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#4049 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
You should focus on what makes you happy
Except for when I don't want to
You should focus on finding the truth
Except when I don't feel like it
You should be beautiful
Even though under the surface lies monsters and bodily fluids
You should be loving and kind
Except for when people are different from you
User avatar #4083 to #4049 - dasistwunderbar (07/13/2014) [-]
Hey man, not sure if your actually looking for feedback, judging by you're replies below but what the hey. Whatever the other guy says, freeform is a valid poetic technique, but generally needs a stronger thematic link to tie it together, or a reason for straying from the conventions, insanity, anger etc. Here it seems a little odd, and maybe pruning it a bit to make it fit a consistent number of syllables would have been better. As for the content, it's a nice concept, but needs more fleshing out. At the moment, it seems like the kind of angsty stuff one might right after you're mom tells you that you can't wear you're chains to church. Try and fit in some semblance of implied narrative, and for christ's sake, you need an incredible excuse to try and use the words bodily fluids in a poem.
#4090 to #4083 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/13/2014) [-]
errr... alright. my purpose is part to gross ou so that's why i use bodily tfluids. bodily fluids are really disgusting.
User avatar #4108 to #4090 - dasistwunderbar (07/13/2014) [-]
Okay, but I more meant that the phrase is incredibly awkward in a poetic sense, might blood have worked better, or maybe bile? Idk man, it's you're poem, but just saying the word bodily fluids isn't disgusting when used on its own, if your going for disgusting, use onomatopoeic words or words that conjure up uncomfortable images: Prolapse, Retch, Pus etc.
#4051 to #4049 - anonymous (07/11/2014) [-]
why does it switch from you to I in a line? theres also no apparent rhythm, rhyme or meter so it's pretty much just... sentences
#4053 to #4051 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
The only structure error I can think of is that "bodily fluids and monsters" sentence was too long but else I think there are pretty much as many... Vowels? No, what's the word? I forgot the word but it's like, ha-ting hating...
#4054 to #4053 - anonymous (07/11/2014) [-]
and uh, no the meter is the most messed up thing actually, the first one has ten syllables, then eight, then nine, then eight, then six, then seventeen, then seven, then twelve
theres no meter, then theres no rhythm and theres obviously no rhyme, so it isnt so much a poem as just words
#4055 to #4054 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
What's a meter then?
#4056 to #4055 - anonymous (07/11/2014) [-]
its a consistent number of sylables in each line
something like five per line or five, then eight, then five, then eight
its gotta be consistent with both line length and rhythm to fit a proper meter
#4057 to #4056 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
Ah okay then. Thankz
#4052 to #4051 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
Because this is about a hypocrite who ''gives advice'', but when the advice happens to go against their the hypocrites interests, he tells him to stop doing the things he originally adviced him to do. Either way, it sounded coherent in my mind, let me just read it again...
#4050 to #4049 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
Made this one up on my own
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User avatar #4043 - MrDeadiron (07/11/2014) [-]
I just started reading the Witcher books and I really enjoy how Sapkowski basically makes reference to Snow White and basically calls her a mutant monster that robs and tortures people.
User avatar #4087 to #4043 - dasistwunderbar (07/13/2014) [-]
And then makes the sexy times with her
#4035 - anonymous (07/11/2014) [-]
Lookin' for a good book for someone who doesn't read much, suggestions?
User avatar #4040 to #4035 - MrDeadiron (07/11/2014) [-]
To Kill a Mocking Bird is one of my favorite books and be it should be yours too. Any Michael Crichton book, he wrote Jurassic Park. James Lovegrove has written several books focusing on different Pantheons which are rather entertaining.
User avatar #4033 - astroelephant (07/11/2014) [-]

I got roughly 500 pages left in the series, so fair warning, you're gonna be hearing a lot from me soon.
User avatar #4046 to #4033 - ljxjlos (07/11/2014) [-]
That´s the opposite of a problem.

How hyped are you by now?
User avatar #4098 to #4046 - astroelephant (07/13/2014) [-]
<Continuing the Thread>

Yeah, all they really got in the way of military commanders is Demandred and maybe M'hael (though he was a last minute addition, I'm surprised they didn't promote more to the level of "The Chosen". I mean, most of the Black Ajah fucked up and there aren't any other big name Asha'man that could do it either). Other than that, they don't really have a commander. It was a clever move.

