Horror and Weird Lit thread
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Hey /lit/, hoping for some recommendations for horror literature beyond the obvious (King, Barker, House of Leaves, etc.) Short fiction anthologies are great, obscure novels are great as well. Hit me with weird fiction I haven't read, and discuss the more well known stuff for those who haven't had the pleasure yet.
Weird Lit/Horror General, in other words.
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Would be interested to hear opinions about this: do any of you instinctively roll your eyes when you hear someone tell you they do a lot of different kinds of art?
For example, if you met someone and they told you they wrote novels/screenplays/whatever, would your opinion be different if they said they drew and painted and made collages and sculptures and shit like that as well? Part of me instinctively thinks "let me guess, you play guitar, piano and the fucking ocarina too when you're done taking pictures", but I'm sure this is a stupid way to think. There's no reason someone couldn't produce art of value and merit in several disciplines.
what do you think?
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Funny /lit/ related jokes, go.
I just saw one on How I Met Your Mother:
>flashback sequence before, Lily is in labor and trying to get her mind
>flashback sequence finishes
>Robin: "That was NOT cool, Ted."
>Lily screams, "Contraction!"
>Robin: "...that...WASN'T cool, Ted...?"
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Do you ever imagine if your life was a book?
>forever friendless, gfless, only fucked prostitutes
>think I might have avoidant personality disorder
>go to contact lens appointment for first time
>optician keeps trying to put them in my eyes
>there's no way I can't stop blinking like a motherfucker
>he eventually does it
>he says, "you just get really avoidant whenever someone gets close to you"
Oh god, that leitmotif. That subversion of the bildungsroman. That unreliable narrator (I can't remember exactly what he said, he didn't say avoidant, it was another word). A very flat main character.