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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.811[Reply]

ITT we write a story one sentence at a time. When you add a sentence, make sure you wait for at least one other contribution before adding another.

>Stepping out of her house, K. noticed a strange shape in the fog.
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 No.849

>As she rolls onto her side, she sees the cat from the car (who is not dead) sleeping soundly next to her, wearing a satisfied smile and a torn maids dress.

 No.850

it was urotsuki?

 No.879

>>849
>K is happy to see the cat but they suddenly feel as though they might have lost something very important…

 No.880

>>879
>As if reading her mind, the cat looks at K. and meows "Well what were you going to do with two gallons of blood anyway?"



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 No.868[Reply]

A fair amount of people have asked what are books that are reminiscent of Yume Nikki. This made me wonder if there are books of similar vein to .flow - or, to be broader, it's like a Yume Nikki-esque book but gritter, creepier, or more horror-oriented. Would be interested in reading what y'all mention.

 No.877

I am fond of reading poems. Reading and writing own stories and poems helps me to improve English skills. Few weeks ago I wrote my poem and published it on one site for writers. Two days later I found that it was published on anotjer site under another author's name. Plagiarism also well- known problem in wrtitng essays. I prefer to write essays by my own and now i am fighting with writing reflective essay like here https://essaypro.com/blog/reflective-essay/

 No.878

>>877
you mean to post this somewhere else?



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 No.779[Reply]

Nekojiru Udon (known in english as Cat Soup) was a manga originally published in Garo magazine. Some of it got translated (http://mangafox.la/manga/nekojiru_udon/) but there was much more that never was to my knowledge. There's a blog that was translating it (https://translatingnekojiru.tumblr.com/) but from what I remember it was a clusterfuck of random pages from different volumes, and now you apparently can't view it without a tumblr account. Does anyone own scans of or physical copies that they could scan of the untranslated volumes?

It was also made into 2 anime. A half hour long film, whch I know some of you have seen already (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlLBX4EIlJY) and a series of short cheap episodes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWnkOvi4i6c).

If you want to know more about the author:
http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/yoshiaki_yoshinaga_on_nekojiru
http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/yoshiaki_yoshinaga_on_nekojiru_pt_2

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 No.789[Reply]

People often talk about how the Yume Nikki manga was horrible but no one seems to talk about the light novel. Is it any good?
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 No.808

>>807
Is the art good? That's the main reason I'm buying it

 No.872

>>807
Sounds like a book that didn't go through editors, or…anything that ameliorated it from the draft stages…

 No.873

>>807

>Now I am in my dream.

>Now I take a pee.

DON'T DO IT, MADO-CHAN! IT'S A TRAP!

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 No.875

>>874
At least the pictures are nice. i can ignore the words in between



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 No.440[Reply]

Pic not related

> If this needs to be moved to another board, please do so. It seemed appropriate to put this in /lit/ rather than /ot/


I was hoping there were some people out there that know of any good writer support groups. I'm currently working on a book, but the problem is that the genre is kind of hard to pinpoint, though it leans toward supernatural overall. So are there any groups that you'd recommend to me?

 No.503

Find a competent forum RPG, make a character, participate, and talk to the other players. That's how I learned to write.

 No.810

If you're fine with a writing group where the writers are from tumblr (this one is a lot less crazy than the ones that allow minors and there are even people there who won't get angry at you for every small "mistake") then ask and I can give you the discord link

 No.871

>>810
i know this is late as hell but are you still giving the discord link



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 No.841[Reply]

I'll start,

Title: Memphis Megahertz and the Kansas City Fractal

What: Techno-Coffeetable/quote style book, follows 2 nostalgic computer systems through a Virtual American Empire.

Where: Amazon Sept. 7

PDF preview-download?: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FkK0NRe59EK2Chnw-lid6UToX3jweiKD/view?usp=sharing

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 No.867

hope you're doing well, if it's really you. obviously it isn't. whenever I feel depressed I'll watch some old archives of your streams.

 No.869

>>842
Best wishes, if it's really you. We're all gonna make it, bro.

 No.870

>>869
>>867
It's not. I posted that because I felt bad for him at the time.



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 No.860[Reply]

Hello! I'm looking for something relatively easy (or intermediate) to help improve my vocabulary, since English is not my first language. Any genre is alright.

 No.861

Tom Sawyer.

 No.862

Tolkien and J.K Rowling literature is pretty simple
Try reading teen-oriented thrillers/detective dramas too, that should do the trick.

 No.863

>>862
>Tolkien
>Simple
The Hobbit definitely, but not the Lord of the Rings or the Silmarillion. Have you even read them?

