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Im at my university library right now and its empty because most plebs arent in classes and they only come here to do class work
There is a MAJOR qt a the circulation desk
Somebody rec me a good book to check out to impress and strike up a conversation with the QT working at the desk.
Be quick pls
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Les Chants de Maldoror

is that a girl or a boy? cute either way
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>>7544337
>OP: Hey,,,, can i check ou thitis,, book its called.. "GUn GRITS AND STEEL BY" JERROD DIAMOND ha ha
>QT: ok sure. here you go. bye!
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>>7544342
>is that a girl or a boy?

that is my waifu you shitlord, show some respect, or you will pay the price
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Check out a #rare pressing of Dostoevsky
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>>7544349
yeah but is it a girl or a boy
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>>7544337
ask her if she can recommend you something because you're bored by only reading analytic philosophy books
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In all honesty, I would go up and ask to check out either Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. Something dense and Russian so you look sophisticated.

Good luck OP. Win one for the home team.
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>>7544358
if you're going to check out something russian check out pushkin or lermontov or even goncharov

tolstoi and dostoevski are gonna make you look like a freshman reading babby's first real book
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>>7544352
>>7544358

was typing my post before I refreshed and saw yours, but I second this notion.
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>>7544337
IJ
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>>7544364

There is a 100% chance this MAJOR QT at the circulation desk is not a severely judgmental autist like you, me, and the rest of this board. In fact, it's most likely that she's a student working part time at the library and has no real interest in literature. Her favorite books are probably written by John Green and Nicholas Sparks.

There's a law of diminishing returns on trying to appear extremely sophisticated. Tolstoy and Dost are just dandy in this situation.
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>>7544364
Are they really seen that way by normal people outside of /lit/?
I know on here they are considered entry level, but in real life I have yet to meet somebody who enjoyed anything other than Sci-fi and genre fiction.
If I met somebody who liked "pleb shit" I would honestly be stoked.
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>>7544355
This. Good way to start a conversation without seeming creepy.

>>7544358
Not this; most people only get those books to look intelligent and never read them. Same with Eastern philosophy (confucius, lao tzu etc)

Best bet, go with poetry, or a cookbook - grills love a guy who can cook.
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>>7544386
>- grills love a guy who can cook.
love to cUck him maybe, LMAO!
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>>7544380
>Are they really seen that way by normal people outside of /lit/?

i assume she has a reasonable degree of literacy. they're regarded that way by literature students and/or literary people.

>>7544377
>Her favorite books are probably written by John Green and Nicholas Sparks.

maybe. in that case checking out anything would do. why not hedge your bets in case she is literate?
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>>7544386
>or a cookbook - grills love a guy who can cook.

People who can cook don't need cookbooks.
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>>7544386
if you need a cookbook you can't cook
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>>7544380
The books themselves aren't seen that way, but people who are seen reading them sort of are... not by everyone, just by fellow /lit/-type NEETs etc. It's like reading Plato: to some degree, it's necessary foundational work, but you should keep it secret just because there's a sort of standing presumption that you've already read it.
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>>7544391

Oh, I definitely agree on hedging the bets. I just don't think you need to push it as far as Lermontov or Gonch.
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>>7544353
Its 2016. why does it matter to you?
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>>7544396
that's only if you're reading like the republic or gorgias

i see some nigga reading the meno or phaedrus and i'm pretty sure he's patrician
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>>7544402
it doesn't it just makes fapping easier

i'm gonna guess grill because there ain't a boy out there with an eyebrow game that strong
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Has anybody even ever met a patrician IRL?
I can safely say I have not, even the biggest pleb on /lit/ is a patrician in meatspace
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Lolita
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>>7544404
fair point
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>>7544411
>Has anybody even ever met a patrician IRL?

No,I hardly meet anyone IRL.
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>>7544411
>meatspace

i've met some authors at book festivals and such, i guess...
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Go for something middlebrow like Murakami. It is a fact of life that girls just aren't into highbrow interests, so trying to impress her with something truly intellectual will just make you look like a weird little autist. The best way to appear incredibly intelligent is to pretend to be quite intelligent, occasionally talking about meme-tier pseudo philosophy.
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>>7544411
yes, two of them, i loved them both to bits. i felt like such a retard around them, it was great.

my grandfather was also patrician.
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>tfw no androgynous qt to read pulp scifi with.

