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Meta thread for discussion of the board itself Vampyr Board owner 07/11/2021 (Sun) 06:59:49 No. 4 [Reply] [Last]
In this thread we talk about the board itself. We ask questions like >vol me fag >why this board suck pp? >banners? >why yo momma ghey And get answers like <k <cause you make shit threads <I don't know how to make those <Fuck you pavement ape! Also people call each other faggots. There is drama. And somehow a journo blames this all on David Duke.
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>>350 I can't find anything in English, but a search for Frolov GD Does turn up some hits. Unfortunately, these being in Russian I have no idea if it's what you want or not. 1963 being mid cold war it is hard to find books from the former Soviet Union. Most especially of a technical nature.

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50 shades of Führer Scribe 11/27/2021 (Sat) 03:03:08 No. 370 [Reply]
I had an idea for a steamy taboo romance. Making something in the likes of 50 shades of gray but with a nazi male protagonist. Like for example she is a regular girl who believes in BLM and almost gets raped by a pack of blacks. But them the hero appears and saves her. He behaves all mysterious and hard to get while showing he has a heart of gold in the process but then she discover his secret and start trying to convert him. He gives her a ultimatum and asks her to submit to his whims. Then the 50 shades shit starts and he teaches her to feel like a real submissive traditional woman. While all her friend reprimand her. We could make some and try to get the media reverse hyped about it. How its despicable and racist and all that and then take advantage of the forbidden fruit effect to make women want to read it. It would be just so easy marketing. The idea is precisely to exploit that taboo thing to arouse interest. There's psychological research on it that says people will show more interest for an article if the researcher mentioned previously it was banned or something. It could be such a success. But more for ego boost for the writer. Because selling this would be a nightmare. Anyone wants to do it?
>>370 "Closing in ten minutes!" A bored looking male barista with two earrings lets out in a falsetto. Sheila glances down at her half finished macchiato, then puts away her iphone with the buzzfeed article half read. I'll finish it on the subway she thinks as she sips her cold milky coffee. Zipping up her purse she stands and heads towards the exit. A black youth sitting in the back smiles and stands up, following her towards the exit. Sheila doesn't get more than ten steps out of the starbucks before wondering how those inhuman police could have gunned down that innocent African-American. He had just finished highschool and was applying to yale the article on buzzfeed had said, and she just couldn't understand those racist savages in blue, pausing on the sidewalk she unzips her purse to get at her iphone. Suddenly her arm is grabbed and she feels herself being pulled into the narrow alley between the starbucks and the borders book store. "You say anything and I'll cut your fucking throat bitch" a low black voice utters into her ear as she feels something sharp prod her in the small of her back. Stifling a cry she tries to turn and find out what's going on when another hand clamps over her mouth. She is thrown into a dumpster and falls as the hot red blood gushes from a gash on her forehead. "Fuck it we gonna have some fun first whore" She look up through the red haze as a black male who looks to be about 16 advances towards her with a rusty switchblade held blade up in his right palm, a large smile splits his face, and suddenly she understands what is happening but not why. So she does the worst thing she could do and screams. His smile disappears and his face lights up with rage "Goddamnit you cracker whore I told you what was going to happen!" The barista passes the alley, the streetlights showing sheila him in full detail as his face jerks away from the scene and he steps away.

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Obviously wont be in any final version book or otherwise, but here's what is probably blasting from his stereo as our hero makes his escape from a biased justice system. >a file had a format not allowed by the server. >mp3. Ugh lets try this then https://files.catbox.moe/d4rk7t.mp3 https://files.catbox.moe/i5pc0b.mp3
>>371 I started reading it expecting just some pol humor greentext kind of thing but this is pretty good anon. The biker stereotype fits pretty well. Just remember he has to be high status like CEO or something >Sheila Not a better name? kek >Sheila can't believe this is happening, she attended a BLM protest last month, and always donated to the NAACP. This feels a bit of a caricature though. I think it would be better like >Sheila couldn't believe it. How could she deserve it? She attended a BLM protest last month, and practiced everything she learned at the african-american studies subject. She has always fought racism. Idk I think mentioning NAACP feels unnatural. Normies are pretty ignorant >he is white, and he is violent Kek >>372

