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:) I THINK BAKKER IS MY FAVORITE FANTASY WRITER JUST FOR THAT ABILITY TO IMPREGNATE EACH CHAPTER WITH MORE SIGNIFICANCE THAT INITIAL READS REVEAL

I GUESS WRITING FOR REREADERS IS KIND OF A DANGEROUS GAMBIT FOR A WRITER, BUT I'M GLAD HE DID IT
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Another new guy here... Just finished reading the books
« Last post by Titan on March 08, 2017, 05:42:22 pm »
Thanks! I'm glad to have someone agree with me.  ;D

I'm almost done with my 2nd read of the series (so much more detail picked up this time).
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:37:15 pm »
Hello all, long- time lurker, first-time poster (postee?). I must admit the offer of The Great Ordeal is what brought me out.
I started my third re-read when I found the second apocalypse podcasts, and have been slogging along behind the forum.  I'll try to find more time to add to those threads as I finish up WLW, and retread the new chapters!


WELCOME CONDYOKE!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:35:51 pm »
Greetings fine wise men of the SA. I've been covertly mining this forum for years for thoughts on Bakker's works and have finally decided to join the strip mining of smarter posters than me for insight.

WELCOME JRC!  I TOO ENJOY REGURGITATING THE WISDOM OF OTHER READERS!  I THINK EVERY GOOD INSIGHT GOT GOTTEN TO LONG AGO, SO I'M LEFT WITH SPECULATING ABOUT HOW THE INCHOROI MUST BE REALLY MAD ABOUT THE LAST MECHANIC TO WORK ON THEIR VEHICLE :)
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings All
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:32:24 pm »
Yes, I'm part of the unwashed Srancesque horde come due to the Advanced Reader Copy. But I do hope to engage in proper discussion eventually, though given the depth and breadth of what I've seen round here I think it'll take time before I can join in!

In truth, I'd feel rather guilty winning this competition, given that I'm only partway through my first re-read of the series and there's much more ravenous fans them me around. Ok, not that guilty, still wanna win this thing. Never had an ARC, it's all prestigious and shit. Now to think up questions...

First picked up the Darkness that Comes Before 3 years ago and tore through the series. I think I'd seen it heartily recommended (and hotly debated) over at Westeros.org, which I sometimes lurk around. No doubt there were many, many things I missed entirely on my first read through given all the layers and my lack of philosophical knowledge, but I've enjoyed the series greatly. Oddly enough I didn't realize this place existed, never did the research I suppose. I'll be getting reading through these threads soon, though recommendations on where to start would be nice!



WELCOME ONRACK! I KNOW WHAT THAT PIC REFERS TO!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: hey guys :)
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:30:04 pm »
Hey guys. Long time reader, short time lurker. Love the series. Already got two of my friends hooked on it. Thought id say hi and post some comments and questions ive tallied up during my readings. pretty aspect emperor heavy so i'll put a spoiler tag in case

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Anyways. that was a good rant of all my different theories. let me know what you guys think :)

cant wait for TUC. the delay is killing me lol

I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK TSB!  WELCOME!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Looking forward to the next two books!
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:27:13 pm »
I love these books and have turned several of my friends on to the series.  That being said, I have read a ton of books since the White Luck Warrior and would really appreciate it if anyone can point me in the direction of some synopsis or refresher for the last book or two to get ready to jump right into the new book next month.  I looked around a little bit and didn't see what I was looking for.  Any help is seriously, greatly appreciated!

WELCOME! I HOPE THAT THE FACT THAT YOUR LESIONS ARE CARIOUS IS OK!
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Hello,

I just picked up the first book of the SA series about two months ago, and I just finished the 5 currently published books.

I discovered the series through a mention on the Westeros.org forums, and also by googling for fantasy maps. (I'm a real map nerd) What piqued my interest was a mention of the there being sci-fi elements of the story, which made it sound interesting... I'm primarily a Sci-Fi reader that does not care much for fantasy in general. I read LOTR before the film trilogy, and then didn't really read much until I picked up GRRM's ASOIAF shortly before the show started on HBO. The world-building aspects of fantasy has to be VERY good, otherwise I just won't bother, and it was pointed out that Bakker's SA was of similar quality as GRRM's work. And I agree, although Bakker has different strengths (and weaknesses) compared to GRRM.

But I'm a big fan now, and I'm about to start my re-read of the series. I have this nasty habit of skimming boring parts (certain POVs) when reading the first time, so I know I'll pick up a LOT more the 2nd time around.

Anyway, I hope to contribute to this forum more in the near future, but I may not have much to write until I finish my re-read (and TGO).

HI TITAN! I TOO WANTED A DETAILED SRANC DESCRIPTION EARLY ON.  IT WAS NEARLY A DEAL BREAKER FOR ME IN THE FIRST READ.  WELCOME!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Finally Registered
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:19:56 pm »
Hi all,

I've lurked here a long time & finally decide to join in. I'm in the UK; after a wait of five years (was it really that long?) I purchased TGO from Amazon in the US.

It didn't disappoint! Phew! Now it's another year to go to The Unholy Consult. Argh.



WELCOME VIRIDIUS! I FEEL LIKE I KNOW WHO THAT IS IN THE PIC BY UR NAME, BUT I CANNOT REMEMBER...
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi there!
« Last post by BAKKERFLANS on March 08, 2017, 05:18:13 pm »
New to the forum but too big a fan of the series not to partake.

I thought I was clever at 3am coming up with the username 'Ogo' ('the logos is without beginning or end') but in the harsh light of day I feel slightly less so!

NICE!  KELLHUS WOULD HAVE BEEN MEDITATING FOR A LOT LONGER IF HE HAD TO DO

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