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4970 No.4970 quickreply   Reply
I finally got around to reading this series. Goddamn, I love it. I sort of spoiled it for myself though, a year or so ago I couldn't get my hands on anything but the third and I can't help but regret reading it then.

The Starks are the fucking best (but Tyrion is great too). Spoiler tags, please.

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I take it back. Whatever floats your boat.


Oh noooo!


Well they did that first before it was reforged and then when Tywin came to King's Landing he was all hissy and fumey about the Lannisters being the only great house to not have a Valerian steel sword anymore (it was lost with an ancestor who sailed away) so he had Ice melted and reforged into two swords with black and red metal for vanity's sake instead of the pure, utilitarian steel Ice and the Starks had. One was for Joffrey, who thankfully died before he ever really used it, and the other was for Jaime who had become awesome by then so he named it Oathkeeper and gave it to Breanne of Tarth to help her fulfill her oath to Katelyn Stark.

Yeah, I forgot all of that. Time to reread I guess. Also, seconding Askal, that shit is unforgivable.

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5053 No.5053 quickreply   Reply

Results seem to vary from story to story, at least for me. My results included Ray Bradbury and Stephen King.

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>LA times
They say that about every writer

My latest chapter was very successful
Sylvia - J.D. Salinger
Dave - Douglas Adams
Arthur - Raymond Chandler

Threw together a couple of paragraphs for a story I've got in my head and got William Gibson. Hell yes.

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Why do people waste so much time on writing something that isn't even good?

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I used to write horrible Sailor Moon fanfiction. I was a kid and hey, it was fun and helped me discover my love for writing.

In elementary school I wrote terrible Gargoyles fanfiction complete with a blue Mary Sue gargoyle named Blade.

I was the nerdiest second grader.

When I was a kid and making up my own little daydream fanfictions, it seems that my Marty Stu was ALWAYS the one that made the heroic martyrdom sacrifice all the time. I had like, this unhealthy fucking obsession with dying gloriously.

...And then I grew up and got boring.

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5157 No.5157 quickreply   Reply
How to get out of the friend zone
Or how I learned the lengths men will go to have sex


So, you're in love with one of your friends, but she has a boyfriend and probably wouldn't have sex with you anyway.

What you will need: 1 x knife, 1 x ring, access to a sunbed, the ability to grow a beard.

Step One: Place the ring on your wedding finger and avoid contact with your friend for a month.

Step Two: Stop shaving and use the sunbed to gain a tan.

Step Three: After a month when your beard is full and your tan is noticeable, remove the ring from your finger.

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Overdosing and wrist-cutting are for sissies, and hanging can fail. Real men jump off buildings.


I ksov a guy who survived a 10 story fall.

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5150 No.5150 quickreply   Reply
I've got another long, boring month until the "official" beginning of the rush starts, so I was wondering, what's everyone's favorites books at the moment?

Pic unrelated.

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And probably will be for all time.

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I've finally gotten into the "Guns, Germs, and Steel" topic books by Jared Diamond . A nice extention of what I was reading in Michael Pollan's stuff.

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3684 No.3684 quickreply   Reply Last 50 posts
Have you ever read actual good fanfiction? By that I mean stuff that should actually, genuinely be published and established as the main continuity?

(in b4 comics and expanded universes)

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'Cause it made me go D:, but I suppose it was honestly more of a ;~;.

I have a hard time justifying spending my time reading fanfiction, so I've never actually read anything good, or anything that was more than a few pages of horrible awful shockingly gross/terribad for the lulz.

Naruto: Team 8
A very well-done fic of what would have happened if Naruto was selected for Kurenai's team instead of Kakashi's. It's actually really deep and gets into the characters so well you'll start wishing that's how they were in the actual story.

Bleach: Uninvited Guests
Basically, Kenpachi and his squad burn their barracks and move in with Toshiro and his squad. Things kind of snowball into one gigantic hilarious mess that winds up involving pretty much every main character in the show. Expect plenty of jokes about the Bleach canon and the inconsistencies therein.

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I have a hard time picking up books these days. When I was on vacation last month I was just devouring The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, but after I got home I just couldn't get back into it. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it before the school year rolls around again.

People only seem to read books if they're given a lot of press coverage. My mother started reading the Millennium Trilogy books, mostly because of the film.

I didn't but, I don't know any of my friends who don't read, plus working in a bookshop helps.

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4389 No.4389 quickreply   Reply Last 50 posts
1.) go to
2.) look up a book you like
3.) read the bad reviews
4.) post the most ridiculous
5.) ???

Bathe in the stupidity. Let me see your rage.

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Oops sorry, meant to put Catch-22 in the title field.


Major Major Major Major.

