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Hipster Slut 16/03/07(Mon)15:07 No. 17541 [Reply]
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Practicing my technical writing. How is it and what can be improved?

>The age of petroleum as an energy source is slowly coming to an end, but the modern world remains powered by oil while being ubiquitous in products that do not yet have viable petroleum substitutes for their production. As the developing world’s demand for fossil fuels grows and supplies run dry, oil exploration becomes a more lucrative but risky venture that also promises higher oil returns.

>The project manager and procurement officer have the authority to negotiate for resources. The project manager and relationship manager are authorized to communicate with contractors and the project manager has exclusive authority with regards to communication to upper level management. The project manager has the authority to designate roles and jobs within the project. The holder of this position is John Doe and the other positions are vacant until assigned.


Subject matter and details are arbitrary by the way.


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Hipster Slut 16/03/08(Tue)00:46 No. 17542

> but the modern world remains powered by oil while being ubiquitous in products that do not yet have viable petroleum substitutes for their production.

ouch, rephrase this. use of ubiquitous seems forced, whole passage is a bit clunky and could be better rephrased. also, switch "powered" to something that indicates that you're talking about its uses beyond just energy (like "remains reliant on")

Your second sample passage seems just fine.


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Hipster Slut 16/03/08(Tue)21:24 No. 17544

The first paragraph is not technical writing. Technical writing conveys information or instructions with an emphasis on clarity. What you have written appears to be rhetoric instead.

"The age of" - undefined, unbounded term
"is" - this implies a current state of affairs, but does not indicate any particular date. Is this sentence still true when read in 2070?
"slowly coming to an end" - speculation or prediction, not information. 'Slowly' is vague.

"the modern world remains powered by oil" -redundant with the first clause, which already states that we are in an 'age of petroleum as an energy source'. Also, no data to support this assertion. Technical writing conveys information, not common knowledge.

The rest of the first paragraph isn't any better.


The second paragraph is better, because it tries to convey information: job responsibilities for various positions. This might be more clear as a bullet list.

project manager
o negotiates resources (see also procurement officer)
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A short story to explain the origin of Kit, a counter-culture messenger Kit 16/02/19(Fri)23:18 No. 17539 [Reply]
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The story is definitely too long, so I'll post a pastebin link here. If that's against the rules or something, I apologize. I'm just a long time lurker hoping that people will enjoy my writing.

http://pastebin.com/BX0UNtq9

Image not related at all and was in fact random.




Hipster Slut 15/09/23(Wed)15:27 No. 17482 [Reply]
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Hipster Slut 15/10/08(Thu)18:34 No. 17488

The sword handle on the cover is shaped like a phallus. Pretty gay.


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Hipster Slut 16/02/09(Tue)14:25 No. 17533
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>>17488

Penis.




Hipster Slut 14/07/14(Mon)07:18 No. 17223 [Reply]
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“One sec I’m whetting my blade”. “Well, you’re the hurrier so time is of the essence”. “Thanks, Tiffany”. He took the blade, held it up perpendicular to the ground and let gravity do most of the work of bringing it down since he’s too weak of a fuck to do it himself, slicing off a nice cut of flanken for tonight from his on-the-fritz cow of little to no value to his milk production. “MMAAOOOOOAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMOOOOOOOOOAAA” “Ah shaddup you filthy ruminant”.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/04(Tue)08:52 No. 17459

"

"OK, now there are six people with us. I swear to hell this is an episode of Friends where people just walk in on each other without warning and blurt stuff out involuntarily. Where are the cameras? And who the hell are you and where the hell did you come from?" "Hi. My name is Maninahat, and this is boring." "My place of residence seems to gravitate people of low stimulation. Maninahat.. Man in a hat. Sick parents. At least it's a name.. Nameless doesn't have one. Hi Maninahat. It has been a displeasure to see your presence in a place as personal as my own residence, and furthermore to see that I have had an audience from the side, summarizing our lives with an adjective that can only describe their own life as though their commentary is objective and should be treated as such. Maninahat. My first impression of you is that you are a loud-mouth who feels that their opinion matters and should be heard... Are you the boyfriend of narrator? The two of you are scarily alike in a way that would not surprise me to find out that the relation is of blood."

