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The No-God / Any news from Bakker?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:13:32 am »
Haven't really been keeping up since TUC was released... was just wondering if I missed anything interesting that's come out. Any info at all on the progress of TNG or anything?

General Earwa / It has begun
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:53:11 pm »
The skinnies are coming!

Philosophy & Science / Bakker and Harris
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:38:58 pm »
So I have read Bakker since his debut way back when, though I can't really say I had more than a superficial understanding of his writing until I reread the first trilogy after TTT was released... Anyway, I had no prior experience with philosophy or neuroscience, so Bakker really fucked with my head (in a good way, or at least I occasionally like to believe). I none the less find myself in way over my head time and time again.

So I have recently been on a Sam Harris kick and have been finding more and more of his ideas covering the same ground as Bakker. I can't seem to figure out the search function for these forums but I was trying to see if this was already something discussed around here? I find it interesting because Sam Harris is somebody who is thoughtlessly articulate and relatively recently made the decision to turn to podcasting as his media outlet but only makes money from donations by subscribers. While I think Bakker is probably better with evoking vivid illustrations and horribly frightening ideas I think Harris is someone that the mainstream crowds could almost tolerate in the US (if only he would quit fucking around with Jesus lol). Now there are probably people here that are way deeper into these fields than I am that might have a multitude of reasons to disagree with Harris on different subjects... but for some reason I can't help but feel like Harris and Bakker have similar concerns about our immediate future.

I started thinking about whether it might be more beneficial for Bakker to maybe start a podcast to go along with TPB... I personally would love to have his ideas explored with other voices familiar with the subjects he covers.

Literature / Jesse Bullington
« on: April 28, 2013, 02:38:39 pm »
Anybody here familiar with Jesse Bullington? I haven't really seen his works discussed and I've been fairly impressed with all three of his novels. They are a different sort of historical fantasy, nearly as dark as Bakker, but the hilarity of some of the scenes makes it feel a little lighter. Anyway I just finished his newest book The Folly of the World and thought I would mention it here as I think it is definitely worth checking out. His first book, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart was also quite good, with his second novel The Enterprise of Death, being my least favorite of the three. They are also all stand-alone novels which is something of a rarity in fantasy these days. LoL, I'm sure Kal would have a fucking coronary should he ever read these judging from his reactions to Bakker  ;D.

General Misc. / Manga/Anime
« on: April 19, 2013, 09:41:28 am »
Do we have any manga/anime fans other than me here? I started watching DBZ as a young teenager and a friend made me watch it on bootlegged vhs' from japan so we could watch it while listening to their cool voices lol. It made me realize how different anime and american animation really are. Even when the same show is edited and translated, the results feel like totally different shows, aimed at totally different age groups.

I know we've all dreamed about film/television adaptations for TSA, which is about as likely as Aurang dedicating himself to a life of abstinence in The Unholy Consult... anyway, I really think it could be taken seriously as an Anime. I'm not sure how one would go about trying to sell the idea in Japan but it just seems like it would be a good fit for an adaptation of the series, tentacle porn and all (I kid, I kid) ;D.

Anyway, if anyone else reads manga/manwa/webtoons or watches anime and wants to share rec's and stuff let me know you're interested... I only started reading manga and manwa a couple of years ago but since then I've read a hell of a lot of em lol.

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