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 No.36[Reply]

HELLO THERE. It's your friendly neighborhood Writer, just here to leave a pile of rules to establish a level of standards for those who want to enjoy the board.

  • Division of shit from lit: No flimsy, short, barebones posts that are undeveloped and thoughtless. If you're going to write something, write something. Posting an outline of a story or some ideas and looking for critiques or advice is totally acceptable, though.
  • No smut: I had to think about this for some time. Tasteless fap material is not welcome in /lit/. This isn't your personal jerk-off board. Don't write stories that are sex-centric. Sex is a natural human act so it can enhance a story, but sex itself is never by any means a story. Although, if you must, post it in /ot/. If enough people post their smut there, hell, you might get your own smut board.
  • Content: What is/isn't allowed? The works posted do not have to be related directly to Yume Nikki, although a majority tends to me. I believe as far as writing/literature goes, most anything can find its way here. Talking about books and literature is encouraged, as well!
  • Labeling of NSFW material: Some people don't have strong stomachs or don't like sexual content to your writing. If a post or chapter of a story contains some, please label it as such.
  • Level of maturity: Sure, some writers may not have the technical finesse or prowess of people who have been writing for a while. Still, as long as the fledgling writer is trying their best, don't insult others and instead offer advice. Otherwise, posts will be deleted and you may be banned. Repeated offenses will incur increasing penalties.


That's basically it. Read, write, have fun. :D


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 No.689[Reply]

Is anyone else reading this? What do you think of it?
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 No.705

>>704
Never, that was the end.
Also, thanks for the reminder, I'm working on the translation right now.

 No.706

>>705
>I'm working on the translation
Cool, let us know when its done, I'm pumped to read it.

>That was the end

The translator (tetsu-scans.blogspot.co.uk/) said in a comment "There's Chapter 5, a bonus chapter and some non-manga content I want to add before I'd consider this project finished."
I think i'd be nervous asking Tetsu when it will be done, and that would probably be rude anyway.

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>>706
>The translator (tetsu-scans.blogspot.co.uk/) said in a comment "There's Chapter 5, a bonus chapter and some non-manga content I want to add before I'd consider this project finished."
W-what? Last time I checked, nothing like that was in the raws… nevermind, seems like I was really sleepy by then. There are still 36 pages left.
I will have to send him a message and check whether the "side stuff" he's doing is what I'm translating already. It'd be pointless to do parallel translations.
Thanks for the link.

 No.708

Are prostitutes really that nice? Are they like that in English speaking countries?

 No.713

>>708
I'd imagine they're nice people in countries where they're legal



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 No.709[Reply]

Seeing as this is a YN site, I figured it would be a good idea to ask if anyone here might know of any dream related books. Not necessarily centred around them, but at least having them play a semi-significant role in the book. I'm interested in seeing how it might play out in novel format.

 No.710

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>>709
One of my favorite books, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Every other chapter switches between a dream world and the real world as the two stories become parallel.

 No.711

>>710
Wow this sounds pretty good honestly. It would at least be a departure from what I usually read (that being classics).



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 No.699[Reply]

What haven't you read that you feel like you really should have?

For me:
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Ulysses - James Joyce
History of the Peloponnesian War - Thucydides
The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

 No.700

Let me warn you already that Genji Monogatari is boring as fuck. And don't get me wrong, I love japanese literature and specially old works, but it's one of the few books that I gladly dropped after some hundred of pages or so. Give it a try if you want, but I honestly don't recommend it.

As for me what I remember now:
Nansō Satomi Hakkenden - Kyokutei Bakin
Hsin Hsin Ming AKA The Book of Nothing
The Decagon House Murders - Yukito Ayatsuji

I also really, really need to check the Kindaichi cases.

There are probably more but my memory is shitty.

 No.701

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why would you be embarrassed about this? we all have books we would like to read. just read them.

 No.702

>>699

>Ulysses - James Joyce

>The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
>Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

I want my time back.

 No.703

>>700
We'll see how it goes. The Heian era is pretty much my favorite out of all of history so I'm probably the best possible audience for it, but noted.

