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 No.222[Reply]

I finished reading The Three-body Problem from Liu Cixin and I really like it. If you like scifi you sushis should give it a try.

Let's talk about sci-fi books!
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 No.452

I recently bought a bunch of shorter works by William Gibson and Ursula LeGuin. Read all the Gibson stuff, which was pretty damn good, and I'm about halfway through the first (non sci-fi) volume of LeGuin's "The Unreal and the Real" compilation. I had it before until I lost the book, but it's definitely worth reading again, so I'm looking forward to the stories I haven't read as well as another book of novellas.

Any thoughts on Ada Palmer's "Terra Ignotia" series? I thought "Too Like the Lightning" was very interesting but also kind of unpleasant/uncomfortable to read, and gave up about four chapters into the second book before giving up. I might consider trying again later though.

 No.454

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I'll chip in with two major writers who might not be familiar to all sushis.

Iain M. Banks created "The Culture", a society built on tremendously advanced technology, in ten (or so) novels. "The Player of Games" is the second novel (in order of publishing) in the series, but the first one I read. The novels can be read in any order and the first published, "Consider Phlebas", might not be the best place to start. Highly recommended if you have yet to encounter Banks' boisterous hard-SF romps.

Gene Wolfe's work is not everyone's cup of tea. It has more literary ambition than most SF, and Wolfe often shows indirect glimpses of his subject, trusting the reader to infer the the whole. His magnum opus is the "New Sun" complex of interrelated novels and stories set in the far future red giant phase of our Sol. He has written many short stories for magazines.

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>>454 How do you post multiple files?

 No.524

>>222
oh yeah baby this thread was made for me! i love chinese science fiction. (not mentioning what's already been posted here)

cixin liu's ball lightning is: great
ken liu's broken stars: awesome
i like xia jia and expect her to be translated more.

definitely looking forward to the fan addition to remembrance of earth's past by baoshu when it's translated to english (and released here).

there's also a three body problem movie in the works supposedly.

stuff that i enjoyed that seemed similar to me (except for chiang but he's ethnic so does this count?):

everything by ted chiang is amazing. if you enjoy liu cixin you should absolutely read everything he's produced. i've watched him in interviews online. i especially liked the lifecycle of software objects and this one where it was an essay, can't remember the name! his two released books are "stories of your life and others" and exhalation.

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The Martian is my favorite sci-fi book. Hard sci-fi in Mars exploration era, so no aliens or weird tech, just a bunch of nice people vs nature story.
Blindsight and other stuff by Peter Watts is good for depicting the future with more mind mods which it probably will have.
Cookie monster and True names and anything else by Vernor Vinge are awesome. My favorite author for early cyberspace stuff.
Life artificial is good and all online.



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 No.543[Reply]

Has anyone heard of a book or short story about a man who creates or acquires tools or artifacts that make him stronger as the story progresses?

 No.544

The Mysterious Island?

 No.551

>>543
Sounds like the average light novel
https://re-monster.fandom.com/wiki/Rou#Abilities



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 No.91[Reply]

What're some comfy anime series?

I'm relatively new to anime and am looking for something slow paced in story line, and atmospheric in terms of soundtrack/sound design or animation. Only ones I can think of are Mushishi and House of Five Leaves.
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>>91
you have described .hack//sign. I would highly recommend it.

 No.526

>>352
Yes! It's very good with a lot of funny moments

 No.527

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Cardcaptor Sakura. The music, atmosphere, interactions are all just great

 No.530

>>527
I agree, even the colour palette used is relaxing for some reason.

 No.531

>>513
>>527
Can't go wrong with either one of these.



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 No.409[Reply]

Hello, sushi! Lately I've been craving some really cute moe SOL manga. Can I get some recommendations? (bonus points for 4koma, shoujo-ai, yuri)

Examples: Komi-san, Watamote, Comic Girls, Senryuu Shoujo.
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 No.517

>>409
I've made a few recs here but I'd like to add Shinmai Shimai Futari no Gohan, Shimeji Simulation, and if you like cars, zessyaka.

