[ yn / yndd / fg / yume ] [ o / lit / media / og / ig / 2 ] [ ot / hikki / cc / x / sugg ] [ news / rules / faq / recent / annex / scans / discord / manage ] [ aurorachan / desuchan / sushigirl / lewd ]

/lit/ - Literature / Fanfic / Poetry

M-my hands are w-writing on their own~!
Name
Email
Subject
Comment
File
:
Password (For file deletion.)

Uboachan has been migrated to a new server and new HTTP software. Please report any strange website behavior. Access to the Dream MUD will be restored shortly.

File: 1330746785416.jpg (88.42 KB, 1280x1024, 1326520303650.jpg)

 No.185[Reply]

Hello /lit/!
What is your opinion on literate roleplaying?

Picture unrelated.
4 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.195

>>190
Understandable, it's certainly a different writing style required, and reading it out as though it was one big segment would really flow weirdly, especially if it isn't wrote in the same tense from both authors.
I view Roleplaying as 'Co-authoring' in a certain sense, just written from two different perspectives.

 No.197

Well, I love literate RP, and…

I agree with >>186 for the most part, but I've had RP partners I grew up writing with whose styles never evolved or improved. There was one who I enjoyed roleplaying with when I was 10, but when I picked up writing with him at 19 his style hadn't changed at all. He was still writing the same stuff in the same fashion he did when he was 11.

For me the most important thing is knowing the people you write with well enough to be able to come to agreements and have brainstorms together even when there's criticism. Of course, on the other hand that can create problems. My current RP partner (of six years) and I know each other so well and have such a huge established canon that it's really, really hard to introduce anyone into it even when we want to. Just introducing newcomers to our canon requires an massive encyclopedic overview of the story so far, the lexicon, the universe plus an overview of how it might relate to their established character… which often means that they say "fuck this" and it ends up being the two of us as usual.

I've noticed that this can happen to a lot of literate RPers who pair or group together. They end up with such a long story or canon that it's incredibly difficult for them to bring anyone else into it. This is even prevalent on message boards where cliques form. Sometimes it gets to a point where these groups don't even WANT newcomers to their story, which can lead to larger groups being inaccessible and sometimes downright unfriendly.

It's also really hard for me to find RP partners because I fear I might be an elitist fuck and I have VERY specific interests as genre and fandom goes, but that's my own fault. Also, I can be kind of a flake and tend to disappear on RPs if they don't engage me enough. It's a shitty habit I'm trying to break. But I really do love an engaging RP.

I would love a new RP partner or two to group with sometime. Just sayin'.

 No.199

I'll role-play anything if my partner has a strong grasp of English and a good imagination. Unfortunately, however, I tend to become bored rather quickly when waiting for them to mull over details. I'm sure they find the duration it takes me to continue an in-depth scenario rather tedious as well.

 No.218

File: 1335258002852.jpg (154.37 KB, 1920x1200, 1334284955881.jpg)

>>197

you sound exactly like my RP partner

anyone new would just throw off the feel of the setting and the party, so fuck it.

 No.719

>>185
Only do it via e-mail and don't expect instant gratification.



File: 1462150718737.jpg (43.13 KB, 326x499, artoflearning.jpg)

 No.649[Reply]

hey while we're talking about books: anyone else read this shit
2 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.655

File: 1462234097870.jpg (129.38 KB, 1000x563, 1459966882629.jpg)

no

 No.656

File: 1462240132191.jpg (336.81 KB, 1280x800, fox_tail_grab.jpg)

How bout the rest of you all? :D

 No.657

File: 1462244654889.png (850.02 KB, 790x594, mentaldefective.png)


 No.658

File: 1462301196786.jpg (61.33 KB, 300x469, dedededede_self-help_books.jpg)

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



File: 1367532574597.jpg (29.45 KB, 420x652, dadoes.jpg)

 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
Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
33 posts and 5 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.

 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.



File: 1463946263918.jpg (22.41 KB, 236x335, 4706ef2566802f0566e7e177c4….jpg)

 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.

