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Alright 4chan /lit/erati,

Old /lit/ has died— to those of us who have browsed the board for years, it has become apparent that the quality of the board has decreased. One can blame this on a number of factors— the introduction of /pol/ to halfchan in 2011, an increase in the number of younger and less experienced readers into the folds of /lit/ (and 4chan, generally) over the years, the introduction of general threads, the exodus from /lit/ due to the creation of /his/, the influx of genre-fiction related posts, etc…

Ground rules for /litpat/:

The focus of this board is literary fiction and philosophy; please attempt to focus on these two subjects. Other subjects up for discussion: psychoanalysis, economics, sociology, hypermedia, visual art, architecture.

No political posts unless they involve academic political philosophy; if you post far-right political thinkers out of context, you will be temporarily banned. If you post far-left political thinkers outside of the framework of academic political philosophy or socialist realist fiction, expect similar treatment. This does not mean that fiction writers with fascist or Marxist tendencies are not up for discussion; just do not try to promote political views. Discussion of political philosophy is encouraged; active promotion of such philosophy is not.

Anything that smells of /pol/ shitposting will result in permaban.

Put explicit porn in spoilers or the file will be deleted.

Writing/critique threads are actively encouraged.

Only Gene Wolfe posting is acceptable: all other genre-fiction posting will result in a temporary ban.

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>she cute

she cute

>she cute

she cute

>no xenofeminist mommy gf


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>tfw you will never have a qt pi deconstructionist literary studies professor gf


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>that bowlcut

nuke it



That. Seriously wtf was that girl thinking. Poor little academic.




Her voice is somewhat annoying but pretty articulate.



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Hey guys. I really like this board. And I realize we're really not the posting kind. How about we post in this thread once everytime we check the board, with whatever comes to mind? That way we can keep the posts-per-minute a little bit up and maybe a nice discussion pops up from time to time

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>7 active IPs

>post quality somehow even lower than /lit/s

dead board lmfao



Pls no i like you guise



Took me a few years but here you are



Cultivate your madness. The first thing there is to know is that normalcy is undesirable; one's got to escape from normalcy, avoid it by any means, sacrifice whatever is necessary. First, no one is truly normal. Everybody has this mask they so carefully polish… and you can see them: pulchre, delightful, they are so normal and besides they're so happy, they're doing everything so well and besides they're doing wonderfully, everything is so beautiful and perfect… and you, with your problems. When night falls, night falls, and you are forced to stare back at their faces, you're lying in bed and it's time for you to fall asleep, but you have to stare back at your demons, because no one knows them as well as you do; nobody like you knows what's inside of you and what you have to deal with […]"

Well that's shittier than I remember.

Everybody post shit you've written so we can destroy it


posting in an epic thread


I made it through another year without killing myself. thanks guys

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post your ideal /lit/ lifestyle

-cold and nearly silent marriage, with sex, with pic related

-alcoholism + small manageable heroin addiction

-wear comfy all black all the time

-hyper minimalist house with almost no possessions except some extremely expensive furniture and art

-work is publishing marxist/poststructural articles in known academic journals

-no children

-grey hair by 29

-suicide around 55

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I'm living my ideal /lit/ lifestyle but struggling to find motivation/time to read. I also suffer from a minor void of meaning.

I love Chinese women.


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>be a publishing mogul

>coax up-and-coming female writers into letting me sniff their feet in exchange for publishing and promotion

>eventually get #MeToo'd

>get off on the public humiliation and disgrace

>publish my diary years later



I can pretend to be chinese woman if you want.

Ching chong ping pong me rubba you rong time



the absolute racism - at least 'ching chong ping pong' are phonetic Chinese sounds, but ‘rubba you rong time’ is a bastardized reference to Vietnamese hookers, an entirely different professional culture from that of my beloved silk concubines.



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>post your ideal /lit/ lifestyle

-permanent wizard-tier bachelor

-unassailable, permanent masturbation addiction

-wear daggy, non-conformist clothing all the time

-hyper minimalist rented house because permanent poorfag

-work is mindless drone-age and spending spare time writing utterly ignored intensely philosophical fiction ignored by any respectable publishers

-no children because God knows I wouldn't curse them with my efforts at parenting

-suicidally depressed by 29

-suicide around 55

Oh … wait … did you say "ideal"? Sorry. I'll start over …

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>some men just like to watch the world burn

books for this feel?



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This thread is dedicated to discussing ways in which we can directly recruit from 4chan /lit/.

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>an impossible task

(1)board is invite only.

(2)mods must approve all invites.

(3)minimum post before invite privilege rule.

