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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As literature? No.
    As a shilling campaign? Probably.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only Gardner and Woolston come close for sheer relentless shilling

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i heard hes a gay surfer down in florida now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i heard hes a gay surfer down in florida now

      And people say that BAPism has achieved nothing.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, it turned a straight-laced alt-right c-grade web personality into a long-hair homosexual surfie wienersucker i guess

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i'd say that's an improvement in every way. good for michelle, i hope she's happy out there on the waves

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >BAPism has achieved nothing.
        Just showed more people that da juice are derivative in all of their work and everything funnels back to the same ultimate, self-serving message. His handlers in University, for example.

        I've never seen anyone really praise Mike Ma for any of his work. Is he allowed on Twitter?

        Does have over 1,000 reviews, many of them 5 star, could some of them been paid for?

        "5.0 out of 5 stars Important read.
        Reviewed in Canada on August 23, 2020
        Verified Purchase
        a great book from a perspective that is extremely relatable for today's young men"

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think young angry males are just desperate to have a new figure to represent them. Same sort of demo who were absolutely rabid for early Palahniuk, but receded once it became public that he was a nancy queen (and his work began to reflect it overtly).

          I completely understand the motivation. I too would like a new White male literary figure to celebrate as a right winger.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            BAP's fanbase is mostly middle aged like him and he's also brown

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            BDS

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The real question is when we get porn

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >renaissance
    This book and its unchallenged prevalence here is more proof of IQfy going down the shitter.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fun read with nothing profound or challenging to say. I respect the prose and most of the humor. But, the poltics are too cringey, and Mike has a bad case of schrondingers douchbag when talking about his beliefs

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As someone who has had my share of unfair 1-star reviews, I take negative reviews with a grain of salt. However, it seems like this book is genuinely popular/hated for its theme that seems adjacent to what made BAP popular previously. The same channeled-angst into nothingness and no influence. Wasted energy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      mean

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post nose

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a friend who loves BAP and who hated this book. I haven't read either, I haven't read any modern right wing stuff beyond Curtis Yarvin.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want more books like it.
    I didn't really like Paul town. Shazam watkins's book was great, and I liked Gothic Violence even more than HA. not for it's plot for the SemiReligous themes

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My twisted world wannabe.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I saw Mike at a wedding of a mutual friend (an EDM dj), he said he was going to release a new book soon and was also working on a few other projects in other mediums. That was like 7 months ago now. He got retirement money from crypto and doing work for that homosexual politics guy Milo, I wonder if the lifestyle ended up zapping his creative drive? But regardless of what you think, at least he's published.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wish I'd been smart enough to make money on crypto. Also, he's only *self* published, any idiot can shart something out onto Amazon as F Gardner demonstrates. Ma is an interesting guy but I'd respect him more if he put his money where his mouth is and actually did some of the shit he not-advocating-advocates

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why is "self published" bad? If anything it's more impressive since his book is successful.
        >NOO you HAVE to go through publishing agencies that won't publish anything that's not YA romance written by a black woman!!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          By what standard is Frank successful? He’s wasted more money than he’ll ever earn by spamming IQfy ads only to be universally reviled and mocked. If you think being a lolcow is a sign of success you should legitimately have a nice day, you’re too stupid to participate in the real world.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Surely he must make some profit. On his youtube channel it appears that he has his own apartment. So must be making enough to support himself as a fulltime writer. Unless he's on welfare. Also aren't IQfy ads super cheap? I imagine he must have a cult following to some degree.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Unless he's on welfare
            Hes a forty year old man who still lives off his rich parents and tries to groom children via discord.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            he was born in 1989, so mid 30s

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Proof of discord noncery?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He started a discord server for nanowrimo and hosted “the F games” which was billed as a writing tournament, but kicked out anybody who wasn’t properly kissing his ass.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            why would anyone kiss his ass, hes a loser who writes garbage

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Kek, I'm a newbie so don't know all the lore. I've tried watching some of his youtube videos but he's an insufferable rambler. I hope one day someone will create a comprehensive lolcow history for my zoomer brain to follow

