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The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TTT Chapter 16
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:21:46 am »
There were a number of these mysterious scenes in TTT. Maybe they prove relevant in TNG, but most probably they aren't very relevant.

3. Cnaiur is such a mess. I wish he lived in a world where no one gave a shit if you were gay, straight, bi, ace, demi, poly, whatever. Wish he could live in that world. He would still be the most VIOLENT OF MEN because he is fucking fierce, but at least he wouldn’t be such a wreck. HE will not be bowing to Kellhus. Not now, not ever.

I don't think he would have been like that, in a more forgiving world. The way I saw Cnaiur, is that he actually forced himself to be like that, to be the most Violent of all men, just to convince himself that he belongs to the People. While his true nature isn't Sclyvendi esque.

The Almanac: PON Edition / Re: ARC: TTT Chapter 14
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:05:08 pm »
Vast was the night. Great was the ground.
And yet they yielded. They yielded.
Step-step-leap. Incantations of space. World crossing world.
The hares darted from his path. The thrushes burst from his feet, hurtling into the stars. The jackals raced at his side, their tongues lolling, their loping limbs tiring.
“Who are you?” they panted as their hearts failed them.
“Your master!” cried the godlike man as he outdistanced them. And though humour was unknown to him, he laughed. He laughed until the sky shook.
Your master.

Masterclass. Also, a good reminder why I hate Kellhus.

Akka referring to himself as fat means that Conphas is a contrast to himself. So my conclusion is that Conohas is muscle-ey, tall etc... Body-wise, which would fit someone spending a great amount of time in the battle field. And that doesn't look much like Griffith, to me. There's also the Conphas being Keytai thing, which also makes him not so close to Griffith.
Thanks, H for making the edit btw. My forum mechanics are rusty.

Seems like my phone won't let me edit this, but I wanted to put it in quotations and mark "portly frame" bold.

Achamian found himself glancing periodically at the Exalt-General. There was something unnerving about the man’s physical perfection, something that made Achamian acutely self-conscious of his own portly frame, almost as though through Conphas, the Gods had revealed the cruel humour behind the accumulated flaws of more common men.

I don't think that when Bakker described Conphas as "handsome", he meant feminine beauty. I personally don't really agree with that comparison.

Literature / Re: 43 Books About War Every Man (Person) Should Read
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:35:16 am »
Awkward title.

The No-God / Re: TNG- Your expectations and wants
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:00:32 pm »
A strong, central Dunyain character to lead the series would be boss. Dunyain made this series of books for me, and if Achamian, his child or Mimara is to lead the last set of books, I'll be gravely disappointed. Crabicus to the rescue! Also, on that point, more on the origins of the Dunyain; why they've adopted their methodology and etc. I feel like there is still some mystery there.

Other than that, a relatively happy ending. Much atrocity is bound to follow, and maybe the world will be massively messed up, but I do hope that at the end of it all, it shall be saved.
This, but the exact opposite.

General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:13:54 pm »
Quote from:  Wilshire
As someone who has done both extensively (4-year collegiate varsity athlete, Division 1, scholarship, championship ring), I feel I have a unique perspective worth considering. Obviously, not everyone here feels that way. However, those who are polarized to one side because they have little to no experience with the other, should probably talk less and listen more. Otherwise, we might as well have an angry atheist and a righteous religious leader try to tell each-other that god does/doesn't exist, for all the good it will do.

I'm willing to listen and have been. And, I played video games into my mid-twenties. Then, had kids and didn't have time for that or rec sports I was playing. I see both sides. But, your reasoning for calling it a sport is just wrong. Just because you want it to be something, doesn't make it so. It might be a competition, yes. One that takes very skilled gamers to compete in, bit it is not a sport.

You're wrong when you say that I think it has no value, because it does. Develops hand-eye coordination and I'm sure memory skills.

I agree with H. I like both of them, as long as either one turns your life upside down. You don't think when I get my kids a PS5 or whatever that I won't be playi g on that bitch a ten at night? I will. I know I will.
Ok serious reply this time. Playing a single player game on a PlayStation or Madden with friends doesn't really count as an "esport".

General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:11:08 pm »
I agree Wilshire, wholeheartedly with that post. Tthats what inwas getting at. Look, this has run its course and I have no need to battle over it. Positives and negatives to both. The fact remains as parents we have to see whether video games and sports are affecting our children negatively or positively. That's the crutch.

Agreed. Esports are much smarter than sports, it's a shame mentioning the two in the same line :P

General Misc. / Re: Starcraft
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:03:26 pm »
It's probably a good thing that no one else will open this here :P.  They aren't ready for Avilo.

General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:15:41 am »
Teenagers being "bums" is an age old problem/issue/complaint - seems once you're in a position to take care of your children, not relying on them to produce for the family, you risk them atrophying. There are letters/texts from the 18th and 19th centuries America of Senators and the like complaining their kids party all the time. I believe ( but cannot source it ) same from Romans and Greeks few thousand years ago.

I'm torn because my oldest son simply plays too much on his computer ( League of Legends, et al ), but I also have him quite active in Scouts and LaCrosse and he's developed the habit of doing his homework before doing anything else - so on the one hand, I don't want to be up his ass about his every spare minute, but on the other I wished he did SOMETHING other than computer shit with his spare time. I'm working on Friday nights being board game night, but it's not taking with him, he "puts up" with it. Tried movie night, which works some if popcorn is involved.
There's a simple solution to that. Ask him what league he is; if he's in a low league tell him he's too much of a n00b to play and that he should do something else, otherwise let him play.

Hey says he's in Bronze ( not sure if that's good or not )
Bronze is the lowest league.

General Misc. / Re: eSports vs Sports
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:05:39 am »
To be honest MSJ, I think you should try playing an esport yourself before judging, or at least reading about it or watching it. It's faaar from "shooting nazis and zombies while eating Doritos " like you said in the last thread, and is more mentally challenging than most physical sports ( SC2 at least is, since it's not a team game)  .
ETA: Oh and Madden is not really an esport. I think you took the word "esport" a bit too literal there. I suggest trying Starcraft 2 , it's free and only needs a PC that is younger than 10 years old.

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