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Agreed...well said, Duskweaver.  I think there is some nuance to the difference between being a "god" and a "super being".  As mortals, we sometimes like to think we know what it is like to be a god...and all thing that come with that. Our perspective of what "godhood" would entail is very limited and usually only involves MORE...i.e. more power, more time, more control, etc...thus, more of a "super being"...which fits more with our perspective and what we, as mortals can comprehend.  True godhood, on the other hand, is a whole nother beast entirely...and one we have a much harder time wrapping our decidedly NON godhood level minds around.  It sure is fun to read from those who attempt it though (thanks, Bakker!).  ;)     

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Reading the Canon Artifact
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:06:24 am »
Great stuff, Madness...please keep it coming.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers]What was the point
« on: July 26, 2017, 06:29:15 pm »
I'm getting better at that...but clearly this particular cases is proving to be a little more challenging for me. :)  It's still fresh...I strongly suspect, over time, I will love it even more for what it is...even if it's the last we see (read) of this terrifying yet beautiful world.  I am and will always be a huge fan and evangelize the books to all who will listen.  I'm just processing why I feel this sense of...maybe disappointment is the wrong I will say this sense of...wanting more.  Again, I think it comes down to my expectations vs a failure to deliver...Scott delivered...and I hope he is given the opportunity to deliver more.           

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers]What was the point
« on: July 26, 2017, 06:02:41 pm »
It absolutely did. That said, I can be both inspired and disappointed at the same time. The end of TUC was awesome...but I was expecting double plus awesome...thus inspired and disappointed.  Again, I went into it thinking this is likely it...and we will not be getting TSTSNBN. I think having that lens on while reading really skewed what I was expecting from the book...which, ultimately, was a lot more closure than what we got. 

A specific example is Crabicus. As I was reaching the end and there was no mention (or action) on his part, I was more and more anticipating his arrival at the end...when the end came, as awesome as it was, he was no where to be found (that we could see).  Both he and the survivor were fantastic characters to introduce...and I get that the survivor served his purpose (much like fun to read about...but in the end, had a purpose and it was served) and accepted his leap for what is what (or for what I could understand of it at least). But Crabicus...I was absolutely expecting him to play a part...any part...but from what we had insight into, he did not. 

There are more examples but I hope that illustrates where I'm coming from.  I did not go into it with the expectation that there would be more books. I had high expectations for closure...grand, beautiful, jaw dropping closure.  While what we got was grand and beautiful, it was not the closure I was expecting...I wanted more...and that, largely, is on me.         

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers]What was the point
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:48:05 pm »
Well said, Wilshire. Dissenting views should be welcome. Some are more helpful than others...but all should be welcome. I don't know if my view is dissenting or not as I liked the book...but I did find myself disappointed by it. My disappointment, while meaningful, is mostly my fault.  I fear I set my expectations for the book to high.  This is driven by two things:

1. It was my understanding that the TSTSNBN is not a sure thing and it's very possible that this is the closure of the series.  People are talking a lot about another series after this one and I will admit that it appears to be written as if there is more to come. If we get confirmation of that, then my reflection on this book will be much more positive as I will understand this is not the proverbial end.   

2. I have always found myself disappointed by endings. I remember reading the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons and being utterly disappointed with how it concluded. The difference between Hyperion and TSA is my expectations where MUCH higher for TSA...thus my disappointment is much more impactful. 

Again, these are more on me than anything else. To be clear, I loved the series and the first poster said...10 years of my life have been invested in and evangelizing R Scott Bakker and these books. It's a testament to the author that his work would inspire these types of emotions. Being inspired, positive or negative, by the written word is a good thing...I wish it happen more often to more people.  Bakkers' work inspired made me think, it inspired me to research, it forced me to question my beliefs and grow as a person...that is what is important...and for that, I thank him.         

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 20, 2017, 04:39:17 pm »
That is good news, Beardfisher King! My door bell just rang...and I'm now in possession of my hardback copy. Looking forward to joining the discussions and sharing thoughts and theories.  I will see you all on the other side. 

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:07:32 pm »
Today is the day one of my two copies should arrive. I'm working from home and much closer to the front door than is reasonably about a conditioned path. Well played R Scott Bakker...well played.  Further updates as events warrant.   

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:10 pm »
Best of luck in your ride, Hopper8r. I ended up ordering a hardback copy from Barnes and Noble online and a paperback copy form Book Depository. One of them should be here by Thursday, I can power through over the weekend and finally start looking at, and contributing, to other threads besides this one.  I feel like I'm VERY late to the party here...hopefully the discussion will be on going for a much to read and talk about!   

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:04:51 pm »
For Scott's, and his fans, sake...I'm holding out hope that the B&N rep was misinformed. So if anyone hears otherwise, please let us know.  I ordered a copy from the book depository...hoping it will be here soon. 

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:35:01 pm »
Well said, Madness, well said.

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:25:20 pm »
A heads up for anyone interested...I just called my local Barnes and Noble to see if I could get lucky and they would have a copy. I was just told that it is out, however, they are not going to get a copy as there are only 59 copies of the book in the warehouse. Just for clarity, I asked if she meant 59 copies for the state of Texas...she, politely, responded with "no, 59 copies for the united states."  So it seems I will be making my first e-book purchase...even though it goes against every fiber of my being to do so.   

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 15, 2017, 03:38:23 pm »
Thanks, Madness.  (sigh)...if only my super power were flying...then I would just head right over and pick one up. Alas...I will continue on my conditioned path here in Allen Texas.  If anyone hears of any stores selling early in the greater Dallas area...please let us know. These generous actions will no doubt contribute to your avoidance of damnation...well, at the very least, it couldn't hurt. 

The Unholy Consult / Re: TUC Official Buys
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:02:21 pm »
Anyone have any luck in the US? Much like thousandfold, I was told today last week...and now they are saying the 25th? I exhibited some Dunyain like patience up until now...but I don't think my skills are strong enough to wait another couple of weeks.  It's taking all my will power not to read threads with spoilers...I fear I will not be able to be strong if I have to wait until the 25th.   

Last Question - If I could have a drink with one character from the books, who would it be?  Hmmm...I'm going to go with Cleric, the stories he could tell would be fascinating...though I would do my best to be walk the line between being good company and know, so he does not feel compelled to kill me afterword's to remember me.

That's my 10. Thanks, Madness, for making his happen. Good luck to all and congrats to the winners.   

I miscounted - only two questions left!

Question - If Halloween were celebrated on Earwa, what would the consult dress up as to try and come off as scary?  Bunnies?

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