The Second Apocalypse

General => News/Announcements => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: ThoughtsOfThelli on April 13, 2017, 06:55:13 pm

Title: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on April 13, 2017, 06:55:13 pm
Hello from a brand-new fan of this series. :)

I kept coming across mentions of the Second Apocalypse series in other websites/forums and finally decided it was time to check what it was about. Reading the current books was an amazing experience, though a re-read is clearly in order - I'm the kind of person who will just breeze through books the first time, which usually leads to quite a few missed details. And considering the complexity of this series, there are certainly many interesting nuggets of information to be found in the next re-read(s).

I'm looking forward to coming up with something good enough to add to existing discussions of the books, too. ;) Crazy theories definitely included.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Wilshire on April 13, 2017, 07:12:42 pm
Welcome to the forum!

I am  somewhat envious of your current position. The first re-read was an extraordinary experience - almost like the books were somehow entirely different than the first time around.

Glad to have you here, feel free to post as you see fit. Since you've already read it, there's not much to worry about as far as spoilers go, unless you haven't read Bakker's Atrocity Tales. If that's the case, do that!

On Bakker's Blog (https://rsbakker.wordpress.com/stories/) he has links to several short stories, two of which are TSA related. Check out The Fase Sun and he Four Revelations of Cinial’jin post-haste :) . Crash Space and A Dime Spared are unrelated but great scifi short stories.

Also, how did you make your way to this forum?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: MSJ on April 13, 2017, 07:47:43 pm
Welcome, ThoughtsofThelli! Awesome name choice.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on April 13, 2017, 08:24:52 pm
Welcome to the forum!

I am  somewhat envious of your current position. The first re-read was an extraordinary experience - almost like the books were somehow entirely different than the first time around.

Glad to have you here, feel free to post as you see fit. Since you've already read it, there's not much to worry about as far as spoilers go, unless you haven't read Bakker's Atrocity Tales. If that's the case, do that!

On Bakker's Blog (https://rsbakker.wordpress.com/stories/) he has links to several short stories, two of which are TSA related. Check out The Fase Sun and he Four Revelations of Cinial’jin post-haste :) . Crash Space and A Dime Spared are unrelated but great scifi short stories.

Also, how did you make your way to this forum?

Thank you! I will check out the tales as soon as possible. :D

I think I just searched for "second apocalypse discussion forum" (or something close to that) online after reading the books. I was so curious to see what kinds of theories/thoughts were being floated around online.



Welcome, ThoughtsofThelli! Awesome name choice.

Thanks. :) When reading the Aspect-Emperor series, Thelli's character kept getting more and more likeable with every single appearance, so I needed to have some reference to her in my username. I'll probably choose a good quote by her for my signature when I re-read the books. Maybe find some fanart to match for my avatar if I can to have a whole theme going.
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Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Wilshire on April 13, 2017, 08:40:27 pm
Glad google turns us up then :)

FYI on spoilers. In Earwa threads, no need to spoiler tag information up to the book that the subforum you're in. For example, if you are in the Thousandfold Thought (TTT) subforum, no spoiler tags for anything through the end of TTT, but discussions/informaiton for anything after that book should be spoiler tagged.

The General Earwa is open spoilers: no one tags potentially spoiler information there.

The rest of the forum, like there, it'd be nice if you tagged major spoilers. We like to at least appear like a friendly place for new-comers not yet finished with the books - though we don't get many of them.

Mention what book you are spoilering as well, which can be done outside of the tags:

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Or within the tags:

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That about covers all the rules of the forum lol. If you have any questions post them, or PM me or Madness.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on April 13, 2017, 08:51:30 pm
Glad google turns us up then :)

FYI on spoilers. In Earwa threads, no need to spoiler tag information up to the book that the subforum you're in. For example, if you are in the Thousandfold Thought (TTT) subforum, no spoiler tags for anything through the end of TTT, but discussions/informaiton for anything after that book should be spoiler tagged.

The General Earwa is open spoilers: no one tags potentially spoiler information there.

The rest of the forum, like there, it'd be nice if you tagged major spoilers. We like to at least appear like a friendly place for new-comers not yet finished with the books - though we don't get many of them.

Mention what book you are spoilering as well, which can be done outside of the tags:

TDTCB Spoiler:
(click to show/hide)

Or within the tags:

(click to show/hide)

That about covers all the rules of the forum lol. If you have any questions post them, or PM me or Madness.

Thanks for the information on spoilers. I assumed that information from The Great Ordeal should be under the spoiler tag everywhere since it's the most recent book (that's usually the main rule in other discussion boards...at least ones I am/was familiar with), but I guess that was too broad an assumption. I will edit my previous post to add which book the spoiler is from.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Wilshire on April 13, 2017, 08:59:27 pm
Not a big deal, you would have been fine leaving it the way it was, but thanks for changing it ;) .
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Redeagl on April 13, 2017, 11:46:19 pm
Welcome! It's an awesome place here.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on April 14, 2017, 12:04:13 pm
Welcome! It's an awesome place here.

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Madness on April 14, 2017, 01:41:06 pm
Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, Thoughts :).
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: MrGanondorf on April 20, 2017, 03:44:11 pm
I LOVE THELI! I kind of wish we got to see what the empire would have been like with her as empress.  I think she'd be constantly leading members of her court into traps--she would let on that she was 'damaged' and let those who would unseat her expose themselves and so cull her court

WELCOME!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on July 04, 2017, 03:51:05 pm
So sorry for "resurrecting" a thread months after I last posted here, but I wanted to reply to the people who had commented here after I went in a fairly long (work-related) hiatus back in April (I'm hoping I won't be as busy later this month, I really want to return to this fandom and forums).


Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, Thoughts :).

Thank you. :)

I LOVE THELI! I kind of wish we got to see what the empire would have been like with her as empress.  I think she'd be constantly leading members of her court into traps--she would let on that she was 'damaged' and let those who would unseat her expose themselves and so cull her court

WELCOME!

Oh, I wish that would have been the case, Holy Empress Anasūrimbor Theliopa I would have been amazing (in an alternate universe, maybe that's what happened  ;)). Everyone would just see her as this unemotional and fairly harmless source of knowledge, and she'd really be playing them the whole time, including Kelmomas, hopefully.

And thank you. :D
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Hiro on July 04, 2017, 06:37:23 pm
Hi ThoughtsOfThelli,

Tales of Alternate Earwa would be an interesting exercise indeed: to map out possible outcomes with different Anasūrimbor as Emperor.

Perhaps an idea for a thread or two?

Anyway, welcome.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: ThoughtsOfThelli on July 04, 2017, 06:46:19 pm
Hi ThoughtsOfThelli,

Tales of Alternate Earwa would be an interesting exercise indeed: to map out possible outcomes with different Anasūrimbor as Emperor.

Perhaps an idea for a thread or two?

Anyway, welcome.

It would be very intriguing, though I think I'd need a reread (never got around to one after reading the books for the first time...) to really be able to come up with a decent alternate future for each Anasūrimbor of the younger generation (I suppose neither Inrilatas nor Samarmas would be even considered as a possibility in any alternate timeline - but they might just end up with very different futures anyway, when compared to what happened in the books). Kelmomas does think of becoming the next Aspect-Emperor in the future, but he does think very highly of himself, and who's to say how he'll fare by the end of the series (as someone who hasn't yet read The Unholy Consult, no idea on that for now).

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone
Post by: Wilshire on July 05, 2017, 11:39:59 am
No qualms about resurrecting threads. Feel free to do so at your leisure.