>>515
Well, the mangaka calls it's a "fetish manga" and it's almost a foregone conclusion that an anime adaptation of a series will have more pandering. But I don't feel they've necessarily overdone it. Maybe the voice acting accentuates the effect but Sen makes some suggestive faces in the manga as well. It isn't wholly innocent at any rate.

 No.518

>>517
>anything I don't like is pandering
This is my favorite anime community meme.

 No.520

does anyone have any deliberately uncomfortable SOL?

 No.521

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>>520
Girl's Last Tour probably fits that. It's complete, and an excellent read.

 No.525

>>515
it was always nojyaloli fetish manga.



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 No.463[Reply]

I don't know if this would fit better with /tunes/ but artwork for albums could fit here.

But anyways, here's a thread for album artwork you really like.

These were used for the inner sleeve artwork for Talk Talk's 1986 album "The Colour of Spring, of which James Marsh did the artwork for.
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>>466
knew id see some king gizzard here.
here is some more.

 No.494

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My favorite album cover of all time is Santana's third album's artwork.

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Autechre - Quaristice (Versions)

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tekvision - Mobile Suit Ecco

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 No.474[Reply]

more pics like this? also any idea where this came from?

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I don't know where that's from, but I love Imperial Boy/Teikoku Shounen's work, which can be similar.

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After a bit of time looking it up, I'm pretty sure OP's pic is from loli hentai, although I haven't read it so I'm not sure.
If my research is right, the artist has a pixiv right here: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1183648

 No.507

>>480
Can confirm, from loli hentai.



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 No.419[Reply]

Here I will drop my anchor in fertile ground.

Here we really know what we are talking about, because we have experienced the trembling and the awakening.

Drunk with energy, we are revenants thrusting the trident into heedless flesh. We are streams of curses in the tropical abundance of vertiginous vegetation, resin and rain is our sweat, we bleed and burn with thirst, our blood is strength.

The work of creative writers, written out of the author's real necessity, and for his own benefit. The awareness of a supreme egoism, wherein laws become significant. Every page should explode, either because of its profound gravity, or its vortex, vertigo, newness, eternity, or because of its staggering absurdity, the enthusiasm of its principles, or its typography.

 No.423

Anchors are getting dropped,released,thrown,disposed,cast overboard,projected,deposited,planted,and thrust and its your fault for being fertile,

 No.438

pls come back.

 No.439

wait wut

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It's not like I want to envelope your anchor, baka!



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 No.295[Reply]

So I noticed recently that while a lot of people here do some realy great art, no-one seems to be writing stories with it. Creating comics is one of the best ways to improve because it forces you to look at all areas of art, it keeps you motivated since you have a task with a foreseeable endgoal, and it poses lots of creative challenges. Don't just think of it as a means to be gooder at artisting though.

Don't think you have to nail regular drawing before you can start doing comics. If you think that, you will never do anything. You don't have to be good, you just have to be creative. Try not to just do moeblobs standing still and talking about how their mangaka is such a qt, make your images dynamic and try to communicate something like a story or a feeling.

There's a great series of blogposts called '18 tips for comic book artists'. http://www.williamstout.com/news/journal/?p=3806
(All those images are there for a reason, study them!)
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>>297
oh i didnt actually assume it was yours, i just saying it was cool :P

atm i just keep making excuses. im sure if i really want to make a comic i will

p.s. the picture didnt get spoilerererered, oh well

 No.299

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As a reminder, we're making a zine that focuses on manga and comic.
If you create something and wish to participate, check out
https://mtk538.neocities.org/zine.html

 No.300

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*quietly raises hand*

Hello. I'm new here, I make comics. I would like to become an official lurker of the Sushi Comic Alliance.

Not sure if I have time for zine work right now (as cool as it sounds), but I might shoot you an email with some questions.

