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Well shit Duskweaver, I didn't catch any of that. Good job. Kind of takes some of the power from the "Mimara can save people herself" theory.

General Earwa / Re: Do All Skin-Spies Have Male Genitalia?
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:22:57 pm »
I'm not into dick-girls.

General Earwa / Re: Prince of Nothing film
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:22:19 pm »
How many musical numbers per book, you think?

General Earwa / Re: Bakker and Women
« on: August 24, 2017, 06:48:56 pm »
I also refuse to date any woman with the Judging Eye.

General Earwa / Re: Prince of Nothing film
« on: August 24, 2017, 06:48:18 pm »
It'd have to be either animated or have a giant budget to make the magic work. If it's the former you can easily have all the characters be true to their book descriptions without having to import all of Bollywood for the cast.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers]What was the point
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:24:18 am »
At least, there weren't any that Ajencis knew of when he wrote. It's also possible that Eärwa's star system just doesn't have that many planets. Personally I always felt that everything pointed to the universe outside of Eärwa's planet being much the same as ours.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers]QUESTION: Mimara's Child/Children
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:20:45 am »
Another guy with a screwed up twin. Hope it doesn't talk to him like the last two.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Serwa and Kelmomas
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:19:18 am »
Is anyone else being reminded of The Survivor's Son (aka Crabhand) from The Great Ordeal, when reading this scene? (I didn't see anything mentioned in the thread - correct me if I'm wrong). After emerging from TTH in ruins of Ishual, Koringhus collects 100 stones, goes into the forest and kills 99 birds, because "he can't stop killing", with 1 stone per 1 bird. Later, under effects of the Qirri, he gives the 100th stone to his son, before taking his final leap. Later still, The Survivor's Son eludes C'nauir's companion skin spy, who looks like original Serwe, by striking her with 100th stone, while on the cliffs.

The parallels, or perhaps inversions, of Serwa & 100th missing Chorae to Koringhus's Son striking skin spy Serwe with his 100th stone are striking. I don't know what exactly to make of it. The Survivor said in TGO "That all of this has somehow already happened." This is clearly not a case of replaying things exactly the same, but it does remind me dualities concept found in mathematics/physics where two theories/formulas can be translated back and forth into each other, which makes calculations which are difficult in one - much easier in the other one. This feels like something along the same lines: the same event, just being given different interpretation/inverted in some ways. Also reminds me of those boxes, mentioned in appendix, which show horrible/demonic scenes from some perspectives, but good/heavenly scene from another.
Huh. Maybe even a wink leading to a later reveal that Crabhand joined the Consult?

General Earwa / Re: Nonman/Human Hybrids
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:47:44 am »
It's also possible that Anasurimbor Nanor-Ukkerja's lifespan is apocryphal.

General Earwa / Re: Prince of Nothing film
« on: August 13, 2017, 11:52:14 am »
There are several problems for translating this series into film/television.
1. A lot of the things going on happen inside people's heads. Might be hard to show Kellhus reading the fine details of people's emotions without confusing the audience.
2. Ethnicity. Most of the characters in the books are brown people, and most actors seem to either be white or black.
3. The violence. GoT has thankfully paved the way for hard violence in television, but I still think some of the violence, especially given its sexual nature, in Bakker's books might be over the top for studios.
4. Popularity. I'm not sure how popular ASoIaF was before GoT, but my impression is that Bakker has yet to reach that level.

Still, I really wish it would happen somehow. The magic in this series is described in such a vivid and beautiful way, I think it would be breath-taking on film.

1. Just ape the Sherlock Holmes films interludes for fight scenes and do the same thing for Kellian psycho-analyses maybe?
2. There's shitloads of aspiring actors. Just because it's mostly white or black people doesn't mean there's not a large minority of people that can at least pass for vaguely near-easterners. It can be done.
4. Bakker is definitely not the phenomenon ASOIAF was before it was picked up for a tv series, that's true.

General Earwa / Re: Bakker and Women
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:44:35 am »
I refuse to date any woman that would find me an acceptable significant other.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Inchoroi in future books
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:43:17 am »
If they were truly post scarcity socialism and capitalism cease to have meaning, I'd have thought? I mean a huge part of how they're defined is methods for dealing with distribution of scarce resources. Although I don't think they're post scarcity.

Yes, but Akka isn't any of those things.

I was going to add "and neither are you," but that seems presumptuous. ;)
I am the Sharmat. I am older than music.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Inchoroi in future books
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:42:23 pm »
I didn't take that to be a legal absolute anyway, so much as an open acknowledgement that the only thing stopping anyone from getting what they wanted was the power of others. The progenitors didn't sound like they had any kind of objective morality. Which was unfortunate for them since the universe apparently does.

But otherwise yeah I agree with Dusk.

Not if you're a hell-god or batshit crazy. Or a better dunyain.

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