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Word lover 13/10/12(Sat)22:40 No. 16999 [Reply]
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I can't think of a better place to do this than on an image board, where pictures can accompany a post.
Feel free to read if you want to share knowledge, but I'll be posting regardless. Feel free to correct any misinterpretations as well.

lierne (lee-urn)
noun
A tertiary rib of a vault used for decoration rather than support/outlining.

Primary rib: main rib
Secondary rib: "tierceron"
Tertiary rib: "lierne"

Main ribs are those which define the shape of the roof, which can be found horizontally and vertically. Tiercerons connect main ribs, which are diagonal. Liernes are the lines which may connect the tiercerons and main ribs. They are the smallest of three.

From out standpoint, it appears the main ribs aren't horizontal. Just change your point of view as though you are directly under the main rib.


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Word+lover 13/12/01(Sun)05:46 No. 17071
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drosera (draw-sir-ah)
noun
a small carnivorous plant that uses its sticky hair-like tips to catch prey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7Fws1HaL0


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Hipster Slut 13/12/08(Sun)00:01 No. 17073

I am actually learning something here. What an unusual experience.


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Hipster Slut 14/03/30(Sun)06:37 No. 17126
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stolon (pronounced stolen)
noun
a twine-like horizontal stem branching off from the roots of a parent plant which serves as a reproduction mechanism at the nodules along the stem where daughter plants grow. It can be an invasive plant when the chain becomes large.




Hipster Slut 14/04/18(Fri)18:27 No. 17145 [Reply]
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Chapter 1
The boy walked out into the middle of the grass oval. He looked straight into the sun letting the rays radiate his face.

He reached the exact centre of the oval and stopped.

He then did something that was extremely strange.

The other school children who were eating their lunch at the edge of the oval were now watching the boy with intense scrutiny.

The boy got down on to his hands and knees.

"What is he doing?" The children whispered to each other.

The boy started to wiggle his fingers into the earth. Deeper and deeper he plunged his fingers. He then kicked off his sandles and started to do the same with his toes.

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Hipster Slut 14/04/28(Mon)08:30 No. 17147

> something really big and the world would never be the same
this line just sounds really cheezy to me.

I would like to read more though


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Tom ta 14/05/05(Mon)12:10 No. 17152

hand in hand they disappeared into the dark foreboding forest.

Every step into the forest felt like the world was quivering at their approach.

Chapter 2
Giant trees now surrounded them in all directions, and a thick canopy cast a deep shadow over the forest foor. Beneath the children's feet was a soft carpet of moist leaves and other decaying plant debris.

The children climbed over a large fallen dead tree log. The girl tried her best not to destroy the cute mushrooms and other fungi that decorated it.

It seemed as if they had been walking for an eternity and they were now so far into the mountains that the girl was getting scared. She suddenly remembered that these woods were extremely dangerous. The local Town's folk would often tell horrible stories of bears and wolves coming out of the forest to eat small children.

However even with the threat of bears and wolves the girl could not stop smiling. She looked at the boy with a side ways glance, wondering what he really was. The girl jumped in surprise as the boy disappeared in a blink. His image flicking ahead at an unbelievable speed.

She looked around at the woods, the forest suddenly seemed very dark and scary. She held her arms and followed the boy.

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Hipster Slut 14/02/06(Thu)02:55 No. 17105 [Reply]
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Now, I officially read every single word Mr. Charles Dickens has ever wrote.


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Hipster Slut 14/03/12(Wed)20:35 No. 17117

lub u


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Hipster Slut 14/03/17(Mon)22:01 No. 17118

>officially
Care to provide a reference from an appropriate and valid source.


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Charles describens Hipster Slut 14/03/24(Mon)17:17 No. 17123
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i hope you didnt... PAY BY THE WORD!




Blood Song by Anthony Ryan Sharklops 13/10/26(Sat)18:45 No. 17033 [Reply]
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I read a lot of fantasy novels and somehow this one wasn't anywhere on my radar. A friend suggested it and it turned out to be really great...right up there with some of my alltime favorites:

http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=1293&t=636978


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Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)17:15 No. 17083

hello anthony. yes it is worth buying, isn't it?


