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M-my hands are w-writing on their own~!
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🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday Madotsuki! 🎉🎉🎉

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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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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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Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol


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Right now I'm reading Alexandre Kojève - Kandinsky: Incarnating Beauty

>A compilation of esoteric musings, Kandinsky: Incarnating Beauty explores Alexandre Kojève’s philosophical approach to the relationship between art and beauty.

>A teacher to Jacques Lacan, André Breton, and Albert Camus, Kojève defined art as the act of extracting the beautiful from objective reality. His poetic text, “The Concrete Paintings of Kandinsky,” endorses nonrepresentational art as uniquely manifesting beauty. Taking the paintings of his renowned uncle, Wassily Kandinsky, as his inspiration, Kojève suggests that in creating (rather than replicating) beauty, the paintings are themselves complete universes as concrete as the natural world. Kojève’s text considers the utility and necessity of beauty in life, and ultimately poses the involuted question: What is beauty?

>Including personal letters between Kandinsky and his nephew, this book further elaborates the unique relationship between artist and philosopher. An introduction by Boris Groys contextualizes Kojève’s life and writings.

Tl;dr it's a short philosophy/art theory book on beauty in art by Kojève, a Russian-French philosopher with a focus on William Kandinsky who was Kojève's uncle. It's pretty good if you're into art, theory or philosophy.


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Man Against Mass Society, Gabriel Marcel. People are rapidly losing their humanity and they have been ever since the modern technological revolution.


kino taste
if you liked that I'd rec checking out his plays (perspectives on the broken world good one to start)/on the ontological mystery and Discourse on thinking/what is called thinking by heidegger they jive together really well.


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i just finished rereading blood meridian. it was my favorite book when i was 17 and proabably it still is. next i might read a hangman's diary: the journal of master franz schmidt, public executioner of nuremberg, 1573-1617, but my stack grows and grows… probably there are few people that come back to this thread, but if there are any frens that wanna chat about literature and films and comfy nothings, please reply with your discord handle…

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Poetry Thread

Find Poem,
Like Poem,
Share Poem,

Write poem:
Long poem,
Short Poem,
Good Poem,
Bad Poem.
Post poem.
Hate Poem,
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Necro bump with pride. Im glad there is a poetry thread, I write them often.


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The best of us, are hard to come by.

They aren't many, they aren't few.

They shut themselves in, but there are glimpses.

With heads down, quietly cutting through a crowd.

Avoiding eye contact.
Nervous glances at the floor, during inquisition.

We laugh at them, ridicule.

They grow resentful.

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The egg whence I came, and eat eggs do I;
O, praise to products animal! to Milk
That quenches thirst, and blankets drench; revive!
To yogurt, cheese; fermented things abound,
rebuilding, building life—thus roots ‘ll ‘round!
the Lord, on fasts, observes and reconciles
Produce from meat; of course, the Grain from chaff.




'Ode to a Goldfish', by Giles Brandreth

Oh Wet Pet

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how to write interesting fic/doujin that will maybe appeal to uh


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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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Can anybody give a PDF file of this book.


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>Poniko is the main protagonist of the novel adaptation of Yume Nikki. At first, she acts solely as the narrator to Madotsuki's progress through the dream world, but soon after she meets up with her, the focus shifts to her quest to discover the reason behind her presence in Madotsuki's dream, as well as how to escape it and to help Madotsuki get over whatever trauma is causing those dreams.

>However, it is revealed later on that Madotsuki isn't the dreamer, but just another dream character in Poniko's own dreams. She takes the central stage in her dreams as she is Poniko's shadow, but the only true being is Poniko. Specifically, Madotsuki is the representation of Poniko's expected child. The true nature of the real world is never seen, but it is implied that Poniko's worry over her child's safety created the dream world she is trapped in.



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Untranslated version? I do wonder how much of the criticism in this thread is merely as a result of a poor translation or not…


You forget, little exiles of four, that the original video game is also very monotonous and repetitive if you only play it for a couple of minutes, so I see no reason to reject this novel.

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This interactive sabutsuki writing game? I don't know what to respond to it,but it's like reliant on the reader leaving a reply or something.


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any literature about dreams and staying in the dream world or something similar. I might sound stupid.
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Carl Jung's The Red Book Liber Novus.
A famous psychoanalyst has a mid-life crisis with terrible nightmares and day-time visions. He chooses to go into the nightmares and takes the fight to the demons on their own turf. Lot of philosophy and mindgames.


Picnic at Hanging Rock


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The dream quest of unknown kadath. It's one of my favorite stories from HP lovecraft, pretty sure you will like it!


somebody has some good taste


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Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Aside from the title, it's not explicitly about dreams, but its style follows a sort of hypnagogic logic that lulls you into dream-like images. It teeters the line between dream and nightmare often. (also Eyes Wide Shut is based on this book)

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People often talk about how the Yume Nikki manga and light novel were horrible but no one seems to talk about the picture book. Is it any good?

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This is adorable
Another cute fics?

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