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    I kind of agree with St. Luke's Guild. I'm only...

    I kind of agree with St. Luke's Guild. I'm only about 300 pages into Don Quixote but I'm familiar with the story and...


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    My point was, and Dawkin's point is, that as a...

    My point was, and Dawkin's point is, that as a scientist you can never really prove the non-existence of anything.

    We can't scientifically prove the non-existence of flying spaghetti monsters,...
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    Dawkins does not stand in contradiction to his...

    Dawkins does not stand in contradiction to his own writings. And it's not so much his writings that go against "the instinct of human charity" as it is the modern understanding of biology.

    The...
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    This is my favorite quote from Atlas Shrugged: ...

    This is my favorite quote from Atlas Shrugged:

    "I don't like people who speak or think in terms of gaining anybody's confidence. If one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated...
  5. Has Anyone Here Read All of In Search Of Lost Time?

    I want to try it. I admit the only reason I want to do it is so I can brag about it.
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    I like her philosophy and I enjoyed reading her...

    I like her philosophy and I enjoyed reading her book of essays "philosophy-who needs it?" but as works of art, her stories just aren't that good.

    I think part of the problem for me was that I had...
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    Would A Streetcar Named Desire really count as a...

    Would A Streetcar Named Desire really count as a book? If you're gonna have a play in there then I think it's just as legitimate to have a collection of poetry or of short stories.
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    Maybe it's because the big time writers of right...

    Maybe it's because the big time writers of right now were born and raised in a world before the internet was really big and so they don't really have much to say on the topic. I know a lot of famous...
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    I made it like 400 pages through so I'm entitled...

    I made it like 400 pages through so I'm entitled to an opinion. Stop reading it. It only gets more boring as it goes on.

    The problem with Atlas Shrugged is that it's preachy and repetitive and the...
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    I'm pretty sure Harry Potter was written by JK...

    I'm pretty sure Harry Potter was written by JK Rowling and Twilight was written by Stephanie Meyer.

    Maybe they were written to make money. They were certainly written to entertain. So what?

    Do...
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    you could go to the library and go to the...

    you could go to the library and go to the philosophy section and look at some of the books and check out the one that looks the best. that's what i do.
  12. Aaron Johnson is a young up and coming British...

    Aaron Johnson is a young up and coming British star, and in the end Hollywood runs on star power so this is not surprising.
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    The Glass Menagerie --Tennessee Williams...

    The Glass Menagerie --Tennessee Williams
    Endgame--Samuel Beckett
    The Zoo Story--Edward Albee

    You could probably find a list more quickly by googling "great one act plays" or something.
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    I think the "you can't say it's bad, only that...

    I think the "you can't say it's bad, only that you personally don't like it" idea only holds up if you apply it to all forms of art, not just the classics.

    That's simply because what is a classic...
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    I liked most of it. I like your clear style and I...

    I liked most of it. I like your clear style and I like the mundane observations the character makes throughout the story.

    However, the ending is too rushed. Was it because of the character limit?...
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    I dont think I would write about water balloons...

    I dont think I would write about water balloons or laminated folders. I have no interest in those subjects.
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    http://www.amazon.com/How-Write-Reflections-Richar...

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Write-Reflections-Richard-Rhodes/dp/0688149480/sr=8-1/qid=1171258964/ref=sr_1_1/103-1391512-7551825?ie=UTF8&s=books

    You could try this one. I haven't read it, but I read...
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    If your story is gonna go past the character...

    If your story is gonna go past the character limit, just put as much as you can in the OP and then add the rest of the story in a second post. You can also make another thread titled "part 2" or...
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    "Don't worry, I'm not a rapist. I'm not here to...

    "Don't worry, I'm not a rapist. I'm not here to kill you"

    Is this really something you would say to a woman who you've never spoken to before?

    Her first thought would be that you are, in fact,...
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    I like the way you write and I like the idea...

    I like the way you write and I like the idea behind your story. As a first draft, and considering the character constraints, I'd say you did very well with this.

    I have one problem with it,...
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    I feel that way about my writing too. I think...

    I feel that way about my writing too. I think it's natural for beginner writers, and I think the main cause is that you compare your raw work-in-progress to the finished works that you see when you...
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    I do this with all kinds of books, not just...

    I do this with all kinds of books, not just boring or confusing ones. A lot of the time I stop only because I feel that I don't want to read it at that point in time and I'm in the mood for something...
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    yeah this was really good. i want more damn it! ...

    yeah this was really good. i want more damn it!

    why do you all always write such short short stories? :p
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    I like these whatever-you-call-thems. I think...

    I like these whatever-you-call-thems. I think this story is freaking great and I want to read more of it.

    I think this is the best story I've read so far on LitNet and, from reading this much so...
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    So you like it and you enjoyed it but you hate...

    So you like it and you enjoyed it but you hate it?

    I don't think everyone who hates their boss wants to be like them, they just want the bosses level of success. You could write enigmatically if...
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