>>302935>Is there any way for me to sample the content before I take the plunge?
Knock it off. A cigarette pack cost 15 bucks, just buy it faggot.
Not yet. The bigger issues for me are that I already have one international shipping item on the way, and I'm already kind of full on books to read. I don't like having too many balls juggled in the air.
I want to know what kind of writing quality and print quality I'm in for.
I'm also waffling on whether to get the hard copy or the paperback plus ebook version. The ebook version can survive a house fire, and the hardcover would feel really nice to hold.
The reputation for this particular book seller is unknown to me.
I recommend it newfag.
Equestria is proud of it.
I'm the fag who recommended the book but no, I have not read it. What I have read are Buttercup Dew's reviews and criticisms of various works which are also on Counter-Currents. If you want to determine quality, dive right into those. I plan to get the book at some future date.
Also I'm surprised no one has heard of Counter Currents before which is a publisher and site dedicated to right-wing (though usually anti-Christian and anti-capitalist) culture. It's run by Greg Johnson who I'm sure has some controversy but as far as I know Buttercup Dew isn't affiliated with him other than using his platform.
Leddit spacing is a meme. The change that brought "reddit spacing" around was the move from 4:3 screens as standard to widescreen and 1080p as standard. Normal writing takes up less and less screen real estate with each size increase. That changes the observed shape of the posts.
Take a look at this image. The first post on /mlp/ by moot way back when. You'll notice that he double-spaces between each paragraph for readability. That's reddit spacing. By moot. If I didn't have a million tabs clogging my title bar, I'd keep my web browser at half my screen length to keep the posts at a better ratio.>>302946>If you want to determine quality, dive right into his posts on Counter-Currents.
Good idea. I'll try that. I'm still hoping to see a scanned version of a page in the book so I can see how they did the type-setting, but I think I'm okay with buying a book without knowing that. After publishing so many books on that site, I think I can assume that they have some idea of what they're doing.
Did you know that the site is not doing publishing anymore? They're only looking for writers for a web magazine. I wonder why they stopped. Maybe they have too many printed books in storage and can't afford the storage space to print new ones.
>>302947>You'll notice that he double-spaces between each paragraph for readability.
I, for one, think this and >>302947
looks better as is, I think changing it would make the text less readable. If it were me I might change the OP to put the sentences into paragraphs rather than read as a bulletin, but that's just me nitpicking.
The book looks like it'd be a fun idea, in fact I was thinking in the back of my mind about writing something that touches upon those themes in fiction if I had the skill and time to spare; if I didn't have such a backlog already I might consider picking it up. For now it goes on the wishlist.>And he does it all without a hint of irony. Because if friendship is magic, ironic detachment is decadence.
Hm, however my post looks like it could do without the reddit spacing. Odd.
Just buy it mate. This autism fuel is worth the money.
Is that the hardcover version?
>>302988>looks better as is
I can all but guarantee you that that's because the paragraphs are long enough that there are multiple lines in a row before the next double-space.
The thing that makes paragraphs look good and readable is seeing them go on for a couple of lines. Too many paragraphs that are just one line thick looks bad. This problem was not caused by any website, but was caused by the shift from square-ish monitors to very long monitors. There are reasons that newspapers and magazines try to have relatively narrow writing areas, and why pages in most bound books are taller than they are wide.
For the time being, I think the best workaround is to size the web browser to take up about half of a 1080p monitor. Websites having that narrow central band of content makes long amounts of text look good, but it's still frustrating to see all that wasted real estate. Eventually, I expect web design conventions to fix that issue.
Oh, what happened to post >>302992? It was nice seeing a physical copy of the book. It wasn't ButtercupDew himself continuing to shill his work, was it? There was more than one Anon recommending it.
Sorry, but I were unsure whether I had scrubbed the metadata correctly. Why it was yeeted. I can upload it again but I would be grateful for some tips how to correctly scrub metadata; most of the tips out there looks too basic for me.
Yeah, now that you mention it my post looks better snapped to half the screen. I might fuss around with it a bit later.>>303074>looks too basic for me
Not sure what you mean by this, it doesn't scrub enough? If you're not using a GNU/Linux distro I'm sure there are other programs like mat2 out there that might run on Windows or Mac.
I did a quick search, and the methods mentioned on https://www.comparitech.com/es/blog/information-security/remove-metadata-from-photos/
seem to make sense to me.
I'm assuming you're not phoneposting.
The article mentions phoneposting solutions, too. The app Photo Metadata Remover [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=apps.syrupy.metadatacleaner]
is recommended because it apparently lets you take photos with metadata scrubbed from within the app. That means you don't have to spend a separate step scrubbing the metadata.
It's just really nice to see a physical copy of the book. Makes it seem more real, you know?
If I could make one request, I'd like to see one photo of the book itself, and then a photo of one of the pages inside the book so I could get an idea of the font, text size, and that sort of thing.
For the record, I've already sent an email to the site to ask a few questions about ordering and shipping it. When you got it, how did you pay? How fast was it shipped? Did you order directly from the site, or from a larger, more public book seller?
>>303079>>For the record, I've already sent an email to the site to ask a few questions about ordering and shipping it. When you got it, how did you pay? How fast was it shipped? Did you order directly from the site, or from a larger, more public book seller?
It was some time ago I ordered the book so I'm not sure from where I ordered it, I think it was recommended by some alt-right side. The shipping was somewhat slow but still acceptable for something unique as this book. Paid via paypal, if I don't misremember. Again, it was over a year ago I ordered it.