A look that can be discerned as the gaze of a super-model flushes over the countenance of what was once the face of boredom of Maninahat. WIth head tilted to the side backwardly, and mouth ajar, the stance is clear that the thought and personal attention of Andrea has engaged the interest of Sir Boredom after all.

"You're absolutely right. Narrator is my boyfriend. How did you know?"


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Hipster Slut 15/08/04(Tue)09:33 No. 17461

"Interesting situation: In this very room we have a stir of personalities. We have two homosexuals, a fat ditz, a hippie, a clueless airhead, and a mindless follower. Am I the only sane one here? The relation could be guessed by a child, Maninahat. The way you pose yourself standing could be guessed from even a mile away that your sexual interests are bent. Please, describe your communication and association with your boyfriend to us. We can't seem to get through to him."

"I can't get through to him either. I feel so helpless sometimes. I just want to cry over my inability to touch his heart in the way he has touched mine. Depression hurts."

"Awww. Sit down with me. It's okay. Being gay is bad enough as it is. You just have to accept that your life is terrible, that you are abnormal, and that your only prospect for love is with someone as vacant as your boyfriend. Despite being nature's miscarriage, only good can come from here, since you have--is that an erection bulging its way through your trousers? Oh, Maninahat. I didn't know. You thrive on humiliation. I bet you also love sadomasochism. Tim, you're off the hook. This boy needs the cangue more than ever."

Maninahat, without hesitation, follows the direction of Andrea's guidance to the doorway which she will use to firmly wedge the cangue over his head to the door frame high above the ground.

"You're lost. I will take care of you."


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/lit/ - Literature Jekkerspew 16/02/08(Mon)21:17 No. 17532

Cool 7chan.org always done then you need to take the article, once even in your personal life helped!

Develop and with the last Christmas to you all!




critique unknown 15/12/14(Mon)16:09 No. 17506 [Reply]
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writing is something that i'd like to improve upon. here is a first draft at the prologue to a story. it will be vaguely based off my life, and my transition from male to female over the next few years. strange subject matter but i think if i can capture it in some sort of semi-fictional and surreal way then it'd be nice.
interested in any comments. it's just a draft. The names and age have been changed to preserve anonymity. thx. please let me know if its good or utter shit. the italics and bold dont work? not sure how to do it :P


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unknown 15/12/14(Mon)16:16 No. 17508

Prologue

life is just a fractal
Dude, what the fuck? Facebook just erased my memory. Swear with my right hand to a fucking church. I was just…

go steal another car. stop being sad. like cancer.

The shakes were real and the nectar of my nightly forage was draped, slung under my eyes like wet bathroom towels and tropical…
in-distinctive murmur
That’s the new modus of operation for you, Honey. Who is listening?
I went back home and ate and played with an iPod but it wasn’t entertaining so I enjoyed a cocktail of entactogens, and an absolutely Edenous garden view. Appreciated it from the dry end of the glass.
More wine. Lightning. Abruptly so, anyway, because I…
she passes out often.
i wanted to help, but for her, all the doors had been closed.


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maninahat 16/01/02(Sat)03:33 No. 17516

I don't mind the use of italics, they are the literary shorthand equivalent to black and white flashbacks in tv shows.

However, this comes off as pretentious and irritatingly opaque. If a mystery is a mystery because the narrator arbitrarily leaves information out that they can just as easily provide, then it isn't really a mystery at all. It's a case of waiting for the narrator to get on with it and paint a picture, as opposed to just hinting one is there.


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Hipster Slut 16/01/15(Fri)06:32 No. 17519

It's pretty bad, I didn't read the whole thing, it looks like you opened a dictionary to random pages and dropped in words you saw. It's extremely disproportionate to the style of writing, I picked out a few things that bugged me.

>go steal another car. stop being sad. like cancer.

What is the point of this? Especially that last line "like cancer"

>The shakes were real and the nectar of my nightly forage was draped, slung under my eyes like wet bathroom towels and tropical…
in-distinctive murmur

What does this mean, "Nectar","Forage", and "Draped" are used so improperly here that whatever ambiguous enigmatic thing you're going for is not clear enough. A euphemism for masturbating maybe? Why did you wipe it under your eyes after masturbating? Is it a man or a woman?

