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General Earwa / Re: Mistakes and things that piss off in the series
« Last post by Wolfdrop on May 14, 2018, 08:45:47 pm »
In that final line of TTT, is this the first time we see Wizard capitalised as a title?

I’m pretty sure it was just “wizard” in general before. If so that’s some nice foreshadowing for TAE. From that moment he stopped being the Holy Tutor and become the Wizard.
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The Unholy Consult / Re: Influences on TSA
« Last post by ThoughtsOfThelli on May 14, 2018, 06:30:28 pm »
I get the Dune and LotR analogies....not the ASOIAF though. Really in fantasy, you can find similarities if you want to. I enjoyed seeing another author use Kellhus as a minor, minor character. I felt that was a homage to TSA....but was it? Ive no idea.

Sorry for popping into this thread without contributing anything, but when and in which series did this happen, MSJ? I can't remember seeing this mentioned anywhere else before, so I'm kind of curious...
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The Unholy Consult / Re: Influences on TSA
« Last post by TaoHorror on May 14, 2018, 05:55:29 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, Dune was mentioned as one of his biggest inspirations. I've not read it, so I don't know much about it.

Well, one obvious thing he "took" from Dune are the quotes/philosophy beginning each chapter.
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The Unholy Consult / Re: Influences on TSA
« Last post by MSJ on May 14, 2018, 04:35:29 pm »
I get the Dune and LotR analogies....not the ASOIAF though. Really in fantasy, you can find similarities if you want to. I enjoyed seeing another author use Kellhus as a minor, minor character. I felt that was a homage to TSA....but was it? Ive no idea.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2018
« Last post by Wilshire on May 14, 2018, 03:00:45 pm »
The Colour of Magic (Diskworld 1) byTerry Prachett (16)

That was a quick read. Pretty entertaining - very silly and full of joy. I might throw in some more Prachett if I'm looking for something of the sort in the future. Definitely different than my typical fantasy fare but a nice change of pace.
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General Earwa / Re: POV's in TGO/TUC
« Last post by ThoughtsOfThelli on May 14, 2018, 11:29:28 am »
Well I only mentioned the last two books because they are not covered by the PON wiki, but if something is missing from any of the others, I'd like to know that as well.

Actually, that is a good idea, I'll try to check if something is missing as the current reread goes along.


I was also trying to follow the format presented by the wiki, which excludes the POV dreams altogether.  If we include Nau-Cayuti, then we need to consider Seswatha as well from all the previous dreams present throughout the series.

While we technically do have the POVs of Seswatha, Nau-Cayûti and Celmomas (am I missing anyone?) via the Dreams, they're not really direct POVs as the others are, as the main POV character is still Akka. They're more like secondary POVs. Maybe we could add them to the POV lists in the wiki as something like "Seswatha (in Achamian's Dreams)" or "Seswatha (secondary POV)"?
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The No-God / Re: Deaths in TNG
« Last post by ThoughtsOfThelli on May 14, 2018, 11:06:37 am »
I didn't know his entire body disintegrated. I thought his skin just got fucked up.

Time for another TUC quote, I think. :) Again, under a spoiler tag.
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It happens gradually. First his skin starts to bleed, then it starts to peal back from his body, then the rest of his body progressively disintegrates.
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The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TDTCB Chapter 6
« Last post by MSJ on May 14, 2018, 03:59:45 am »
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It is said: a man is born of his mother and is fed of his mother.
Then he is fed of the land, and the land passes through him,
taking and giving a pinch of dust each time, until man is no longer
of his mother, but of the land.
—SCYLVENDI PROVERB

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. . . and in Old Sheyic, the language of the ruling and religious castes of the Nansurium, skilvenas means “catastrophe” or “apocalypse,” as though the Scylvendi have somehow transcended the role of peoples in history and become a principle.
—DRUSAS ACHAMIAN, COMPENDIUM OF THE FIRST HOLY WAR

Welcome to the Madness! When the Imperial Saik take to the air on the Steppe.....is a scene that struck me and made me want more and more of these books. Very freaky.
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The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TDTCB Chapter 5
« Last post by MSJ on May 14, 2018, 03:53:52 am »
Oh, there are quite few quotes throughout this passage that could suggest Istryia is a skin-spy. The bottled up of her quote. Also, her seeming so out of the loop. You can tell she is clearly begging Xerius to go along with Maithenet, in hindsight, what the Consult wants. They only know that all their SS's are being outed by the Cish. Fairly strong case for SS Istryia.

Not Skeaos though. I think he is replaced to sway Xerius. Probably at the orders of SS Istryia, to have a common peer among the Nansur.

In hindsight, that Mallahet is Moe is a smack to the face. We see that he is feared and has powers other Cish dont possess.

Again, Xerius is such a tragic character. ToT really spelled out all his weaknesses. But, if not for a lone Dunyain, Xerius plan most likely comes to fruition. So I can't call him a total fool. You just get the feeling reading this chapter, he'll be the 1st big charactwr to fall.
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General Earwa / Re: POV's in TGO/TUC
« Last post by Old Gnostic Fool on May 14, 2018, 12:43:34 am »
I actually can't remember the Yatwer POV at all... gonna have to make up for that.

It's quite easy to miss. The wiki was especially helpful in reminding me of all the small ones scattered throughout the series.
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