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are being psyopped by half a dozen discordBlack folk who aren't even IQfy and have nothing to do with IQfy except that they post their discord spillover shit here. Nobody pays attention to these homosexuals or knows anything about them, they just talk about and amongst themselves.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            your poor parents, dude. it would be so amazing to interview them
            https://blockshopper.com/il/cook-county/chicago/property/17102000651323/777-north-michigan-avenue-unit-3803

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            His apartment was paid for by his parents, and they're listed as the owners, not him. And contrary to his claims on YouTube, it's not a penthouse apartment, it's a studio apartment three floors below the roof. Also, its decoration is absolutely garish.

            your poor parents, dude. it would be so amazing to interview them
            https://blockshopper.com/il/cook-county/chicago/property/17102000651323/777-north-michigan-avenue-unit-3803

            Yeah, that.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have the same tile floor as Gardner, and bare painted cinderblock walls... wish I had that sick ass wallpaper!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >t. major homosexual

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have never seen a man hate another man over the wallpaper in their kitchen before...

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            not necessarily hatred, just stating an undeniable fact. the previous owner was an old israeli woman who died. frank, despite his claims to be rich, didn't change the old-lady decor, so either he's a major homosexual, or the apartment belongs to his mommy & daddy and they didn't care to put any money into it before depositing frank there

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >or the apartment belongs to his mommy & daddy and they didn't care to put any money into it before depositing frank there
            most likely this

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yyyep, and he lies about it on his youtube channel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            not necessarily hatred, just stating an undeniable fact. the previous owner was an old israeli woman who died. frank, despite his claims to be rich, didn't change the old-lady decor, so either he's a major homosexual, or the apartment belongs to his mommy & daddy and they didn't care to put any money into it before depositing frank there

            Frank is a funny guy, why are you picking on him? He doesn't try to be anything he's not. Parody is part of his schtick.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            frank is a seething, schizo, same-gayging, shill-spamming, little gerbil of a man-child, and his so-called books are illiterate garbage

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I wonder if him and Waldun have spoke to one another

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            L'Academie was boring as frick. I made to the end of ch. 3 and couldn't bear to continue. See for yourself: https://files.catbox.moe/n1l2zh.pdf

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >He doesn't try to be anything he's not
            That’s the only thing he does. He endlessly touts how he’s the best writer, is universally beloved and is discovering new conspiracy theories all the time and none of those things are true. Literally all he has to do is TRY to write instead of racing to pump out mindless drivel and he can’t manage it. He’s a pathetic failure with cognitive dissonance who aspires to be known for being the most annoying homosexual on this shitty board and turn it into profit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you had me until "turn it into profit" at which point I rotflmao

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So you read the entire post? What did you mean by this?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            frank's books have never made a profit. he lives on the largesse of his hapless permissive rich parents, who bought him a tiny garishly-decorated studio apartment on the 38th floor so he'd be motivated to jump, and thus put him out of their misery

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm talking about Mike Ma

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Frank is a fricking hero to many of us on IQfy, and during some of the darkest times during COVID, that curly haired mother fricker was the FIRST BRO to buy my book. I don't care what people say about Frank, he will ALWAYS be a bro and a hero to me. That first purchase of The Shitkickers helped lift me up to print out a ton of copies that helped me pay the rent while I couldn't work because of the bullshit COVID VACCINE laws here in Canada. You couldn't even get a fricking gas station job without taking the fricking "vaccine", but somehow, with help from bros like Frank, I made it.

            So so so so SO glad my entire family and I didn't take that fricking "vaccine", I was 100% ready to start _____ _____ if they tried to force my kid to take it to go to school.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >because of the bullshit COVID VACCINE laws here in Canada.
            And then you said on reddit that you took the vax, lying jason homosexual

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'd respect him more if he put his money where his mouth is and actually did some of the shit he not-advocating-advocates

        I would imagine he does. He did an interview with Wrong Opinion a couple of years ago and subtly implied that he does a lot of the shit he writes about.