;_;
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>>7544411

Oddly enough, I live with one. I completely lucked the fuck out when I decided to just live with random roommates in my college apartment.

I was a Lit major and he studied Physics. We were unpacking the extra little boxes a couple days after the initial move-in and he had a bunch of books. Joyce, Pynchon, Marquez, Murakami, etc,. And I know, "Blah, blah those are pleb tier" but in real life, the chances of running into people who actually read lit is somewhat rare. I was just happy to have someone to share and talk about books with.

He ended up being my closest friend. I'm going to be the best man in his wedding next May.
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>>7544358
>>7544364
>>7544377
>>7544380
>>7544391
>>7544396
>>7544401
>>7544404
>>7544411
>>7544419

>these autistics actually try to apply the pleb/patrician framework to real life
>tfw you try to tell people /lit/ isn't -that- autistic
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>>7544422
>It is a fact of life that girls just aren't into highbrow interests
*tips respectfully *
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>>7544433
>>tfw you try to tell people /lit/ isn't -that- autistic

Why would you do that?
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>>7544433
>talking about real life in /lit/ memes means that's how we structure the world in RL

what is context?
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>>7544433
>>7544377

did you even read my post or were you just so eager to greentext your routine bullshit that you missed the part where I said we're all fucking autistic
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>>7544440
>>7544443
>>7544444
>all these autists taking the bait immeditately

Wow he was right.
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>>7544444
I read your repeating digits famalam.
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>>7544434
Prove me wrong instead of memeing then.
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>>7544449

you're v smart, you should post here more often!
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>>7544358
Tolstoy is fucking shit compared to Dosty though. I'm yet to read him, but most of his shit is just fancy balls and rich people. Whereas Dosty has really deep themes and deep messages and shit about life and existential shit. Crime and Punishment was fucking epic - really deep themes, check that one out brah.
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>>7544444
CHECK'D
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>>7544465
>Tolstoy is fucking shit compared to Dosty though. I'm yet to read him
>I'm yet to read him
>I'm yet to read him

fuck off you dilettante cunt
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>>7544469
>taking obvious bait
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>>7544469
You don't need to read a guy to know what he writes about retard.
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>>7544462
Scientific method, you have to prove yourself right
THe current accepted concencus is that male and female's brains function the exact same way
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I'm in love with a girl called Elisabeth who was working on the basement level of the Strand Bookstore in NYC in August. Only saw her once, and I don't live in the USA so it's a little tricky.
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>>7544496
>I'm in love with a girl
>Only saw her once
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>>7544337
Something you actually want to read, and can engage in discussion about if prompted, lest your transparent ploy fall through.

Be prepared to have your book checked out with no Smalltalk occurring, unless you gun for it, but that'd make it obvious.

Best hope you're a cutie pie.
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>>7544504
I dont read I just came here to use the internet, I havent read a book since HS tbqh
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>>7544496

Faggot.
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>>7544411
My physics HC teacher was pretty well read.
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>>7544510

Bit prejudiced
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>>7544355
Lold
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>>7544349
she is my waifu everyone knows this die anon
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>>7544505
Then you'd best be charming and nice or some shit.

Worst case scenario is you rock up with a book, try to gush about it, choke because you don't actually know what you're talking about and she sees through your game like wet rice paper.

Conversely, just checking out a hard book without trying to engage her and expecting that to impress her will likely lead to you being forgotten about as soon as her next bathroom break.

Just ask her name and if she likes working the library when it's quiet.

A direct interested approach always gives you a better shot than creeping about.
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>>7544476
>current accepted concencus is that male and female's brains function the exact same way

This is such a ridiculous response that it can surely only be bait, but I'll respond anyway because this is one of my areas of interest.

Decades of research has provided evidence to suggest that men's and women's brains are different, and operate differently. MRI and fMRI scans reveal that there are some very obvious structural and functional differences between the brains of men and women. This ties in with the predictions of evolutionary psychology, and research from animal studies. After all, with about ten times the level of testosterone affecting the male brain, why wouldn't it develop differently?

