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Let's say nuclear war or sunspots or whatever destroys civilization in the near future. What would be the most valuable books to trade for food and ammunition? Most would probably say hunting and survival guides but I think military books like Sun Tzu's Art of War, Maurice's Strategikon, and Clausewitz's On War would be highly desired items among the inevitable warlord class.


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Are these Warlodds nomadic or do they have a stronghold set up. While the Art of War is the only one Ive read off your list Im not sure how well it would translate to bartering vs. something as eye opening as say Rich Dad, Poor Dad because I mean you might pillage and plunder for 0.1 percent of your time, but having 300+ offspring can be overwhelming 100% of the time


>Sun Tzu's Art of War
I think it's one of the most overrated meme books ever. Someone made it explode in popularity at some point in recent history and people got convinced it's this fountain of wisdom when it's full of platitudes for the most part, with some memorable quotes peppered here and there.


The most valuable books would be those that would help their children and their children's children learn how to read and write.

I don't know if a warlord class would be wise enough to realize their worth.

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Use this thread to discuss anything related to J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.
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After 25 years TIL lembas bread = Eucharist. D'oh!


I watched a LOTR + Hobbit limited made for tv doc series on Amazog Prime that featured interviews with his family and publisher that mentioned this.

I can somewhat see the connection, lembas bread always seemed somwhat holy, but I don't think it carries the air of absolute sacredness that the Eucharist does. Profaning the Eucharist is probably the most profound sacrilege possible (other than maybe destroying a piece of the true cross or something of similar stature), I don't get that from lembas.

Side note: the intensely sacred nature of the Eucharist is why there have been cases of witches stealing communion waifers for use in rituals. Luckily heathen theologylets can't into understanding when transubstantiation takes place.


>Luckily heathen theologylets can't into understanding when transubstantiation takes place.
sounds like a catholic cope to me bro




>In the last years of his life, Tolkien resisted some of the liturgical changes implemented after the Second Vatican Council, especially the use of English for the liturgy; he continued to make the responses in Latin, ignoring the rest of the congregation.
Hello, based department?
Some of them know, so they steal the ones that matter. Some even don't bother stealing ones from Novus Ordo masses.

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A really cool idea with big prizes, yes… yes… Im impressed. HOWEVER, I was wondering if I could see the rubrick beforehand so I can finely craft my tune.


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Not canceling anything - will be tripfagging for all poasts made on this thread since someone has decided to be a retard and meddle w/ the competition bie moonlighting as myself. If it isn't coming from this tripcode, it isn't a poast bie me related to the competition - you can email the competition email awlsoe to confirm w/e is being stated bie this tripcode. This thread will be locked for 24 hours so people can see this poast, then re-opened after that period of time.

Apologies for inconvenience, pretender-poast will be deleted accordingly.


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im afraid the story i want to run to sell will be a massive flop… what do i do?

i ll still run it anyway


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try accepting the possibility of failure, but not dwelling on it or denigrating yourself or your work prematurely

in fact it would seem that it should be a very small part as to whether or not you yourself 'like' or 'dislke' your work in general, unless you're writing for yourself alone
satisfaction i would say is a different matter though, a different sort of feeling altogether


>>1455 of course i accepted that it is possible to fail
"no matter what"

thus i asks how not to… is it not?



this place is so dead compared to the ONe chan


If you want it to be successful, or at least make money you need to find a way to frame and present the story you want to tell that also appeals to an audience, and at the same time you need to stand out from the mass of books being published/available today.


Run it. Every time I submit a story I convince myself I'm collecting sweet sweet rejection letters so that when the rejection letter comes I just laugh about it. It's really not a big deal if you strike out with a publisher; once you get the rejection letter you should be able to identify more flaws in the story for future revisions to try again with other publishers. You'll probably eventually reach a point where the story is good enough for some tiny indie publisher that won't pay you but will take your story and by the time you get to that point you'll just be glad that somebody thought it was readable.

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it feels like weeks ago that based tbc said issue 2 was practically done already


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>A quiet whisper on the whiskering winds…

>A gossamer "dup BTFO" sloshin' aot a low purr…

>until suddenly the voice of /lit/ty emerges:



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What sort of poems strike you in your heart? I've never been much for words nor a writer of sorts, but I do know when words effectively touch me, and this one by Muhammad Ali is something I often find myself coming back to now and again.

