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Yukio Mishima on the graphic novel:
>"Manga is essential to my physiological health," he wrote in one of a handful of essays praising the genre in 1969. He was a devoted reader of this "terribly vulgar, terribly intelligent [...] language art" since childhood. As an adult, Mishima confided, he vied with his children to get first dibs on their weekly delivery of new issues of their favorite manga.
>"Compared with American comics, Japanese manga are a touch grimmer and darker both in eroticism and cruelty," wrote Mishima. "To make up for it, though, they are avant-garde in nonsense. You will see how I, in search of comics that never exist in America, have entered into this way [of the warrior] through graphic samurai tales."
He did, however, note that he did not care for graphic novels that had a "political" or "educational" bent to them. Instead, he preferred tales with "ghouls and ghosts," "savage samurai," and "wild slapstick."
What /lit/ think?
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What do you think of this?
He walked slowly, he opened the door quickly, he looked backwards quickly, someone was approaching him slowly, he starting to walk away quickly but the person behind him began to catch up. Slowly he turned around again and the man behind him was now running slowly, ''QUICKLY*'' he shouted, ''Sorry!'' replied the man ''I can't read the pattern! He hasn't posted it yet!''
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Would /lit/ read my scifi?
The canopy slowly opened. Allowing a new light to shine on the strange being who slept and
slept and slept in the the vessel in the hole. He opened his eyes gradually as he awoke to the new
light in the glass box in which he slept.
"Where am I?"
He waited for the machine. But it never responded. In fact it was probably dead, or maybe it
was asleep as he had been. It just sat there silently, away in the dark, with it's one unmoving eye.
He had begun to realize he was trapped... in his glass box. He slammed his fists on the glass
simply out of sheer frustration. He knew he could never break the barrier. In the back of of his head
he knew it was in fact, a polymer composite shield, designed to withstand crashes and even direct
small arms fire.
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Can we get a science fiction short story discussion going?
I have been trying to remember the story of a man who is considered mentally unstable, or odd, because he doesn't use technology all day, every day, like everyone in his future society does. It ends with the psychologist he's talking to starting to doubt himself.
I'm a total sci-fi scrub so I can't recommend many stories but you could check out Nightfall by Asimov.
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Part 6 of 2666 has finally been released. I can't believe it. How the HELL did I not know my favourite postmodern book had another section released? I mean, I knew Part 6 existed, but didn't know it was gonna be released. Has anyone read this? Fuck. it's called Woes of the True Policeman, for some reason, but it's definitely part of 2666.
I literally just discovered this, 5 minutes ago.