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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 14/02/06(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'




Tomorrow's Eve Hipster Slut 14/02/15(Sat)11:14 No. 17112 [Reply]
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The novel is rather difficult to summarize, as several critics have noted (Bellour, Gerould, Hustvedt), since a large portion of it is devoted to the philosophical musings of Edison and the philosophical dialogues of Edison and Ewald on the nature of beauty, love, the soul, and being. As for what happens, the novel centers around the so-called "Wizard of Menlo Park," Thomas Alva Edison, (8) and his young friend and one-time benefactor Lord Celian Ewald. Ewald had once upon a time given Edison some money to fund a project, a gift for which Edison remains grateful. Ewald, however, has come to say farewell to Edison. He is about to blow his brains out because he has met the Ideal beauty, Alicia Clary. The problem for Ewald is that, while he finds Clary heart-wrenchingly beautiful and utterly irresistible, he finds her personality (and/or "soul") irredeemably corrupted by materialism, positivism, and above all "Reason." If only Alicia Clary existed without her present soul, he could continue to live. Upon hearing Ewald's tale, Edison makes him an offer. If Ewald will forestall killing himself for three weeks, Edison vows that he will present to Ewald a mechanical replica of Clary (which he calls an "android" and, occasionally, an automaton"), (9) indistinguishable from the "original," but without her troublesome personality. (10) Edison had already constructed the android, but he will now engage in the process of making android, named Hadaly Habal, into a copy of Alicia Clary. True to his word, Edison presents the new Alicia, "Tomorrow's Eve" (98) and fools him in the process.




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 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.




Hipster Slut 13/03/16(Sat)16:45 No. 16745 [Reply]
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Why don't you write a journal. Before you think, oh, it's all so very, unnecessary, I have no will or want for it, consider how in your old age you will forget your memories and your past will be a blur, and you will forget who you really are and all the small lessons, insights, joys and ranges of phenomenon you had that a simple description might re-awaken!

This being said, I'm considering starting now and doing a backlog based on what I can remember, and slowly filling in whatever I can.

It all seems so very, dangerous though. I'm scared of the weight of thinking it through...or missing something and accepting the new history with that gap because it's been cemented.

Are my troubles real?


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CandleJack 13/03/26(Tue)06:17 No. 16767

Human memory is a fragile and infinitely, often subversively and invisibly, malleable and editable thing. Most of this happens without your conscious knowledge or input. Most of this is skewed to the positive because humans are hopelessly optimistic creature.

Keeping a journal can only change your memory from what you THINK happened to what REALLY happened. But is having a good memory what you want? Do you want to think something happened a certain, positive and blissful way in your old age, only to go back and read in your journal that it happened in a different way that was less optimistic?

I suppose a solution would be to only write about the happy things that happen every day. That way you can look back and be happy instead of looking back and realizing how drudging and pointless and painful your existence was.

Compare:

March 25th, 2013:
Got in a car accident yesterday. Totaled the car. My fault. In hospital recovering from two broken legs, fractured pelvis and a smashed right wrist. Hospital food is terrible. Dry meatloaf and stale bread. The jello I had for dessert was really good. I don't know how I will pay the bills. I think the wife might leave and take the kids.

to

March 25th, 2013:
The jello I had for dessert was really good.
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I+want+to+be+a+professional+slacker+(I+mean+book+reader) 13/03/27(Wed)14:13 No. 16774

>>16767
I was getting more at the level of often we think about philosophy, our consciousness, reality, and such things.

In certain states of presence, I certainly don't think of these things.

I worry forgetting part of this is as good as dying.

It is almost, losing a kind of higher level self awareness.

Anyone feel me?


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Hipster Slut 13/11/24(Sun)15:39 No. 17057

Yeah, you should keep a journal man. I've kept a few different types, but the ones I think I find most valuable to look back on now were when I didn't write any crap about the time and the date and the locations, just what I was thinking. It can be a bit frustrating looking back, because sometimes I want to know what was happening or where I was when I was thinking that, but its a lot easier, and often if you worry too much about putting dates and whatnot in youve forgotten what you wanted to write by the time you get round to it.

Try keeping a few notebooks. One for stuff you need to do, one sort of a logbook of your activities, and just a sort of thoughts and feelings journal. Not necessarily at the same time.

Good luck!




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