Ingtar is cool and all, but Verin is by far the most badass Darkfriend (if you can consider her one).
User avatar #4099 to #4098 - ljxjlos (07/13/2014) [-]
Jep. Demandred was a huge surprise, loved how he pulled a Tolkien. If they had Olliphants, it´d be Minas Tirith all-over again. He and M´hael got fucked pretty fast, tho, sadly...and that was it for the Shadows military intelligence.

I don´t really consider her a darkfriend, tbh, considering that she always planned to betray the shadow. She was still incredibly badass, tho, she worked against the shadow without even using force and still was one of the most effective fighters in the end.
User avatar #4058 to #4046 - astroelephant (07/11/2014) [-]
Pretty Hyped. I just got to the part where Rand and Egwene figure out that the seals that they have are fake . That last book though, with Perrin teaming up with Galad and kicking ass, was fucking awesome. Then the follow it up next book with Talmanes being a badass.
User avatar #4061 to #4058 - ljxjlos (07/11/2014) [-]
The final is pretty mich everybody being as baddass as they can and kicking as much ass as they can. It´s insane.
User avatar #4067 to #4061 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
Rand, Morraine, and Nynaeve just walked into Shayol Guhl. It feels way to early for that, so I feel like she's gonna be going down.
User avatar #4069 to #4067 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]
I´m not going to spoil you.

Shayol Guhl is kinda weird. Some people I know hate how the scenes are done, some love it. I personally loved it.
User avatar #4070 to #4069 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
I know at least that time flows differently at Shayol Guhl, so I can see that. As long as Padan Fain doesn't turn out to be the Dark One or the ultimate villain, then I'm cool. From what I here his arc ends disappointingly to some, which is fine by me because I hate that character.
User avatar #4071 to #4070 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]
It ends relatively unspectacular. And yeah, same here, I did hate Padan Fain. He was pretty creepy and well-written, tho.
User avatar #4072 to #4071 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
I've always found him pointless after Eye of the World. If I had to make an adaption, he'd be my first cut.
User avatar #4073 to #4072 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]
Yah, he was pretty much just there to be another really dangerous threat to Rand and to give some more back-ground world/mythology-building.

I liked some of the stuff that we got to know through him, but his person itself was unnecessary...especially considering how rarely he appeared.

I still wish for an episodial adaption, like GoT. Would be neat. And Fain could die way, way earlier.
User avatar #4074 to #4073 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
I'm surprised nothing has been announced with the success of GoT. I'd think people would've jumped on that.

How close to the end does Fain end?
User avatar #4075 to #4074 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]
Jap. And WoT is pretty much the perfect series for another epic tv-show...

Well, we´ll see.

I don´t really wanna spoil. Let´s just say that he doesn´t make it into Shayol Ghul anymore.
User avatar #4076 to #4075 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
Ah, so Aviendha is gonna do him in.
User avatar #4078 to #4076 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]

Sadly you are wrong.
User avatar #4077 to #4076 - astroelephant (07/12/2014) [-]
Or Morraine and Nynaeve.
User avatar #4079 to #4077 - ljxjlos (07/12/2014) [-]
User avatar #4085 to #4079 - astroelephant (07/13/2014) [-]
Dude, I do gotta say. From the last book (not sure where it is in the German publication), the fight between Slayer and Perrin was fucking awesome and very well written. He just stops balefire like it ain't shit and every bodies just like "DAAAYUUUM". Now him and Gaul are kicking ass to finish the job. I also just learned that Rand and Galad are related and that half of slayer is Rand and Galad's uncle.
User avatar #4091 to #4085 - ljxjlos (07/13/2014) [-]
As I said. Everybody is kicking massive ass...it´s insane.

wasn´t that known for quite a while? Not sure right now, but I thought we already knew that...oO
User avatar #4093 to #4091 - astroelephant (07/13/2014) [-]
They revealed his mother way back when he took Caemlyn, maybe even when he went to Rhuidean. From there you could figure it out if you know who Galad's mother is. I forgot who Galad's mother was, so I didn't realize it until they said it. I almost feel like it was an oversight too.
User avatar #4094 to #4093 - ljxjlos (07/13/2014) [-]
He was Tigraines son, wasn´t he? I definitely should re-read the series, I already forgot some details. Damn. Slayer was a pretty confusing character, tho.

