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User avatar #8298 - thereasonableperso
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(08/10/2016) [-]
I've been feeling the need to put some ideas on paper. What's a good site to post my shitty short stories on? Is Fanfiction.net as bad as they say?
User avatar #8302 to #8298 - dasistwunderbar
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(08/13/2016) [-]
If it's not smut and it's not fucking poetry, stick it on here. I like critiquing work, and I'm sure other people'll help out too.
User avatar #8303 to #8302 - thereasonableperso
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(08/14/2016) [-]
Go no. No poetry. And I suck at at writing smut.

I tried once. Once!
User avatar #8305 to #8303 - dasistwunderbar
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(08/14/2016) [-]
Well, like I say, I'll take a shot at it, or if you're looking for other writing places that aren't fanfiction.net , you've got wattpad.com for any writing, but the community is a little teenage girl-centric. reddit.com/r/writing and reddit.com/r/destructivereaders will critique anything you throw at them, so long as you return the favour.
User avatar #8299 to #8298 - predatorwolf
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(08/10/2016) [-]
Depends on what you've written. If it's a fanfic, then... yeah. If not then try something else, even if it's a small blog or something.
User avatar #8296 - sirnigga
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(08/08/2016) [-]
**sirnigga used "*roll 1, 0000001-1000000*"**
**sirnigga rolls 0,458,629**
ive been meaning to be here but ive been absolutely "book"ed
#8293 - mondominiman
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(08/07/2016) [-]
Finished this book up not to long ago, it was actually pretty good and kept me hooked the entire time. Just found out there was a movie adaptation, hopefully it's just as good
User avatar #8289 - epicalania
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(08/06/2016) [-]
So I was wondering if there were any reasonably well known or significant tavern keepers in old myths or religious texts? I figured there was a chance someone here might know any.
User avatar #8287 - iphraem
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(08/04/2016) [-]
Has anyone read "lock in" by john scalzi? Is it just me or is he more feministic than usual in that one?
User avatar #8286 - maxpaynenarration
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(08/03/2016) [-]
Finished Her Name In The Sky today after picking it up today and loved it. It's a lesbian coming-of-age story but seems so well done and different. Plus, like...hot lesbians, so there's that. Was a brilliant read--I definitely recommend it.
User avatar #8285 - supervillian
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(08/02/2016) [-]
trying to write a book with some friends
we're all throwing ideas in the fray
if anyone wants to check it out and offer criticism and ideas it's here
www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2090906-Basura-Plot--Timeline
User avatar #8297 to #8285 - cupotruth
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(08/09/2016) [-]
Do not define your characters before you start your story as they are meant to mature through it. Since the characters are strangers to your readers treat them like that too, be surprised by what they would do in a situation then work your surprise into the story. Why did the super violent dude not kill someone outright? Why does the person seem to play everything off as a joke when they are clearly very serious about finding the answers? These people are not finished until your story is, do not treat them as a separate unit to be explained and then plugged into the story, weave them in and don't be afraid to have them completely different by the end.

At least that what I think would make it more organic, remember you aren't filling out a DnD character sheet you are writing a story. Aesthetics and powers of a character fall behind the, well... character of a character.

Don't fall into the "wouldn't it be cool if..." trap either, because yeah it might be cool but if you start making too many you will have plenty of potential but no execution, focus on a small of amount of cool and make it shine. Remember, a bunch of uncut diamonds looks like a box of broken glass compared to one perfectly ground one sitting alone on a pedestal.
User avatar #8277 - wertologist
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Posting here because there isn't a comic board.

Anyone know where I can read the Alien comics? I only found a few side issues and I have no clue what order they go in. I'm talking about the AVP Aliens. I'm trying to find the comics that take place after the movies.
User avatar #8278 to #8277 - wertologist
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Comicexplain, know any good comic sites?
User avatar #8284 to #8278 - comicexplain
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(08/01/2016) [-]
User avatar #8275 - hourlyb
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(07/30/2016) [-]
Please read my shit OW fanfic. My OC, du nut steel.
Seriously though, I would appreciate some feedback on it. Tips, language/grammar changes, whatever. Thanks in advance.
archiveofourown.org/works/7445920/chapters/16917316
#8271 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/28/2016) [-]
Hey guys, I'm offering FREE EDITING right now; if you have a short piece of prose that you want edited, send it to ukobarrywewa@ gmail.com .
User avatar #8269 - philliyoMLB
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(07/28/2016) [-]
Hey guys, can someone refer a book to me? I feel like you guys are into futuristic/sci-fi or fantasy books, but I don't really want to read anything like that unless it's like a future U.S. book but not apocalypse if that makes sense. Honestly idk what I want but my favorite books are Night by Weisel, Artemis Fowl, Fallen Angels, Slaughterhouse 5, and the Martian. I know those all vary but I'm just trying to help. I like baseball too but not usually the books, especially if Mike Lupica writes it. So if you have no idea what book fits my preferences just post your favorite. I remember someone offered a book called John Dies at the end, is that a good book? Also does anyone know a site I can just read books? No torrent or anything like that.
User avatar #8321 to #8269 - captnnorway
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(08/30/2016) [-]
If you like Artemis Fowl I'd say Airman by the same author. It's been years since I read it, but I remember that being really good with sorta the same style. Smart kid on the wrong side of the law, but using his wits to save himself. It's set on an island in old england though, so maybe you consider it fantasy.