Furthermore, studies on newborn babies have also revealed gender differences in the way boys and girls react to certain stimuli. Feminist academics (now there's an oxymoron) like Cordelia Fine have pointed out some of the flaws of these studies, and as far as I know some of the criticism is valid. However, this simply means that a few studies aren't as good as we thought they were - it does not mean that there are no innate differences between men and women. Yes the brain has the capacity to change itself to a certain extent (neuroplasticity), but that in no way means that all the differences we observe between male and female brains are the result of 'socialisation'.

The most likely explanation is that the brain develops through a combination of innate and environmental factors, and the interplay between the two - a theory called the epigenetic approach.

t. Master's in social science who has to put up with shit left-wing 'academics' all day long
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>>7544512
HS*
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>>7544392
I can assure you that you've reached your retarded post quota for the week.
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>>7544528
>no sources

lel
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>>7544534
i havent
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>>7544526
Pretty much this.
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>>7544535
Typed that all out on my tablet - not near a computer unfortunately so I can't find the papers I've made mention to there. But if you're really interested, you should read The Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine for the feminist argument, the letter exchange between Fine and Simon Baron-Cohen to see how he responded to her criticism, and The Blank State by Steven Pinker for an explanation of why certain ideologically-driven scientists are trying to deny the existence of human nature (including sex differences), and why the evidence shows that they are wrong.
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>>7544411
Yep, at uni im friends with two patricians. I met both of them on my freshman hall and I had some books on my shelf (Martin Amis, Peake, Broch, Pynchon, Rimbaud, just generally stuff regarded pretty well) and they both started sharing their favorites. One was interested in contemporary stuff like DeLillo and Saunders as well as the Victorians and the other likes the Romans and the Germans. Three years later and the latter is majoring in classics and recs me great translations and the other is doing an honors thesis on Roth and Munro. I lucked out, honestly. We always have great conversations
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>>7544535
M8, that's Intro to psychology shit
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>>7544337
>/lit/ is for the discussion of literature
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>>7544411
Yes, but very few. I met a middle aged guy at a cafe who actually knew what was going on when he saw me reading pre-socratic philosophy, and then I met a Chilean couple--one a lawyer and the other one a literary critic--who are the only ones to have appreciated that I read all of Livy.

A handful of other people have at least heard of real lit, but have not read much of it.
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>>7544476
>THe current accepted concencus is that male and female's brains function the exact same way
Haha, oh wow. You're not studying science, are you? Don't even bother answering, I know for a fact because you confused the scientific method with burden of proof. Consider fucking off back to reddit and killing yourself promptly afterwards.
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>>7544535
next you're going to ask him to provide a source proving the world is made up of atoms
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>>7544972
>whining that you have to back up your claims

evasion is concession, thx for playing
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>>7544990
Go back to /r/atheism you fucking imbecile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_differences_in_psychology
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763413003011
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>>7545012
>wikipedia
>source

i have no idea what the foundation for my beliefs are: the post

also you don't get a try after losing, anon, let other people play
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>>7545035
The article literally lists 150 sources you cheeto dust fuck
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>>7545035
Not him but you sound like an autistic homosexual, like Chris-Chan
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>>7545046
>>7545040
you both sound incredibly butt frustrated tbqh
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>>7544469
>>7544465
Hey kinda off topic but have you guys read any Turgenev? I read Fathers and So s and I enjoyed it well enough. Obviously not on the level of dostoyevsky or tolstoy though. I was just wondering if any of his other books are worth reading
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>>7545661
*Fathers and Sons*
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>>7544524

do you know her irl?

either way link us to her social media you jerk
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>>7544496
Write a bunch of poetry about her.
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>>7544579
all 3 of you sound like insufferable lightweights. match made in heaven
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The only response guaranteed to start some sort of conversation.
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>>7544499
>love at first sight is now autism
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>>7544462
>memes
>proceeds to ask not to be memed
That ain't how it works 'round here you little BITCH
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Should just rent something like a Dan Brown book. She won't even know who Tolstoy is.
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>>7548510
Yes and probably always has been.
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>>7544524
>>7544402
>>7544349
>>7544337
+style
+hair
- too pale
- blue eyes
6.5/10

