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#5084 - samalicious (11/07/2014) [-]
textuploader.com/op4d Here's an extract of a short story. This is unedited, and I'd appreciate if you guys just ripped it to fuck, told me if it's good/bad etc, etc.
textuploader.com/op4d Here's an extract of a short story. This is unedited, and I'd appreciate if you guys just ripped it to fuck, told me if it's good/bad etc, etc.
#5087 to #5084 - undeadauthor (11/07/2014) [-]
I really love your short and to the point dialogue style. The only thing I can suggest is more. A tad more description would do wonders to expand any type of story. Regardless, well done.
User avatar #5088 to #5087 - samalicious (11/07/2014) [-]
Wow, thanks for the feedback, man. I see your point. I made an error of copy and pasting a dialogue heavy part. Below is mostly description if you want to take a gander. But I see your point. It's a first draft (I know that it's blasphemy to upload first drafts. I'm a fool, know.)

textuploader.com/opir
#5089 to #5088 - undeadauthor (11/07/2014) [-]
This is precisely what I love to read. Detail without cliche phrases makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I really liked the way you cut off the description mid-thought, something felt very right about it. Holy cripes, man, this is from your first draft? This sounded like every line was mulled over for weeks. Godspeed, samalicious.
#5090 to #5089 - samalicious (11/07/2014) [-]
Thankyou for the kind words, mate. I came up with the idea yesterday over some sort of horror thing about a haunted lift/hotel floor. But yes, it's first draft, and I'll polish it to a fine sheen eventually. If you've got anything written, I'd love to read it.
#5091 to #5090 - undeadauthor (11/07/2014) [-]
Sadly, I've got nothing for you. My old laptop kicked the bucket recently. It had all of my stories and reaction pics on it, and my memory is deplorable at best. The only place I can go from here is to write more. So, if I might pester you, do you have any advice for keeping tales interesting to read?
#5092 to #5091 - samalicious (11/07/2014) [-]
The only advice I can give you is to write what you'd want to read. Keeping a story interesting is keeping the plot going forward, or the exploration of characters forward but trying your hardest not to just create a visual portal of a character that explains everything yet shows no change. If you have a story, focus on keeping it moving. Really think about your characters, and challenge the material you write.   
   
For example, the story extract I've shown you, the main character Jacob Roberts goes down to the Seventh Floor and is attacked by a spirit which swallows him into its memory of the place back in the 1950s. I know fuck all about the 1950s, and the story has forced me to discover things about that type of culture. My story is stronger for it because you can feel the characters, and where they're from, and I can create an atmosphere from it. Final words: Just focus on telling the story as best you can, and make sure you're enjoying it while you do it, because if you don't enjoy writing it and reading it, nobody else will.    
   
Message me if you want to talk more writing or anything.
The only advice I can give you is to write what you'd want to read. Keeping a story interesting is keeping the plot going forward, or the exploration of characters forward but trying your hardest not to just create a visual portal of a character that explains everything yet shows no change. If you have a story, focus on keeping it moving. Really think about your characters, and challenge the material you write.

For example, the story extract I've shown you, the main character Jacob Roberts goes down to the Seventh Floor and is attacked by a spirit which swallows him into its memory of the place back in the 1950s. I know fuck all about the 1950s, and the story has forced me to discover things about that type of culture. My story is stronger for it because you can feel the characters, and where they're from, and I can create an atmosphere from it. Final words: Just focus on telling the story as best you can, and make sure you're enjoying it while you do it, because if you don't enjoy writing it and reading it, nobody else will.

Message me if you want to talk more writing or anything.
#5093 to #5092 - undeadauthor (11/07/2014) [-]
Glorious. I'll keep this all in mind. Thanks and so long, mate.
User avatar #5083 - jibb (11/05/2014) [-]
Alright ye intelligent fools.

Can someone desribe to me very briefly what traits postmodernism has?
And what traits modernism has?
And the main difference between these two terms?

But I have kind of understood it in litterature, so I mean on a different field, like... What is a postmodernistic trait? If you catch my drift.. Didn't know who else to ask but you guys.