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Hipster Slut 14/02/27(Thu)11:50 No. 17114

>>17083
mimimimimii. thats all i have to say to your moralfagin'




Hipster Slut 13/03/24(Sun)16:14 No. 16763 [Reply]
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Hi there 7chan. We are a couple of guys that just has started a lit-mag, the writer base stems from the /lit/'s of the net.

I'd thought i'd let you know so you can submit you works if you want to.


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Hipster Slut 14/01/14(Tue)03:27 No. 17096

>>17087
I'll pass on editing but I would appreciate an RSS feed exclusively for the magazine/reveal, this thread is the only reason I'm even aware of new issues. I don't use facebook/twitter and I don't want a feed with every single article you release cluttering up my current feeds.


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Hipster Slut 14/01/28(Tue)01:52 No. 17100
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>>17096

http://www.themetric.co.uk/category/issues/feed/

Here is the feed you are looking for.

Metric 08 is out.


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Hipster Slut 14/01/31(Fri)05:31 No. 17102

>>17100
Sweet.




Unplanned Writing Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:23 No. 17079 [Reply]
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I'm writing a novel about a snobbish has-been author.
I normally plan out my stories and write the events, but I'm trying out a different style this time.
Sort of a "Just write it" style. I don't know where the story is headed, but I feel liberated and unsure.
I'm hoping my story doesn't run out of steam.
I plan to revise and probably rewrite once I've spilled my thoughts on the word document. (I read Stephen King uses this method, his books tend to be long, with a ton of characters.)

Has anyone else tried this type of writing style? If so, what is your experience on keeping the story fresh. I find myself expanding on scenes, when I normally keep them as short as possible.


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Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:41 No. 17080

there's a variety of ways to make a plan come together

I know of 3

you can spill your thoughts out, you can outline a general plot and make the individual sections fit the theme, or you could have a general starting concept and then gradually evolve it as things go along, keeping in mind the importance of the rough structure


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Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)08:45 No. 17081

>>17080
I guess I'm trying to spill my thoughts and write it sort of like "On The Road".




Hipster Slut 13/12/11(Wed)02:21 No. 17074 [Reply]
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To these few words, it seems to me,
A wealth of sound instruction clings;
O Learn to Take things easily –
Espeshly Other People’s Things;
And Time will make your fingers deft
At what is know as Petty Theft.

Your precious moments do not waste;
Take Ev’rything that isn’t tied!
Who knows but you may have a Taste,
A Gift perhaps, for Homicide, –
(A Mania which, encouraged, thrives
On Taking Other People’s Lives).

“Fools and their Money soon must be part!”
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Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)00:26 No. 17055 [Reply]
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Does anyone here have Koushun Takami's Battle Royale (the novel) in a decent-looking epub?


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Soumy 13/11/26(Tue)22:37 No. 17064

It is on 99chan I think.




Hipster Slut 14/05/09(Fri)00:09 No. 17162 [Reply]
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Anyone know any books that have underage gay relations?


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dev 15/05/15(Fri)00:34 No. 17425
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dev+ 15/05/15(Fri)00:38 No. 17426
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Hipster Slut 15/05/29(Fri)18:23 No. 17433
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James Purdy is a good place to start.

Look at his books and you should find one.




Hipster Slut 13/04/29(Mon)00:09 No. 16845 [Reply]
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Alright /lit/ I need a little help here. I am shit at Shakespearean sonnets so I need someone to make a beauty


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Hipster Slut 13/08/20(Tue)09:03 No. 16961

>>16891

Not skilled enough to dismiss the Bard ^_~


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Hipster Slut 13/11/09(Sat)04:41 No. 17043

>>16846
A sonnet and a limerick are two different things.


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Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)15:43 No. 17058

>>16891
You contradict yourself and your rhymes suck. So a fairly good sonnet then I guess.




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