The face of truth is open,
The eyes of truth are bright,
The lips of truth are ever closed,
The head of truth is upright.

The breast of truth stands forward,
The gaze of truth is straight,
Truth has neither fear nor doubt,
Truth has patience to wait.

The words of truth are touching,
The voice of truth is deep,
The law of truth is simple:
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The covfefe cup
Is my plight and I just might
BTFO dup


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The Kingdom of God
by Francis Thompson

O WORLD invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!

Does the fish soar to find the ocean,
The eagle plunge to find the air-
That we ask of the stars in motion
If they have rumour of thee there?

Not where the wheeling systems darken,
And our benumbed conceiving soars!-
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poetry is for fags lol


It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honour'd of them all;
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Wasn't Cassius a Muslim? Did this predate his conversion to Muhammad Ali?

I've always been partial to shorter pithier poetry as opposed to long epics. I always liked "Annabel Lee";

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,

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Well, >we've fuqqin mayde eet lads - a whole year under suzerainty ov the KANGOGRE. Ean honor ov us treakin aot threw the moast horrifically evil/demonic interregnum 2 d8 ean moast ov human historee, eye'm sittin auwp a /lit/ty survey 2 gauge the state ov duh board n what ppl wanna c comean ovur duh horizon 2 keep it az mil/lit/-heirly grained az 1 cud wroight haom abaot.

>What threads are worth stickying/worth not out of present crop: nu feuilletons, /lit/ writes a novel, /lit/ty werks, book club? Are too many threads stickied ATM (excluding dis 1 obvs which iz temporary)?

>Where would you like to see the board go from here? Would moar board events b apropros oar a focus on cross-board interaction (maybe a collaboration w/ /art/ shud b awn the docket? /littv/ writes a script?)

>How do you feel navigating the board? Are moast thrads useful/funnie/informative? Hao's duh catalogue? (am awaer dat the stickies bump as eef normal threads - mite b abul 2 taulc 2 Gahoole baot rectifyean dat awn the backend sumhao cuz eets a lil irritatin iah)

w/o u, diz board wud b a sky-blue pigsty haiku-kuhaierarchy ov ply-malarkey. u niggas put swine amidst pearls ean duh best waie pawsibyl - so keep awn kiepin @ eet n the above-world literary BTFOs, lyk dat, will unfurl frum wats imagined ean2 reality. %^D


Its a lot of sticky, I think getting rid of book club sticky, issue 1 sticky, the board greeting sticky could clean it up a bit, if it looks bad they can be restickied. The board posting in itself is stagnant but theres not a lot that can be done without a decent influx of users. Someone makes an effortpost, it get minor traction, then people degrade it and it catalogues with minimal post count. Cross board contamination is an idea but they are also dead. As it stands and this is my personal opinion, I like having it for what it is, book club, random posts, the paragraph novel, and the feuilleton. Everything else should be /tv/ because it's dying.


I think it's slow enough make one sticky if assholes reading looking for someone to talk about it with. It's always up and it gives singular little bit of help.


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ty guiez 4 ur respawnsis, dey've been handily considurred 4 the plan goean ahead.

trial period'll b dis - the sticky'sll b the board greetan, /lit/ writes a novel + the book club, w/ feuilleton premieres stickied 4 the 1st week n mayb un-stickyean the book club thread eef durrs moar pressin stickies OAR eets active enuff dat its usually fine 2 sift aot awn the rezt ov duh board prawpur.

eye'll leave dis 1 auwp 4 lyk anuddur week oar soe 2 eef ne1 else has a saie/recommendations %^x

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"Literature"? What are you, gay? We'll have none of that nonsense in this thread. Come and talk about stories about cool things for men.
>nuuuuh, but my poetry
I will literally beat you up.

What are your favourite books? Who are your favourite writers? What are you reading now? What do you plan on reading, but have not yet gotten around to?
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>cyberpunk was terrible


Just going to bump this thread to say I have been reading the Deathworld series by Harry Harrison lately, which I happened upon by luck. Very enjoyable if you're looking for some 60's pulp with a Captain Kirkesque womanising hero, and perhaps some subtly based themes.
They do one of my favourite things in the science fiction genre, which is to look into the ways that environment and culture can shape people. Think Frank Herbert, but less lofty and with more wit.


