Big question about the consult's intentions.

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« Reply #75 on: August 31, 2017, 02:17:47 am »
Nah, I have been getting way too much cognitive dissonance from trying to understand various perspectives here, with the resulting frustration leading me to make obnoxious posts as above.

Bakker's deliberately ambiguous style is probably as much to blame as my own stupidity for my difficulties, but that's whatever.

I don't feel as though I'm  adding any value to the discussions here, so I'm out.

Sorry for the thread derail, should've kept my mouth shut and left graciously.
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« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2017, 02:28:21 am »
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You really think the Mutilated let an Anasrimbor (even an eight year old one) run around the heart of the Ark doing whatever he wants? Wow.

No, he didn't wonder around doing as he pleaded. He was brought by a skin spy to the GR.
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« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2017, 03:02:31 am »
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1. TUC imo = Fantastic work Scott, bravo.

So your enthusiasm\talk with the author was a lie?
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« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2017, 03:18:25 am »
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1. TUC imo = Fantastic work Scott, bravo.

So your enthusiasm\talk with the author was a lie?
Haha, no.

Bakker's ambiguity makes me want to discuss his stuff. The problem is my inability to effectively communicate with others.

Ergo, I should avoid his work in order to avoid my reaction in order to avoid these situations.
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« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2017, 12:28:33 pm »
Look, Curethan - I'm sure I speak for everyone on this forum without exception - we all want diverse views. Nobody has kicked me out yet and if there were a poll, my posts would probably win the award for the most inane posts ( I once posted I thought PON was a romance novel with its central thesis being love - I still think that idea has legs  :-[ ).

Would love for you to stay, want everyone to stay. If your point is you don't want to ruffle feathers - well, its plausibly impossible for anyone to accomplish that via text/email/blog posts since conversational written word alone fails to denote emotion, humor and friendly sarcasm. Not to insult you, but I found nothing of what you posted to be immature, incorrect, insulting, in bad taste or form, etc. It could be worse, you could be ignored -
 most of my posts go unanswered or maybe if I'm lucky I get 1 response. Doesn't phase me a bit, there's bound to be a stupid redneck to come along and like the books FOR the sexual depravity and violence and not in spite of it :D. I finished the 3rd book thinking the Inchoroi and the Non-men were the same "people", only to come here and find out they're not and one of them were aliens ( in my defense, Inchoroi and Ishroi are very similar "alien" terminology among the mass bombardment of hard to pronounce language ). Everything is described as art, so I took burning ark from the skies as some magical evil vehicle raising hell on it's way in ... not a spaceship ( in a fantasy novel ) crashing into the planet. The apparently very patient souls on this forum set me straight and I've grown to love this work all the more because of it.

Maybe I'm simply not a sensitive person, maybe completely misunderstand your position, but you've posted  700+ times over the years and it would be a waste to dismiss that and we would be lessor without you.

Reconsider.

Edit: and besides, you have a cool name and picture
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« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2017, 03:45:32 pm »
It's become rather clear to me that my interpretation of these books so often runs against consensus that I must be deluding myself as to what I am reading.
Screw consensus. Anyway, I at least agree with you that Kelmomas has already spoken with the Mutilated before his father arrived.
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« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2017, 03:55:42 pm »
It's become rather clear to me that my interpretation of these books so often runs against consensus that I must be deluding myself as to what I am reading.
Screw consensus. Anyway, I at least agree with you that Kelmomas has already spoken with the Mutilated before his father arrived.
Screw consensus? Clearly you've never experienced the perils of unchecked paradox before.

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« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2018, 10:39:50 pm »
This thread was one of my favorites and Wilshire referenced it for me today, so I'm resurrecting it ( forget the term, something about zombies ). That and many of the cool posters on this thread don't appear to be posting any more - come back! We haven't figured out The Consult's intentions yet ...
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