>>701
Maybe embarrassing wasn't quite the right word. I'll of course read them but I'm a real stickler for chronological progression so my backlog is still in the classical era.



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 No.540[Reply]

I just finished reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre a week or so ago, and I read "The Double" by Fyodor Dostoevsky out of a collection of some of his works that I bought; it seems that the next work of his in the collection is "White Nights," so I'll be reading that soon.

Additionally, I started reading A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn earlier today, as I'm rather ignorant of history in general and wish to learn more about it. I'm only one chapter in and I'm already fascinated.

What about you, Uboachan? What are you reading/have read recently? Recommendations are welcome.
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 No.682

>>575

Sorry, of the linux one.

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 No.684

>>683
ya but I saw the cover and figured it wasn't it

 No.688

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I wanted to take a picture but can't find my batteries…
Usually bringing three books with myself nowadays, a Chomsky (Language and problems of knowledge) and a Watts/Bennett (Theory and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation). Third one is a local magazine thing that I kind of count as a book as it's close to 200 pages usually.

 No.697

recently finished:
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith). I bought this on the back of it winning the 2016 Man Booker International Prize and I was not disappointed. Essentially the decent of a young woman into madness told through the eyes of members of her family. Beautifully dark.

The Wisdom Of Insecurity: A Message For An Age Of Anxiety by Alan Watts. This is a good book but it was preaching to the converted. I suppose if you were someone who is quite anxious then there might be some helpful advice. I still love the authors' The Way Of Zen.

The Investigation by Phillipe Claudel. Kafkaesque is the word. Reads like a bad nightmare without ever letting up. Not recommended at all.

currently on:
Overcomplicated: Technology At The Limits Of Comprehension by Samuel Arbesman. Popsci intro to Complexity Theory. I'm punching above the weight of this book so it's been tough keeping focus during the lengthy gaps between points of interest. However it is also very short so it won't be long before I move on.

waiting to be read:
Where The Dead Pause And The Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Ours To Hack And To Own: The Rise Of Platform Cooperatirvism, A New Vision For The Future Of Work And A Fairer Internet edited by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider

big up to whoever mentioned Montaigne.



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 No.649[Reply]

hey while we're talking about books: anyone else read this shit
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 No.655

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no

 No.656

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How bout the rest of you all? :D

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no

 No.678

Oh here is where I saw that book
I started reading it when I saw it mentioned here, thought "why not", for fast learning and learning new stuff are my only positive qualities that I know of.
Anyway, I didn't read through because it brought out my Go autism (I don't play chess). It is written by a professional chess player, so that's why.
Anyway, the book is kind of well written, as in the text is clear and he transmits a definite idea in each paragraph and not just fodder.
But he spends too much time talking about his own experience: how he started playing chess, what he had to go through, how he found out about tai chi, etc.
He does it to convey some ideas about learning and such. But on the long run he does spend too much time talking about himself.
I read about half of it before I realized it was just triggering my autism and I wasn't really learning anything new



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 No.342[Reply]

As for me:
Fiction:
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
The Trial - Franz Kafka
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - P. K. Dick
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Infinity Welcomes Careful Drives - Grant Naylor
Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snickett (I don't like it now, but that series was my entire childhood)
Metro 2033 _ Dmitry Glukhovsky
Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Das Boot - Lothar-Günther Buchheim
The Plague - Albert Camus
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
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 No.607

The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov (honestly surprised nobody else has mentioned this already)
The Good Angel of Death - Andrey Kurkov
In the Miso Soup - Ryu Murakami
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
When God Was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman
John Dies at the End series - David Wong
Out - Natsuo Kirino
Nation - Terry Pratchett
Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

 No.636

>>348
>underland chronicles

muh nigga

 No.675

>>526
Not that anon. Norwegian Wood is definitely worth the read. IMO his best is Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which you might like given that you enjoyed Hardboiled Wonderland.

>>607
>Out - Natsuo Kirino
This has been sitting on my shelf unread since I picked it up from a library sale a while back. Time to read it I think.