        Not trying to pin this on him, but awhile ago some power substations were shot up in North Carolina (Where Mike either still does or used to live.) [https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2023/05/02/north-carolina-power-grid-]

        Mike Ma could very well be doing some of the things he talks about, but if that is true he would be an absolute moron if he admitted to any of it.

        Also it should be noted that most of what he wants people to do would most likely not become national news. If some power substation is disabled in bumfrick NC, it obviously wouldnt be broadcasted across the whole nation, nor would it behoove the powers that be for it to be broadcasted on such a large scale.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          pretty sure he's got fat milkers now

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            he looks like he has black ancestry

            nah hes down in florida these days being a gay surfer

            smokescreen to try and disassociate with his actions, if anything these replies further cement he was the one who did the whole substation heat

            idk if Mike looks at these threads but he is self-obsessed enough that I would wager to guess he is the OP in most of them.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I doubt he's even on IQfy anymore, most of the original alt-right/frogtwitter guys seem to have moved offline or into telegram

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Telegram is for gays

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He's latently homosexual, like all the dissident right

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            he looks like he has black ancestry

            nah hes down in florida these days being a gay surfer

            the same person made these replies

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            nice try

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          he looks like he has black ancestry

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          nah hes down in florida these days being a gay surfer

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what exactly makes him gay?
            BAP was right about you freaks, you are the gays and you project your gayness onto everyone else so that you don't feel lonely and singled out

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            dude everyone knows hes a wienersucker

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >everyone
            everyone in fuentes gang of inbred ooga chaka durka durka rape groypers maybe

            https://i.imgur.com/ognG0ZB.png

            Maybe people call him gay because posting homoerotic pictures and captioning them with homoerotic roleplay prompts is a fricking gay thing to do. Seethe, israelite idoliser.
            (picrel)

            >when i see good physiques i immediately think of gay sex
            telling on yourself?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Prepare your angus, israelite homosexual

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >le good physique
            That's literally a fitness model who was popular a few years ago (not really anymore). Nowadays only gay people would know his name and yes, I'm telling on myself.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe people call him gay because posting homoerotic pictures and captioning them with homoerotic roleplay prompts is a fricking gay thing to do. Seethe, israelite idoliser.
            (picrel)

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Everyone knows BAP is gay but Mike isn’t I don’t think, doesn’t seem interested in women at all tho

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            My bad, I thought we were talking about BAP.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe he’s asexual

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do I really have to pay 10 bucks for that wrong opinion interview ? I've been waiting for it to pop online for free but it never did.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nonironically, is this worth reading? I'm interested in reading something modern that goes against the social grain.
    I

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it's fun in the same vein of American Psycho and Confederacy of Dunces.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The quality varies from chapter to chapter. If you've been on here for a while there's nothing really new but it's occasionally pretty funny. I liked the one where the heavens opened with the "YOU WILL NEVER SEE 1000 FOOT STATUES" paragraph shining down

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's basically a collection of well-written schizoposts

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My favorite is his raving about Black folk in Walmart making their children "chemically gay" by feeding them dino nuggets.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          is he true???

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not worth reading. If you've read American Psycho and Ted K, this adds absolutely nothing. It's like a direct-to-video knockoff of a successful movie

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's no real wit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes vote. fun read. don't regret. will give it a second go soon.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >GRRRRRR! LE DEGENERACY! LE HARD TIMES! LE MEN! LE ARYAN WAR!
    Why is it always some sheltered, upper-middle class dweeb who is pontificating about le noble combat? Go fight in a war then, idiot. There are plenty to volunteer for. The average pavement monkey in a shoot out is closer to your le Aryan warrior ideal than some simpering gay on right wing twitter

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any Leftist review of a book like this will be negative. They are ideologically committed to Leftism in a way that prevents them from appreciating the perspective of those outside their narrow political strain of what is acceptable.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not really, most leftists who read appreciate good reactionary writers like Celine or Mishima

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Not really, most leftists who read appreciate good reactionary writers like Celine or Mishima

        lol no they do not

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Celine's work is very anarchist. He was considered a liberal writer before his views of israelites became public. In fact, if his legacy wasn't tarnished by bitter israelites, he would be considered a leftist author

