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#8049 - klowserpok
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(22 hours ago) [-]
Theres a book series I'm trying to find, I've read it before. Its about mold that kills people or turns them into zombies or something, and then an opposite mold thing saves the day. Anyone know it? It was really weird
#8048 - kunchuma
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(05/25/2016) [-]
Can anyone explain what pinocs mean in The man in the high castle?
#8044 - mondominiman
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(05/22/2016) [-]
For anyone that's read the game of thrones books, is the character Peter dinklage supposed to play really a midget or did they just make him tiny for the show
#8046 to #8044 - westernphilosophy
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(05/23/2016) [-]
Yes he is a tiny tiny tiny man in the books too.
He's supposed to be quite ugly too, but you can't be that picky with actors I guess.
#8045 to #8044 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/22/2016) [-]
Yup. He's a dwarf in the books too.
#8038 - canyou
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(05/21/2016) [-]
So, I typically like to reread pages to make sure I didn't miss any information, and as a result, reading takes more time than I think it should. Am I being paranoid?

Also, can anyone recommend a book with a male main character that doesn't act super edgy or gay? I just want to read about someone interesting but still relatable.
#8042 to #8038 - westernphilosophy
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(05/21/2016) [-]
Just any genre with an interesting and relatable guy character?
What baout "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"
But the thing is that the main character is the opposite of intresting. He is quite boring and basic...But that kinda makes him intresting and really really relatable.

That book is really something, i'll tell you that much.
#8039 to #8038 - rockmanfan ONLINE
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(05/21/2016) [-]
dresden files? the guy's a bit of a dork and kinda moody sometimes but only rarely. most of the time he's a practical minded detective.
#8040 to #8039 - canyou
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(05/21/2016) [-]
I'll check it out. Thank you!
#8036 - joshkroger
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(05/16/2016) [-]
I'm starting the Dark Tower series. Well, at least the audiobooks. My summer job involves me sitting on a 72" mower 10 hours a day, just needed something to keep my mind from rotting.
#8022 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/14/2016) [-]
What's the Gayest book you've ever enjoyed? I read the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern the other day, and for all the dress descriptions, it was actually a pretty great read.
#8037 to #8022 - canyou
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(05/21/2016) [-]
Holy shit. I literally have that book next to me now. I'm worried it'll be too girly, but you liked it?
#8041 to #8037 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/21/2016) [-]
Yeah actually. It was a compelling read precisely because it was so girly. Most of the fantasy I read is pretty straightforward sword and sorcery, but this went new and homosexual places with the concept of magic. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has a firm grip on their sexuality.
#8018 - thesirofponies ONLINE
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(05/13/2016) [-]
Opinions on The Anarchists' Cookbook? My library has the 1971 version and I'm going to read it once I get the chance.
#8017 - boomerpyro
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(05/12/2016) [-]
idea: starts out as the standard light novel where someone gets reincarnated into another world, they become the little girl and everyone adores them, then they get injured and it just so happens that expensive healing scrolls revert the wounded bodies to the rightful form of their soul, little girl suddenly looks like Anon again
#8043 to #8017 - westernphilosophy
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(05/21/2016) [-]
I would read it
#8016 - Nihatclodra
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(05/11/2016) [-]
This board cancerous enough to shamelessly advertise fanfics in yet?
#8021 to #8016 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/14/2016) [-]
Go for it lad. No smut though
#8023 to #8021 - Nihatclodra
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(05/14/2016) [-]
www.fanfiction.net/s/11940452/1/Promises-of-Hearth-and-Home

First fanfic I've ever written. It's a "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" fanfic, so I don't recommend reading unless you've read those books.
#8025 to #8023 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/14/2016) [-]
Awh god you made a dungeon no bullshit reference. I'm not drunk enough for this yet.
#8027 to #8025 - Nihatclodra
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(05/14/2016) [-]
I made a what now? where?
#8028 to #8027 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/15/2016) [-]
Hey. No longer drunk. I'm sorry man, but I couldn't do it. I'm not a discerning reader but I draw the line at anime references, flirting with children and a fucking bio to start the piece. Shit reads like a particularly cringewortthy okcupid profile
#8029 to #8028 - Nihatclodra
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(05/15/2016) [-]
1) There are absolutely zero anime references in there. You either imagined them, or I made one without realizing... but reading over it, I'm finding none.
2) He wasn't flirting with her, he was making jokes to deal with a stressful situation (Hallucination, and/or the truth of said hallucinations) or (depending on the place in the chapter) because hestia eventually expected it from him; and she isn't a child. She's a fucking goddess that uses a child-like form because she's a virgin goddess. That's canon.
3) That was the only way I could think of to let readers know what he looks like while actually being somewhat in-character in doing so. People don't casually describe themselves in detail in their minds, and I unfortunately went the first-person route for this because that suited the narrative the best. The only way in-character I could think of is if he sarcastically introduced himself like it was an AA meeting or something; trying to take personal humour out of what he was seeing so he wouldn't freak out.