I have tried google searches but shit is so heavy for a tired norwegian
User avatar #5121 to #5083 - shadowhorn (11/10/2014) [-]
I'm not sure exactly what you mean - when you say modernism vs. postmodernism outside of literature, do you mean in an artistic or philosophical sense?
User avatar #5124 to #5121 - jibb (11/10/2014) [-]
philosophical
User avatar #5153 to #5124 - shadowhorn (11/12/2014) [-]
Modernism is a philosophical concept that arose to challenge the old ways of thought (think Enlightenment era). It developed from the increasingly industrialized and interconnected world. It was almost a movement of the young and hip to replace the stiffness of the past with a new and exciting way of looking at the world. Self-consciousness or self-reference has a central role in Modernism. Most Modernists reject religion, as well.

Postmodernism in philosophy is a 20th century movement dealing in general skepticism and relativism. It's sort of a suspicion of reason. It has many ideological schools of thought. Very skeptical. You might say it's almost like a cycle, the way philosophy flowed from the rigidity of the Enlightenment to the free thinking of the Modern era to the again rigid science of Postmodernism. Very interesting stuff.
User avatar #5154 to #5153 - jibb (11/12/2014) [-]
Thank you!
User avatar #5080 - funnyjunkelite (11/05/2014) [-]
Any of you faggots read "Agincourt". like fucking shit that was the last book that I read that actually kept me reading for enjoyment, that was back in like 2012, any suggestions about books set in medieval times? or classical?
User avatar #5085 to #5080 - herecomesjohnny (11/07/2014) [-]
yeah, a company of liars is a really nice thriller set in plague times in medieval england, very good historical thriller in my opinion.
User avatar #5081 to #5080 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Googling it, I found several books called Agincourt by several authours.
Wat.
User avatar #5082 to #5081 - funnyjunkelite (11/05/2014) [-]
by bernard cornwell
User avatar #5079 - fuckallyouniggers ONLINE (11/05/2014) [-]
Anyone read the short story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury? Shit's depressing
User avatar #5122 to #5079 - shadowhorn (11/10/2014) [-]
Literally just put my English textbook down, I was reading that story for class. You're right, it is depressing. Like a lot of Bradbury's stuff, tbh.
User avatar #5123 to #5122 - fuckallyouniggers ONLINE (11/10/2014) [-]
First time I read it was in English class too, right before we read Fahrenheit 451
User avatar #5105 to #5103 - fuckallyouniggers ONLINE (11/08/2014) [-]
Not the same story, but neat nonetheless
User avatar #5078 - goobyman (11/04/2014) [-]
Just read "I have no mouth and I must scream"
what a trip. it was like being on shrooms. loved it.
Any more by the author? I got some of his short stories in a package for like 2 bucks on kindle.
User avatar #5086 to #5078 - herecomesjohnny (11/07/2014) [-]
he wrote a videogame that expands the story
User avatar #5094 to #5086 - goobyman (11/07/2014) [-]
thx
User avatar #5074 - ogvind (11/04/2014) [-]
So i know this isn't the COMICbook board, but i couldn't find anything better, does anyone here know where I can read the new Aquaman #52 for free?
User avatar #5075 to #5074 - adviceweed (11/04/2014) [-]
honestly, google is your best bet mate.
User avatar #5077 to #5075 - ogvind (11/04/2014) [-]
i tried google, i found vol 1 but can't fint the rest, was thinking maybe someone here knows something
User avatar #5073 - feelythefeel (11/04/2014) [-]
In the Harry Potter universe, wizards used the killing curse (Avada Kedavra) around and assumedly against muggles so much that the main magic word they remember is it's linguistically corrupted form, "Abra Kadabra".

tl:dr Wizards are muderous assholes.
User avatar #5070 - Sunset (11/03/2014) [-]
what are some good books on personality psychology? stuff like mbti

also, anyone read A Billion Wicked Thoughts? i like it thus far, wondering what others think of it
User avatar #5071 to #5070 - joshlol (11/03/2014) [-]
What Makes Your Brain Happy, by David DiSalvo
Facing Violence, by Rory Miller
The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris
Happiness, by Richard O'Connor
User avatar #5072 to #5071 - joshlol (11/03/2014) [-]
oh I thought this was the brony board
no wonder the comment is so old
User avatar #5065 - alphahacker (11/03/2014) [-]
So i have this book report in school that i have to do for tomorrow morning, about The Shining. The only thing i need to do now is to write down a passage of the book describing a defining moment of the story. The problem is that i've been working at this all day and my head is hurting, and i cant find anything to write. Can any one of you help me find a moment from the book that i can write down? It doesnt have to be too long, about half a page.
#5069 to #5065 - samalicious (11/03/2014) [-]
I read the Shining around last Christmas. What about that scene where the father, Jack Torrance, finally lets his anger and the manipulation of The Overlook overtake him, and he begins plotting their murder while trying to justify his rage? That defines his character, his personality, and defines the second act which leads into the third one and final climactic ending. I'm not sure where about but it's after his wife locks him in the storage. Basically Jack begins blaming his family for everything, finally agreeing to what he's tried not to for the whole second act. Look for it in the book. That's a pretty defining one for you.    
   