(4)ban annoying faggots.

(5)scheduled cycle of discussions

(6)sticky a book-swap/haul/request BuySellTrade-style thread

(7)abuse exclusivity to lure authors to the site for AMAs/previews

(8)use said authors' prestige to entice quality posters to accept invites

it's not really all that hard to make a decent Literature forum, you just have to stop treating it like a fucking cork-board in a uni hallway.



Having an invite only image board is anti ethical to the whole culture of egalitarianism, let alone anonymity, that makes the medium special.




this is why everything sucks now.

the noise-to-signal ratio is so fucked.

you will never get anything great done in your life if you keep letting idiots waste your time and ruin your plans.


Are there even any posters left on half/lit/ worth saving?

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Favorite contemporary visual artists?

I like Michael Mitsas

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Zao Wou Ki, even though he's dead.


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That's the least of of worries


And those degenerate interests are remuneration.

Capitalism, money, corrupt all things.

That said, there is perfectly wonderful art being made in every medium. Tons of garbage, sure, but that is to be expected when people allow a micro-minority to run our lives.

I like a lot of art.


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>of of

of our worries




>being 5 year old

>paint some face

>make it bleek






>believing in evolution


No better than being a jew sectarian christian.


>capitalism, money, corrupt all things

yes, but only bigger art, ie architecture, but mainly comformity degenerates people, and conformity isn't side effect of capitalism

and lack of beauty; children should grow up in inspiring, timeless, beatiful environments

When you don't know what beauty is, when people directly or indirectly tell you that their shitty lives are merit of beauty, cities and houses and whatever they are living in are beautiful, et cetera, et cetera, then of course you will be shit being not worth calling yourself human.

btw it looks awfully digitalish

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A couple of years ago I started to play D&D, I was really bad at the narrative aspect, I was terrible at coming up with characters or plots. I managed to overcome that but but I still tried to read common sci fi and fantasy to seek inspiration but I could not get into it.

Anyone else feels this? Having a hard to enjoy or even getting into genre fiction? On the novels I've tried I never read more than one chapter, it always feels so hollow.


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that's bcuz most genre fiction writers are shit m8

read some gene wolfe m80



I knew it'll be bad but not this bad




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Fantasy writing derives from mythology. Read that.

Yea, start with the Greeks.


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Boy, I really loath having to use fucking Towlin' as a default name.

Back during 4chan lit's golden age you had named users all over the place, and not a shit was given. Embrace the Unique of yourself and reject this cult of uniformity, this "NPC" meme.

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See pictured. This should be mandatory reading in every public school.


why tho


New Testament


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based and breadpilled



if you are oblivous cuck, yes

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post literary memes, boyyos

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God I hate that whiny bastard. So full of ressentiment, no a e s t h e t i c s

So sad!


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Range banned from halfchan. And no proxy works anymore. Not willing to buy a pass. You're my only remaining space, lead pad.


god I wish they would ban me so I could finally stop fucking going there

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officially ded :(




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Who here cyberpunk? I mean in the philosophical sense rather than simply reading the subsection of the science fiction genre.

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>tfw just ordered fanged noumena

what am i in for lads?



I plan to have the pdf printed myself. Ain't no scalper gonna finesse my hard earned money.



For sure. Nigger.



Like your attached pic you're in for 600 pages of word salad. It's seriously annoying to read as the paragraphs feels like loosely connected twitter posts strung together.


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Some Core and Periphery theory and a lot of speed driven key-stabbing.

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ITT: God-tier neo-bourgeoisie "theory" nerd cringe.

>anything published by Semiotext(e)

>anything Tiqqun

>anything on Zero Books

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This dude got heavily butthurt over me saying Manuel DeLanda has written great secondary literature on Deleuze. And his main objection was that DeLanda did not write in a specifically political goal-oriented muh minorities way, and called him an "entrepreneurial Daniel Dennett". I swear these media studies niggs will make everyone hate the themes associated with Deleuze.

>the face of "I'm totally agaisnt liberal Deleuze studies, look at me, a true militant" theoretician






can feel the soy oozing through my screen




I thought bourgeoisie is dead since 50s, so what's the neo-bourgeoisie?



marxist ideology cannot function without a boogeyman

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anyone ever read this like 7 years ago?

i remember looking at it cause i was curious what it was like to swim in the periphery of the 'literary world' as someone who will never achieve mainstream success. it was like a redpill type thing, soothing myself by looking at them aspire and 'publish' stuff that no one really cared about

if you dont remember this, anyone have a similar version of this?


First time I see it ever. Do you have any of it recorded?

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