 No.671

File: 1465112970247.jpg (233.57 KB, 527x399, witch_wraith.jpg)

>>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.



File: 1419874666544.jpg (89.13 KB, 900x721, neneko_izumi-dears.jpg)

 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…
3 posts omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.597

>>590
But I wanna read it!

 No.598

File: 1453950942664.jpg (67.9 KB, 786x916, 1426218642175.jpg)

>>590
Don't brag just link

 No.599

File: 1453951010159.gif (1.98 MB, 359x346, jew.gif)

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!



File: 1461732137489.jpg (120.79 KB, 786x1017, salemslot.jpg)

 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?
2 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.647

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

 No.648

File: 1462150602383.jpg (305 KB, 640x492, foxfeelings.jpg)

>>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

File: 1462151517334.gif (406.03 KB, 234x318, taking notes.gif)

>>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

File: 1462200844655.jpg (62.75 KB, 800x647, e2f69d247cc9d034af8b5d2e46….jpg)

>>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.



File: 1462136969788.jpg (14.91 KB, 337x500, La_Chute.jpg)

 No.645[Reply]

What are your thoughts on The Fall by Albert Camus?

Here are some resources on it I would like to share with you:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQCsSuj3LgA (rare BBC documentary)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYuEwEhOzRs (a lecture about The Plague and The Fall. He starts talking about The Fall about halfway through.)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7UiShv7a8A (continuation of the previous lecture, entirely dedicated to The Fall.)

 No.646

The Plague is a far better-written book while still containing a fair amount of symbolic substance. I can personally relate to The Fall more, but that's not the point.

The Plague is also better written than The Stranger, by quite a ways.



File: 1393789735368.png (809.22 KB, 1024x768, high-836444-20131106173505.png)

 No.441[Reply]

Alright…So, I'm not really sure if this fits here, but it's a story I wrote. It's kinda short, but I hope you enjoy it.
I had to break it up into parts because the it was too long.
1 post omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.443

It's eyes left hers for only a minute, and instead directed it's blank gaze to her hand.
It wrapped it's hand gently around her waist, and stabbed her with one long dirty fingernail.
Her head swirled as the blood seeped through her night clothes. She lost her breath, and the fire in her eyes. She was going to die. She was going to die. This was her end. After this, there would be nothing. There would only be darkness. In the face of death, her pride and ego meant nothing. Everything she thought was important fell, and crashed on the floor, sending shards of truth as sharp as glass hitting her face, scarring her happiness. She feared they would cut deeper than the teeth of this goddamned thing ever could. All she felt was regret now, an excruciatingly painful regret. More painful that the fingernail going through her stomach. She let out a scream, like an animal. A scream she never knew she was capable of making. But she didn't close her eyes. For she wasn't dead.
She hadn't lost yet, she still had her will to live. For she still had her good memories. Memories of her loved ones, of her dreams, of things she found hilarious. Yes, that's right. In the future, she was going to laugh at this memory. Laugh at the stupidity of the monster for underestimating her. Laugh at how she deemed it death. Her shaking hands that gained a new found strength gripped the scissors so tightly in her hand that blood ran down her fingernails. She mustered her courage, her strength, everything she had left, and swung. They cut the monsters cheek, so she swung again. Now knowing that the monster did in fact bleed, she dove the scissors deep into it's main eye. The monster let out a satisfying shriek, she smiled, and struck it again, and again. She eventually, seeing how weak it had become, leaped on top of it. Her scissors drenched in blood stabbed it everywhere. She didn't know whether or not it was dead, but she didn't care. She was getting her revenge! She giggled and giggled until her little laugh bellowed.
Until she finally stabbed it in the heart.
Until she noticed she was covered in it's blood.
Until she noticed it wasn't a monster.
But a human.

Her fear of the monster had turned her into the monster.

 No.444

Aaaand that's it.
That's the end.
I hope you enjoyed reading it. Please inform me on what I should work on, and what you liked about it.
Thank you for reading.