Are you already at the part where the Darkfriends/Aiel/Power-wielders start to fuck shit up?
User avatar #4096 to #4094 - astroelephant (07/13/2014) [-]
Yeah, Tigranes son and an Aiel named Janduin. Actually, I don't know where they say this in the books, but it is mentioned in the wiki that Janduin went into the blasted lands after Tigraine died and ran accross Slayer. He refused to defend himself as Slayer killed him because he looked too much like Tigraine.

I was confused about slayer initially too. Apparently he is the combination between an orphaned Malkekier (Lan's coussin actually) and Luc Mantear (Tigraine's brother and Rand's uncle). They both went into the blight to seek glory and apparently made it as far as Shayol Guhl, where the dark one merged them into slayer.

And yes I got to the part where the red veiled Aiel and dreadlords starting fucking things up. I'm at the part now where Perrin realizes that Graendal is fucking with the great captains. I'm glad that was the case, because I was gonna be pissed if Davram Bashere was really a darkfriend. I hope Elayne realizes that and doesn't execute him.
User avatar #4097 to #4096 - ljxjlos (07/13/2014) [-]
Ah, right, that´s how it was. Definitely need to re-read it. I wish we knew more about the blight and all the weird shit going on around there.

Same, Davram was way too cool to be a Darkfriend (well, okay, some Darkfriends where incredible, tho. All Hail Ingtar Shinowa)...I loved how they managed it, tho, after most Forsakens went down, the war would have been won, military-wise if the captains worked as good as they could, considering that the shadow had a lack of big leaders at that point.
#4026 - zzombiee (07/10/2014) [-]
Ok /books/, I need help finding a book I read when I was younger.
I don't know what it's called, but I'll try my hardest to describe it. Haven't read it in years, so the description might not be amazing.

In a world where there are no 'real' kids because of a pill that keeps people young and looking like kids forever, there is one real kid with his father. The father tries to keep it a secret because if someone knows, the real kid will be kidnapped and sold for a lot of money. I remember one part where someone does kidnap the real kid and holds him in his house.
The cover of the book is grey and has a "kids crossing" sign on the side.
I really hope my description is good enough, please help.
User avatar #4031 to #4026 - ljxjlos (07/10/2014) [-]
I know that one...I really can´t think of the name, tho.

Fuck, this will keep me awake all night...
User avatar #4037 to #4031 - zzombiee (07/11/2014) [-]
If you figure it out, PLEASE tell me. I've been looking for it forever.
User avatar #4047 to #4037 - ljxjlos (07/11/2014) [-]
I´m not at home right now, but I´ll go through my books when I am, I´m sure I have it somewhere... same to skinjacker.
User avatar #4036 to #4031 - skinjacker (07/11/2014) [-]
Please tell me the name of the book if you ever find it, sounds like an interesting read.
User avatar #4021 - chupiter (07/09/2014) [-]
Whats up old-timey-kindle board? I've recently read a lot of graphic novels. And I'm starving for more. Do you have any good recommendations? Genre is not that important as long as the story is good.
User avatar #4088 to #4021 - dasistwunderbar (07/13/2014) [-]
Watchmen all day every day.
User avatar #4042 to #4021 - MrDeadiron (07/11/2014) [-]
Y the Last Man and Sin City are also really good.
User avatar #4038 to #4021 - MrDeadiron (07/11/2014) [-]
Hellboy most definitely one you should read, Fables is another good one. The Boys is a pretty good series and so are the Crossed series.
User avatar #4039 to #4038 - fables ONLINE (07/11/2014) [-]
fables is, indeed, a good one.
User avatar #4023 to #4021 - guardianatreyu (07/09/2014) [-]
Watchmen, Kingdom Come, JUSTICE, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (don't read the sequel), Saga (on-going series but the first 3 volumes are out)
#4017 - dancininseptember ONLINE (07/09/2014) [-]
clicked on the wrong board
#4016 - MrDeadiron (07/09/2014) [-]
Hey I know this is books board, but I was wondering if any of you would be interested in joining a DnD campaign.
Hey I know this is books board, but I was wondering if any of you would be interested in joining a DnD campaign.
#4027 to #4016 - Mr Unsmiley (07/10/2014) [-]
Is it on the roll20 site, or is it something else?
User avatar #4028 to #4027 - MrDeadiron (07/10/2014) [-]
Yea, we use google hangout with the roll20 app.
#4029 to #4028 - Mr Unsmiley (07/10/2014) [-]
ehh... I'll pass.
User avatar #4030 to #4029 - MrDeadiron (07/10/2014) [-]
I see how it is.
User avatar #4014 - codyxvasco (07/08/2014) [-]
I was extremely surprised to find that the Resident Evil Novelizations by S.D. Perry are. Anyone else read them?
User avatar #4013 - rokkarokkaali (07/08/2014) [-]
>tfw if it is it's is if it is it is
#4011 - ellaguru (07/07/2014) [-]
Alright six members of the /books/ community, what do you guys think about William S. Burroughs?
#4022 to #4011 - chupiter (07/09/2014) [-]
**chupiter rolled image** I like Burroughs. I might not like the artsy way he chose to live, but some of his work is pretty cool. Love the cut-out technique and his beat poetry. Haven't read naked lunch yet, but I've heard it's good.
**chupiter rolled image** I like Burroughs. I might not like the artsy way he chose to live, but some of his work is pretty cool. Love the cut-out technique and his beat poetry. Haven't read naked lunch yet, but I've heard it's good.
User avatar #4003 - abstractpink (07/07/2014) [-]
o this isnt /bronies/
User avatar #4004 to #4003 - linxusthevagabond (07/07/2014) [-]
I keep doing this too
User avatar #4002 - bionicpanda ONLINE (07/07/2014) [-]