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're proving my point. As soon as an author espouses "naughty" views, Leftists abandon them.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what are the books of the IQfy rennaissance? Is it just books by anons who post here?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Here's one.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Still waiting on someone to post a sample from this.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody has actually read it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            RJC does have something in common with Michelle: they're both selfpub serfs who refuse to publish in e-book format out of greed, cowardice, or both.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Frank Gardner has.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
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            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >nodded knowingly
            HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
            FRICKING YA DOGSHIT PROSE
            LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
            THIS IS YOUR $40 BOOK?
            HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            imagine how bad the rest is if this is what he showed as the best example
            oh my kek

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            imagine how bad the rest is if this is what he showed as the best example
            oh my kek

            youre crazy dude
            this shit is fricking absymal writing
            boring stale nothingburger said in the most unimaginative dirt dry way possible

            What do you expect, for a book that Gardner selected as the winner of his gay contest?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            strikes me as a scam coordinated with hartley behind closed doors

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I think you're giving both of them way too much credit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I assure you I'm not trying to scam anyone. I wrote and experimental text using 100 vignettes. It is basically a novella but I think it must be taken beyond that label because of its depth. I've read a lot of novellas in undergrad and grad school and for fun. I guess I tried to write a flash fiction collection that tells one story and uses different templates and formatting to do it. There are full color pages and pictures alongside the text. You could flip through the pages and pick a random one and keep doing that and you'll figure the story out eventually if you don't read it straight from Shard #1 to Shard #100.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I wrote and experimental text
            illiterate
            book discarded
            $17 for 100 pages of text? frick off.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm phoneposting. An autocorrected to and. My bad.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Calm down big guy, you’re making more noise than even his fans are.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/U6qmfOw.jpg

            Thank you. Not great, not terrible. Shame about the formatting (or lack of it).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Formatting seems fine. The actual writing is only on the right hand pages for some reason, I assume to keep all the microfiction sections separated. Other than that, the formatting seems okay.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            youre crazy dude
            this shit is fricking absymal writing
            boring stale nothingburger said in the most unimaginative dirt dry way possible

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Kinda like it. Not sure what the point is. It’s a shame that stuff like this will never penetrate the mainstream because of the black cloud of IQfy and self-publishing hanging over it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/U6qmfOw.jpg

            Selling 200 pages but only using 100 of them is a big rip-off. I know you can make the argument that it served an aesthetic purpose, but I don't think the cost is justified when you could have removed half the pages by using smaller titles on each page (and styling those however you please). People have complained about the price, and it's sad to see that much of the cost has been spent on nearly blank pages. I see this as genuine wastefulness and a lack of care. Not to mention you're effectively billing a novella as a novel.
            This is even worse for the hardcover edition considering it uses the same number of pages but is way larger, meaning there were no changes to the text to accommodate the difference.

            The following is more of a style nitpick in the form of advice, so argue your case if you want: Start new sections without an indent, but indent all of the following paragraphs while reducing the paragraph spacing; most paragraphs should only be separated by a single linebreak. It helps with readability.
            Hartley's style seems to be to use double linebreaks between all paragraphs and to never indent, which I personally find ugly and amateurish if it's used all the time. If you use indents and single linebreaks between paragraphs you've got more tools to improve readability/flow and to delineate sections of text without having to rely on titles (reserve double linebreaks and unindented first lines for soft section separation). Lots of people separate paragraphs using double linebreaks and let their word processor deal with indents, but it's to your advantage to use them deliberately.