>modus of operation

Don't fuck up Latin phrases, modus isn't a real word in English, leave this as modus operandi

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Publishing Hipster Slut 15/12/07(Mon)02:45 No. 17504 [Reply]
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Got a response back from a publisher on some work I submitted. The response was:

"We looked at your submission and at this time, it appears not at this time ready.
Suggestion - seek critiques on the repetition and password sentences.
Regards,"

My question is, what is a password sentence? Also, isn't it ironic that they used repetition a sentence before criticizing repetition?


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Hipster Slut 15/12/13(Sun)04:16 No. 17505

Ow.

I believe what they are saying is that you are writing sentences which sound like they were procedurally generated, as with a random password generator. While they may be parsable, they are inartistic. Clunky. Unrhythmic. Painful to read.

The general advise is to study some poetry. Without seeing an example of your work I can't suggest more.


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Hipster Slut 15/12/22(Tue)20:19 No. 17513

I was thinking the same as you OP. For an editor their response was poorly written. Very poorly written.
Unless they were being a sarcastic asshole and were trying to illustrate whats wrong with your prose.




Books by language Zero 15/11/15(Sun)10:00 No. 17495 [Reply]
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If I needed a short list of best books chosen by the internet comunity by language wich would they be. For now specially interested in English spanish and french. But maybe it could extend, open for discussion.


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Hipster Slut 15/11/17(Tue)05:05 No. 17499

I must have misunderstood your request. In any case, if you have no other criteria beyond 'best' books, the western canon is a reasonable place to start.


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zero 15/11/18(Wed)06:31 No. 17501

>>17499
I hope that you undrstand that using this language to comunicate with you is quite hard actually, a bit primitive. I am sure ther has to be a list of a few books above the average in every language. (tu vais, petit chinge, je suis capable d'utiliser les adjectifs)




Hipster Slut 14/11/19(Wed)00:06 No. 17359 [Reply]
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Hello.

I need my fix of good literature because only recently have I stopped flooding my head with that fraud that is called philosopy.

Since I'm spanish and I'm counting with the fact that many of you are not pretty much anny suggestion might serve.

I'm looking for a good lighthearted adventure like Stevenson's or a raw, crude, careless one (should I say "morals free) like Blood Meridian or other Mcharthy novels.

I do not have a problem at all with touching any subject.

Inmersive novels are very welcome too, since I'm also leaving my videogame and procrastination life and thus i need good material to start exercising my imagination.

I trust you good taste!


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Hipster Slut 15/04/29(Wed)22:56 No. 17421

Try Woman In The Dunes by Kobo Abe. On one hand it's a quite whimsical and absurd, although dark and claustrophobic adventure. On the other hand it's a thoughtful, primal and beautiful depiction of the mundane, the primal and the ridiculous of human experience. It can be light, poetic and enteraining in a darkish way, or cryptic and analytic, or something in the between depending how you take it.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/02(Sun)06:37 No. 17453

This board is as slow as 4Chan's old, defunct text boards.


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Hipster Slut 15/11/11(Wed)05:14 No. 17494

>>17453
This makes it kinda meaningful to ask questions here. True, there may be some answer in the generals, but then you gotta watch it all the time.




Coiree Guardians M 13/05/31(Fri)19:18 No. 16902 [Reply]
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This series of books came out three years ago.


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Hipster Slut 15/07/30(Thu)09:04 No. 17450
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>I read vampire fiction

>user was banned for this post


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Hipster Slut 15/07/30(Thu)13:01 No. 17451

>>17450
A neckbeard does not necessarily have to have a neckbeard


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Hipster Slut 15/09/04(Fri)09:33 No. 17477
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>>17451

Vampire fiction alongside science fiction is the epitome of neckbeard.




Hipster Slut 14/12/22(Mon)06:16 No. 17374 [Reply]
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Is around 5000 words a good number for a Master-level final subject report, considering said report if what you are graded on?

I am just worried about what I submitted/am about to submit.


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Hipster Slut 14/12/22(Mon)13:42 No. 17376

>>17375
Yep.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/12(Wed)14:19 No. 17465

>>17374
Holy fucking shit I need that sauce.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/25(Tue)08:09 No. 17476

That question never comes to mind when I write. Because at length, I can write however much you want about anything.




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