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If y'all had to set a book on fire...

:iconlucy-merriman:
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not going to bother thinking of a hypothetical for this one. You just have to pick one book to sacrifice to flame. To appease to gods or to get into a hip bonfire party or because you're going to freeze to death in an abandoned library that just happens to have ALL THE BOOKS.

Which book would you choose, and why? No holds barred, it can be any kind of book. But why are you burning the one you pick?


Inspired by this comic, which also involves book destruction: [link]
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SoldaLicious Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Twilight. Unless it was to appease the gods. They might smite me if such a thing was used in holy sacrifice.
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Crescentmoon2002 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Twilight. The world would be better with one less Twilight book. Or 50 Shades of Grey. And I shall laugh while doing it.
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nimbusphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
50 Shades of Grey. With a hint of scented candle. :iconpervylenplz:
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BadAttempt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well of course I have the usual urge to burn Twilight, but there is also a book that depressed me so much that I could start crying at any moment. It's a Dutch book called 'Het fluisterboek', translated it means 'the book of whispers'. It's about a girl who twice tries to commit suicide. I hated it.
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NordicGreenEyedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Talisman of Troy by Valerio Massimo Manfredi I have never been so bored reading a book :stare: I think I even imagined something else happening since it was so boring.
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:iconlucy-merriman:
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconflitterflutterbird:
flitterflutterbird Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Photographer
since everyone already said the obvious Twilight and Fifty Shades, this is difficult. Maybe Dante's Inferno because that book scared the hell out of me and it would also be pretty ironic to light it on fire.
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I liked Dante's Inferno (and the rest of The Divine Comedy) but I agree that the book scared the living hell out of me, and I'm agnostic.
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:iconflitterflutterbird:
flitterflutterbird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Photographer
we had to read it for English and i just remember looking at the illustrations and then having nightmares shortly after
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they're pretty scary, all right.
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Question: Can I take the pages from everything Stephenie Meyer ever wrote, as well as the 50 Shades of Grey offshoots, and bind them together to consider it one book?

If yes, then I would burn that, in a gasoline fire while Beethoven plays in the distance.

If no, then it depends on my mood.

If I was in a bad mood, I would burn The Host in a gasoline fire while Beethoven plays in the distance, because I wouldn't be satisfied with just burning one of the Twilight "novels" without including the whole set, and arguably, the Host is an even worse atrocity to all things literature and female.

If I was in a slightly less bad mood, I would burn the first 50 Shades of Grey book for starting a new wave of literacy destruction and gross misunderstanding of how the BDSM subculture works, even if it did somehow come off to people as if it was being positive, which would've been nice if true.

If I was in the mood to really piss people off and be ironic, I'd go to the south and burn the bible. Not for any personal offense to me, but because they burned Harry Potter down there and a witch burning the bible there would be sure to piss the same people off.

If I was in a good mood, I would burn Farenheit 451, for irony's sake and to see if the book actually ignites at 451 degrees Farenheit.
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:icontwilite-kiss:
twilite-kiss Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
-oh man,you stole all my choisces!what am i gonna do with this torch?!
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
The Bible


:shifty: yes I went there.
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:iconwiffleball:
WiffleBall Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol ur so edgy
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Why not the Quran afraid some would car bomb your place, so safe a choice.............
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Also I don't have a problem with the Muslim religion. It's Christians that piss me off thus I would burn their holy book.
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
because its safe to have a problem with christians they just turn the other cheek. COWARD
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not a coward. My dislike for Christianity has nothing to do with how "safe" hating a religion is. You sir are just a fucked up arrogant ass.
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
thank you
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
How would burning th Quran make someone set of a car bomb? You think that all Muslims are terrorists? Well that's just fucking ignorant. You sir are a disgrace to society.
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
nope not all muslims just the extremists, and in your idea of a society it would be an honor to be a disgrace god bless you soul.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ignorant. Arrogant. I can't even put words to the stupidity you posses.
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
yes if people like you who claims to be genius yeah I'm stupid.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I never claim to be a genius. So fuck off please. I'm done with you.
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:iconloidnerdy101:
LoidNerdy101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That was just... That was very disturbing.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Why?
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:iconloidnerdy101:
LoidNerdy101 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm offended. I mean, most Christians make it that you'd want that, but not all of us. Please be a bit more tolerant???
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah. Well the Bible offends me. :shrug:
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Get a real problem. :unimpressed:
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:iconloidnerdy101:
LoidNerdy101 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I respect your opinion, but some tolerance would be nice. Oh, and Calvin and Hobbes is a cool comic strip.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I never said I wasn't tolerant. All I did was answer a question.
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:iconloidnerdy101:
LoidNerdy101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I also feel a bit less annoyed since you haven't blocked me.
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:iconloidnerdy101:
LoidNerdy101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't really tell the exact definition of tolerance, but that's okay. I respect your opinion.
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Necrocoitus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
This.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
:nod:
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DdFixen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A religious book - The Bible, the Koran etc. Just to see how other people would react.
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
The Bible you'll just have some Christians tell you its disturbing and they forgive you. Its a different story with the other book. An extremist will either gun you down with an AK47, or drive a car bomb and blow you to kingdom come.
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:iconddfixen:
DdFixen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"The other book"? You mean the Koran?
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TojiX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
yup
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:iconddfixen:
DdFixen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't that a bit of a... racist assumption?
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JadeJungle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having always been told to respect books/having worked AS a library volunteer, it goes way against my morals to set fire to any book, despite the topic.

Although, about 3 to 4 years ago I would've easily burned Twilight if it meant all the hormonal teenage girls would've shut up about it.
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Erevia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
50 Shades of Grey.
I didn't think something could be as badly written as this. It should be wiped from the face of the planet. Although generally I don't believe any book deserves the pyre.
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:iconseracechemistry:
SeraceChemistry Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Any book Stephanie Meyer writes.
Will someone please loan me some gasoline and a flamethrower? I'd really appreciate it. :rage:
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:iconjustmango:
justMANGO Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nietzsche. Any of his books. Dx I can't handle that man's "philosophy".
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:iconwebkinzagirl:
webkinzagirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Any of James Patterson's young adult books. They are thick-ish (more to burn :dummy:) and so awful I couldn't finish any of the series. They all had so much potential to be great (Not so much Witch&Wizard, but Maximum Ride had such an awesome premise only to be destroyed by personality-devoid characters and a billion dead-end/loose-end plots) only to disappoint.
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:iconnoizora:
Noizora Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I say Catching Fire?
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:iconlucy-merriman:
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:D sure. :onfire:
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:icondawnflower8:
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
shadow by jenny moss.
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:iconghost-of-the-forest:
Ghost-of-the-Forest Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Twilight without any hesitation
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:iconaspacecowboy:
aspacecowboy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
The collected works of Glenn Beck, Anne Coulture (sp), Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage. To start.
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