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The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TTT Chapter 15
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:54:19 am »
I know I keep swooping and not adding much but this is another amazing chapter - as the end of TTT should be.

I've said it before and I'll repeat it again but I parallel TWP/WLW&TGO and TTT almost then directly seems to structure the same as TUC. Even some of those quotes seem to have fairly obvious counterparts in TUC - (I can even track line by line siblings between the two books).

Rereading the summary of one of Moenghus' quotes (along with FB's recent post) makes me wonder if the Gods are unable to inhabit the Cishaurim as they can non-Cishaurim...

Some very interesting thoughts to chew on but I'll have to post them in a TUC thread.

Literature / Re: 43 Books About War Every Man (Person) Should Read
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:43:02 am »
Lol, AoM is an online medium marketed towards men. I happen to think a person of any orientation would find articles or podcasts on their site useful (considering Brett runs it with his wife and she writes or moderates many of the articles).

The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TTT Chapter 12
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:47:01 am »
Wow, sorry, I don't have the time to get into it, TCA, but damn this was a loaded chapter.

Lots of good S/N stuff and of course the meeting of the Inchoroi and the Dunyain but that moment between Kellhus and Achamian where Achamian experiences the manipulation viscerally for the first time after three books of Cnaiur shouting it at the reader is so unbelievably cathartic.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello people!
« on: February 22, 2019, 12:04:35 pm »
Welcome to the Second Apocalypse, Erratic21. Sorry about the protracted registration process.

Looking forward to your additions to the monument ;).

General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:21:10 pm »
Hmm... themerchant 'tude makes this most difficult to decipher ;).

General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:10:54 am »
Momoa was also great in Frontier.

General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:39:50 am »
Literally was just wondering who they are going to cast as Idaho and...

Jason Momoa...

I'm unsure how I feel. I've followed him as far back as Stargate so I know he *can* act but the media machine has done him a real disservice since GOT.

General Misc. / Re: 'How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the Past'
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:01:34 pm »
Link ;).

The Unholy Consult / Re: Where to buy ebook in US?
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:52:13 am »
That is insane... more than a year later between US Hardback and ebook?

EDIT: Also, welcome to the Second Apocalypse, Leeko, I apologize for personally not being more active in the threads.

Philosophy & Science / Re: Consciousness Live! with Bakker
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:18:47 pm »
Nor the one preceding this.

Philosophy & Science / Consciousness Live! with Bakker
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:06:58 pm »
A facebook group member found this - two hours-ish, I think, of Bakker talking TPB.

I still haven't got a chance to listen to it all.


Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:09:41 pm »
I always seem to try and read at the start of the year and then fall off :(.

But... so far this calendar year I've read The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells, The Martian - Andy Weir, and will probably finish The Name of the Wind - Rothfuss today.

TH, you're showing :o!

I've described this in detail before but it always seems to have gotten lost in the vilifying of my personality.


- WLW comes out in 2012.
     - Following which Bakker maintains publicly that he is working on *one* draft titled The Unholy Consult.

- I received a draft of something titled The Great Ordeal and I opened that manuscript originally on camera with Wilshire and FB before we recorded the first TSACast.
     - We are notably confused about the title but continue on with our Casting ambitions without my having read TGO or taken notes.

- Two months later (Summer '14), I go spend some time with Bakker after having both read the draft and done line by line edits and overarching thoughts (I always say 23pgs but I think that is literally mundane errors with 5 more pages of plot/narrative/continuity suggestion - none of which is ever fixed in the final edition *because Overlook*).
     - Important: This is the point that he reveals to me that he's been writing two books simultaneously for over a year and a half already and apologized that he couldn't have The Unholy Consult draft ready for me before his submission of *both* drafts (clearly my head exploded at this point thinking that Dagliash was the end of TAE, which I had already spent two months digesting as the end of TAE, TNG presumably bringing the fucking heat).
     - His publishers don't know about the split at this point - and Bakker has talked much about his bad faith move on TPB over time - and thus I'm sworn to secrecy regarding discussing my impressions of TGO "as the last book in a trilogy."

- Shortly after that meeting, he extended me the trust to discuss my impressions of TGO online without discussing the split books but never ends up once speaking publicly about the split until almost Oct '15, after issues with his publisher are resolved. TGO is released Summer '16.
     - I finally saw the draft of TUC August '16 and send many pages of notes back in Sep (which famously again get *Overlooked*), following which Bakker and I sit down again for a post-TUC meeting. At this point the draft has already been looked over once by Overlook.

- TUC is published Summer '17 and Zaudunyanicon (arguably the last instance of any news) happens August '17.

As per what's in the drafts I saw at those times vs. what ended up in the books, there isn't really much difference. I know that in some instances continuity/pacing inconsistencies I noted in both (and Wilshire and MG noticed in TUC) were ignored by the outsourced Overlook editor (Bakker had told us at Zaudunyanicon that Overlook hired an outside contractor to edit TGO/TUC after the departure of Bakker's familiar Overlook editor circa. beginning of year 2015 - apparently unrelated to Bakker's sudden reappearance to touch base with the publisher).

In the Zaudunyanicon/Nascenti threads, I know a few of us draft readers discussed the cut Seswatha parts from TGO and TUC (the lengthier versions were definitely cut from TUC) as well as pacing issues with the Ordeal/Scalded/Proyas Chapter early on (which included a big chunk of narrative describing Kellhus/the Mandate's plan to have certain Mandati not eat the Meat and starve themselves but then got confused by the editor with the passages later regarding Zsoronga belonging to a congregation of those don't eat the Scalded).

This having been the longest post I've written in almost two years, I'll leave it at that for now (and for fuck sakes are the forum functions fucked up).

Truth be told, the publications of TGO/TUC were riddled with complications. Which as we know is a damn shame. But ultimately, I think Bakker waiting so long to explain to fans *the split* was the first and possibly inevitably fatal blow regarding execution and reception.

EDIT: Also, final thought for now, as MSJ said, Bakker was public about the arbitrariness of the splits since an interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist circa. TJE. He treats TAE as one book and just makes random "snips" that he thinks worked. I think he did quite well with TGO and I'm of the opinion that WLW and TGO are actually two halves of one book mirroring TWP. TUC itself almost perfectly mimes TTT without the TGO portion.

Again, it all comes back to Bakker probably unintentionally misleading reader expectations.

Literature / Pat's Fantasy Hotlist Best of 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:08:02 pm »

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