 No.677

>>675

seconding wind-up bird as his best. i read it at least once a year when i feel like i need to. always find something different.

hurray for this thread and all the recommendations.

 No.698

>>675
>Time to read it I think.
I did read this not long after posting this. It starts off well enough, reminding me quite a lot of black comedy films. When it all unravels and especially at the end it became tough reading, sad and brutal. I would still recommend it though.

polite sage.



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 No.663[Reply]

Any of you guys read fantasy? I'm reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb at the moment. I was making a list of the fantasy books I've read and realised I've forgotten a fair few of the books I've read and struggled to recall a few series which I loved. Now that I've gotten around to thinking about it I might just go digging up some old books. Anything up with you guys?

 No.666

>>663
I'm on the third book of the lord of the rings right now. It's damn good honestly, each paragraph is so intricately fleshed out to create this world is great.
Plus, I've totally developed a hard on for ancient european culture and my own ancestry.

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>>663

I switched genres somehwere around 20, but back in my school days I read boatloads of fantasy - LOTR never did much for me but I loved the fuck out of Dragonlance and the Pern saga.

Thanks to the (shitty) tv series I picked up he Shannara books I was missing - Ilse Witch onward - and they're surprisingly solid. Most of them, at least. Grianne Ohmsford is one of the best, most rounded characters I have read in any genre.



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 No.521[Reply]

A week ago I completed my first novel, and now I'm sending it off to publishers.

Whis be good luck Ubuu, I feel I might need it…
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 No.597

>>590
But I wanna read it!

 No.598

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>>590
Don't brag just link

 No.599

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Anon is still around ubuu, so there's a good chance that he'll reply.
However, I advise him to be cautions about this whole thing since he'll be basically doxing himself. If he finds no problem by doing so then it's alright to post about it, but if he doesn't then I'd recommend to hand over a mail address where people interested can contact him directly.

Anyway, it really feels weird to have someone successful here, considering the average post here involves mostly ranting and depression.
Well done, OP.

 No.600

>>599

OP here. Well, success didn't last long -_- it's a long story but, basically, I found out the publisher was majorly screwing me behind my back, so I had to protect myself and sever the contract. Of course, the book was immediately removed from all points of sale.
Good news is - my agent has just found me a publisher for an English version (minor publisher, but still), so I guess it was more of a case of 'a door closes, a gate opens'. Not even sure if that saying exists in English but whatever.

In the meantime I'll link one of the good reviews the original Italian got - doxing myself but I really don't see who would give a fuck.

https://ilrifugiodellircocervo.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/mai-la-stessa-tre-volte-di-cristiano-montanari/

 No.669

>>600
Good luck with your next publisher!



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 No.640[Reply]

So, I have decided to go through my stack of Stephen King again. So, what are you currently re-reading at the moment?
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 No.647

Journey to the End of the Night. Don't think it'll ever stop being "my book".

 No.648

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>>642
yo this is my opinion and it might be crazy because lots of people think that my opinions usually are (who i think are all insane btw),

but i really think that when people use hieroglyphics to communicate then they should have to deal with the perils of not having people understand them

..well, probably you disagree since you provided a response, so maybe, this post is pointless, except to express my opinion and make me feel better about myself… always question reality man

 No.650

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>>648
そう、きみは漢字や意字の事が嫌いだと言うわけか。残念ですね。
報知ありがとうございます。もっと頻繁に使うになります。

 No.651

私は、 "L E A V E SのH O U S E」を読んで再よ。
誰もが同じような小説私をお勧めしますか?

 No.653

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>>651
紙葉の家は素敵な本でしたよ!
アーサーマッケンが好きになれるかもしれませんが、同じような雰囲気のはさっぱり知りません。すいません。

再 is a prefix used with nouns. In this case you'd say something around the lines of 今はこの小説が再びを読みます instead.
誰も means "everybody" here, the word you're looking for is 誰か. Additionally, you can use 勧めしませんか instead of 勧めしますか because the latter sounds kinda pushy, which doesn't blend with the polite tone.



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