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    The Immortal Evil

    The immortal evil

    I read that the central head of the Lernaea Hydra was immortal, and unlike the rest couldn’t be annihilated by Herakles who instead kept it subjugated under a large rock.
    I...
  2. Thread: The Stir

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    The Stir

    When I was little, I used to lie in bed at night looking at images in my encyclopedia, of monstrous fish which live at the bottom of the oceans. I was oblivious of the underlying meaning of this...
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    Regarding its theme, “A Surgeon’s Tale” is alluding to the literature of the Grand Guignol, the french 19th century horror theatre. Dixon consciously constructs this tie, by both referring to the...
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    ^_^ It is a very euphonic term. Generally...

    ^_^

    It is a very euphonic term. Generally ancient greek terms have less consonants than most other languages, so at times sound ethereal.
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    2. Julian's Initiation Ritual ...

    2. Julian's Initiation Ritual


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oRqn1LIC0&t=4s

    Julian's Initiation Ritual

    But as the youth ventured into the darkness of the terrible subterranean depths,...
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    Two poems by Constantin Cavafy

    I hope you won't mind the Greek accent (after all, Cavafy himself was Greek ^_^ ). The translations are my own as well. Any feedback would be welcome :)

    1. Poseidonians

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  7. Thread: Danger

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    Thank you both! Yes, I have a very Greek accent...

    Thank you both!
    Yes, I have a very Greek accent ^_^
  8. Awesome :D I hope you will find it of interest.

    Awesome :D
    I hope you will find it of interest.
  9. Hypothetical interviews with Franz Kafka :)

    Hi, I am not sure if this is the subforum to post this... It's a series I have created, with hypothetical interviews with Kafka, where he (well...myself...) gives info on themes of some of his works,...
  10. Thread: Danger

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    Danger

    Hi, this is a brief prose-poem of mine :)

    A man looks outside and thinks: “This street is dirty, and how repulsive are the expressions of the passers-by. No sense of unity in their crooked...
  11. Article about reading, published in a newspaper :)

    I was later asked to prepare a second article, which in the end was also accepted and will be printed soon :D

    And i translated the one already printed, if anyone feels like having a look at what...
  12. Does my use of English seem very strange in this prose piece?

    I have been told it does, and assume it is so indeed. Furthermore it is a horrible idea to translate your own stories, in a language which is not your native one.

    But if you feel like it you can...
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    ^Very cool pic :) Myself today: ...

    ^Very cool pic :)

    Myself today:

    http://s27.postimg.org/8f8atjacj/image.png
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    :) (edit)

    :) (edit)
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    Do you have a 'celebrity' look-alike?

    Another very high-brow (well, browed anyway) thread :)

    http://s29.postimg.org/4m1cs4dx3/KX2014.png

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Odo.jpg

    I am a shape-shifting alien from Deep...
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    God. Because i am one. :)

    God.

    Because i am one. :)
  17. Can you help with notes on this translation? (ideas to make it more natural)

    I decided to translate a very small bit of mine published (not one of the printed stories, this one exists just online) a while back. My English (moreso when i am translating some literature, and...
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    How would you define a Pattern?

    http://www.wordreference.com/thesaurus/pattern

    From the above thesaurus it seems that the English term refers largely to two types of object, either a model/characteristic or archetype form, or a...
  19. Thread: Chrysalis

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    Chrysalis

    Just noting that yesterday my (probably) best-ever until now published story appeared in a printed magazine.

    They had three typographical errors, two of which are insignificant, but the other is...
  20. Thank you :D No final decision yet (they have...

    Thank you :D

    No final decision yet (they have read it for nearly 2 months now...). However i now have 20 printed short stories in lit magazines so i guess i will get a book contract soon anyway...
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    http://s10.postimg.org/5lao2kpd5/image.png Pic...

    http://s10.postimg.org/5lao2kpd5/image.png

    Pic taken by Randolph Carter (part of his cords can be seen in the distance). Will begin the descent to the place marked by our calculations, soon. :)
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    El acercamiento a Almotásim, which is mostly translated to English as "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim", was the first short story that Borges created as part of his decision to move to prose from...
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    On Flowers for Algernon

    I had reason to examine a motif in a story of mine i wrote yesterday. Basically the story is about complexity being increased. In a way it seems that, even if a person (you, myself, someone else) can...
  24. Thread: the dark side

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    I am not sure from what point of view you are...

    I am not sure from what point of view you are approaching this, Cacian. From some points of view it is evident that something which can be termed as a "dark side" exists in our world, since people...
  25. Thread: Ankh shape...

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    Thank you... I think it is almost entirely the...

    Thank you...

    I think it is almost entirely the one i was looking for... Those wiki images are just great.
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