[TGO SPOILERS] ... (and other criticism of TGO)

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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2016, 03:12:09 pm »
Yeah I'm sure that's a problem. I doubt it'll be corrected though, too bad.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2016, 04:13:24 pm »
That was one I specifically caught and commented on regarding my reorganizing the chapters of the draft :(.

EDIT: The Achamian/Mimara/Mushroom cloud discrepancy.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2016, 08:47:46 pm »
If I had one criticism is that TGO/TUC was never split........oh, wait it never was split was it? Its how Bakker intended it all along. Silly me.  :-[
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2016, 08:53:01 pm »
If I had one criticism is that TGO/TUC was never split........oh, wait it never was split was it? Its how Bakker intended it all along. Silly me.  :-[
I'll rebind it for you however you want when its all done :)
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2016, 08:54:50 pm »
If I had one criticism is that TGO/TUC was never split........oh, wait it never was split was it? Its how Bakker intended it all along. Silly me.  :-[
I'll rebind it for you however you want when its all done :)

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2016, 12:10:29 am »
If I had one criticism is that TGO/TUC was never split........oh, wait it never was split was it? Its how Bakker intended it all along. Silly me.  :-[

Lmao - I know we haven't talked yet, MSJ, but you at least read the stickied post, right? Sorry, I couldn't just be upfront :) - I really think that Bakker's response to H today on his blog is the first time he's actually publicly clarified that.

If I had one criticism is that TGO/TUC was never split........oh, wait it never was split was it? Its how Bakker intended it all along. Silly me.  :-[
I'll rebind it for you however you want when its all done :)

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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2016, 02:00:03 am »
Lmao, yes, I read it Madness. Then felt like a ass. Life....it always evens out, you know?
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2016, 04:39:30 pm »
Lol. You're telling me :).
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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2016, 08:01:28 pm »
The one thing that annoyed me were the double words.

They-they and things-things like that. It almost felt like there was a reason for it and became annoying for me.

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2016, 02:11:35 pm »
Was that only Theliopa?
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2016, 02:33:19 pm »
No Madness there were a number of instances where this was other characters dialogue. It seemed to be obvious to me to have a deeper meaning or significance. I think it might be a way of Bakker showing us perception flaws from a Whelming or something. It was noticeable though so I'll try dig a few quotes out. I remember it not just being spoken dialogue but inner monologues as well.

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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2016, 05:42:10 pm »
The one thing that annoyed me were the double words.

They-they and things-things like that. It almost felt like there was a reason for it and became annoying for me.

Was that only Theliopa?
In the Mimara TGO Poster the quote there has a repeated hyphenated word in it.
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2016, 07:02:48 pm »
It's a minor gripe but reading The Great Ordeal really made me dislike the title for "The Whiteluck Warrior" since he died without much impact to the story.  He killed Maithanet, true, but all the other topic titles referred to concepts with much more far reaching impact.  The Warrior Prophet might be an exception but that was the entire focus of the book.  Every other title is about huge game changers in the world and they're all relevant in every book that comes after it.  The Shortest Path would have been a much better title IMO.

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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2016, 10:55:46 pm »
Unrelated aside, but apparently Bakker never liked the title The Great Ordeal when it was a placeholder for The Judging Eye.
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2016, 02:51:14 pm »
It's a minor gripe but reading The Great Ordeal really made me dislike the title for "The Whiteluck Warrior" since he died without much impact to the story.  He killed Maithanet, true, but all the other topic titles referred to concepts with much more far reaching impact.  The Warrior Prophet might be an exception but that was the entire focus of the book.  Every other title is about huge game changers in the world and they're all relevant in every book that comes after it.  The Shortest Path would have been a much better title IMO.

I think the WLW and his death had pretty far reaching implications. His death seems to indicate even Yatwer is not omnipotent, and she is as blind to the darkness as everyone else. That's a game changer.
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