Serry leapt to meet him. His longsword was good castle-forged steel, and the young knight made it sing. His first cut was low, and Victarion deflected it off his axe. His second caught the iron captain on the helm before he got his shield up. Victarion answered with a sidearm blow of his axe. Serry's shield got in the way. Wooden splinters flew, and the white rose split lengthwise with a sweet sharp crack. The young knight's longsword hammered at his thigh, once, twice, thrice, screaming against the steel. This boy is quick, the iron captain realized. He smashed his shield in Serry's face and sent him staggering back against the gunwale. Victarion raised his axe and put all his weight behind his cut, to open the boy from neck to groin, but Serry spun away. The axehead crashed through the rail, sending splinters flying, and lodged there when he tried to pull it free. The deck moved under his feet, and he stumbled to one knee.
Ser Talbert cast away his broken shield and slashed down with his longsword. Victarion's own shield had twisted half around when he stumbled. He caught Serry's blade in an iron fist. Lobstered steel crunched, and a stab of pain made him grunt, yet Victarion held on. "I am quick as well, boy," he said as he ripped the sword from the knight's hand and flung it into the sea.
Ser Talbert's eyes went wide. "My sword . . ."
Victarion caught the lad about the throat with a bloody fist. "Go and get it," he said, forcing him backwards over the side into the bloodstained waters.
#4008 to #4002 - skydiving (07/07/2014) [-]
Is ded?
User avatar #4009 to #4008 - bionicpanda ONLINE (07/07/2014) [-]
he was wearing a full set of armor, so everyone assumes he drowned, which he probably did.
#4010 to #4009 - skydiving (07/07/2014) [-]
User avatar #3998 - pokemonstheshiz (07/06/2014) [-]
Any authors that write like Christopher Buckley, but satirizing something other than politics/lobbyists? I enjoy his style, just looking to branch out a bit.
#3993 - lillpip (07/06/2014) [-]
As far as High Fantasy goes, The Sword of Truth is pretty good so far.
As far as High Fantasy goes, The Sword of Truth is pretty good so far.
#3987 - pulluspardus (07/06/2014) [-]
A man with hair that flew
Held a sculpture broken in half"
This will do" the man said
As he glued half to a half

Walked outside his home the man knew
The sculpture isn't how it used to do
Saw a woman with needles and pens
"Can you sculpt this old black stone"
"No, we knit yarn and wool"

Walked across the street the man knew
The sculpture isn't how it used to do
Saw a woman with carving knife, and stacks of wood
"Can you sculpt this old black stone"
"No, we carve wood not stone"
User avatar #3988 to #3987 - pulluspardus (07/06/2014) [-]
Morning came, then noon and now its dusk
A girl came from flower and dust
Her stare turned his soul to rust
"I can fix your old black stone,
but you'll have to pay for every moan"
He payed and payed and payed some more
Until this man woke up poor with his sculpture the same
But now the girl is gone

