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Literature / Re: SFFDen - SilentRoamers new blog
« on: September 07, 2015, 02:22:30 pm »
I signed up, anything to support a fellow Bakkerite! Good job, can't wait to see a TSA blog..

General Earwa / Re: T-Shirt Ideas!!
« on: August 19, 2015, 09:07:54 am »
Quinthane gave me the go ahead to use his sketches to do a shirt. My friend has shown me some designs and said he'd get back to me......3 months ago. He works in a labor union and has yet to come home. Summer is almost over and I'll have some CnaŘir shirts, if anyone interested. I'd say by mid-September. Only design I really cared for was my Avatar blown up on the front of shirt and either "breaker of horses and men" or "most violent of all men" on the back. Leaning towards Most violent of all men.

Davias, awesome job! Looks great!

I don't think that Aliens would come looking for POTUS. Requires too many assumptions on the biology and cognition of aliens and then them making the semantic leaps required to respect our sociocultural hierarchy as we do.

Not if the Ancient Alen theory is true. They've been here or are keeping an eye out for us, their little experiment or what have you.

Come on, this is Ancient Aliens 101! They all make a convincing case, yet at the end of the day, until I see a spaceship or Aliens greeting the POTUS....I can't take it seriously.

Atrocity Tales / Re: Titirga - Cishaurim, Gnostic and Daimotic?
« on: August 10, 2015, 07:24:13 pm »
What makes Serwa different than other sorcerers and/or Kellhus himself? I'm sure every schoolmen has passion, but Titirga was somehow unique in his ability to mix the two magically, if indeed he was using some kind of psukhe-precursor.

I'd say that what makes Kellhus and Serwe special is they have no passion. The gnostic is based on meaning and the purity of said meaning. Their able to remove everything they associate with their utterals an inutterals, and its pure meaning. Incandescence geometrics, man!

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: August 08, 2015, 08:40:27 pm »
Just finished Half a War last night by Abercrombie. Great twist to the end of the book, usual JA fashion. I've been on my TSA reread for over a month, just digging in here and there, taking my time. I think I'll finish up this Shattered Sea Trilogy, since its really good and he's just so enjoyable to read, love his humor. Then, I'll try and give Tigana by Kavriel another go.

Literature / Re: RSB vs Joe Abercrombie
« on: August 08, 2015, 12:48:16 am »
Yea, I loved The First Law trilogy. And, what made me seek this thread (or start a new one, but I looked harder this time Wilshire ;) ), is what Francis Buck wrote in the Who's the Manipulator thread. Its about accessibility. Joe has already surpassed Bakker in sales and is a much more popular author. I love the books I flew through the trilogy. Joe's writing is addictive, when I pick it up I can't put it down. Last night, I purchased Half a King on kindle and blew through half of it in one sitting, its great. Its easy reading and very interesting and keeps you wanting more. Yet, I couldn't go and analyze and do what I do with Bakker. Francis Buck made a great point and Abercrombie is immediately who I thought of.

The White-Luck Warrior / Re: Who is the Manipulator?
« on: August 07, 2015, 02:58:23 pm »
Yes, they apprehend the Onta..... Hey, that's why we have the forums. To remind ourselves how very little we remember, :) thanks guys.

ETA: you guys make great counterpoints that suggest that the story Kellhus received is true or like a Dunyain a very good lie. These are the times I stop and take a deep breath and think we overthink these books entirely too much. But, what else is there to do while we wait for the UNHOLY?

The White-Luck Warrior / Re: Who is the Manipulator?
« on: August 07, 2015, 04:31:24 am »
So, I'm almost at the end of TDTCB, the scene where CnaŘir is going over everything that has taken place. He's trying to figure out Moe and Kellhus's intentions. And he asks himself, "Is Kellhus still in contact with Me÷enghus?". One can only assume he's thinking via dreams, and it got me thinking

If we go from Kellhus's story, the Pragma's received dreams, correct? And I know there is the whole deal that the sender has to know where the receiver is. Yet, the only instances we see this its via two Sorceror's. In TWP, isn't one stationed with CnaŘir? He explains the whole bit, right? Well if anyone can recieve the dreams than why need a sorceror as the receiver? What I'm getting at is it basically proves that someone either knew sorcery at Ishual, or it is rock solid proof that the story is a blatant lie.  Its not like we have any instances of a sorceror communicating with a non-sorceror. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't recall any, at all.

General Earwa / Re: Skin-Spies (Nature of TeknÚ Soulles Things)
« on: August 06, 2015, 06:55:47 pm »
I think it's what made Kellhus "mad" as a Dűnyain. He steeoped outta mission and said this thing needs to go.

Haha, I like that for some reason. Makes me think of an actor stepping off stage and breaking character to throw out some moron from the audience. Once thats all cleaned up he'll hop back into character and go back to completing the Dunyain mission.

I don't think of it quite like that. I guess this is where the TTT took Kellhus. Moe calls him crazy, but who knows. I know we don't know what Kellhus mission now really is. But, I believe he is gonna do what's best for mankind and that's why Moe thinks him crazy, he's developed emotions. All part of Ses's plan, lol.

