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General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:25:27 pm »
I'm a simpleton, just pulling from something cool/fun to read - no expectations from me.
Hey, Tao, I'm just relieved that I used "denouement" correctly. Wasn't sure until I looked it up just now..... :)

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General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:06:46 pm »
That would be my hope for the proposed TNG series.

One of the reasons for my deepening animus towards TUC is the "Our Salvation" scene, which gives us a glimpse of the eucatastrophic possibility only to snatch it away and replace it with the Grand Discatastrophe of System Resumption.
You'd have preferred Ajokli reigning supreme  :o ?

I'd prefer a denouement that wasn't a choice between two Grand Discatastrophes.

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General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:51:11 pm »
That would be my hope for the proposed TNG series.

One of the reasons for my deepening animus towards TUC is the "Our Salvation" scene, which gives us a glimpse of the eucatastrophic possibility only to snatch it away and replace it with the Grand Discatastrophe of System Resumption.

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General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Tolkien & Eucatastrophe
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:09:27 pm »
I had hopes that there would be an eucatastrophic moment at the end of TUC, but Bakker is philosophically the polar opposite of Tolkien, and it was a vain hope.

Perhaps the conclusion of TUC can be seen as eucatastrophic if you take the perspective of the Consult....all five of them (six, I guess, if you count Shae).

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Philosophy & Science / Re: The best books on The Neuroscience of Aesthetics
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:57:34 pm »
From the article: "It's important to understand the kinds of questions that neuroscience can address. Anybody who thinks that neuroscience will answer every question about aesthetics is mistaken."

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Writing / Re: The Lost Zorro Transcriptions
« on: December 06, 2017, 01:26:18 pm »
*  *  * FRAGMENT THE THIRD *  *  *

[NB: This fragment would appear to precede the second fragment)

....thanks, thank you! Nice crowd tonight! Just want to say again what a privilege it is to open for Prince Kellhus tonight as he continues his Imprompta Tour. <applause>. The Prince and his retinue will be along in a few minutes; right now, it's just me, Zorro, and my scribe, the....illustrious Drusas Achamian <dead silence>.....whoa, tough room! Folks, he's a great guy! Yes, a sorcerer....<hisses>, but still....look at him over there, giving me the ol' stink-eye. Please, folks, a nice round of applause for our esteemed scribe, or your humble servant Zorro here is liable to be crapping his gown right here on stage <smattering of applause>. Thank you, thank you, that just might stay the good man's wrath.

Folks, I'm happy to say that the Scylvendi won't be able to join us tonight. He's scouting, or hunting, or pissed off, or who knows what. So we won't have to deal with his scowling and spitting and generally crappy attitude tonight. <laughter>. Kellhus and the Scylvendi.....the Odd Couple! What a ridiculous pair! One guy is as smooth as silk, the other guy rougher than a dressing-down by Marshal Xinemus! How did this pair ever hook up? Strange days....and getting stranger.

[end of fragment]

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Writing / Re: The Lost Zorro Transcriptions
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:06:47 pm »
Interpolating a little bit of the Don Rickles approach in that last bit, Tao. Risky business, poking a sorcerer...

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Writing / Re: The Lost Zorro Transcriptions
« on: December 05, 2017, 01:13:55 pm »
*  *  *  FRAGMENT THE SECOND  *  *  * 

......[the] most ridiculous pair since, I don't know, those two demons or whatever ol' Drusas over there keeps us all awake about all fucking night. You guys know what I mean. It's fucking 3am, and you wake up to this ungodly screaming. It's Achamian, right on schedule, hollering about O-racks and O-rang.....what was that? Are you heckling me now, Akka? What? Oh, Aurax and Aurang? Let me clue you in, you sorcerous fuck, this is not a Mandate lecture tour. This is fucking stand-up comedy, and I hired your fucking ass to write this shit down, not to correct my fucking grammar! <laughter and applause>...... <sotto voce>....hey guys, tell me, is he laughing? If his eyes start glowing, warn me, alright? <aloud> Hey, Akka, I'm just fooling around, right? No offense, etc. All respect to your sorcerous ass <turns and spits>. Seriously, please don't fuck me up with one of those fucking Cants. Working with a sorceror....what a genius idea that was. I pissed him off last week, and ever since then, I've had this burning sensation in my johnson. Although, to be fair, that might be due to that Nilmaneshi chick I was seeing.....

[...fragment ends....]

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Writing / The Lost Zorro Transcriptions
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:05:56 pm »
What follows is the first of a collection of fragments that are apparently a transcription of a performance by legendary comic Zreius enghs. It is believed that the  transcriber was none other than Drusas Achamian and that the performance occurred during the Holy War's march to Shimeh.

*  *  *  *  *  *  FRAGMENT THE FIRST  *  *  *  *  *  *

.....and Holy Hades, you should have seen the look on Proyas's face! Priceless!

Anyway, where was I? Right, right, the Vulgar Holy War. Almighty God, what a bunch of stupid fuck-ups! "Yeah, we bad! Fanim's gonna be skeered of us! Yeah, boy!!" Fucking whacked by the Fanim. Literally whacked, right? Chop, chop, chop...."Hey, who needs a head? Coming up!" You gotta love their style, too. Sending the heads of the Three Stooges back to the Emperor. "Hey, boss, here are yo boys...."

[...to be continued]

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Moon Safari - "A Sun Of Your Own"

Music for optimists.

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Philosophy & Science / Re: How To Be Happy
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:53:38 pm »
Happiness is awareness of reality. Nietzsche ( at times ) beautifully expresses components, such as happiness is the feeling power is growing inside you - but there's more.
Conversely, unhappiness is the feeling that an Alien is growing inside of you. ;)

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News/Announcements / Re: Building Better Community
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:58:18 pm »
Query: Why does JamesA01's post appear as an ellipsis?

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Philosophy & Science / Re: Bakker's Blind Brain Theory
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:56:57 am »
Removed by moderators. Please see the Building Better Communities thread for further discussion.

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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets (2017) - Totals and Specifics
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:32:57 pm »
Oh, and id live to discuss these books, as there is a ton to discuss. I wish one of my great friends here at TSA might have read it and let me know.....So, please, MSJ needs a Traitor Son buddy. All are welcome. The 1st book is 2.99 on Amazon Kindle. Not a huge investment to see wether its your taste, or not.

I'm interested, MSJ, but I'm also considering starting the Malazan series. What to do, what to do.....

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RUSH, Live In Cleveland (DVD). Excellent show from 2011. Just heard Geddy Lee's miraculous upper-register vocal passage from the bridge of "Freewill". Amazing.

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