Uzique: 1,154 words
Successful troll is successful.
Not really, I've generally said each to their own on opinions of subjects which can only be evaluated subjectively, and your opinion is no more valid than, say, Sh1fty's.
Uzique The Lesser wrote:it's funny the lengths you will go to pointlessly waste your time getting angry and blowing hot air at me. ANY OTHER DAY you would be telling me "all art is subjective", so i have to accept people's (perhaps ill-formed or not justified at all) opinions on xyz. and yet here i am, saying i've read quite a bit, and i simply don't like something (read: not saying the genre itself is trash; just my personal preference can quite comfortably leave it) and you are getting MAJOR BUTTHURT. these are the ends you will go to to be indignant and prissy with me. it's quite romantic, in a way: you'll bend over backwards and contradict everything you've said in the past, just so you can command my attention for this fleeting moment of contact. it's okay dilbert, i am uploading a PNG of my penis right now, as we speak. soon you will be joined in holy matrimony. inner peace, at last. jesus h christ.
I finished his other book The Setting Sun a few weeks ago. He is a really uplifting author.Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.
Did the whole thing in one sitting. I was assigned it for a class about Death in Japan and Western civilization.Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.
camus, chekhov, carver, conrad.
Macbeth wrote:Suggest me some novellas you would think I would like
Fantasy used to encompass sci-fi before publishers created a new category, so a lot of the older books I have still bear the fantasy categorization. To me, a lot of sci-fi novels still tend to read like fantasy, so it still applies...
Adams_BJ wrote:I like fantasy, not a huge fan of sci fi novels, which is strange as I enjoy sci fi movies/games.
am I strange?
Maybe in retardoworld, most other places are OK with either, and enough people have made money writing sci-fi that you're wrong.
Jay wrote:You're out of your mind. A decade ago you couldn't read sci-fi or fantasy in public without people giving you weird looks or sniggering. People did not write sci-fi or fantasy to make money, that's ludicrous.
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