Walked outside his home the man knew
The sculpture isn't how it used to do
Saw a man with a sculpture like that he knew
"Can you sculpt this old black stone"
"Yes, i'll see what I can do"
He carved and carved and carved some more
Until he screamed "please don't carve no more!", now his sculpture is thrown
And the young man's gone
User avatar #3989 to #3988 - pulluspardus (07/06/2014) [-]
A tired old man with hair that fell
Held a sculpture tattered and torn
"Please don't go" the old man said
As he held the hand of a doctor he never knew
Holding a doctor's scalpel into view

"Can you fix what we can't let go,
Can you scalp the sculpture behind this frail old bone
Can you carve out this sickening heart of stone
And lay this tired old man still as stone"
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User avatar #3984 - connorjay (07/05/2014) [-]
Anyone able to suggest any books to read for Summer?
So far this summer I've read:

1984, Hitchhikers Guide (1-3, going to finish it by the end of the week I think), The Book Thief, Flight of the Falcon, The Otori trilogy, Birdsong and a few others I can't quite recall as I'm away from my books at the moment. Pretty much enjoyed them all, with Flight of the Falcon being an outlier, didn't enjoy it as much.

I'm not much of a reader but I'm trying to change this, so any suggestions would be welcome
User avatar #4041 to #3984 - MrDeadiron (07/11/2014) [-]
To Kill a Mocking Bird is one of my favorite books and be it should be yours too. Any Michael Crichton book, he wrote Jurassic Park. James Lovegrove has written several books focusing on different Pantheons, Age of Odin etc., which are rather entertaining.

If you don't mind a book that's pretty simple Shakespeare Stealer and Holes are both really good books that are really easy to get into and finish.

I read the Warrior's Heir when I was younger and it was a really entertaining read, but unfortunately I feel like I'm too old to read the sequels now.

If you like High Fantasy I recommend Thieves of Blood and the other two books in the series. I'd also recommend Rage and its sequels. The Hobbit is another fun easy high fantasy read.

The Princess of Mars series is pretty good and quick to read.

The Way of Shadows is the first part of a trilogy that's really east to get into; it's also a really fun book to read.

Seriously read Jurassic Park or the Andromeda Strain.
User avatar #4126 to #4041 - connorjay (07/16/2014) [-]
I enjoyed To Kill a mockingbird, I read it last year.

I shall look up some of the books you have mentioned and give them a shout. How old are you, if I may ask, seeing as you believe yourself too old to read sequels of the Warriors Heir?
User avatar #4135 to #4126 - MrDeadiron (07/16/2014) [-]
I'm 20 and they're usually in the teen section.
User avatar #4018 to #3984 - bminous (07/09/2014) [-]
Read The Circle by Dave Eggers in an English class along with 1984. Great read, had some interesting parallels.

Current favorite book is The Lords of Discipline. Seeing as I also like 1984, The Book Thief and Hitchikers (what I read of it), hopefully you'll like it as well.
User avatar #4020 to #4018 - connorjay (07/09/2014) [-]
I'll give them both a look when I've put some "to-read" into the "read" pile
User avatar #4000 to #3984 - traveltech (07/07/2014) [-]
Try The Magicians and it's sequel The Magician king

It's a young adult novel that starts by doing a slightly more realistic version of a magical school, then on to a somewhat darker version of the chronicles of Narnia, all with college age to young adult characters rather than the kids that would usually be the focus of the genre.

I loved them and can't wait for the final book in the trilogy
User avatar #4019 to #4000 - connorjay (07/09/2014) [-]
I just bought the Magicians so I will get back to you about that
User avatar #3999 to #3984 - acidjunk (07/06/2014) [-]

If you can find the version thats in your language, this is great. Erik - Son of Man - Best Fantasy-Adventure Series -  3 of 5
User avatar #3985 to #3984 - drastronomy ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]

a song of ice and fire
User avatar #4127 to #3985 - connorjay (07/16/2014) [-]
Just bought all the aSoIaF books. Just need to finish the 4 books I have at the moment.
#3983 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
This is a poem from one of my favourite books Pig's Heart

Selfhatred in Singularis

Flesh and bile
Piss and sweat
Shit, snot and sperms
Blood and holy spirit
Cartilage and yellow-tinted bones
surely I am
the most beautiful thing you have ever laid eyes on?

I think this one is obscenely beautiful

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