Hope I helped.
I read the Shining around last Christmas. What about that scene where the father, Jack Torrance, finally lets his anger and the manipulation of The Overlook overtake him, and he begins plotting their murder while trying to justify his rage? That defines his character, his personality, and defines the second act which leads into the third one and final climactic ending. I'm not sure where about but it's after his wife locks him in the storage. Basically Jack begins blaming his family for everything, finally agreeing to what he's tried not to for the whole second act. Look for it in the book. That's a pretty defining one for you.

Hope I helped.
User avatar #5064 - samalicious (11/02/2014) [-]
I'm currently reading James Elroy's LA Confidential which is completely different to the last book I read; Iain M. Banks Player of Games. Both are brilliant. One's noir crime, set in 1950s LA, the other's set in The Culture. It's about a game-player who travels for years to play a social-economic game which powers an Empire.
User avatar #5067 to #5064 - herecomesjohnny (11/03/2014) [-]
i saw the LA confidential movie. It was alright I guess, a little heavy on the cliché but good fun.
User avatar #5068 to #5067 - samalicious (11/03/2014) [-]
The book doesn't seem so cliché, more to the point with the story and characters from what I've read. It's very sharp and bluntly descriptive which I like. It reminds me of a script sometimes which the way Elroy writes like this:

"Exley, moves to door, opens door, slips and falls as figure shoves him out of way." A very sharp way to help the reader envision the action quickly. I like that. I'm trying to get a hold of Drive by James Sallis on audiobook but cannot find it anywhere as if I'm not reading, I'm listening.
#5062 - lillpip (11/02/2014) [-]
Has anyone else read the "Stormlight Archives" By Brandon Sanderson?
#5066 to #5062 - fefe (11/03/2014) [-]
Yeah, its really good
User avatar #5056 - murrlogic (10/31/2014) [-]
Reminder

Brave New World came out during the Great Depression. I had never even heard of this book till now

I just read the wikipedia page...guys we're already what this book predicted years ago

this scares me
User avatar #5061 to #5056 - herecomesjohnny (11/02/2014) [-]
ehhh to call our society the same as in brave new world sounds like tinfoil hat talk to me
+1
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#5048 - dalokan (10/31/2014) [-]
Who read this?

Who kept reading the series?

Got hooked and currently starting children of the mind.
User avatar #5097 to #5048 - itstuesday (11/08/2014) [-]
Only read Ender's Game, thought it was too predictable, and it just wasn't my kind of book.
User avatar #5098 to #5097 - dalokan (11/08/2014) [-]
I liked it a lot.

Kinda hated the movie though. At least the effects were great
User avatar #5076 to #5048 - adviceweed (11/04/2014) [-]
Read it a while ago, few years?

Didn't really like it tbh. Wasn't bad, I just didn't get gripped I guess.
User avatar #5060 to #5048 - youngneil (11/02/2014) [-]
I've only ever read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. Both of those books were phenomenal, but I felt like the other books in the series wouldn't be that great because of what I was told about them.
User avatar #5059 to #5048 - Shartugal ONLINE (11/02/2014) [-]
I have read it, and i continued to read the series. its boring compared to enders game, but it ties together.
User avatar #5047 - sekeido (10/31/2014) [-]
books
#5035 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (10/30/2014) [-]
My cousin sent me this picture, which is apparently from the new World of Ice and Fire book.
Holy fuck, niggers, you could overdose and die on Viagra and your dick still won't compare to the throbbing, mountain shattering erection I currently have.
User avatar #5044 to #5035 - ablueguy (10/31/2014) [-]
Do you mean "A Song of Ice and Fire"?
User avatar #5046 to #5044 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (10/31/2014) [-]
No, I mean World of Ice and Fire, it's like a big ol' history thing for the universe.
User avatar #5036 to #5035 - sinconn (10/30/2014) [-]
You're a nerd who reads books.

Leave this board.
User avatar #5040 to #5036 - blobboy (10/31/2014) [-]
You're a nerd who reads books.

