What does /lit/ think of writing whilst on drugs?
I'm writing a novella right now, but I know when I switch between plot lines and characters it won't suffice. That is, I need to change my style in certain chapters to really capture the character's development.
I want to experiment by trying different drugs, then writing pieces of the book while still high.
Who knows, do you think it'd be refreshing having this sort of stylistic change throughout a book? As long as it's coherent.
I've read on many different drugs and definitely think it's enjoyable depending on what drug and what you're reading. I'd say it might be good for changing your writing style as your manner of thinking is obviously changed, the only issue would be choosing which substance and at what amount corresponds to what you are going for with your writing.
It's been done before and the results range from interesting to complete garbage. Odds are you'll completely lose focus and not get anything done while you're high. Or you'll end up with incomprehensible gibberish that'll take more work to edit into anything meaningful than you're most likely willing to do.
I do about a half ounce of coke a week and find pretty much everything I write while high is weirdly condescending, conceited and written completely stream-of-consciousness.
It's bizarre to be honest. It just kind of rambles on and on like I know what I'm talking about (though I don't) with no real end-game.
When I occasionally smoke weed, which I hate because it gets me peeking-through-curtains paranoid it's just awful.
Psychedelics are lame and for pseudo-intellectuals.
Sober writing is the best writing.
Were you disappointed in psychedelics because they did not alter your perception of yourself and the world to your liking? You do coke, something that essentially makes you an unintelligent narcissistic ramblebot, and judging by the repetitiveness enjoy it. Your internal system sounds quite boring, neglecting self-awareness in favor of illusions of superiority is distasteful.
>capture the characters development
uhh this isnt a thing in story telling. I dont know what you've been told or what books you're reading but its pretty constant that story telling is just
>arrange in a zany repost of a repost situation
>rearrange tropes and common experiences into a new arrangement
>only its never original
>tfw seeing the greeks like horselover phat in V.A.L.I.S. while reading everything
The only drug I use while writing is caffeine. I would do heavier stimulants but I don't have any.
Also acid is fun to write on but I've reached the point where I'm just as good sober as I am on psychedelics
plus I can't do psychedelics anymore after my last mushroom trip
uppers make you less creative
its basically a trade off between enhancing or decreasing the frequency of alternating between being focused and daydreaming. normally you switch between the two constantly. interacting processing. interacting processing. meth, concaine, speedy stuff keeps you focused and out of dreamland.
You sound like a complete sperg
>muhh awareness brooo. just chill man, good vibes all around....you gotta like, uhh...wait what was I saying? hahahah broooo pass me that spinach stick hahhhaaaa, bro listen man, just chill bro - you gotta know your place in the universe maaan
shut the fuck up you dweeb. suck on your gel-tab and fry your brain some more. It just made look like I was looking through a bubble that hasn't popped yet. Fuck a subconscious.
If you're looking for low tier entertainment try a different class of drugs. Psychedelics are only valuable for processing and rearranging information in your head, memories and ideas are more vivid and connections are more volatile.
this is the most accurate portrayal of being coked out in film history
see how they're not really grounded in reality at all? they're describing this huge fantasy, weirdly paranoid. i think coke keeps you creative but in a different way. I dunno, cocaine is a really unique drug.
yeah its not really entertainment. valuable for apprehending archetypes and understanding relationships, sign, symbol, referent relationships and all that. breaking you out of your usual mode of thinking.
nope. that's when youve had too much. you can only delay sleep for so long. beyond that point you start to hallucinate as you enter REM while still awake. this is when you lose your shit like a speedfreak.
I've never done coke but this thread is making me want to do it more and more
>You don't process any new information from the outside or re-evaluate anything existing
This is the exact thing you don't want to do when you're writing
>basically dumping all of the garbage in your brain onto paper
That's a good thing if your brain isn't full of garbage. Just filter out the garbage and you're good to go.
I have ADHD
actually diagnosed thanks to two days of testingso my experience might be different though
Let me tell you what coke is really like.
You spend all day with butterflies in your stomach, fuck yeah - snow in the forecast. You go to your dealer's house, drop $150 for an 8-Ball hoping he didn't cut it with some dumb shit or that his supplier didn't get bunk.
You go home, you and your buddies start doing lines, you feel energized, more than a cup of coffee but not like you were expecting. You keep railing, railing, railing, suddenly you pick your head up and you feel your heart racing. Your head is fuzzy, there's a permanent grin stuck on your face. A HUGE rush of euphoria through your entire body. You have to get up and just walk around. You can't feel your face, your nose is dripping like a faucet. This is the greatest thing you'll ever feel, you look around at your buddies and feel a weird sense of superiority to them. Every time they start talking you feel the need to one-up them at whatever they're talking about. They'll do the same to you. You talk about nothing like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread for a few hours. THen you realize how little coke is left. You start getting argumentative, slightly pissed but just a little irked. You finish your coke and start fiending more than you ever have in your life. You look at the clock, it's already 5 in the morning. You try to go to bed with this weird soul crushing depression poking at you, you think about how much of a loser you are. You don't even know who you are anymore. You just blew half your paycheck you stupid faggot, for what? You were high for a few hours and now your dumbass is out 150, that's if you didn't pay more while you were fiending and didn't even get higher cause it doesn't work like that.
You try to jerk off for an hour but your dick doesn't work. You finally go to sleep at 8 AM and wake up, you can't breathe out of your nose for a few days, your head feels thick, basically a shitty hangover without the vomiting.
Then you do the same shit next weekend.
Nothing in your brain is likely to be interesting, particularly in a disconnected ramble. Connections and organisation are what makes things interesting or worth reading/writing. In physics terms what we try to do throughout our life is compressing disordered information into principles which generate our reality, ie lower entropy. Your output on coke is disordered, high entropy. It doesn't benefit anyone to hear it, it won't help them compress info.
That's what's great about Coke. It's the least pretentious drug ever. It's a fucking party drug. It makes you able to talk to any girl at a party, makes you charming (for the first few times at least), makes you feel invincible. It's basically a god complex going right through your nostril into your brain. It knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything else. It's really a perfect drug. If it were always 100% pure and not so fucking expensive everybody and their mother would be a coke head.
I don't know the exact ADD interaction though, I could see it making you more productive in terms of getting things done but I don't see writing as something to get done, the vast majority of things written simply aren't worth writing. The focus should be on getting to a point where you're able to break that rule, which is improbable and difficult.
You're being arrogant on a Japanese meme forum. look in the mirror and think to yourself about how dumb of a statement "there's nothing literary about you", is you pretentious faggot
You sound more stupid with every post, is pretentious the first big word you learned? This is a literature board, fit or fa might appreciate your "lel I party with my imaginary friends and do lots of coke chill af senpai", they have a strong teenage population. We like content here, no one cares about your life.
I'm from /tv/, this has to be the most antagonistic board on all of 4chan.
bet you all got absolutely no pussy in high school and vowed to make your adult life better, but you all still get no pussy and work barely above minimum wage but consider yourself better than everyone because you've read some obscure philosophical essays.
it's not as good an idea as you think it is.. a lot of the time you'll be incapable of writing anything of quality. plus with things like lsd your train of thought will change too often to get much down