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"these short chapters are really annoying. Also, do every single one of them have to end with a cliffhanger? We get it, it's a mystery." Jan 15, 2018 07:06PM

 

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Rade is 30% done with The Naturalist: these short chapters are really annoying. Also, do every single one of them have to end with a cliffhanger? We get it, it's a mystery.
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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
" Gordon wrote: "Thoughts so far?"

It ain't bad. I am unsure why everybody mistrusts each other considering they are all in the same position though
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Richard Wright
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
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E.E. Cummings
“...A good Book, has no Ending...”
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Miroslav Antić
“Ne sanjamo svi jednako
i to nikome ne smeta.
A zašto svima smetamo
kad smo drukčije budni?”
Miroslav Antić, Tako zamišljam nebo

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

Michel de Montaigne
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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Here's to Past! (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 19, 2014 08:47PM
Description: A short story I just wrote (took me about 1 hour). I just kept on writing so it is filled with cliches, terrible writing, and no descriptive language whatsoever. Crappy writing all around. Still, it is part of me and my dumb little head. Enjoy!
Hospital (I know, lame title) (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 19, 2014 06:52PM
Description: This is a story I wrote based on one of my dreams. It might be stupid, but I still like it. It is about a man who wakes up in a hospital, not knowing how he got there. There is no people in the hospital. He thinks he is alone, but soon discovers that that is not completely true. Note: Story not finished. Running out of original ideas haha
Pawn Shop (Literature & Fiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Nov 28, 2013 12:50PM
Description: a lonely man runs a pawn shop, a small little place filled with various objects, waiting for death to come on knocking. Questing is, will it be on time?
The Final Fight (Horror)
2 chapters   —   updated Dec 25, 2012 07:23PM
Description: A lone man walks the empty streets of New York City, looking for a place of belonging. Also, there's zombies.
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