 No.864

I remember the first time I read LOTR in english. I learned a lot of new words that I haven't seen that often since.
Definitely not easy.

OP, what's your mother language?

 No.866

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee or anything by George Orwell (like 1984 or Animal Farm) both of those are taught like middle and early high school years so theyre good for strengthening english vocab.



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 No.858[Reply]

Reading non-fiction books such as manuals, biopics, essays and the like is quite a delight. Does anyone here find them interesting as well?
Share resources and non-fiction you find interesting in this thread.

 No.859

Depends on the topic. Memoirs can be interesting. This honestly seems like a strange question to me.



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 No.851[Reply]

Starting from two weeks ago I've resolved to actually get into reading and start going through books one after another. It's not like I don't pick up something for fun once in a blue moon, but I never really submerged myself in literature. I figured it would be better to die after going through my bucket list plus some. It's the sort of thing you can wait on for years after all.

Lord of the Flies: I've been meaning to get to this one since middle school, though I can probably appreciate it now much more than I would have back then. The symbolism is heavy-handed, but poignant none the less. It's about a bunch of boys getting stuck on an island. The book's about how the savagery of man conflicts with society/our reason and the gradual degeneration of the boys works nicely as an allegory for that. I was surprised by my own reaction to the gruesome parts of the book. When something like that actually gets under my skin that's a good sign. I'm desensitized to pointless gore. This is the sort of thing that should be taught in school, but is gradually being phased out.

Dracula: This was a fun ride. I've watched the German movie in a class before and the differences are astounding. The most well known theatrical versions seem to have cut out the entire plot and half the characters. The book really deserves its own mini-series. Aside from the story itself, it's interesting to see how stuff I watched before seems to have been influenced by it, Jojo in particular in my case. The long speeches about nobility, the dramatic reactions, etc. It's a Romantic/Gothic adventure story. It starts off slow with the first three hundred pages being build-up, and the last 100 being constant action. I actually got invested in the characters the same way I would have in an anime or something. It was entertaining to see the characters, especially Van Helsing, learn about and battle the count in wits.

 No.854

Frankenstein: This book was very thought-provoking. It's a little hard to get into, but once you become comfortable with the style and look up what countenance means, you should be fine. After reading this, Dracula seemed simple and maybe even a step down, but despite their similarities, they're apples and oranges. The actual plot isn't anything too compelling, but the way the book plays with your emotions and makes you doubt your own perceptions of characters is extremely compelling. The point is, you're not always right about your moral judgments. There isn't a security in your own perspective in Frankenstein. The monster is, by the way, eloquent and intelligent, which makes the theatrical version seem completely butchered. It upsets me a bit to see how people's conception of both Dracula and the monster are based on bastardized versions. It's not long and I definitely think it's worth a read through.

Solaris: Starting a sci-fi book after the last two was jarring, but I powered through that pretty quickly. It's about a distant planet covered in a massive, life-like ocean with the bizarre abilities to influence its own orbit around two stars and continually form massive structures that perform unbelievably complex processes and then disintegrate. The planet has been being studied for 100 years already and at this point investigations seem to be at their tail end without any definitive conclusions having been made. When the main character arrives to the research station, there's only two scientists still left there, with the third having recently committed suicide. Starting from recently, these scientists have been being 'visited' by people from their past memories, like hallucinations, but actually physical. The main character's nineteen year old wife who committed suicide years ago is who comes to him and with no recollection of her death. It's not immediately clear whether these visitors are actually self-aware, or just following a program.

The similarities to Evangelion are too numerous to seem like a coincidence to me. The red ocean, descriptions of giant humanoids floating in it, the planet 'mind raping' people to learn information about them and humans in general, etc. Their atmospheres are also very much alike and there's many similarities between the utterly inhuman nature of the planet, the structures that form on it, and the angels. It's also similarly depressing as hell. There's way too many themes and thought-provoking questiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.855

>The similarities to Evangelion are too numerous to seem like a coincidence to me.
It probably is a coincidence, there's not much similarity beside the superfluous theme of something more powerful than humanity messing with people's heads. Which is not even the focus of Eva, now that I think of it. But who knows, Lem is a very renowned writer, maybe Anno was in fact influenced by his work somehow.

 No.856

>>855
I meant more along the lines of visual similarities, though a lot of that probably comes from my own imagination. The way in which the planet and angels 'mess' with people has some stuff in common too, like the book's dream sequences(the melting together parts among others). I'm not the first person to have made the connection.
>superfluous
Wrong word I think.

 No.857

>>856
>Wrong word I think.
Ah, yeah, meant to say "superficial". Derp.



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