Leave this board.
User avatar #5045 to #5040 - themagicwizard (10/31/2014) [-]
Hey everybody! Get a load of this nerd who reads books!

Now leave this board.
User avatar #5032 - adunsaveme (10/30/2014) [-]
Do you think a movie adaptation of the Dark Tower series could ever work?
User avatar #5037 to #5032 - samalicious (10/30/2014) [-]
I think it could, but they couldn't cut any corners. I suppose in the right hands it could be the next Lord of the Rings, with the right director behind it who respects the books and doesn't feel like cutting it down to a two hour movie, like they're doing to Stephen King's The Stand.
User avatar #5039 to #5037 - adunsaveme (10/30/2014) [-]
'like they're doing'? I thought they already did that.
User avatar #5041 to #5039 - samalicious (10/31/2014) [-]
Shit, they've already done that?
User avatar #5042 to #5041 - adunsaveme (10/31/2014) [-]
www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/
Technically it was a mini series
#5021 - samalicious (10/29/2014) [-]
I've written a short story (8,000 words) and I'm wondering if anybody would like me to upload an extract of it? Purely for criticism.
I've written a short story (8,000 words) and I'm wondering if anybody would like me to upload an extract of it? Purely for criticism.
#5063 to #5021 - haytux (11/02/2014) [-]
Sounds cool.
#5031 to #5021 - fefe (10/29/2014) [-]
Go for it.
User avatar #5019 - imnotkickthecat (10/29/2014) [-]
Why is captain America not worth of picking up mjolnir
User avatar #5033 to #5019 - adunsaveme (10/30/2014) [-]
He is
User avatar #5018 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
This is probably the best place to ask this. I'm taking introduction to theater and we have to read a play and be able to give a 2-3 minute speech from it. Any suggestions? It can't be Othello, Antigone, Oedipus, Tartuffe, and a few others but I'm not sure what ones. Anybody got any ideas?
User avatar #5038 to #5018 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (10/30/2014) [-]
I had to read a section of Virgil's Aeniad for Uni shit the other day. Specifically I read Book 6, lines 752-897. Yes, thats very specific. But still. Might be good if you wanna do something about ROME.
#5029 to #5018 - endospore (10/29/2014) [-]
Try No Exit or Waiting for Godot. Both are existentialist plays that will impress your teacher. If you don't like those, do Death of a Salesman.
User avatar #5030 to #5029 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
Well I'm about 83.5% we are going to be reading Waiting for Godot at some point in this semester but I'll find out. No Exit sounds interesting though, so maybe. Thanks.
User avatar #5020 to #5018 - samalicious (10/29/2014) [-]
Othello's not so bad. I haven't read much from old texts but I'd say go with that one.
User avatar #5022 to #5020 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
"It can't be Othello, Antigone, Oedipus, Tartuffe, and a few others but I'm not sure what ones." It has to be one that we haven't read or discussed in great depth in class.
User avatar #5023 to #5022 - samalicious (10/29/2014) [-]
What about Shakespeare's other works? Hamlet? King Lear?
User avatar #5024 to #5023 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
I doubt it, she wants something that isn't as widely known. There is one of shakespeare's plays that caught my interest in the plot from the sheer amount of gratuitous violence, Titus Andronicus, but I don't know it it has a 2-3 minute speech or that the teacher will let me choose it.
User avatar #5025 to #5024 - samalicious (10/29/2014) [-]
Shakespeare and violence go hand in hand, and you might have to ask to see if it's allowed. There's so many soliloquies with his work, I'm assuming it wouldn't be hard to find one of his lesser-known plays.
User avatar #5026 to #5025 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
True, but I have a feeling she doesn't want to see shakespeare being used based on how much we discuss most of his works in class. We haven't discussed Titus Andronicus, and I don't know if we are in the future so that's why I really want to find a back up soon in case she shoots the idea down.
User avatar #5027 to #5026 - samalicious (10/29/2014) [-]
I don't know many playwrights, I mostly read screenplays, novels, and shorts. A good Google search could probably give you a massive list of possible plays.
User avatar #5028 to #5027 - neonnurse (10/29/2014) [-]
Fair enough, I just thought I'd try here first but apparently not many people come here, or I might be on during a time when everybody's off. Thanks for the help though.
User avatar #5017 - MrDeadiron ONLINE (10/28/2014) [-]
So Micheal Crichton is great. Time to read Rising Sun and then on to The Lost World.
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