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Infinity Cup & advertising Scribe 07/13/2021 (Tue) 23:03:10 No. 101 [Reply]
How about we try our luck with this thing? There's currently no team that owns the /lit/ name and it could help garner us some anons without having to go out of our way to advertise it.
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>>120 big letters can play on that entire side, small letters can play only in that specific side not pictured: goalkeeper, which is the lone guy who stands in the goal area >>121 /v/ only plays as zzz/v/ and Mark's /v/ only has a Gamergate team afaik
>>122 Yeah whatever the GG team. Hell if they already have a team we could move that forward to august. Or even late july really.
Anon.cafe/pol/ recently got purged, you can have our team if you want. https://anon.cafe/icup/res/1662.html

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/lounge/ where anons have a chat Scribe 07/11/2021 (Sun) 06:46:52 No. 3 [Reply]
On occasion when you aren't calling each other faggots, and declaiming the poor taste in other anons. Well it can be good to have a friendly aimless chat.
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>>361 That's a good question. The answer varies per person no doubt, but for me personally, it means I read a lot of bad books. I should post more reviews of books to avoid. The problem I have is I just start another one. Fiva by Gordon Stainforth is an extremely good read, a true story, and may make you take up hiking and camping more. Now that's all well and good if you're in the mood for an adventure, but let us say you want fiction. Well, I always enjoyed Neal Stephenson's early books before he became obsessed with "jews good". Anathema is the latest book of his to read, everything past that is garbage. Zodiac is a lot of fun. For Warhammer 40k I like anything by Graham McNeill, James Swallow, and Dan Abnett. Chris Wraight is usually okay. Guy Haley will shoehorn in a tough as nails, respectful of no one, magical nigress. Every fucking book. And get this, she won't have anything to do with the goddamn plot. As soon as you identify the super black chick skip the chapter, I am serious you will miss nothing. Gav Thorpe sometimes does this as well, sometimes not. He is the better of those two. For non-fiction, it comes down to a man's mood. Politics? Bitter Harvest by Ian Smith is pretty good. War? Depends on the theatre but I like "with the old breed" by EB sledge. Sports? Ask someone else Fantasy? The Witcher books are excellent, but I prefer the ten books of Amber, usually found in any bookstore as "the great book of Amber" collecting all ten novels for about 20 bucks.

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>>362 Thank you for getting me into the Amber books. They're really enjoyable.
>>367 No problem anon, one of my favorite series. To this day on long drives or hikes in the woods I'll find myself trying to shadowshift. A game of course, but there's nothing like seeing that one rose growing out of nowhere along the road just like I visualized it. Zelazny has never gotten anywhere near the credit he deserves in my opinion.

Forge of mars: the omnibus by Graham McNeill Scribe 11/21/2021 (Sun) 22:05:54 No. 365 [Reply]
Collecting all three of Mcneills mars books in one we have a grand adventure spanning the entire mechanicus. A good one guys. The Martian Mechancius's thirst for knowledge is insatiable, and when Archmagos Lexell Kotov learns of an ancient expedition that went in search of the very source of life in the universe itself, he immediately assembles a powerful Explorator fleet to follow in its footsteps. Not only does Kotov have the powerful engines and warriors of the Adeptus Mechanicus to call upon, even the troops of the Imperial Guard and the vaunted Space Marines join his crusade. The way, however, is treacherous and fraught with perils both within and without the fleet. There are marvels and wonders at the edge of known space, discoveries beyond price, but there are those who believe the secrets of the universe should stay hidden and beings there who pose a danger not only to the fleet but to the Imperium itself.
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>>365 C'mon anon at least post the cover art.

unabomber manifesto scrybe 11/20/2021 (Sat) 12:11:29 No. 364 [Reply]
industrial society critique

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The Flight of the Eisenstein - James Swallow - Horus Heresy 4 Scribe 07/17/2021 (Sat) 03:15:38 No. 129 [Reply]
We start at the mayhem of the betrayal of Istvaan 3. We end in the airless vacuum of the moon's surface. In both there is blood. In both there is Only War In the first chapter we meet the true cast. The warships of Horus. And slowly the mere immortal Astartes, and lower still human crew. Anons we gonna see some gut ripping action. A ship making for earth with no Gellar field. Pursued by the might of Horus, hounded by daemons. Oh yeah action galore.
>>129 Anon nothing on Nathaniel Garro? Coolest guy in the fucking book?
A good book
>>129 Sooo. Are you just not gonna do the Fulgrim books? Because those are next.

