The Slog of Slogs: A TSA Reread

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« on: November 10, 2015, 09:32:56 pm »
Now I know we've tried in the past to do a forum-wide or group reread of The Second Apocalypse and it didn't meet with spectacular results; however, now we have The Great Ordeal looming on the horizon, and if that isn't impetus enough to brush up on that which has come before then I don't know what is.

So with that said, I'm going to be rereading both Prince of Nothing and The Aspect Emperor series in preparation for the upcoming release. I'm going to take it at a leisurely pace of one novel a month starting in January so that anyone else interested might join me(and so as not to interfere with my class readings..).

That also gives us ample time to discuss and speculate or resurrect any details that come up throughout the course of reading.

If anyone wants to join in reading along, I'm happy for the company. If anyone just wants to post while we go, that is more than welcome too.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 11:29:02 pm »
Nice idea.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 12:20:46 am »
I'll see what my schedule is looking like around then, but I think I'd be down for this.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 01:06:17 pm »
If I finish what I'm working before then I will participate. Or maybe I'll skip tdtcb, which is where I left off on my previous reread.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 08:42:25 pm »
I still feel bad that my sarcastic and insincere comment about spoilers led to the slog of slogs forum being renamed the almanac. :(

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 10:10:06 pm »
We'll keep this one here for open spoilers. Much more conducive for conversing
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 06:38:26 am »
Lol - it was a valid concern, locke (Slog of slogs being a spoiler).

Once again, you all do as you will but the Almanac is (and has been) open for posts (as is TAE Almanac).

EDIT: And to be clear, obviously I encourage any brave souls to continue to quest to build the Almanacs.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 04:07:02 pm »
Tried to do that for TWP, but it made reading a chore and its what stifled my previous attempted re-read.


Taking notes made it too academic and I got bored.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 04:46:56 pm »
Lol - there's no standard of post. It's worth the social facilitation, at the very least, making a post (and necessarily a thread) after you finish reading a chapter, with a few quick sentences about impressions, personal aesthetic value attribute (was it good?), etc, etc ;).
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 05:19:42 pm »
When we do this, I might try to focus on cataloging Akka's dreams and their context, if I can.
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 06:52:42 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2015, 01:52:50 pm »
In case you missed this in Quorum, H: http://www.second-apocalypse.com/index.php?topic=1104.msg11491#msg11491

Well, I sure did miss that...I see that I have been preceded, haha.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2015, 04:28:29 pm »
I'll be down for this!

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2015, 11:54:43 pm »
I'm in for this too. What I recommend is when we start this is some sort of schedule. Like we have a week to read so many chapters, then on Sunday discussion will start on those chapters. I'm sure someone can figure a schedule out that will coincide with the release of TGO. It will get us all brushed up and ready to dive into all that is unholy.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2015, 01:38:35 am »
Alright, tipping point hit, I'm in!