User avatar #8272 to #8269 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/28/2016) [-]
Hmm, future America but not apocalypse. If you're up for some dystopia, I can unreservedly recommend the Man in the High Castle, Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep, Fahrenheit 451 and Neuromancer. Or if you want something slightly more optimistic, Ender's game, the Forever war or any collection of Isaac Asimov's short stories.
#8270 to #8269 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/28/2016) [-]
John Dies at the End is an amazing book. It's horror/comedy, so if you don't like that, don't bother. It's written by one of the head editors for cracked.com .
#8268 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/26/2016) [-]
I just watched Miyazaki's "Tales from Earthsea" because I am a huge Earthsea fan and a huge Miyazaki fan. Then I found out it was the wrong Miyazaki. It turned out Studio Ghibli wanted to give Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki some practice directing. The result was a sub-par blend of the third and fourth books. Anyone else here read Earthsea?
User avatar #8273 to #8268 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/28/2016) [-]
Hell yeah, I still have my old battered copy of the quartet. That was a damn weird read for a kid, and yeah the film wasn't up to much.
User avatar #8265 - cognosceteipsum
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(07/26/2016) [-]
Anyone know where I can get a hold of Anders Behring Breiviks Europa 2083 or Ted Kaczynskis manifesto?
User avatar #8267 to #8266 - cognosceteipsum
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(07/26/2016) [-]
Bruh.

Thanks.
User avatar #8263 - tvfreakuk
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(07/26/2016) [-]
Anyone else here read the Darren Shan Saga?
I decided to buy and reread all of them due to the fact that I had only read up to book 5 for ages.
Jesus Christ it was good. I loved Lake of Souls; that whole thing with The Grotesque and everything.
Spoilers: my fan theory (I know it obviously has no credence as an argument to whatever Shan was actually trying to portray, but it's just what I like you think about it) is that The Grotesque was the last of the vampires, mutated over time. It's mainly just with the context clues; 1. The followers of TG are theorised to be descendants of those albino parasite people that lived in Vampire Mountain (I can't remember their name), 2. Ba'Shan's spiders are also there too, and 3. The Grotesque is human-like, with fangs and red eyes (red eyes like a Vampaneze would have

That being said, most of those things may have just been orchestrated and placed their by Mr. Tiny to just fuck with Darren's head but I just like the idea of it.
User avatar #8291 to #8263 - mondominiman
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(08/07/2016) [-]
I remember reading his cirque du freak series years years ago when I was still just a kid. I don't think I ever finished them . Are his newer books much better?
User avatar #8294 to #8291 - tvfreakuk
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(08/07/2016) [-]
I've never read his newer stuff. I remember looking his short novel Koyasan. It's about a young girl who has to go into the village graveyard (which is basically a forrest full of vengeful spirits because her baby sister ran off and is being held captive)

I've just recently been getting into reading book series I never finished before. Especially when I saw the entire Cirque du Freak series on amazon for £20 when they're usually £5.99 each. I still need to read the last Power of Five book series by Anthony Horowitz, which wasn't really my fault seeing as it took him fucking years to bring out the last one.
#8262 - thechosentroll
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(07/25/2016) [-]
So, I got bored and decided to read some Iron Man comics. Turns out that he's not only adopted, he was adopted from Bulgaria. My country is so fucking obscure and small, that they are using it for character origin stories now, instead of just making up a new country like they usually do. I can't tell if I should be proud or pissed.
User avatar #8279 to #8262 - jaevel
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Why should you be pissed? Do they represent Bulgaria as a bad country?
User avatar #8280 to #8279 - thechosentroll
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Not worse than it actually is.
User avatar #8281 to #8280 - thechosentroll
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Wait, since when do we have flags?
User avatar #8282 to #8281 - jaevel
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Since now, it seems.

