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The Aspect-Emperor / MOVED: Dreams, No God, Serwa
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:12:13 pm »

The Unholy Consult / Re: Dreams, No God, Serwa
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:11:52 pm »
Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, Mus3s.

any opinions on how the dreams were tied up?

As it stands? I really expect more going forward from the "Prophet of the Past" narrative - why Achamian is Dreaming people other than Seswatha, even asleep - as in the case of Nau-Cayuti. I know that readers fixated on the  Dream morsels we got through TAE and in pretty classic Bakker fashion, I expect that those moments were to serve as more setup for TNG rather than being a substantial thread in TAE (or parallel even, as seemed the case in PON).

is Serwa dead?

I don't believe so but who knows, I can't imagine there are any contemporary Earwan healers left skilled at treating Wracu burns. Though, Sejenus did heal Horomon, Kellhus healed no one, and Mimara has yet to express such Prophetess agency...

They're all doing Qirri now anyways? But I can't imagine any Nonmen remaining with the Ordeal are going to appreciate that practice.

who hacked akas dream and the timing of it?

You'd have to cite some specific instances. I'm personally in the camp that Gilgaol visits Celmomas in the TGO Dream. I know MG - and others - are firmly opposed and believe it to be Ajokli. Bakker further complicated interpretations by telling us at Zaudunyanicon that he hadn't decided who between the two would appear in TUC's end Ajokli scenes before beginning TJE.

and was sorweel always doomed to become white lucky at yawter's convenience? feel a little lead on that he might have had a say on whether he was going to kill kelhus but it seems like he was possesd and turned into the white luck?

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff - Yatwer likely had the luxury of knowing that Sorweel would always be broken by his return to the Ordeal following his time in Ishterebinth.

Though, I do find it interesting that the Nonmen suggested that Yatwer was using two White-Luck Warriors to "game her sister, Fate," (badly paraphrasing).

Not the best ending imo... seeing kelhus salted was a gut punch, but he was never one to pander to the common taste. just quite grateful he aint making us wait 7 yrs for 1 book. and there's 1 more series to look forward to so thats pretty god damn great.

It's definitely a divisive end to TAE.

Again, welcome.

Cool shit.

Previously on savants: Steven Wiltshire (lol, Wiltshire) in Nissan Micra advert.

General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:29:16 pm »
Or Bakker's thought was "[j]ust as light is unperceivable without darkness, so too is eucatastrophe meaningless without the presence of discatastrophe or 'sorrow and failure'" (On Fairy-Stories 153).

General Earwa / [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:45:47 pm »
Alright, who is holding out? How come I've never heard this brought up in relation to Bakker's writing before.

This is just one of many, many articles I've suddenly discovered - I have previously read Tolkien's On Fairy Stories a number of times, though pre-TUC.

How come no one has ever asked Bakker a question about this?

Eucatastrophe, Discatastrophe and the destruction of the Ring

Literature / Re: Steven Erikson Interview (Malazan Spoilers)
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:32:03 pm »
If interested, there is also this recent SE/Black Gate Interview, complete with sound quality analogous to TSACasts (;)), as well, as this recent ICE Interview.

Literature / Steven Erikson Interview (Malazan Spoilers)
« on: December 08, 2017, 04:55:29 pm »
Some really quality answers therein, so long as you can tolerate the dreaded white text on black background.

Scroll about halfway down for the English translation.

General Misc. / Re: The Joe Rogan Experience
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:23:08 pm »
Thought I'd consolidate.

Andy Stumpf - starts off a little rough and I definitely don't agree with everything he's saying but damn, it gets really good in the latter half. Also, noteworthy for Dora Vee, I believe, spends a minute or two disparaging people who impersonate servicepeople.

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." - James Mattis

General Earwa / Re: TSACast (SA Podcast)
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:52:24 pm »
Also, I'd like to get another Cast going. I'll ping the usual suspects because I feel like "what part of TUC impacted you the most?" is the new question to ask but anyone want to self-declare for the PM string?

General Earwa / Re: TSACast (SA Podcast)
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:24:46 pm »
So, when editing the latest podcast, when talking about Golgatterath and mentioning the horns, Madness's mic clipped 4 times... producing 4 golden horns in the waveform. Spooked me a bit.

Trippy, SneakStyles.

Also, thank you so much again. All the accolades to clariS!

On The Bible - Tech N9ne ft. T.I. & Zuse

General Misc. / Re: Dan Mumford Art
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:20:38 pm »
Yeah, me too. And the pop culture pieces.

General Misc. / Re: InspiroBot
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:17:36 pm »

Nailed it the first time today, InspiroBot.

Philosophy & Science / Re: The Ethics of ET
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:14:44 pm »
All in all, even though the author reaches an interesting conclusion, the article is a good example of why intentional philosophy fails. The conclusion same can be reached and generalized, but without the need for any philosophy at all.

You seem to have a better grasp of the language than I, tleilaxu, but can you unpack the bold for me and how it follows from your various preceding comments?

I haven't read the books but hasn't Stephen Hawking said pretty much the same thing for years?


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