The Second Apocalypse

Earwa => The Aspect-Emperor => The White-Luck Warrior => Topic started by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:13:42 pm

Title: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:13:42 pm
Quote from: Church
So I was intrigued by one of RSB's comments on the comments thread below the 'Four relevations...' piece he uploaded. In reply to one of the posters he said the following: 'The big link between the Womb Plague and Yatwer is irony', so I was wondering what exactly that might mean. I'm thinking something like the Inchoroi finding some way of of manipulating the processes by which Yatwer regulates fertility, using those processes 'ironically' to do the opposite to what Yatwer does. Given that we know the no-god is closely linked with fertility being taken away as well, does that indicate that the womb plague is some kind of dry-run for the birth of the no-god? Maybe there's some kind of energy-tapping process here, where the energy that would normally come into the world through the birth of a child instead goes into the no-god?
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:13:49 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
It would be severely ironic if the god of birth was trying to destroy the one thing that was sure to stop the rise of the no-god. The no-god being the only thing that can destroy all birth.

Assuming, of course, that thats what Kellhus is doing.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:13:58 pm
Quote from: Curethan
They sought individual immortality and recieved racial extinction and disolution through its enactment. 
There is your irony.  Its fairly straightforward, I think.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:06 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
Quote from: Curethan
They sought individual immortality and recieved racial extinction and disolution through its enactment. 
There is your irony.  Its fairly straightforward, I think.
Reminds me vaguely of a population of old testement people wandering through waste lands for several hundred years, and then upon reaching their holy land, found that several other people where looking for the same place for it was their holy land. Religion, or the thought of salvation/damnation has such an interesting history of disaster.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:14 pm
Quote from: alice
Interesting information. I appreciate your post. Thanks for sharing it.  :D  :)
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:22 pm
Quote from: Madness
Cheers, alice. Hope you stick around and add your worldview, if you feel the itch ;).

Wilshire, I've studied that journey endlessly from a war history perspective and it is... deadly. Cool twest.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:29 pm
Quote from: Trapshadow
Crackpot theory: the womb plague was a result of the Consult pulling Yatwer from the Outside and imprisoning her (it?) in the Carapace.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:37 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
I like it. No mother of birth ... no birth.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:45 pm
Quote from: Galbrod
If an entity within Earwa (Kellhus) would rewrite scripture and take over parts of the role of the gods (including Yatwer), would that have the same type of effects as the pulling of Yatwer from the outside duing the first apocalypse?
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:14:54 pm
Quote from: Triskele
I love the idea about the Consult having removed Yatwer, but I think Ptsatma's emergence makes it seem unlikely.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:15:05 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
Unless when the carapace was destroyed, it took a bit of time for Yatwer to find her way back to her little corner of the outside. Her little corner of hell.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:15:13 pm
Quote from: Madness
Lol.

Welcome, Trapshadow. I've often wondered at the relation between the Mother of Birth and the Death of Birth. Perhaps, those are both much more literal than I've interpreted.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:15:20 pm
Quote from: WillemB
Hi all,

I was actually the guy who asked Scott that question.  I interpreted his response to simply mean that he didn't intend there to be a link, and that I had picked up on something "ironical", but ultimately unintended and irrelevant.

The part about his response that I found troubling was that he said he simply edits and saves over a single copy of his working document.  It's not a question of if, but rather when he will one day have a corrupted file.  That's the case for saving document versions.  Here's hoping file corruption doesn't happen with the working doc for "The Unholy Consult"!
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:15:46 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
wow imagine the travesty... I don't even want to think about it.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:15:59 pm
Quote from: Madness
Cheers, Willem. I suspect there isn't only one single document containing The Unholy Consult - certainly, he must break his writing into chapters or scenes at least, yes?

The alternatives... I might break for horror ;).

Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, by the way.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:07 pm
Quote from: lockesnow
nah corruption will happen eventually (entropy, right?) but I'm sure he has to send shit off to his editor periodically, that will act as a redundant backup.

Besides for something with monetary value there exists tools and people that can fix that stuff.  For the right price.  There are class systems all around us, invisible...

seems like a good reason to have him send us early copies to uh, review it and look for continuity mistakes...
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:15 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
or so that we can just hold onto it in case something terrible happens. ^ ^
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:22 pm
Quote from: Madness
Lol. I await the mystery patiently.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:29 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
I've not many classes this semester so I will have a bit too much free time.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:38 pm
Quote from: Madness
I wish... I've got about triple the workload as last semester.

Nothing's wrong with uncommitted moments, Wilshire. Do some shit for you.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:16:47 pm
Quote from: Wilshire
Oh I've no trouble doing shit for me. A master even. Just pointing out that with free time comes the need to entertain myself, and I'd love to buy myself with another TSA book.
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: What Came Before on May 29, 2013, 05:17:01 pm
Quote from: Madness
Haha.

Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?!
Title: Re: Yatwer, the womb plague, and irony
Post by: MG on February 25, 2014, 07:09:28 pm
Nothing to add except that Bakker seemed to be making a deliberate connection between the Ark's dead womb and the catacombs beneath Iothaih.  Consult and Yatwer are in league?  They don't want to go to hell and she's tired of presiding over every single fucking delivery.  Why didn't she listen to her parents and just go into optometry?