I tried looking at a few of the bad reviews for Discworld books, but most of them were either complaints about the audiobook or they fell to the Final Fantasy "This one isn't my favorite of the series so it sucks" syndrome. Nothing all that rageworthy.

> threw book away after reading 500 pages

>When I'll put a book in the trash rather than donate it, then I don't feel right about passing it along.
It starts out okay, then it gets a little slow, then it gets disgusting. After that I don't know.
I'm just guessing, but I think it got the Pulitzer prize for political correctness.

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ITT: We talk about the awesomeness that is Discworld and Terry Pratchett.

I myself have just recently jumped into the series with Thud! being my first book, and I now have a huge man-crush on Vimes.

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To answer your first question: you don't have to read all of the books in the order that they were published, but there are some that focus on specific characters and can be considered "sub-series." It's best to read the books within such sub-series in order. Have this chart >>3027 it doesn't include the most recent books, but other than that it's pretty comprehensive.

To answer your second question: it picks up on The Colour of Magic's cliffhanger ending. Really, the first two books are only necessary if you want to read the other Rincewind-centric books, which are pretty fun but maybe not as substantive as the ones about the Watch or the witches.

Honestly I think the first one about the dragon or the second about the gonne would be great movies.

  You are now realizing that the big reveal in Unseen Academicals about how orcs were used in battle is probably based on this.

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5044 No.5044 quickreply   Reply
So. Brom thread?

How was this?

If Stephen King and Tim Burton wrote a spin-off of Toy Story, it would be like this except not as good.

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A lot of authors these days just aren't well known to generations. Some authors became obscure within just 10 years of their work, and most just vanished into library shelves.

With that in mind, what are the authors you fear will be forgotten?

Pic related, it's Sara Teasdale. A poet who garnered most attention with her love poems~, her worker rivaled other contemporary poets of her time in it's elegant, beautiful mannerisms and subtle notes.
She wrote some good stuff you guys.

I found her rummaging through a library in New Mexico, under a cramped corner stack of musty old poem logs. Her book, A Tree of Night, was one of the most pleasing surprises I've encountered, and I realized that most people will never know of madame' Teasdale. She was never quite renown in her own time, and her work hasn't garnered any substantial representation elsewhere. This is a shame.

C. L. Moore. She's basically the mother of the sword-wielding warrior woman in modern fantasy, yet I only heard of her thanks to a recent publication of her stories about Jirel of Joiry, titled Black God's Kiss. It's one of my absolute favorite reads, yet I might never have heard of her.

Any Golden Age crime writer who isn't Agatha Christie i.e. Georgette Heyer, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham

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4439 No.4439 quickreply   Reply
Whether do to language barriers, rarity, prohibitive price, etc.

I'd be quite interested in reading Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers. It's not impossible to find, but it's usually a tad out of my price range. Copies in the original German seem to be less expensive on average, but I can scarcely say more than "Good morning" in that language.

Another I'd like to read is the Dictionnaire Infernal. Until recently, it was nigh impossible to find the book, but a recent French edition has made the book available at a modest price. Again though, language is a barrier.

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I can't find Neuromancer anywhere.

Bookstores are also loaded with books that people wrote about writers/philosophers/scientists/etc. But I can barely find anything written BY any of these people

What, really? Checked online stores?

The Mr. Moto books would be nice to read, even as ebooks. I managed to save a copy of Thank You, Mr. Moto from being recycled, completely by chance.

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4861 No.4861 quickreply   Reply
What books based on other media (series, films, comics etc) have you read? Which ones did you enjoy, which ones did you hate?

Picture related, as the hellboy novels are pretty good.

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Thank god for Half-Price books and their cheap, used, but still-in-good-condition hardcovers.

I remember trying to read a Sister Sister book, on the basis that I fucking loved Sister Sister. I stopped after the first chapter, when I realised mischievous shenanigans would not be taking place.

..Huh. I do this kind of shit as exercise all the time. Like pulp, I had no idea it was currently acceptable/respectable.
Yet another thing to add to my list of shit to do.
(polite sage for talking out loud.)

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4987 No.4987 quickreply   Reply
Tell me about your childhood.

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My goodness, I had forgotten all about these books! Oh, the memories.

Cam Jansen, The Boxcar Children, and Amelia Bedelia come to mind.

I remember getting a book from the library, based purely on the fact that most of the characters were had puns for names i.e. Sir Cumference, Sir Prise, that sort of thing.

It was a damn good read. Wish I could remember the title.

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4244 No.4244 quickreply   Reply First 100 posts Last 50 posts
Let's write a story, /writ/! Only stipulation: Three words at a time.

Once there was...

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...I have ADD...

...Where was I?

Oh yeah, I...

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