It sounds more like you were expecting cringe, so you specifically looked for any slight hints of cringe to blow out of proportion and give yourself an excuse to stop reading.
#8030 to #8029 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/15/2016) [-]
Nope. I fully respect you creative endeavour, and I think this one of the most heartfelt pieces of fanfic I've read. It's not manipulative of nostalgia, and you clearly have a love of the subject matter and the series itself. However, this is not a good piece of writing. If you'd let me lay down some actual criticism, I'd be more than happy to, god knows my early stuff was worse than this. We're talking 'entire paragraphs of ironic aside to the reader' bad.
#8031 to #8030 - Nihatclodra
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(05/15/2016) [-]
I'll only accept criticism form someone who reads the whole thing; THEN I will accept criticism. From what you said, you read maybe the first thousand words and stopped.

And please, explain what the fuck the anime reference was! I never intended for something like that, and you keep mentioning it... it's driving me crazy.
#8033 to #8031 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/15/2016) [-]
I'm gonna do what I normally do with writing posted on here, which is give comments that come to me when I'm reading, and a more coherent criticism at the end.

First off, that bio shit is not right. Believe me I know it's hard to put across how a character looks, but every writer before you has figured something out that isn't a shopping list. Just because you're writing fanfiction doesn't mean you can get away with this asscancer.

Speaking of prostate problems, this conversational style is oozing red down there. Your goal as a writer is to convey the story and the characters without getting too much in the way. Your asides are slowing things down to the point where I'm having to stop and make myself read things I automatically skipped because my hinterbrain knew it wasn't worth it. Apparently I can't copy and paste this, but I'm referring to the Hallucinations line. That could have been a couple of words, and it would have had a lot more impact. As it is, the mythological monsters bit is a rock on the end of a noodle. Should've been a big hitter, but the wind-up was limp.

Now I know you're cool. You're hip, you're on at least four levels of irony and one time Cathy Morgan let you sniff her pussy behind the bike sheds, but let me drop some hard truth on you. YOU ARE NOT COOLER THAN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Welp is not a word to be used outside of dialogue. Underlining things is not a writing technique, it's a way to make your Word-Art really pop. Every time I read a (?) I imagine the character shruggin and rolling his eyes at the camera. If your response to the above was 'but Shakespeare', go give your writing to a theatre company and tell them it has the same literary value. Then go to hospital, because they probably stabbed you.

Your train of thought dialogue is pretty good here, and it fits a man who thinks he's talking to a hallucination. Good shit, but keep a tight handle on those punctuation marks.

Now Hestia's dialogue is a little strained, but I read the original books, and bigboy RR himself couldn't figure that one out, so I'll forgive you this once. Don't think you'll get away with this for anyone not a primal force of nature though.

I suppose using suppose twice in a line is a little awkward. Break out that thesaurus lad.

Woof, can you feel the sexual tension coming off that? That eight year old girl? You feel anything wrong with that? You hear those sirens?

I've talked to you about the Best Goddess but, and if this isn't an anime reference I don't know what the fuck is going on.

This Goddess/God leftovers bit doesn't really make sense to me. Was there a bit that you excised where he mentions making sacrifice?

'Drawled in deadpan' is unnecessary. Keep your sentences tight.

Where'd the fist-pump come from there? I'm a pretty rad dude but I don't think I could pull of a fist-pump after telling a child about rotten food.

Puppy dog-eyes again didn't make any sense. Is she using them or not?

Neither does the next sentence. This is lazy.

'Honestly' is another sitcom style aside to the audience. Stoppit.

Did you see how fast the profanity was going? Came outa nowhere! Seriously, settle on a tone, because that winded me.