Scribe 10/29/2021 (Fri) 10:59:45 No. 354 [Reply]
I miss that guy who would rage and write long red walls of text about George RR Martin being fat and unable to finish a Song of Ice and Fire back in original 8chan. It was a good thread.
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>>357 That was done from memory, I wonder how close to it I really was? Well you liked it anyway, and that's what really counts.
Didn't this fatass go "if I don't finish my book by July" lock me up, last year?
>>359 Yes. Still didn't finish it. Still won't finish it by 2022. Still hasn't lost weight. Fat fuck has the gall to say he might do another prequel book before writing Dreams of Spring, which might not even be the ending, he could always extend the series even more like his belly does.

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/writ/ Scribe 07/17/2021 (Sat) 21:24:07 No. 132 [Reply] [Last]
Are you writing? Do you want to? Dreams of writing for anything in particular? Share, chat, and critique. Let's suffer together.
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>>330 > I do still wonder how a limited point of view and understanding of our world would paint a picture of reality You yourself are an example of this, but if you want a novel point of view try looking up videos of the machine learning algorithms deep dreaming. An algorithm that was trained to recognize images of things like dogs, people, plants, and buildings will have a very limited understanding of our universe, and allowing it to deep dream will show you just how distorted a functional understanding (in terms of being able to categorize things) can be. Deep dreams work by feeding in a random image into an AI, getting the continuous output from the AI on what it thinks it is (e.g there's a 32.87% chance the image contains a dog), modifying the image to maximize those values, and repeating the process with the image. The videos on the subject also tend to "zoom" the images in so the AI doesn't settle on a single image. What you get out is a series of images which approaches the distilled understanding of the values you chose to maximize in the AI
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For a board entirely dedicated to /writ/ing and /s/torytelling as a whole, visit >>>/s/
>>349 Yes, Anyone wanting to write more kiddy fucking fanfics please use his board for God's sake.

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Horus Rising - Horus Heresy #1 - Warhammer 40k Anonymous 07/11/2021 (Sun) 06:37:22 No. 1 [Reply]
The first book in what will become a very long series. Dan Abnett. What the Black Library call their best. Hes an okay author, and by the end of all this we are going to look back fondly on this novel anyway. The introduction of Horus himself of course, but also Garviel Loken, and a score of "remembrancers" who will become more important later but here mostly just get drunk, and abused by locals and demons. Well it's pretty good, and short so there isn't much I can say that you wouldn't read shortly anyway.
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>>343 Finished necropolis where the female recruits join. Actually liked it a lot more then I remember. Pretty good. Not sure why it so annoyed me previously honestly. The next book is also pretty good so far. Minimal 90s girl power horseshit. Bareable. Oh and Colm Corbec mentioned the imperial infantrymans uplifting primer. An old favorite of mine that everyone should have a copy of.
>>344 Honor guard. Yeah it's not bad. Sometimes called the first in the saint saga. The bullshit is minimal. But yeah it's there. Still an enjoyable jaunt. The next one is the guns of Tanith. Should be good.
>>348 Okay finished like ten more of these. Damn things are addictive. Yeah, I recommend the series as a whole. It's good.

