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>Wrote my 250,000~ word first draft with ink and paper
>Have been transcribing for the past 2 weeks to computer so I can edit it
>only 95,000~ words done so far and know I have transcribed some mistakes during the mind-numbing monotony of typing and typing and typing

There has to be an easier way to do this
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do it the good old way fagget
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>>10036711

Transcribe written word to written word?
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>>10036718
why yes of course

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Can we just admit that skimming wikipedia and watching youtube videos is a better way to understand philosophical books than actually reading them. You still learn all the big points but much faster and in a more comprehensive way.
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Probably not true, and also some philosophers are definitely worth reading for the prose, particularly Nietzsche, Plato and Aquinas. (even in translation if you are a pleb)
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>>10036674
>Can we just admit that skimming wikipedia and watching youtube videos is a better way to understand philosophical books than actually reading them.

Please let this be bait.
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>>10036674

You are right, but people won't admit it, because they don't want to admit that reading pages and pages of repetitive, self-referential text is a waste of time. If these books truly did have revolutionary insights we would easily be able to see what they were.

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What are /lit/ 's thoughts about this book? I'm currently reading Dune and I want to know if this book is worth my time.
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If you are a right-libertarian you will probably like it because it confirms your biases. If you are not, you probably won't enjoy it, cause it is not really a good book.
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Your time doesn't seem that valuable if you have to make a thread instead of looking for last week's one. Or the thead of the week before. Not to mention that you're already reading genre fiction anyway. But still, to answer your question, it's a bad book. It doesn't matter if you agree with her "philosophy" or not.
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>>10035843
What's her philosophy exactly?

I know a hundred ways to die.
I’ve often thought I’d try one:
Lie down beneath a motor truck
Some day when standing by one.

Or throw myself from off a bridge—
Except such things must be
So hard upon the scavengers
And men that clean the sea.

I know some poison I could drink.
I’ve often thought I’d taste it.
But mother bought it for the sink,
And drinking it would waste it.
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Another item that’s painful to bear
and that’s an ancient pro who’s too prettied up
or any poor strumpet giving herself airs.
I hate ladies who’re too proud of their legs.
And I hate down to the dregs, saalve regina,
a big fat woman with a tight vagina.
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>>10035786
Were all the scenes in the Bell Jar of her trying to kill herself supposed to be that funny? It feels like they were, but I could never tell. That's some top rate Looney Tunes shit.
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It wasn't my fault.

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Finished reading this last night and can't stop thinking about it. Jesus Christ, what a downer. All life ends in failure. It is devastating.
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>>10035748
life is work. it always was for stoner, ever since he started on his families farm. i wouldnt say its sad but really just disappointing. he manages to do his best during terrible times.

and
>did edith have bpd?
>did edith destroy graces life?
>was lomax really that terrible, or just so overly insecure he has to cripple stoner as well when it looks as though stoner is messing with the other cripple student?
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>>10035748
With me it started with failure, not sure where it will end
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>>10035783
>did edith destroy graces life?
Yes. she pressured Grace to be "popular" and Grace bought popularity the only way she could - by becoming a slut who screwed half the boys in high school and college. forcing her into being somthing she was not made her an alcoholic.

>was lomax really that terrible, or just so overly insecure he has to cripple stoner as well when it looks as though stoner is messing with the other cripple student?
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>"I could not write about "ordinary people" because I am not in the least interested in them. Without interest there can be no art. Man's relations to man do not captivate my fancy. It is man's relation to the cosmos - to the unknown - which alone arouses in me the spark of creative imagination. The humanocentric pose is impossible to me, for I cannot acquire the primitive myopia which magnifies the earth and ignores the background."

Does anyone else relate to this sentiment?

Frankly speaking, I don't
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you're gonna get a lot of fedora tippings OP
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>>10035654
Do you by any chance possess a wicked sense of humour, good Sir?
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>Understand that people are interest
>Interested in understanding people
>No interest in people generally speaking
>People are a fundamental part of literature
>People are a fundamental part of publishing
It's one of those things where I think I should give up being a writer altogether.
I don't relate to any of your specifics though because even Lovecraft had an interest in families, love, mortality,...
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你好
Anyone here know/learning Chinese? I started learning about a month ago. Any learning resource recommendations would be appreciated!
谢谢
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яяяяяяяя
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>>10035498
Keep at it anon. After the lights go out on the Saudi-American empire, China and Russia will be top dogs.
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I'll start in one month

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Where do I go after the Greeks?
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the commentaries on the greeks
aka the rest of the canon
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You're pretty much done at that point. You can stop reading.
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Move onto the romans

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How do we kill the idea that "classic literature is boring"?
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>>10035210
Isn't it enough for you to know that it's not true?
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Kill the people who think so
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Rewrite it to be less boring. Maybe add vampires, werewolves and/or text messaging.

Ever read someone's book because you found them cute?
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My diary desu
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>>10035086
im redpilled and against women, so no. I don't fall for their tricks to get tricked into reading inferior literature without depth
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>>10035086
She was a sooper qt 15 yrs ago and is still very pleasant to see. But no. I never have.

Is there more to life than books?
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not much more
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Strong pornography, coffee and breakfast foods come to mind.
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>>10035009
Well there is also growing old and sick, and being betrayed by the love of your life. But mostly it's all books.

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What's your opinion on the "A very short introduction series?". Was thinking of getting one to orient myself a bit in some domains, being metaphysics and postmodernism.
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>>10034916
They're basically like very short introductions
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More readable and almost always more thorough and trustworthy than the corresponding Wikipedia article. Better suggestions for further introductory readings too. Haven't read a duff one yet.
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Pseud fuel

german literature that is not too boring to read?
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>>10034892
Try Hitler unless your liberal
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>>10034895
R E D P I L L E D
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>>10034895
>unless your liberal
His liberal what?

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https://jacobitemag.com/2017/09/13/the-ikea-humans-the-social-base-of-contemporary-liberalism/
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the people behind these altright "magazines" aren't half as clever as they think they are
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>>10034332
Oh look, a Leftist watched Fight Club
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>>10034520
This is altleft not altright

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What are some books that begin with a big battle scene?

I'd like to start off a story with a bang, but here are my thoughts.

Pros:
>action scenes are typically good hooks
>something is actually going on the reader can just jump into

Cons:
>characters are not established yet
>why does the reader care for a battle that they have no stake in?
>deaths feel forced and disingenuous to overall plot
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>>10034329

i mean Gravity's Rainbow KINDA
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I want to decorate her naughty, juicy tongue with a thick load, then rip these fucking pages off the wall and shove them in a paper shredder. Any books that begin with a battle or sex scene for this feel?
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>>10034361
>her
dude...

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