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I like Dragonlance. I haven't read it since I was about 13 or something like that, and I can hardly remember most of what happened in it, but I remember it being very engaging for my teenage mind. It does unfortunately contain Kender, however. Good high fantasy, though I think it's got something of a negative reputation in some circles. I know a lot of atheist neckbeards reviled the book for its focus on the religiosity of some characters.
Of the Discworld books I've read, I enjoyed most of them, though it's also been a few years since I touched them. The most recent one I read had Vampires in it. Good book. I also liked the one with the idiot savant travelling with the much diminished avatar of his god.
I'm finding that most of the fantasy stuff I read, I read while I was much younger. On that point, I read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy just before I read Dragonlance. Must have been around 12 or something like that, but it gripped me. I especially liked what Lord Asriel does at the end of the book. A lot of Christians didn't like the series because of how the books depict what is essentially the fantasyland Catholic Church, and also how the heavenly court behaves.


>he one with the idiot savant travelling with the much diminished avatar of his god.
Small Gods, right? I remember liking that one a lot. I have a bunch of Pratchett books I've amassed over the years. Ought to read them, really.


Yeah exactly. I liked it. It's pretty gay that it suggests that absolute adherence to scripture is not what God wants, but it's a fun story and I like that the main character is a retard.
It's hard to think of other fantasy I've read that's worth mentioning. I hardly read anything I'd feel is worth recommending to anyone these days, at least in the fantasy genre. I remember I checked out some book recommendation thread way back on 8chan and someone had recommended The Magician which I read. It was pretty boring at points. Alright, but not really worth reading given how long it was. The point of bringing this up is just to remind you to not take recommendations from imageboards.
I guess I'll just recommend genres to avoid instead. Ever read Chinese fantasy? Specifically the kinds known as Xianxia or Wuxia or the other one I can't remember the name of. They're all basically the same genre anyway, as best as I can tell. Every character in it is a perfect stereotype, one dimensional completely and usually irrelevant to the story. For some reason, they think it's a good idea to put over 1000 chapters in their shit books. It's always just dreadful powerfantasy shit with nothing redeemable about it. Fucking dreadful shit.
I was introduced to jap light novels by a friend in high school. I was running a server from home to bypass in-school proxies and he wanted me to upload this series I forget the name of now. It was some Isekai style book, about some fat jap neet who died and was reincarnated in a fantasy world and was instantly amazing at everything from the age of 2, but especially amazing at magic. A lot of jap light novels are like that. Most of them are, even. Still, if you have to pick between the Chink genres I've mentioned and these light novels, pick the light novels. They tend to be shorter, so your pain will be over quicker.
Later on, that same guy introduced me to my first piece of Korean fiction. I can even remember the name of this one. "Legend of the Moonlight Sculptor". It revolves around a man who has no personality other than being extremely miserly and being good at video games. It's about him going on to play a vr video game and again, it's just power fantasy shit. I don't understand how, but my friend had read like 20 books of this one story. I tried my best to appreciate it and got through three books or so. It fucking sucks balls. I latPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>A storming, shee-yutt heeled dually-fortified election for the fate ov TVCHANAHEIM'S board culture…
>A vociferrous, Camelot-of-spambawts wingspanned darkness descendin' lyk a punished tengu across TVCHANAHEIM's end-users…
>And when >we kneaded heem moast, our Kangogre vanished, a mystical Minnesotan kino his solfege keynote to camera-meric behoald…
>But when awl seemed lawst, from amidst the Fulcanellian shadows impressed a thunderbolt, oddly /lit/ty, reformulatean TVCHANAHEIM's landscape…


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very l33t poast # startauwp, anon-dono - dis sheyutt gits duh a-okay frum mie >%^>

wud def b daon 2 link eet ean the thread oar bundle eet w/ a future separate collectid release eef u did diz


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This man


Ok. Bearing in mind I have to figure out how to do that first though.


nobody cares


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I do.

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…is language more universal or art or engineering?

seems like there isnt much money to be make with just language alone.


In the grand scheme of things, has an engineer ever made that much?
Moreover, George Lincoln Rockwell said that great artists have great endeavours outside of their art because they can visualize otherwise. So if all three have artistic merit all three have the power to lead the fourth Reich ok?


None of this makes any sense.

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