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Lads, would you have fucked Alcibiades? Be real...
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>>10398059
I would've fucked a flute girl because I'm not gay.
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>>10398059
*teleports to the assembly*
heh, nothing personnel nicias
*ruins athens*

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What type of love is the best type?
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>>10397498
Platonic love is fuckin' E R O S my dude.
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>>10397498
Is this a meme or is there actually something to this, and if so where can I learn more.
t. brainlet
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>>10397498
Why does "platonic love" mean friendship now?
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>>10398321
Type define platonic into Google and come back; you must do your own homework.
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>>10398344
ok, you could have just said that its probably because sexual intercourse isnt a part of plato's ideal man, but whatever

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I found this random senior citizen scottish guy paying to advertise his book on amazon. Is he a good writer? I feel bad for him. Imagine being 80 some years old and just wanting people to read your work, but no one ever did.
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>>10397782
Maybe in 1950 they did
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>>10398094
Yeah I stalked him. I am going to make it my new hobby. Cause the ones who are pouring $$ into amazon ads are dreamers. Who are they. How is their book. It is an adventure in itself.
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It's not bad, can you post more?
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>>10398159
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VWT1XS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1
I might do a blog reviewing weird self pubbed stuff with zero reviews. I bet there'll be some interesting shit out there
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>>10397946
Meh.
I write poetry. Good, bad, nobody reads that shit anymore. You could be the second coming of T.S. Eliot and all you'd get is stuck in a chapbook that maybe a bored grad student reads someday.
You get over it.

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What does it mean to undergo ego-death and what does it tell of the person who desires it? I want to be a writer and separate myself from any type of self-indulgence that could reduce the quality in my work.
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I tried for almost 30 minutes to write what it feels like lol. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow if the thread is still up.

If you want to try and imagine it, remove "I" from all your thinking. Right now, "you" are not reading, but there is reading. "You" don't see the computer screen, but the screen is there. Thinking without "I" is losing the attachment point around which all perceptions are filtered. There are only the sensations--the "I" that you attribute to them is only a fiction the brain tells itself to extract some continuity from the overwhelming crush of processes constantly occurring around it. The ego muddies our perceptions enough that we're able to think of things in equivalences and thus have enough of a mental inertia, so to speak, to feel like things "make sense" and not have to constantly question the world.
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>>10396588
Ego death, at least as the term is used in the psychedelic world, refers to when you no longer feel a sense of self and you can, for a moment, look at everything as an outside observer. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and realized you've becomed desensitized from your own face, and thought "I wonder how I really look to people"? It's basically that but with your whole being, not just your looks.
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>>10396588
stop posting mentally ill boys who are performing for exploitative homosexual predators. the next step is to meditate on a white wall for probably a week, just spend 5-10 hours a day in lotus posture with your hands in the cosmic mudra (the Zen mudra, thumbs touching at the tips, dominant hand over secondary hand, look it up if you're confused; same for lotus). Let your eyes fall a little and rest like you're half asleep, or in a trance. Watch your breathing from your nose for about 10 minutes, after 10-15 minutes, 30 for restless fucks, you should no longer be aware of your nose. The wall may warp, you may get visual snow and there's a chance you will feel dizzy. Ignore this and push through. After a few days of doing this for at least an hour-two hours you will begin feeling disassociated. Continue your "efforts" for the whole week, then come back and tell me how you feel. And stop posting traps and looking at gay porn you fucking degenerate. I suggest making verses after each meditation session, they call them formless verses. You can find an example of many of them in Zen literature like the Platform Sutra or the Blue Cliff Record
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>>10398298
There is nothing gay about Tomoko.
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>>10397976
wait, that wasn't obvious for you from birth and you had to take DRUGS to realize this exceedingly obvious observation?

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>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve ever actually sold a box of Red Vines before.”
>Robert did not pick up on her flirtation.

D-does this mean...am I the Truman Burbank of sexual innuendo?

