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#8314 - brendantheferret
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(08/23/2016) [-]
I don't know if this is the right board for this or whatever. I just started college and there's no way I can afford all these textbooks. Does anyone know where I can either download them free, or buy them super cheap?
#8317 to #8315 - synchron
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(08/24/2016) [-]
Just came for the same thing, thanks man
#8316 to #8315 - brendantheferret
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(08/23/2016) [-]
Thank you
#8313 - cognosceteipsum ONLINE
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(08/22/2016) [-]
I just finished conspiracy against the human race
#8307 - kozdafunny
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(08/17/2016) [-]
I've recently gained the possession of a book I can't exactly find online easily. I want to know if anyone else here knows the rarity of this book. It's called "If I were a Dictator" by Julian Huxley, copyright 1934. It seems to be a first edition.
#8306 - rockmanfan
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(08/17/2016) [-]
not sure if here or the art/drawing board is the right place to discuss it, but i want to talk about themes in fantasy. considering the insane amount of high-fantasy games/books/media out there, what are some of the themes that you, personally, most resonate with? good Vs evil? order Vs anarchy? or maybe more specific to the genre, like the implications of racism, fascism, classism, or other prejudices that pop up occasionally and are talked about through the metaphors of different "races". what would you say are some of the best, well-written high-fantasy pieces, or at least parts of a game, book etc that really stuck with you?
#8308 to #8306 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/21/2016) [-]
There's something about a good vs evil story that always rubs me the wrong way. Having a faction of just evil motherfuckers always seemed like a cop-out to me. I don't know if you've ever read the Gentleman Bastards series, but there's a far-flung mysterious land in it called Jerem and literally all they are known for is slavery and apeshit warriors. Everything else in it is so well-considered and he just decides 'fuck it let's have the evil darkies from across the seas'.
#8309 to #8308 - rockmanfan
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(08/21/2016) [-]
it is easy to make it very cliche. the best good vs evil stories are ones that go in-depth into the evil's reason and motivation. the greatest villains IMO are ones that you feel like in another setting they could be the protagonist, or at least not AS evil. the other ones i enjoy are basically forces of nature. a villain who is more or less just a living embodiment of some natural entity, but are still intelligent enough to plan and strategize.
#8310 to #8309 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/21/2016) [-]
I see what you're saying, but if the 'evil' has reason and motivation that can be rational, then they're not evil, right? For example, Darth Vader wasn't evil because he fought rebels, he was evil because he tortured people and blew up planets for giggles. Evil has to be unreasoning, otherwise it could just be extremely efficient accounting.
#8311 to #8310 - rockmanfan
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(08/21/2016) [-]
i think i'm talking more about evil because of situation, not choice. like, someone who has to commit evil acts otherwise face calamity. very hard to pull of, but very effective when done right. i'm exhausted from work so i can't really think of examples right now.
#8312 to #8311 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/21/2016) [-]
I'd always figured evil as more of a matter of motivation than consequence. If a good man kills an enemy on a battlefield, that's not evil, but if an evil man builds a free orphanage so he can rub one out looking through the windows, that's evil. Doesn't matter if those orphans grow up to be doctors, the act was an evil one.
#8304 - monstrumologist
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(08/14/2016) [-]
GIF
Can anyone share an ebook/pdf copy of this book? I was told it's a good read, and I'm sorely lacking anything good to read this term:
Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt (Kodansha Globe)

the last book I've read is Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. Anyone want a copy of the epub?
#8300 - rahzma ONLINE
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(08/12/2016) [-]
I need some help. I'm looking for stories about super powers. Any good story that has people with powers would be a great help to me. I'm trying to write my own story, and I've managed to come up with a few things I think are good, but I want to really research what others have come up with. I'd like any and all recommendations from anyone here. Of course I'll be looking for things on my own as well, but I'd really appreciate any help I can get from others.
#8301 to #8300 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/13/2016) [-]
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher was okay. Watchmen was great but pretty grim, same for Kickass. Honestly, all the best superhero stories are in comics. Go grab yourself an armful of spiderman.
#8298 - thereasonableperso
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(08/10/2016) [-]
I've been feeling the need to put some ideas on paper. What's a good site to post my shitty short stories on? Is Fanfiction.net as bad as they say?
#8302 to #8298 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/13/2016) [-]
If it's not smut and it's not fucking poetry, stick it on here. I like critiquing work, and I'm sure other people'll help out too.
#8303 to #8302 - thereasonableperso
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(08/14/2016) [-]
Go no. No poetry. And I suck at at writing smut.

I tried once. Once!
#8305 to #8303 - dasistwunderbar ONLINE
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(08/14/2016) [-]
Well, like I say, I'll take a shot at it, or if you're looking for other writing places that aren't fanfiction.net , you've got wattpad.com for any writing, but the community is a little teenage girl-centric. reddit.com/r/writing and reddit.com/r/destructivereaders will critique anything you throw at them, so long as you return the favour.
#8299 to #8298 - predatorwolf ONLINE
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(08/10/2016) [-]
Depends on what you've written. If it's a fanfic, then... yeah. If not then try something else, even if it's a small blog or something.
#8296 - sirnigga
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(08/08/2016) [-]
**sirnigga used "*roll 1, 0000001-1000000*"**
**sirnigga rolls 0,458,629**
ive been meaning to be here but ive been absolutely "book"ed
#8293 - mondominiman
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(08/07/2016) [-]
Finished this book up not to long ago, it was actually pretty good and kept me hooked the entire time. Just found out there was a movie adaptation, hopefully it's just as good
#8289 - epicalania
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(08/06/2016) [-]
So I was wondering if there were any reasonably well known or significant tavern keepers in old myths or religious texts? I figured there was a chance someone here might know any.