 No.445

File: 1393792353008.jpg (436.65 KB, 1200x800, 7570746886_52d80d6a14_o.jpg)

"Jellyfish"
You find me in the deepest depths of the ocean. My lovely being floating brilliantly across shades of blue, I give a sense of calm to others. Like a single cloud in a wide blue sky, I stand out in a way where I almost seem like a dream. From afar, I'm beautiful, majestic…admired. My mysterious nature beckons some to come closer. If you happen to be one who comes closer, you will experience a sense of overwhelmation, a state of surreal intensity. A state where it's only you and I in this big blue, and the only thing that brings you even deeper into that intensity, so deep that it's painful, is the sharp stinging of my tentacles, as I swallow you up into my being, and devour on your every morsel, every secret. But by then, it's too late. Your being starts to go numb, as my deepest depths swallow you. As my world swallows you. As the bare bones of your being merely become a source of an energy to me. An energy I feel a never ending crave for. And once I'm finished with you, I swim deeper into the endless ocean, moving on. Never to be seen again by your eyes.

"What sea creature do you relate to most?"

 No.601

Nice work, Dust. Keep it up.

 No.602

File: 1455389865423.gif (983.49 KB, 500x440, tumblr_inline_nmz0rjzN8G1t….gif)

>>601
>Super old work being brought back up
T-thanks, Wilfre.



File: 1453499460993.jpg (1.92 MB, 2523x2860, FOLDER1.jpg)

 No.592[Reply]

Dear Friends,
i've been working on this art project called The Edges of The Cube for a few years now and finally it is about to take off. I'm excited!
actually this is the first place in the Wired where i post about it other than the fb Yume Nikki group.
if you love Yume Nikki, i'm sure, you will be attracted to my little thing as well.
first 2 chapters and a video you can find on my website,
www.theedgesofthecube.com

 No.593

The video narrator sounds like a giant faggot. Am I supposed to listen to this for 8 minutes? Because I can't.

 No.594

I haven't finished reading the text but the voice in the video you use makes it hard to listen to, which is a shame because I like the ideas expressed in it. I did listen to the whole thing but you did not use a voice good for conveying information. It seemed like you deliberately used a breathy voice that you weren't comfortable in, when you should be speaking strongly and distinctly. I'll get to the writing portion when/if I have time to finish it (I read slowly).

 No.595

i appreciate the feedback. You are right, that isn't my natural voice. If i'd do my regular tone it wouldn't go with the character, though. He has this ghosty vibe, that i want to preserve as much as possible.

 No.596

>fb group
whatever this is, i bet its trash



File: 1436400764117.jpg (24.68 KB, 279x428, 565565.jpg)

 No.545[Reply]

What are your favourite books from your country?

Example: "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands) is my favorite brazilian book, it's a masterpiece from Jorge Amado. So, what are yours?
3 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.

 No.560

File: 1440492731942-0.jpg (17.94 KB, 364x599, NZO.jpg)

File: 1440492731942-1.jpg (34.77 KB, 199x320, 946790.jpg)

Le Balene Restino Sedute (Whales Please Sit Down) by Alessandro Bergonzoni. It's really good, sort of a non-sequitur writing experiment: instead of following logic, each 'event' is dictated by the final word of the previous.
Corpo (Body) by Tiziano Scarpa. A series of dialogues between the author and his various body parts.

 No.574

Dom Casmurro.

 No.586

Winter's Tales by Karen Blixen.
- Perfekt mix of modernisn and fantatistic realism.

 No.589

File: 1445720147024.jpg (364.97 KB, 1400x2136, 81nbyAfBiAL.jpg)

The Great Gatsby. It's so god damn American and shows how bad that American culture can be.

 No.591

>>574
My problem with Machado de Assis is that his books only gets interesting halfway through, like Dom Casmurro. Because of that, i prefer his tales.

>>557
Someone recommended me this book a while ago. It is really worth the reading?



Delete Post [ ]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
| Catalog
[ yn / yndd / fg / yume ] [ o / lit / media / og / ig / 2 ] [ ot / hikki / cc / x / sugg ] [ news / rules / faq / recent / annex / scans / discord / manage ] [ aurorachan / desuchan / sushigirl / lewd ]