What the fuck was that. New exercie. When you're writing your dialogue, say it out loud. If you can't do it without sounding like a neurotic car saesman, you're packing too much in.

I'm making base camp here and making for the summit tomorrow, because it's fairly late where I am. Don't be discouraged, I've read far worse and come back for more.


#8035 to #8033 - Nihatclodra
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(05/16/2016) [-]
Little difficult to figure out what parts you're talking about without using copy-and-paste, but fanfiction.net just doesn't allow it for some reason. only way to do so is through "Inspect element".

I'll address the ones I have answers for and recognize though:

I didn't really think of the asides all that much, and didn't consider that they may slow things down. I'll try to keep that in mind.

I didn't think about the welp thing either, that's jsut part of how I speak in real life, so I didn't consider it to be a dialogue-only thing. And i was using "(?)" as a sort of mental-shrug, as he wasn't sure himself.

Glad to hear I did something right.

okay

Alright

I wasn't intending on sexual tension at all... I guess I need to learn the line between joking and flirting in the future...?

I already said the reason for the best-goddess thing below... though I honestly forgot the time-period in which he's living, meaning he wouldn't have been exposed to the internet for phraises like that... oversight on my part, I'll admit.

He was more referring to being a bad host than anything.

Alright

I was trying to portray him acting mock-empassioned or reverant about the "amazing ability" of his leftovers, namely being deadly.

It was more she had big enough eyes that it was almsot like she was using puppy-dog eyes by default, I suppose I didn't portray that well.

The "Honestly" there wasn't the sarcastic kind, but more of the "He was 'honestly' curious" way. It wasn't meant to be an aside... you may have read it as such due to the comma before it, which actually wasn't meant to be there... I simply missed it during my read-through to fix such mistakes the first time.

There were only 2 swears there, calling linda a "bitch" was because he REALLY does not like her; and the "stupid shit" was out of habit on my part, due to the fact that I tend to casually swear in real life like that. Sorry.

Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any way to give that information aside from an info-dump. And honestly, a lecture makes sense to me at that part.

Alright. And with what you've said thus far, I can already think of a few areas you will likely have problems with, though I have no idea how to improve them... Just keep in mind that the actuall "plot" of this story is 100% a dream I literally had, the rest is trying to flesh-out and rationalize the events of said dream. Not the best way to write a story by far, but this is the first tiem I had the proper motivation to write anything so I kept with the method I had in mind that actually gave me said motivation.
#8032 to #8031 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/15/2016) [-]
Haha, okay I'll read it, but you've gotta promise to take some of this on board. And it might be just because I spend more time than is healthy on the internet but Hestia=best goddess reminded me of that anime flavour of the month a while back with the girl called hestia.
#8034 to #8032 - Nihatclodra
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(05/16/2016) [-]
I'll do my best to make use of what you tell me, but this is my first attempt at writing anything alone. I have very little practice, and English was my worst class in High School. I am hoping to use fanfiction to increase my writing skills to the point I can finally make use of some novel ideas I have; though that will likely only happen on a few years at least. Still, I will take any tips you can give, even if I may have difficulty implementing them.

His reason for calling her "Best Goddess" was exactly what he said. Any goddess actually willing to visit him automatically got the title.

and what little I remember of that anime, that Hestia was shit.
#8024 to #8023 - dasistwunderbar
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(05/14/2016) [-]
Okay, I went in, and immediately bounced off at the word manlet. I'm gonna go get soused and come back.
#8026 to #8024 - Nihatclodra
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(05/14/2016) [-]
the manlet thing was just the main character making fun of himself...
#8019 to #8016 - rockmanfan ONLINE
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(05/14/2016) [-]
i think it's dead enough no one will notice if you do. but then again, that means no one will read it either.
#8020 to #8019 - Nihatclodra
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(05/14/2016) [-]
fair enough.
#8013 - hiken
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(05/07/2016) [-]
I'm kinda new to the marvel universe, I decided recently i want to start reading spiderman followed by some other heroes maybe, but i just can't wrap my head around the huge ammount of content this shit has, after searching for hours i only learned that i want to follow the 616 earth story, but every single person tells me to start with something different and I have no clue of what/where should i read first.

I want to read 616 spiderman with a continuous story, after i've done that i'll get to alternate universess and all that stuff. Any of you can help me?