            Also, when your text is justified (spans the margins by adjusting space sizes) use hyphenation on your text (where words break with a hyphen on the margin and are continued on the next line) because it will generally improve your spacing. Look at the first line of paragraph 2 in pic 2 to see where the words get spaced out awkwardly to fit the margins; with hyphenation "manifestation" would probably have been split across the lines to reduce the space size. Hyphenation is something that can be done automatically by whatever software you use (even Microsoft Word and LibreOffice support this, apparently).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            (cont.)
            For the indent thing, look at Lit Quarterly (at least 2&3) for an example. They use drop-caps where I suggested no-indents, but it's a matter of style and how much emphasis you want to place. They don't remove indents on the first lines of new sections, which goes against my own style ethos, but it's personal preference or whatever.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            shut the frick up already

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This book’s formatting was largely the preference of the author, but those are actually single line breaks, not double.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            In my second point I specifically said "[reduce] the paragraph spacing". If the paragraph spacing was set to be twice as large then it's equivalent to a double linebreak anyway. It's unnecessary and looks bad however it happened.

            >preference of the author
            RJC is an avowed know-nothing who handed over 50% of his profits because he didn't want to think about typesetting (as simple or as worthwhile as it may be for him to learn it himself). It's up to the editor to rein things in and do what best present's the author's writing to the reader. An editor shouldn't say they were just taking orders when it was their job to make these decisions in the first place; editing should be a back-and-forth discussion, and the editor should be prepared to tell the author not to do something if it's a detriment to their writing.

            It's also crossed my mind that the page inflation gave an excuse to put a higher margin on the book. The more I think about it the more frustrating it is, and, whether it was intentional or not, the reader is only going to figure it out after they've bought it and half the book they were expecting arrives in the mail.

            Letting shit like this through, like I said before, is wasteful and shows a lack of care about both the writing and the readers on the part of the editor. It's lazy as frick.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you buy a IQfy scambook you get what’s coming to you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Personally I'd prefer the blank pages over the ones destroyed by his garbage prose. To say it's rudimentary is to overly compliment it. What a fricking embarassment. Shit like this is why I'll never associate my work with this board. Shameful, just shameful. I wouldn't even use it as asswipe, I'd feel too dirty afterwards.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Great posts anon. This is what I meant about the formatting earlier. The linebreaks-over-indents *could* work as a stylistic choice if it's supposed to read like diary entries, but I suspect it's more down to neglect/laziness/amateur mistakes, or simply padding. It's common in selfpub circles, and many authors don't seem care how their work is ultimately presented, but they should! A little attention goes a long way, and really gives the book a big boost.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the offical list

      https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/187317.Authors_of_the_lit_renaissance_

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Basically it's a quasi-forced meme which claims that there is/was a literary movement springing from writers on IQfy. Some participants claim it was a brief period of collaboration, creativity, and output that began in January of 2023 and then began to die sometime in March of the same year, others say it is still ongoing.

      There are apparently two schools within this movement: those who believe F. Gardner's claim of real success and hope to imitate him, and those who believe Ryan Hartley's claim that &amp magazine will serve as a cornerstone of a future literary revolution. Due to the open source nature of internet collaboration and memery in general, it can be hard to nail down whether or not any given author or idea can be considered part of the IQfy renaissance. There seems to be three distinct drawing lines in use, though:

      1) Authors who directly participated in projects which were themselves explicitly billed and advertised as part of the IQfy renaissance, as described in any of the above definitions. Off the top of my head: Tales of the Unreal #1, &amp #16, the last Unreal Press Podcast, and a series of standalone releases by Ryan Hartley, James Krake, Zulu Alitspa, and Robert James Cross.

      2) The above + authors who published books for which they shilled or bought IQfy ads. People like Jason Bryan, John David Card, F. Gardner, Pseudo Bulkington, John Jay Stancliff, Spencer Weedman, and anyone on the IQfy top ten.

      3) The above + self-published authors who have never verifiably posted on IQfy but the discussion of whom inspired the first two categories to try and reach similar levels of success. RC Waldun, Mike Ma, and formerly MNM-DR.

