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* * * * FRAGMENT THE SECOND * * * *

"Hey, Proyas! You made it! Way to go! Folks, I tutored this idiot, and, hey, a teacher can only work with the material that he's given, correctamundo? Whoa, whoa, there, Proyas! Calm down. Don't think that I won't give you a seriously sorcerously painful beatdown for reasons of nostalgia and auld lang syne. That's better.

Hey, I don't see the Scylvendi anywhere! Good fucking riddance. Nasty piece of work. But, hey, without him we don't get Mr. Big. Kellhus! Felicitations on your promotion to.....what are you? What was that? Asshole-Prober? What the fuck? What did he say? Ass Getting Poorer? What? Oh, pardonnez-moi, Aspect-Emperor. Oh, that's very classy. <shrugs, then sotto voce> (Fucking meaningless bullshit, but hey, whatever...) <aloud> You're looking good. Nice halo. Chicks dig the halo. No, much better than you looked way back when the Scylvendi dragged you into Momemn. Rags to riches. Fucking rags to fucking riches. You bastard. You utter bastardly piece of bastardly crap. You are a fucking thief. Folks, watch out. By the time this Dunyain prick is finished, you not only won't have pots to piss in, you fucking won't have dicks to piss with! Oh, hey, the Dunyain prick is giving me Look Number 53. The understanding, disappointed look. Oh, do I sadden you, Kellhus! Do I not measure up to your lofty standards? Kindly go fuck yourself. In fact, Mr. Asshole-Emperor, the whole purpose of my visit to this shitshow of a celebration is to tell you exactly that. Fuck you. Oh, and good luck with that whore-of-a-wife over there, Esmenet! Hi, sweetheart! Miss me? Fuck you, too. You two were made for each other. King Thief and Queen Whore. Bow down, people! Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! Tell me, folks, which is worse, a conniving idiot like Xerius or a really smart conniving sonofabitch like Kellhus? I'll pose that as my final question for this extinguished dissembly. Good fucking day to all you fucking clowns. Sleep tight, don't let the skin-spies bite. Yippie-ki-yay, motherfuckers. That's fucking right, step the fuck away from me.....whoa! WHOA! The Kellhus Voice! Yes, I sure fucking heard that! "The next time you come before me, Drusas Achamian, you will kneel!" Is that so, chief? Well, pal, I don't swing that way. But Esmi's pretty good at that particular practice, if you make it worth her while. You're going to have to lay waste to many kingdoms to keep her in the style she prefers. Anything else for me? No? Good? I'll show myself out.

[end of fragment]

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Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:08:18 pm »
Started "The War Within", Book 2 of "The Great God's War" from the pen of the venerable Stephen Donaldson. Two chapters so far. I'm deliberately reading no more than one chapter per sitting.

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Literature / Re: Stephen R. Donaldson
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:46:51 pm »
Stephen Donaldson's latest, Book 2 of "The Great God's War", entitled "The War Within", is available in bookstores now. I hope to start it soon.

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The Unholy Consult / Re: "Kellhus is dead, but not done."
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:49:59 pm »
@Wilshire - i agree w/your comments re: Bakker. At this point i find him to be an intentionally undependable narrator of his own story in a lot of ways. Im sure he would tell me that my loss of faith in him would be his goal and that i am now better off.

Ill buy whatever, if anything, comes next but im much more neutral towards the author and thus the work.
This really resonates with me, Rots. Similarly, I no longer completely trust Bakker as a story-teller, and, as you note, that's probably the position in which he wants to place his readers. It's a very modern, or perhaps even a modernist approach to fiction.

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General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: April 11, 2019, 03:25:28 pm »
Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck!

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Philosophy & Science / Re: Another galaxy without dark matter
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:01:43 pm »
One more galaxy stripped clean by the No-God.

This actually made me laugh out loud - that said, it's troubling to consider your joke seriously - it could be the result of someone and not something.
Cixin Liu's "dark forest strategy" in action. Scary stuff.

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Philosophy & Science / Re: Black Hole Sun: On the Materialist Sublime
« on: April 11, 2019, 12:37:35 pm »
Well, as a strict armchair Kantian and "physicist" (that is, an idiot who reads things he can barely understand) I have no idea what this article is trying to tell us.

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So, indeed, nature, of course, is not sublime, in and of itself, it is sublime only in our perception of it.  "The sublime" in other words, would be phenomena not noumena, as a matter of course.  So, nature, as noumena, is not sublime, a priori, the sublime is a posteriori as a matter of course.  I'd think that is a bit like asking if there could be an a priori phenomena, which might be like asking if there is a married bachelor though...
Very good. Sublimity resides in the perceiver, not the perceived.

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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: April 11, 2019, 12:24:15 pm »
Finished Neuropath. Art. Definitely the best book I have read in the last year.

Hmmmpf. I generally struggle for the right combination of adjectives to describe my revulsion for "Neuropath". I think that, for me, it's the most inhumane story I have ever read.

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Philosophy & Science / Re: Black Hole Sun: On the Materialist Sublime
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:52:30 am »
A few questions [edited and expanded for clarity]:

1. From what perspective can the photograph of the black hole be described as "beautiful" or "sublime"?

2. If a black hole is a work of art, who is the artist? ("Work" implies a worker)

3. What can it mean for quantum matter to "perform"? Does an oscillating pendulum "perform"?

4. From what perspective can a aesthetic judgment that quantum activity is "performatively sublime" be made?

A very provocative and interesting post from this "new materialist perspective" with which I am not familiar. Thanks for sharing, sciborg2!

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General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:49:44 am »
I've been watching clips of the David Lynch "Dune" from 1985. Underrated.

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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:47:40 am »
“Look at the wall. Form a clear representation of it in your mind.

Now, look at yourself, represent to yourself internally yourself looking at the wall.

Who is now doing the looking?”
 -Fitche
Do you mean Fichte?

Fuck...yeah.
Sorry for the pedantic intrusion, sci. Shall I delete my comments and allow you to make the edit?

Haha no worries, I appreciate the correction - my response was meant to be read as a humorous admission of fault. OTL
Oh, that's how I read it, sci. I just wanted to afford you the opportunity to "restart" the quote. Cheers!

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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« on: April 09, 2019, 11:30:26 pm »
“Look at the wall. Form a clear representation of it in your mind.

Now, look at yourself, represent to yourself internally yourself looking at the wall.

Who is now doing the looking?”
 -Fitche
Do you mean Fichte?

Fuck...yeah.
Sorry for the pedantic intrusion, sci. Shall I delete my comments and allow you to make the edit?

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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« on: April 09, 2019, 11:16:42 pm »
“Look at the wall. Form a clear representation of it in your mind.

Now, look at yourself, represent to yourself internally yourself looking at the wall.

Who is now doing the looking?”
 -Fitche
Do you mean Fichte?

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General Misc. / Re: AOM Podcast
« on: April 05, 2019, 04:50:01 am »
Wow, I forgot to post the other one which I think is a must listen (if not a must read, as per the book in question) for Bakker fans:

- Why Visiting Dark Places Is Good for the Soul
That would be an excellent debate topic. Perhaps a "Bakker vs. Peterson" showdown?

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General Misc. / Re: AOM Podcast
« on: April 05, 2019, 04:46:33 am »
Just read a book a week and you'll be done just short of 20 years. Plenty of time!
Old joke: How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

That's a good one, though I heard it bit different ... "make a plan", but same thing. Good to see you, old friend!
It's been too long, Tao!

I like the "make a plan" version. Depends upon one's view of whether or not one can "talk" to God.

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