>>7548510
It ever wasn't?
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>>7544528

more like MRA scans amirite
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>>7544349
Who is she?
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>>7548874
my gf tbqh

>>7548778
>too pale
>too
>pale
pleb
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>>7544433
>telling people about /лит/
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>>7549031
>my gf

How big is her dick?
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>>7549031
>being this attracted to genetic dead ends
>wanting a woman who can only go outside at night
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>>7549031

you're bound to have more pictures if it's your girlfriend. post em
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>>7549355
>implying he's ever touched a woman
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>>7549058
>>7549058
>genetic dead ends
>not being an anti-natalist
Well meme'd

>>7549355
Ok, but treat them respectfully
And dont you dare post her in any threads
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>>7549058
>2016
>living in a country with sunlight
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>>7549471
>>7549058
>not living in the middle of a 4 month winter where you go weeks without seeing the sun
>not having crippling depression and drinking heavily
>not going to bars alone at 3 in the afternoon because its already dark
Am I the only one who lives the literary lifestyle?
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>>7549483
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>>7549471
>>7549483
>Living in a wanna be socialist utopia and having all your wishes filled by the government while being cucked by Ahmed
>Not bearing 7 months of crippling heat in a racial mosaic and then rejoicing when the blessed rains of El Niño finally hit
>Not enjoying a constant Mediterranean Bacchanalia driving you into nihilism
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>>7549501
There has literally never been a good author from south of the tropic of cancer
The only good African author was Albert Camoo
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>>7549441
No offense but she looks kinda boring.
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>>7549514
>Assis
>Bolaño
>Borges
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>>7549531
Never heard of him
I read literature not novels
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>>7549441

Of course friend. Please continue.
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>>7549538
Literature
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>>7549546
Books and reading
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>>7549550
Novellas
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>>7549531
>Cortazar
>Paz
>De Cunha

Also:
>California
>South of the tropic of Cancer
>Scandi geography
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>>7549550
Tell her to grow out her hair then I'll fuck her
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>buy Gravity's Rainbow
>qt working at the desk brings up that its her boyfriends favorite book
>my soul when

by the way whats with /lit/ being on point with qt posting? and whats with everyone saying "on point" is it a recent thing?
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>>7549441
You fucking autist. I've seen this chick on chan sluts way back in 09.
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>>7549986
The Hunger Games
Divergent
John Green
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>>7549707
dont you fucking reply to me ever again
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>>7549707
unless you're contributing to the thread
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>>7549546
>>7549550
>>7549555

you're a good guy, and that's a good girl. post more
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>>7550060
I'm so fucking scared.
Quaking in my boots even.
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>>7550200
what the fuck did he just say? i swear mate i will fuck you
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GOod literature thread
Where are the mod?
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>>7550212
come at me bro, internet people threatening me is so scary
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>>7550240
your dead kid; just wait
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>>7550060
>>7550212
http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/5/5b/Timb_kill_11.mp3
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>>7545053
You sound like a butthurt autist desu baka SENPAI ;) *tips meme*

HAHAHAHAHA AMIRITE?

No but seriously your an idiot of you don't believe him. Agreeing that men and women have different brains is different from saying one is innately better or worse.
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>>7550251
Oh I'm waiting. How soon are you coming to kick my ass? I have a busy schedule. Are you free friday at 2?
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>>7544591
It should be intro to psychology shit, but psychology is becoming increasingly left-wing and students (at my university at least) don't get taught the biological argument. You're right that it's not difficult stuff, but you won't necessarily know it just by studying psychology.
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>>7544344
/thread
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Look at her and smile (a confident smile)
>she doesn't smile back
Don't approach
>she smiles back
Approach her and say hi.
That's literally it, you fucking autists
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>>7544337
How old is she,anon?Are you a pedo or something?
Try Lolita.
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Timequake by Vonnegut

and holy fUCK, she's perfect. looks like the sweetest bitch you'd ever meet.
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