      Even with such a broad spectrum of possible definitions, ARX-Han's Incel is hard to categorize. In a substack post, he has admitted to not browsing IQfy and describes an almost calculated attempt to take advantage of what he mistakenly believed was a thriving counterculture literary market. Although he fits well within the second category, he does not clearly fit into either of the two schools of legacy inspiration. It could be said that whereas the other authors mentioned attempted to start a movement, ARX-Han attempted to capitalize on it, thus confirming that at least one outsider to the incestous discord circlejerk was willing to believe in the concept of the IQfy renaissance.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        2024 is going to be the year.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So Nesmer is gone for good then?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gardner didnt have success wtf are you talking about

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He got rich and brags about it on youtube

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            certainly not by selling his garbage books

            also consider that he may be lying

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            MOMMY & DADDY
            https://blockshopper.com/il/cook-county/chicago/property/17102000651323/777-north-michigan-avenue-unit-3803

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >those who believe F. Gardner's claim of real success

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Read the sentence again idiot.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only one to achieve any kind of "success" was Mike Ma

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        For those wondering where to start with the renaissance, this should help you

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why leave Eggplant but cross out I Pray to the Hungry God? The consensus seems to be that the latter is significantly better (which I agree with).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah yes the consensus of *checks notes* all four people who who read it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He has 4 readers?!?! I'm fricking jealous!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Adding on to this, it can be said that Adem Luz Reinspect's novel Mixtape Hyperborea served as, if not necessarily proof, certainly a template for the Hartleyist School of the IQfy renaissance. The IQfy book we'd all been waiting for, from an outsider artist with a professional respect for his work and his audience.

        However, despite the wienersure posturing of the book's presentation, Adem Luz is very much a rebel without a cause. He idolizes the cultural aesthetic of a previous graduating class of the American youth, not even achieving Mike Ma levels of social critique. Thusly, as it failed to find a lasting foothold on IQfy or anywhere else despite causing a stir amongst its contemporaries, Mixtape Hyperborea has so far failed to prove the most crucial claim of the IQfy renaissance: that there is any point to it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you for effort-posting.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mixtape Hyperborea is pretty good in that it's not just polemic right-wing slop

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        also Fedbook, even though it's amateurishly written

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So whats the best of this shitpost-as-literature genre?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      We need a website that lists off all of the IQfy users and their books, no fricking tourists though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You mean like https://lampbylit.com/magazine/authors/

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >https://lampbylit.com/magazine/authors/
          That's fricking awesome!

          I'm about 1/3rd of the way done my "ultra honest" writing piece for &amp 20.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You mean like https://lampbylit.com/magazine/authors/

            who reads this shit

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            People who want to discover new authors themselves, instead of filtered through the "consensus" of people that aren't even like them. In other words, not sheep.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >RC Waldun is literally me
            Alright, man.

            Is there really any strong common theme or style among the "IQfy renaissance" authors? Are they actually inspiring each other's works in any significant way? Collectively, what ideas do they care about and work on beyond getting their books bought?

            The chart here

            https://i.imgur.com/D8ep7fv.jpg

            For those wondering where to start with the renaissance, this should help you

            seems either arbitrary or trivial in the connections it gives between books. Its only sensible recommendations reduce to "read more from the authors you like."

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Christ why don’t you just read one or two and find out? Why is this board so resistant to reading something, even if you end up not liking it? Your disapproval might actually mean something if you knew what you were talking about

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you so resistant to giving an answer? You could tell me I'm wrong and discuss what I asked about instead of being so defensive. I'm not even disapproving of anything beyond saying to lump them all together is misleading. This is reasonable to ask about, and it'd be beneficial to all of them if you could actually sell them collectively as an artistic scene, but it doesn't look like one to me.

            To me it seems like a loosely-associated crowd without any artistic current that defines them as a group. If that's the case, then if I read one of their books and like it, it's no indication that any of the others' books will be similar or personally worth reading. If anything, lumping disparate authors/works together could be a disservice because a reader who dislikes one work might assume it's representative of the rest.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            "All of The Bible is bad because one book of The Bible is bad! I'm someone worthy of being listened to!"

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're off the mark. If someone disliked their first introduction to a particular genre of music, they might decide at that point not to listen to other artists in the genre. That's a reasonable approach, and adjust the hypothetical sample size as much as you want, but I think the same problem applies here if you try to bill these authors as being similar.