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What are you currently reading? Scribe 08/01/2021 (Sun) 02:26:58 No. 276 [Reply]
Or what have you recently read? Talk about it ITT.
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>>322 That's a better reading order then what was considered the series when I was younger. The Shadow series following bean and petra was a late addition, after he had written a number of books following Ender. But most people hated those books. The old reading order was Enders game Speaker for the dead Xenocide Children of the mind And I do not reccomend those. The bean series is far more enjoyable, plus we finally see a bit of empathy towards Peter. Hope you enjoy the series anon.
>>323 The bean stories are indeed great. Peter playing politics makes for some of the best story beats, though it does get unrealistic at times. Hey, what can you do? Gotta make the one world gov under Peter work out somehow, what better way than by using Bean to dab on people getting in Peter's way until he's powerful enough to not need Bean anymore?
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I just finished reading Dracula. Interesting bit is how nearly the whole story is a bunch of friendzoned chumps simping over the girl that friendzoned them. And the funny part is she specifically friendzoned them for their rich friend, so as nice as the book tries to make her seem, she still comes off as a gold digger. Anyway, the whole thing really drops off after the first act, since that's the part where Dracula is actually present and you actually get a creepy atmosphere. The second act basically plays out like an episode of Columbo, where the characters are trying to solve a mystery, but the audience already knows the answer. It's fine, but is easily the weakest part of the story. It picks up again once characters start to realize what's going on, but never again gets as interesting as the first act, where the most interesting character is actually present, and much more focus is spent on building an interesting atmosphere. Plus, that's the only part where we can at least pretend we don't already know the mystery the characters are trying to solve, so it's at least fun to see it be put together not just for the characters, but for the audience. All that said, I'd still be interested in seeing a single film version that actually tries to be somewhat accurate to the novel. I suppose it's hard, because people watching a Dracula film don't want Dracula to disappear early in the story and barely be present for the vast majority of it. But it is interesting how basically no film version is anywhere close to accurate. Coppola's version markets itself with the author's name but hinges on plots that were nowhere in the novel, and adds all sorts of weird shit to be cool. While it does contain most of the plot beats, the things that are added become so much of the focus that the plot of the novel ends up feeling like a background element. Because of course the plot of doctors trying to diagnose a disease is less interesting than Dracula doing Dracula stuff, which he barely does in the novel. But still, I'd be interested in seeing that movie or maybe miniseries play out.

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Monthly Book Klub Scribe 09/12/2021 (Sun) 03:30:49 No. 333 [Reply]
Hello anons and welcome to the book klub. Here once a month we read a new book, and then talk about it.
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>>335 The opener features our hero elucidating upon the subject of suppressing the report of a pistol firing. Chuck believes cutting compensator holes will accomplish this. This is untrue. You can buy a compensated barrel, and see for yourself that if anything the report is louder not quieter. The only added benefit is the muzzle tends not to rise as much, and there is less felt recoil. Not a great start insofar as his technical knowledge is questionable right from the start. However I will note that his ignorance on technical subjects is kind of a plot point. He believes himself to be more skilled than he in fact is. Anyway back to the book.
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The Screwtape Letters By C.S. Lewis Scribe 09/01/2021 (Wed) 18:25:53 No. 327 [Reply]
I have not read this book yet, but after reading this excerpt that defines /pol/ and political misanthropy in general, I just might. >This is an epistolary novel, written in the form of a series of letters. The letters are from Screwtape, a senior devil to Wormwood, who’s trying to tempt his human soul.
>>327 This looks pretty good OP. Let you know more later