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MAGA edition.
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>>10383614
u ever read letters?
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>>10383614
I want to send you a letter. You should letter me your address so I can letter you a letters letters letters.
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>>10393928
ayyy this nigga over here is starting with the greeks.
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>>10382343
Ordered "For Whom the Bell Tolls" today. And the campus bookstore refused all of my books so ive got a lot of non-fiction like "with the old breed" and a Dorothy Sayer's "Gaudy night" from my English history class
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>>10386007
>ywn succ george eliot's pale colored dick
it hurts fellas

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Where should I start with him? Any essential background to be familiar beforehand?
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Fucking plebeian board
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>>10398307
>>10397988
m8 you havent read anything by him, why you calling other people plebs for not responding
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>>10397988
>64-dimensional chess
amirite frog twitter hurr hurr hurr

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If you use the words "self-help" when referring to this book, you are an ignorant fucking idiot with no useful opinions
It's still not a very good book, but at least use relevant, truthful criticism when you talk about it
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>>10398286
t.brainlet
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>>10398292
defend yourself coward
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>>10398286
The Wind Sermon was a beautiful moment in an otherwise lackluster book. It attempted to feel fabled, but it ultimately ended like some sort of magical realist Dr. Who episode.

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I don't get it.
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>>10398184
nerd
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>>10398184
nice thread faggot. consider jumping in front of a moving vehicle
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>>10398184
Use Frank Delaney's line-by-line podcast until you're disenchanted
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>>10398216
again with the asking the poor anons to off themselves, its a shitpost but did it make you think? what does the shitpost mean itself, anon?
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>>10398184
Yeah, I don't know what reddit sees in it.

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I started a philosophy discord. I'm mostly interested in 18th-19th century German philosophy and analytic philosophy. I figure I'll upload a paper or two every week or start a longer read along of a particular book if anyone is interested. I actually read what I set out to so if you have any reservations about that you can feel assured.

https://discord.gg/mkewUn
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Am I wasting my time looking for waldo?
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is waldo cropped out of that, fuck you op
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Laughing at this brainlets that can't find Waldo
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bump

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What am I in for?
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>>10396381
What is this meme called? Did this guy become famous?
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bamb
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>>10396381
>>10396442
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>>10396347
The title should have been Little Itty Fires Everywhere
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i just finished reading this like 5 minutes ago and she was rly heavy handed in her themes. like "this family is rich/this family is poor" "this is what institutionalized racism is" "this is the central metaphor"

feels like she wrote it in hopes of becoming required reading for high schoolers someday

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Damn right. A book for stormy days and cocoa. Had my copy 35 years.
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>>10396866
Hobbit is best.
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>>10396866
Can't argue with this. Like LoTR but with less death and suffering.
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>>10396866

Maximum comfiness: http://littlebig25.com/LB25bk1ch1.pdf

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What book(s) should I read if I want to stop fapping forever?
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>>10398195
the one with a rubber band you can use to choke yr balls off
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>>10398199

What book is this?

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good books on experiencing ego death?
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>>10389938
I Don't Exist by Anonymous
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>>10393462
Mustelidae master race
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>>10397714
According to my googling these guys played a huge role for Native Americans as well.

"The gifts of weasel are the ears that hear what is really being said and the eyes that see beneath the surface of a situation to know the many ramifications of any event."

This was the weasel's message when the first white people came to North America...

"These brothers have strange new medicines. They will tell us that to live the way we do is wrong. They will confuse us with their talking bark. They have stolen thunder from Sky Father and placed it in their weapons. They have no respect for the animal brothers and sisters, and they make their thunder speak to the animals and kill them. They will make the thunder speak to us also. Their numbers are too many to count and these white brothers will steal everything from us but our spirits. The great dark shadow of the ravenous bird of death has fallen over the People”.
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>>10398129
B A S E D Weasel!
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>>10397714
hahahaha hey ythere big trucker brother !!! I see you're heading on your way to the eother end of the spiral :-) meet you there slick

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i watched a woman give birth to an adult pig

the leg came out, it had no skin and was bleeding white and dark red

the nurse tried to get the rest out. the doctor rejected this idea and resolved to cut the pig out.

he put the woman under anesthesia

there wasn’t much time to act. she was probably going to die

there was red neon and plastic palm fronds in the room

i remember thinking that since the pig was totally pig, and not at all human, pig genes must be completely dominant over human genes
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Nice



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