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Maybe someone here can help me on finding out the name of two books I read as a kid. This was years ago, and they weren't anything notable from what I can remember.
The first one was about some teen kid, and he likes this girl, he thinks she likes him too and it turns into him being mad at her when she slips and falls into a river, he refuses to help and she dies. I wanna say there was a boy she liked there as well that died at the same time. But I honestly cannot remember the story too well if I'm even correct so far. So that happens pretty early in the story and the rest of the book was the teenager dealing with the regret and stress of knowing what happened meanwhile everyone in the small town is searching for an answer and trying to find her.
The other is a more kid book if I remember right. Was about two brothers that created some kind of virtual reality game, and if I remember correctly, they were being forced to play through it because something is happening in real life that they need some kind of evidence from the game. One thing I remember specifically that may be able to help, is that they reach the end of the game, and enter a prize/treasure room. And they end up telling you that it's a false end that most people didn't know about, and they continue on.
Sorry if this is the wrong place for asking this, but I just realized we have /lit/ here and this may be one way I can find the titles of these stories.
The Idiot's Argument
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While few will present this argument outright, the idiot's argument recurs quite frequently on 4chan, most often in the threads of newbies; but I suspect it lies hidden in the waffling of some of the more mature posters here about.
Hang around for more than a week or so and you will come across some variation of the Idiot's argument. It takes almost anything as it's target: numbers, morality, consciousness, the self, even reality itself.
It goes something like this:
1. We conceive of or interpret or understand or speak about the target in some particular way.
2. However, someone might conceive of or interpret or understand or speak about the target in some other way.
So far so good. Now comes the crunch that gives this argument it's piquancy:
3. Therefore, the target does not exist
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Can you guys recommend some Chinese literature and philosophy? I'm particularly interested in Taoist texts, however I'm open to anything, as I have close to zero knowledge in this field.
So far I have listed some of the most popular works: The Art of War, the Tao Te Ching, and the I Ching. More modern works are welcome too. I know what I'm asking for is very broad, but just throw anything at me.
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Hey there 4chan.
Ive been trying to write stories for years now, But I can never seem to get past making a first chapter for my stories.
Ill usually have lots of ideas, And I know what my part a, b and c should be. But after writing a couple of sentances, I either hate what I have written or i get stuck?
Does this mean I have to change my writing style? Or maybe do more planning?
If anyone can give me tips, or suggest some reading material. I'd really appreciate it.