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M-my hands are w-writing on their own~!
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The Uboachan Dream World MUD is back online, sorry for the downtime.

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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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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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There is some really good stuff in this thread. Shamelessly necrobumping, hopefully some more people will post. Here's one of mine from this year.

Shallow Voice
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Do you remember back before your heart
Was covered with with beautiful snow?
Something warm and priceless died with her.

And marching softly onward since that time,
You’ve been spending your whole life to find
The music fit to complement
The shallow voice down below.
The brightest parts of you went chasing after her.
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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.



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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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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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Crazy that haters refuse to recognize it's obvious brilliance!


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>Yeah I love this manga!
>Crazy that haters refuse to recognize it's obvious brilliance!
Lazies troll I've read in weeks.


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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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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currently rereading


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This is adorable
Another cute fics?

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I am an anon that writes poetry. It's only 2.99 for ebook and 4.99 paperback they are comedy and just my collected thoughts and ramblings about the world. Check me out! Pic unrelated



wasn't this posted before?

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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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Don't brag just link


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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.



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.



Good luck with your next publisher!



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