            Even if someone's first introduction to a IQfy author is good, if they expect something similar from the others and don't get it then it's also a problem.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They care 90% about people buying their slop and 10% about pushing their far-right ideology and angry-young-man aesthetics

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why's he got a chinese surname

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm going to run into this guy in Missoula one day and I'm going to demand my money back to his face.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Who is that? He looks like a young Joaquin Phoenix

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    which one of you nutters did this?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/booktopia/comments/1914otp/history_of_IQfy_created_books_all_3_parts/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based on the points of view expressed by that user...it looks like Gardner has managed to weasel his way back onto Reddit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Neo lit
      homie? That isn't even a writing server. It's barely even IQfy. Wtf?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >In 2020 F Gardner who was previously semi-famous for his Chicago political endeavors made IQfy history by advertising his book series “Horror’s Call” through IQfy banner ads - something never attempted before for a book series, making him an historic outlier for authors. However, F Gardner became a polarizing figure for a variety of reasons.
      >Ever since then there have been numerous attempts to imitate F Gardner’s success by aspiring IQfyners, even parodies. However, as of 2024, none have matched the viral success of Call of the Crocodile, not even the 15 subsequent books written by Gardner himself.
      stilted grammar...shamelessly glossing over atrocious behavior...strawman arguments...this is so frank. someone needs to report this user for ban evasion. his previous acct was HorrorsCall e.g. https://reddit.com/comments/j7poea

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        seems like it. i can't imagine what it's like to have all day, every day, 24-7-365, to just frick around with nonsense.
        35 years old and he's probably never worked a day in his life. must be nice

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          being that idle is probably eating away at his soul. that would explain his awful behavior

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's actually pretty pathetic how IQfy, so prideful in their opinions and criticisms of everything else, doesn't have a literary culture on this board. No one creates anything. No good art has come from this board. A lot to say about others but nothing to say themselves.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No one creates anything.
      Holy fricking crab.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Read Mixtape Hyperborea

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        just more latently homosexual right-wing crap

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not very homosexual, debatably even right wing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Did you guys all jack off with your pals in high school at sleepovers? I never did that, we ate pizza and played halo. Weird ass

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          if dubs the lit renaissance will win over the crabs

          check these dubs

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If dubs Mike Ma will come out as a homosexual after all these years

  18. 2 months ago
    Voluntary Fool
  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is very funny.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wow, look at this pile of crap: https://files.catbox.moe/d9sukc.zip

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Uptight nerds hate mike ma. His books are good

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    some of it is legitimately good and some of it is not, good effort for a 22 year old or whatever. a lot better than his second book

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2023 has felt like an awful year for the IQfy renaissance. Just look around at the progress we've made.
    >unreal fell apart because one guy doxxed another
    >unreal's attempted revival was met with cricket noises
    >&amp's attempted revival was a far more disastrous flop that ended in more people getting doxxed and harassed IRL
    >no one has sold more than 200 copies this year
    At the start of the year I honestly felt that we were getting into our stride. Nope. Didn't happen.
    Maybe Krake's side is looking better but Jesus it feels bleak from what I see here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Maybe Krake's side is looking better
      Not financially but on the growth side he's getting his name spread rather far. Hardly any other writer can keep up with his output, that dude is focused

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Woah, I never thought I’d meet another krakeophile on IQfy! He really is getting a lot of traction lately.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Assuming you're not shitposting, i think more people need to let go of the notion that their first book has to be the best and based and right wing. A renaissance has to be y'know, creative, and not derivative of other things like Harassment Architecture

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Assuming you're not shitposting, i think more people need to let go of the notion that their first book has to be the best and based and right wing. A renaissance has to be y'know, creative, and not derivative of other things like Harassment Architecture

          it's a reference to a reddit post where Gardner is talking to himself. another failed grift
          https://www.reddit.com/r/sci/comments/191apzp/anyone_here_read_james_krake/

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    krake is boring as shit too, they all are
    just very boring boring people is all you get around here
    havent read hyperborea and right now dont care to after the ptsd of reading that shards sample.
    christ

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