Anyway, why are you mad about it?
User avatar #8283 to #8282 - thechosentroll
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(07/31/2016) [-]
Not particularly mad, just sort of confused. Normally, when they're doing a character origins thing, they avoid tying major characters like Iron Man to a certain country. They either make one up, like Latveria, or just use some really tiny and obscure one that people will think is made up, like Liberia.
User avatar #8261 - feelythefeel
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(07/25/2016) [-]
So I'm working on an idea for a new novel. It's pretty much a soft apocalypse (No nukes or zombies or aliens or anything, society just gradually collapses), but 300 or so years later. There's a bunch of different nations and factions (Like Unitary Cascadia, Social Marxist Deseret, the Mid-West Horse Lords, etc), but the book will be based in New Albion, an Arthurian kingdom in the American north-east. The good king has died, and a boy king inherits the throne. All of the royal uncles gather hosts and declare for themselves save the new king's heir, who tasks himself with keeping the realm together so he can inherit it legitimately.

What do you think?
User avatar #8274 to #8261 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/28/2016) [-]
Careful with your place names. I can't tell if you actually meant that, but nobody calls their country "Horse-lords" of anything. Mid-west Khanate would work, or maybe the Midwestern Horde. The same would probably go for "Social-Marxist". I hate the phrase show don't tell, but in this case, a little subtlety would serve you well. Also, if you're doing this, do a favour to a history buff and stick a serene republic in there.
User avatar #8276 to #8274 - feelythefeel
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(07/30/2016) [-]
I wasn't going to refer to it as "the Horse-Lords", just the people who live there. And it would make sense for modern reactionary monarchists to refer to communists as social Marxists. I was thinking of having a scene where the main character looks at a map. Other than that the novel would be relatively localized to the main setting.
User avatar #8288 to #8276 - dasistwunderbar
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(08/05/2016) [-]
I just remembered as well that there's a mod for crusader kings 2 called after the end that has the same concept. I'm not saying play it, but the nations and ideas would trade across pretty durn well into your thing. There's a religion called 'rust cultists', where they worship mechanical things left behind, and the 'Occcultists' of the north-west that revere the writings of Stephen King and Lovecraft.
#8264 to #8261 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/26/2016) [-]
Sounds interesting. I had a similar idea for distant post-apocalypse.
User avatar #8256 - bubblylover
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(07/23/2016) [-]
Any reccomendations for creepy pastas, short stories, or mangas/graphic novels?
#8295 to #8256 - ljxjlos
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(08/08/2016) [-]
Lovecraft has shitloads of creepy Horrorstories, that´s basically his thing and there are lots and lots of authors, good and bad, writing in his style or trying to so there´s much to find.

Creepy Pastas are legion, but most Skinwalker-Stuff is great - just search it on FJ, there was a guy doing shitloads of creepy-pasta-comps a while ago.
#8259 to #8256 - deathbyapplepie
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(07/24/2016) [-]
Locke and key by Joe Hill.

Horror, college life, feels, supernatural, cool superpowers.
User avatar #8260 to #8259 - bubblylover
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(07/24/2016) [-]
Thank you!
#8257 to #8256 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/24/2016) [-]
scp wiki is great for creepy pasta. My favorite manga ever is Mahou Sensei Negima, but I know a lot of people don't like it. It starts off pure harem, but turns to more action later.
User avatar #8258 to #8257 - bubblylover
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(07/24/2016) [-]
Thank you!
User avatar #8254 - thumbfortrump
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(07/22/2016) [-]
News-paper readers:

Can any eurobros recommend a European news paper of good quality? Only requirement is that it's in English or French, and that's it not too biased. Preferably paper-version, but website is also acceptable. Currently getting Le Monde, so that's a no-go.
User avatar #8255 to #8254 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/23/2016) [-]
The guardian or the telegraph are normally considered the best in England. We also have various trashy tabloids of the Sun, the Mirror, the Star etc.
User avatar #8252 - comandante
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(07/22/2016) [-]
any books able to explain to me political concepts such as socialism, marxism, capitalism, and the like?
#8253 to #8252 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/22/2016) [-]
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. There are a lot of very profound ideas in there that go way beyond whatever you learned in history or government.
User avatar #8249 - theantisocial
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(07/18/2016) [-]
Can anybody recommend a good fantasy or sci-fi book? Whenever I pick up random stuff from the library that sounds good they end up being pretty shit.
User avatar #8251 to #8249 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/19/2016) [-]
Patrick Rothfuss is a safe bet too. I just read The Name of the Wind after intense peer pressure and it was genuinely excellent.
User avatar #8290 to #8251 - pewtersprite
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(08/06/2016) [-]
I second Rothfuss as a very worthy read.
Also consider Robin Hobb's Farseer series, top notch stuff!
#8250 to #8249 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/18/2016) [-]
read everything by Brandon Sanderson. He hasn't let me down yet.