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Last week i started making a web comic. I post it on my website https://mtk538.neocities.org/manga.html and also on twitter. I hope you enjoy ^^ Uploads are every Wednesday

 No.422

Hey sushis! My bf is an incredible artist and he's always wanted create a graphic novel. He's working on typing the story out and developing characters before he starts though. I think he should just start with what he has already but he's a bit of a perfectionist lol. He works a full-time job so this is just a hobby and he doesn't have much time to work on it. Is there anything I can do to support him or make it easier for him? I'd love for him to reach his goal.



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 No.321[Reply]

not sure where to post this but lets try here in /culture/

ok so anyone here familiar with term digital nomad?
wikipedia:
>Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.
so what do you sushis think about it? honestly i think it's just right lifestyle for me
would you do something like that and where would you go?

i want to move and travel through south america (imagine all that beauty… jungle, rivers, mountains, cities……)
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 No.400

>>399
Can confirm. US has it far better than they realise.

 No.401

>>399
>Western Europe is lost
That's very vague, what do you mean?

 No.402

>>398
Poland or Hungary
>Brazil
Is that a joke?

 No.403

>>399
I personally have no real intent of moving out of the US, mostly because I have zero clue where I would really move to. Again, Canada is similar enough and with more global warming, maybe I'll get my Midwestern US weather up there when I'm an old man. But I agree with >>401, I'd like to hear why Western Europe is a lost cause.

>>402
Not a joke, but I acknowledged that Brazil is rough compared my own nation. I guess it's better to say that I didn't put much thought into moving, something I don't intend to do.

>>400
Well, yea, the US is basically a massive landmass the size of Europe when Alaska is factored in, with only two friendly countries as it's direct neighbors. It's kinda hard not to love the US.

 No.404

>>395
>I'd love to be able to live in places like the US
When most people think of the US, they're thinking of the big coastal cities. The cost of living there doesn't really allow for a digital nomad lifestyle unless you're a rich trust fund kid like >>396 said. The rest of the US has plenty of nature, but no jobs and no facilities.

>>399
Western Europe has the same cost of living problem. If you have connections to find cheap housing, can handle couch surfing, or have a paid scholarship, it's pretty chill here. I've met plenty of exchange students and expats from the US and Easter/Southern Europe who say they prefer it here.

South-East Asia seems to be the biggest digital nomad hotspot, because a freelance wage can easily support a comfortable lifestyle there.



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What're your favorite books?

I could perhaps be called an artsy snob for this, but one of my absolute favorite novels is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. I've always found the concept of labyrinths to be fascinating, as well as that of the inherent uncertainty in the image of reality presented to us by our sensory perception. This book features those two themes quite prominently, and explores them to a depth I've not seen in any other books I've yet read.

This next one might also reflect questionably on my character, but nonetheless I greatly enjoyed American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've struggled a lot with recurrent depersonalization, feelings of dread, and a general impression of isolation from those around me. Since the book addresses all of that, it resonated with me in that regard–though, not so much with some of the other stuff it describes.

I also love tons of H. P. Lovecraft's and Jorge Luis Borges's work, but those are predominantly short stories, not novels.
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 No.287

>>285
To be honest, I've never had to read any of those major default school books
And I'm quite grateful for that. This way I can enjoy everything so much more.

 No.292

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
I wasn't the only edgy middle schooler that Metallica tricked into reading books.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill is another favorite. Translating the book from English to Lakotah and back was a great literary choice. Really felt immersive, which was good because the plot spans generations and the reader really can't lean on a character throughout the duration of the book.

 No.306

My favorite books are those that I haven't read and are next in my reading list.

 No.307

Heart of a Dog is my favorite. Its a common cliche to say that you couldn't put a book down but this was one of the very few that did it for me. It was also very funny, Sharik is probably the funniest character I've found in literature

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Long time fan of HP Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter Thompson. The wave speech in Fear and Loathing had me me feel some type of way I never got over.

But my latest favorite has been The Unnoticables by Rob Brockway. Despite being very modern and simply written at times, the story is both gripping and strikes a chord with my inner punk rocker.

Brockway's story is both a look at life's evolution since the 70's to the 2010's and does so with a hint of comedy and a heap of cosmic horror that pleases the Lovecraft fan inside me.



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