpack and start blasting whenever. lol.

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 No.14538

>>12245

>>12288

>The Columbine Pilgrim.

Is there a PDF of this somewhere, anon?

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 No.14227[Reply]

How do you make sure your writing doesn't come off as pretentious?

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 No.14360

Don't use too many fancy words. I can spot instantly when author tries too hard by using rare words in place they don't fit.

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 No.14378

>>14262

avoid overuse of alliteration, don't force rhymes in poems, use abstract nouns in moderation.

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 No.14393

File: 0c9260cff999152⋯.jpg (9.96 KB, 213x255, 71:85, 75mm_rape.jpg)

>>14227

FAPE HAS ARE D HAS POSSIB;ELY :D

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 No.14517

>>14227

Only use big words when you need them, meditate regularly to keep the ego on the back burner, prioritize fun.

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 No.14536

Don't lecture the reader. If you want to present your opinions, let them leak out through the characters or be part of the story.

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 No.13407[Reply]

What is the appeal? Every snippet of Jack Kerouac I read screams "boring person pretends he's deep and interesting" and Allen Ginsberg's "To the Angels" reads like a bad tumblr rant.

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 No.13458

File: 92b4080bd94b8c7⋯.jpg (30.29 KB, 300x404, 75:101, mukalla.jpg)

I consider Prokosch was very influential on the beat writers and I'm pleasantly surprised he's still being read. Storm and Echo is not one I recall reading and so cannot catch the meaning of you allusion, but will look forward to reading your review of it when you've finished.

Skies of Europe always seemed a bit of a wartime potboiler to me but agree the early Asiatics and the Seven were great adventure yarns though both somewhat inconclusive in their narrative. In the adventure vein I think I liked Mukalla best though overall I found Missolonghi probably his masterpiece.

Hard to believe his first editions are a couple of bucks at betterword …

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 No.13564

post-modernist bullshit. I usually avoid that stuff.

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 No.14507

File: abd435c04fc430a⋯.png (106.98 KB, 300x457, 300:457, prok.png)

>>13457

I never came across your Storm and Echo review in the what you have read thread …

yeah, I'm interested

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 No.14520

I hated 'on the road' and it's the only kerouac work i've ever read.

Years later someone recommended that i read the uncensored and unedited version and it's much much better. basically drug and gay references were omitted as well as changing names of real people.

it can get a bit hard to read because it's stream of consciousness a lot of the time but i read the whole thing. I couldn't get past the first chapter of the unedited version.

as far as the appeal of beat lit in general, no idea. It was just the 'hip' thing at the time.

if you look into it it's basically a small group of writers that went to school or lived in the same area at the time and got to writing all at once. for better or for worse it defined the writing style of the generation.

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 No.14523

The original post-war popular edgy hipster writer

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 No.14501[Reply]

Just one quick question, i want to read some science fiction. What is better?

Ender Saga or Hyperion Cantos?

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 No.14503

Hyperion is better. Don't even doubt it.

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 No.14504

Without knowing the intended audience it's impossible to guide. Hyperion is rated higher by the traditions of literary achievement, while Ender's Game is more clear and concise, remaining closer to the pew-pew forms of SciFi genera.

Do you prefer Gravity's Rainbow or Inherent Vice?

As for the series in question, I think both were stretched out beyond any reasonable justification for doing so. Ender's Game works more as a stand alone. Do you prefer The Lord of the Rings complete with all the endless tie ins and apocrypha, or a one-and-done story such as Grendel?

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 No.14411[Reply]

I've searched far and wide for some piece of literature to truly unsettle me and I haven't found it yet, but I'm still searching. Anybody know of any good horror authors/novels? Specifically any that have really unnerved you personally?

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 No.14416

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Reposting the chart.

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 No.14430

can we get some PDFs in here?

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 No.14437

>>14411

Only story I've ever read that genuinely spooked me was Lovecraft's Rats in the Walls, but that's a short story. A book that really unnerved me personally was Notes from Underground, but not for the reasons you're looking for.

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 No.14446

>>14411

Poe's "Pit and the Pendulum". I'm claustrophobic so that got me good.

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 No.14492

>>14446

I'm not entirely claustrophobic but The Beast in the Cave made me feel that way.

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