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Daemon - Daniel Suarez - Daemon 1 Scribe 08/20/2021 (Fri) 02:17:21 No. 311 [Reply]
An interesting near future scifi book. I believe the author is a practicing medical doctor. At the very least he finished med school. Theres a strange horror he brings to the part with his knowledge of anatomy. And then he starts having fun. Ai controlled motorcycles with chainsaw arms, a video game nazi gains AI sentience and begins saving the world from jews. It is bizarre and quite a bit of fun. Theres some sjw shit at the end of book two where it gets all preachy about revenge being pointless, but other than that you got the burned man. Ripped off bot from fallout online, but from the idea of a swat guy going through anons killhouse. So the story is a brilliant game designer dies, and his last gift is a program that turns on that destroys all society, and rebuilds it into a better form. Book one mainly deals with that. And it gets fucking messy. So much cool action in this. I spent the last month wanting to reread this but couldn't find the title. A duckduckgo search for near future scfi written by a doctor about nazi video games returned nothing obviously. But today I found it. So anyway I'm starting this again now. It's good I recall.
Fuck it heres the intro. See if it doesn't grip you. What the hell just happened? That was all Joseph Pavlos kept thinking as he clenched a gloved hand against his throat. It didn’t stop the blood from pulsing between his fingers. Already a shockingly wide pool had formed in the dirt next to his face. He was on the ground somehow. Although he couldn’t see the gash, the pain told him the wound was deep. He rolled onto his back and stared up at a stretch of spotless blue sky. His usually methodical mind sped frantically through the possibilities—like someone groping for an exit in a smoke-filled building. He had to do something. Anything. But what? The phrase What the hell just happened? kept echoing in his head uselessly, while blood kept spurting between his fingers. Adrenaline surged through his system, his heart beat faster. He tried to call out. No good. Blood squirted several inches into the air and sprinkled his face. Carotid artery… He was pressing on his neck so hard he was almost strangling himself. And he’d been feeling so good just moments before this. He remembered that much at least. His last debts repaid. At long last. He was getting calmer now. Which was strange. He kept trying to remember what he’d been doing. What brought him here to this place. It seemed so unimportant now. His hand began to relax its hold. He could see plainly that there was no emergency. Because there was no logical scenario in which he would emerge from this alive. And after all, it was his unequaled talent for logic that had brought Pavlos so far in life. Had brought him halfway around the world. This was it. He’d already done everything he would ever do. His peripheral vision began to constrict, and he felt like an observer. He was calm now. And it was in that cold, detached state that he realized: Matthew Sobol had died. That’s what the news said. And then it all made sense to him. Sobol’s game finally made sense. It was beautiful really. ...Clever man
Part one is okay. I like it, part 2 has issues that bug me. But it also has the oberstleutenant. A video game nazi given the power to act in the real world through robots. Robots with a thousand knives. And what does this AI do? It tortures feds to death. In fairly graphic detail. Easily my favorite parts.

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Challenger's Hope - David Feintuch - seafort saga Scribe 08/19/2021 (Thu) 05:56:44 No. 306 [Reply]
The second book in the series. Im including the 1995 hardcover book club edition art, because I have always liked it better. And it conveys Seafort's complete and total hatred for satans children. Which all xenos must be. So here we get to see probably the the second longest campaign waged against the fish in these books. It picks up more in the third, but here we really start to rack up the kills. And then disaster once more. With no way home, food and air running low. A crew made up of the worst offenders, and impressed colonists. Only two functional lasers. Stranded in deep. Awaiting the casual hand of death. Damn this is my favorite of the whole series. The only thing that can hold the ship together, and see anyone home alive is the Captain's fanatical discipline, and complete and totally unshakeable will. Highly recommended. You will have fun.
Two books in is a good time to talk about the cap'n. I am not entirely sure what the authors intent is for several scenes. Nick comes across as slightly deranged. It reminds me of zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. In that the author there was an asshole, and didn't know it. So his character's tend to do weird fucked up shit. Similar here, although the extenuating circumstances that Nick goes through could explain his behavior. I think we are supposed to be seeing a man on the edge of a nervous breakdown. When he is likeable it is despite his massive character flaws, or perhaps it is when he isn't concerned with trivialities. Very little Vax in this book. A shame as he is an interesting character in his own right, and is seen very little of in the third book. What these characters are feeling, or why they behave as they do is troubling to me. I don't know if its inconsistent writing or if David had a point. Or maybe he understood people better than me. If he did I wish I knew what exactly he knew about humanity.

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The Guns of Avalon - Roger Zelazny - Amber 2 Scribe 08/15/2021 (Sun) 01:43:25 No. 303 [Reply]
Ah Corwin, our beloved heroic protagonist, rightful King of Amber, and currently a blind prisoner in it's dungeons. Yeah somehow we start in worse place than the first book. But it ends with Corwin deciding this fantasy universe needs M-16s. Ignore the Darla parts as much as possible. She sucks.

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