General Earwa / Re: Skin-Spies (Nature of TeknÚ Soulles Things)
« on: August 06, 2015, 03:12:37 pm »
I have no answers either. I just seem to think (and looking back at the thread this goes against H.) that if anything, the No-God is more than we're led to believe. Not just something that is at the disposal of The Consult. They may have summoned it, but, they have no control over it. Meaning while it was worldly thing during the First Apocalypse, it ran the show, whatever it is. I think now, its a confused entity on the Outside wanting back in the game. I don't know man, I'm just spitballing, and I really have no evidence other than Kellhus saying he spoke to the damn thing. I think it's what made Kellhus "mad" as a Dűnyain. He steeoped outta mission and said this thing needs to go.

General Earwa / Re: Skin-Spies (Nature of TeknÚ Soulles Things)
« on: August 06, 2015, 02:34:37 pm »
I think that this thread will be about as much explanation that we'll get on the No-God. I'm no good at even comprehending such a thing, tbh. I think I agree with H., it has to be something other than we are led to believe.

On another note, why doesn't Kellhus's dream on the circumfix come up in this conversation? Do you guys believe that was Moe or someone else? I truly believe it to be the No-God. And if that's true, it was a physical being described in detail.

ETA: let me clarify myself. I believe the No-God has been speaking to Kellhus. Because he has elevated himself closer and closer to The Absolute. The God, the hundred, the No-God, they all sense him. The No-God wants to use him, so he's reaching out. This further H.'s side of things, I think.

And I think this belongs in the No-God thread. Oh well.

General Earwa / Re: Cishaurim
« on: August 04, 2015, 03:41:45 pm »
:-\ dammit. page 387 of TTT
Moenghus gasped, jerked, and spasmed as Cnaiiur rolled the Chorae across his cheek. White light flashed from his gouged sockets. For an instant, Cnaiir thought, it seemed the God watched him though a mans skull.
What do you see?

But then his lover fell away, burning as he must, such was the force of was had possesses them.

UM did The No-God look through Moes eyes. Cnaiir believes his god is dead, The No-God is the Scylvendi God, right?

Now that sir is very interesting! Also no mention of salting neither. I seem to remember the consensus that the Cish kinda flash out of existence.

Geoffrobro, this interests me about CnaŘir seeing his god, ergo the No-God. And I've been thinking on it and the only thing that hangs this up, is that The Consult was initially warring with The Cishaurim, right? The Cish were uncovering their skin-spies and they wanted them destroyed. Maybe its just as simple as CnaŘir seen the God and realized that. Maybe it had nothing to do with the No-God, but man it interesting. My head is swimming over the idea of it.

Oh, and hell, I'm ignoring one of your best points. Moe's eyes flashed with white.....huh. That's never been described in relation with the Psukhe. Man, I need to go digging here.

You know, with the eyes lighting up and Moe being described as a corpse, it almost as if he isn't a Cishaurim. He truly isn't a Cishaurim because he doesn't have the passion/faith in order to bear the Water. He even says that he could only do rudimentary things with the Psukhe. And that's why he needed CnaŘir. There's definitely more here, just need to flesh it out

General Earwa / Re: Cishaurim
« on: August 04, 2015, 03:34:57 pm »
I just remember reading the older threads over at Westeros before I started posting and they had went over in detail all of the times the Cish were hit with chorae. And they never salted, more like poof their gone. That's what I recall. And I'm sure there is discussions on the board here about it.

ETA:sorry Wilshire, didn't see your link

General Earwa / Re: Cishaurim
« on: August 04, 2015, 01:03:37 am »
TTT, when Proyas (in Shimeh) is on a rooftop and throws his chorae at a Cishaurim:

Then a flash, a black-ringed circle of light, from which the saffron figure plummeted like a sodden flag.

It appears, maybe, that chorae have an equal-but-opposite effect on Cishaurim.  Sorcerers are completely turned to salt, clothes and all (removal of all water from them?).  Cish appear to be 'sodden' yet still 'burn' (becoming soaked or one with 'water'?).

Also, something that always bugged me:  Moe doesn't flinch before Cnaiur places the chorae on his cheek.  If he were a sorcerer, he would have sensed the thing coming toward him, but he doesn't.  He only reacts when it touches him.  So, a few possibilities:

1) Cishaurim aren't of the Few (they can't sense chorae, even though they kill them, too; is there any textual evidence to support/contradict this?)
2) Moenghus was not one of the Few (if he were, he may have sensed it coming toward him anyway)
3) Moe was so absorbed with what he was doing (trying to save his own ass), he didn't sense it (hard for me to believe, as the Dunyain have demonstrated they can easily concentrate on more than one thing at a time).

Just adding fuel to the speculative fire.

Not taking anything away from your post, because you make some great points. Just, go back and read when Moe and CnaŘir meet after Kellhus knifes him. You don't think Moe wasn't expecting CnaŘir? I do. I think it was all part of the plan. That's why he doesn't flinch at the chorae. He's embraced what has to be done, as all Dűnyain would do. You can't convince me otherwise that Moe+CnaŘir=Meppa isn't true. Is there any memories left from them? No. Its the combination of Moe's intellect and CnaŘir's passion that makes Meppa as powerful as he is. And furthers the theory that Moe was just a pawn of someone else. Seswatha in my opinion, but who knows.

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