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General Earwa / (srancpost) opinions on racism
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:44:45 pm »
It sounds weird to say, I know, I enjoy the racism in the second apocalypse. It adds an extra level of realism to his world. I like how the second apocalypse leans heavily on an old-style racism. Examples like "so and so's norsirai heritage made him more outspoken that was seemly." How the Galeoth and Thuns tend to be thought of as fools or uncultured. This is because they are a different race then the Ketyai, who rule the south.
I know this draws parallels to history the Roman empire looked down on the many tribes surrounding the empire. We still use the anti-Semitic term they  called them. "Barbarian, they thought their language sounded like "bar-bar.""
Although there are slaves of all colors in the books but the instances where it's noted that the slaves were norsirai. This always stuck out to me and gave the series a gravity and tone where I would think, "no way this will ever be on TV. The internet would have a field day."
But back to my point this is maybe the only fantasy book I know of where traditional "white people" are not the majority or race on top. As an African-American this isn't a notion familiar with. Usually if something doesn't start a white protagonist that is the first thing you're informed about. In a 2018 political climate blah blah that's worth an award or something for the cover of the books right? I want more positive press and promotion for bakker, his books flip your modern notion of race and causes you to think.

Hope this makes sense I don't want to come off as being racist or mean. What are some examples you can think of

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The Unholy Consult / Who will die?
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:34:30 am »
I thought it would be a little fun game to guess deaths. Who will die in TUC, we know death will come swirling down but to who and what order?

*sorry atm I've only thought of one, I was excited by the idea by now I have to think of the other first and second teir characters.

**and should I post this as spoiler?

The Great Ordeal / [TGO Spoilers] My highdeal breakdown of Earwa
« on: September 11, 2016, 12:08:00 pm »
My highdeal breakdown of Earwa.

I'm sorry but this is going to be a layman's pop culture breakdown explained in the best way I can get these ideas out of my simple mind.

In a episode of Rick and Morty called The Rick's must be crazy, we find out Rick has created a pocket dimension and the  inhabitants sole purpose is to power his vehicles engine. By the end of that episode there is a pocket dimension  within a pocket dimension within a pocket dimension within a pocket dimension. (Inside each pocket dimension time moved faster and faster)

This is what I think may be happening in the "Bakkerverse". Where the Inchoroi may have been the original creations of the Hundred as a food source. Like every sentient race we've seen in the series like all have this notion of greatness. That pride of FUCK YOU! I WON'T BE FOOD TO NOBODY, BITCH! I guess that's a spicy flavor the hundred really enjoy.
But I think the Inchoroi were sick of being food and so they "Great oredealed" into space and found out that they couldn't escape the gods in space. So they made a pocket dimension, Earwa and entered thru the nail of heaven (pretty much a inny navel).

Author Q&A / Compendium of the First Holy War
« on: June 27, 2016, 07:45:36 pm »
Is the picture at the beginning of the Darkness that comes before, the first  page of the Compendium of the First Holy War?
The script that separateshe the different sections.

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