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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2018
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:47:37 am »
Finished Iron Gold(17), by Pierce Brown. A follow up book (#1 in New trilogy) to Red Rising. Great book. Really great plot, believable timeline, and continued great characters. Can't recommend it enough.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [Spoilers] Is the Consult doomed to fail?
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:24:43 pm »
Quote from:  profgrape
When it comes to answers, we should be careful what we wish for.  As much as I really want, for example, to know how the Psukhe functions, there's a part of me that knows that the ambiguity is a big reason I love these books. 

Or to put it succinctly: Midichlorians.

Let me rephrase myself a bit. I don't need every mystery spelled out, I want a "payoff" for some of the plotlines. I don't need to know how the JE works, I want the JE to play a meaningful part; the plot to have a significant outcome. The dreams, same. I don't need to know the how, rather the why.

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2018
« on: August 30, 2018, 03:37:32 pm »
Quote from:  Wilshire
The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Stavely (30)
Wow what a great book. 10/10 would read again. Well written, nicely realized world with some lost pre-human race stuff. A sect of monks that are basically proto-dunyain, a guild of supped up assassins, and a bureaucrat all get thrust into some crazy wold domination plot led by some unknown figure.
So good!

Is indeed a great book. I found that by simply googling, "best fantasy 2017-18". There were a few more I found that I feel will be excellent reads also. Just haven't got around to them.

Really excited for part II of Chronicles of Unhewn Throne. This is a series with which there are endless possibilities. The "old" God's(rather what passes for them) showing up later, just opens up so much. I can't remember the main characters name atm, but I live the route he took, again could go a number of different routes. Just an excellent world Stavely has set a foundation upon.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [Spoilers] Is the Consult doomed to fail?
« on: August 30, 2018, 12:17:23 am »
Thanks for all the replies! I certainly understand everyone's pov.

I just feel a little resolution is what's needed. If all these plot lines go on muddled in the story, I just feel it a waste. Not saying it will effect my fandom at all.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [Spoilers] Is the Consult doomed to fail?
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:57:52 pm »
Quote from:  H
Well, unfortunately, we don't know and probably never will know exactly how or why the Inverse Fire functions.  I guess I just really like the idea that the Inverse Fire is the truth, just not the whole truth.  And it isn't a lie, at least not in the sense that it isn't, in some capacity, a truth.  The Inverse Fire, much like the idea of nihilism itself, is just a trap.  The honey-pot that lures you in, of course, is that it is literally based on truth.  It just isn't truth immutable.

Tangent. If we never get "fair" (and fair being some are answered) resolution to many of the plot lines, does that effect the overall series to you (anyone, please answer would like to know others thoughts, as wel)?

For me, it would. There are so many interesting mysteries throughout the series. It would be a shame if none of them were thought out, and don't have any conclusions. I think it would be lazy as a writer. And, Bakker doesn't strike me as a lazy writer. I have to assume he goes somewhere with them.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: August 25, 2018, 02:36:57 pm »
Good post, Dora Vee!

I knew when you said the Grey Swords were your favorite that you would live the end. MoI is easily one of my favorite fantasy novels I've ever read.

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2018
« on: August 25, 2018, 02:28:19 am »
Aw Schucks! :)
Thanks, Wilshire

The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TWP Chapter 2
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:36:20 pm »
I'm assuming a continuity error...

The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TWP Chapter 2
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:12:10 pm »
Cnauir mother had a baby by Moe. They killed the baby and his mother for bearing a child of Moe's. The baby was not of the People.

General Misc. / Re: The world we live in...
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:34:44 pm »
I'd really like to be able to post the flyers, for interest sake. I have had a lot of really good conversations, with people across the racial spectrum, on those flyers. A whole lot of contradictions on 2 pages of material.

General Misc. / Re: The world we live in...
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:32:39 pm »
Quote from:  H
Can't help but agree with Peterson, at the macro level at least, that when you play identity politics, everyone ends up losing.  It's just a question of who loses the most.  So, since no one can win, everyone is out to make sure the "other" group loses worse.  It's something like a race to get everyone else to the bottom, so your group won't be there...

Agreed. But, who cares if a ignorant, uneducated, racist, bigoted group loses?

General Misc. / Re: The world we live in...
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:39:39 pm »
Good post, Tao. Yea, I agree with everything you wrote in your post. It's just unsettling after the years of the civil right movement and such, that this total blind hate is resurfacing. True, it's been silent for close to half a century. The problem lies with our POTUS and his rhetoric, that is embolding these groups (white supremacy, in particular).

I've never been recruited, or even seen/heard of the KKK in my area. I'm sure it exists, I won't be that naive. It's scary to see it setting in your front lawn, is all.

General Misc. / Re: The world we live in...
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:47:49 am »
Can't post because says file is too large, maybe Madshire can collectively help out.

General Misc. / The world we live in...
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:42:06 am »
So here are the flyers I mentioned in the quorum that I found while walking my children. Pretty crazy, and really saddens me that instead of moving forward, we are actually moving backwards. Sad, sad times in the U.S.A..

I have to post the pics separate because files are too large.

The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: The Warrior Prophet
« on: August 19, 2018, 10:21:59 pm »
Are people still up for the re-read?

I am. I know I have to get caught up, but I think I'll just start fresh from TWP. Let's not give up on the dream.

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