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General Misc. / Re: Board Games and Miniatures
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:21:57 pm »
Anyone else remember this old game?  Seems they are up to something soon.

General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:13:27 pm »

Dune trailer

I heard a rumor they might not put the movie out until next year though, because people just aren't going to theaters enough for it to likely recoup what was spent on it.

General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:11:47 pm »
Was wondering about Lovecraft Country - couldn't figure out if it was good or just a cheap horror flick. Good enough, you say?

Definitely depends on what you want out of it.  It isn't cheap horror but also isn't high drama.  Sort of a mix, which might be off-putting to some.

General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:57:33 pm »
Raised By Wolves and Lovecraft Country.  Neither is perfect, but entertaining enough to watch.

General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoiler] Esmenet and the JE
« on: August 12, 2020, 12:08:50 pm »
I give up, who?
To me, it reads as if I description of Mimara.  Especially the part about having a relationship with the "unchangeable Being" (the Cubit) and that she "ministers" by what is right (the judgement, hence the Judging Eye).

General Earwa / Re: [TUC Spoiler] Esmenet and the JE
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:12:48 pm »
Since we are sort of talking about the Judging Eye here:

In the mediator, then, this consciousness frees itself from action and enjoyment so far as they are regarded as its own. As a separate, independent extreme, it rejects the essence of its will, and casts upon the mediator or minister [priest] its own freedom of decision, and herewith the responsibility for its own action. This mediator, having a direct relationship with the unchangeable Being, ministers by giving advice on what is right.

Who does that sound like?

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Esmenet the Angelic Ciphrang
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:55:26 pm »
So why 100? Could be arbitrary, have to stop somewhere coming up with universals/foundations/First Principles, just a round number of the 100 perceived most important. Eerily reminiscent of the base human psychological states as defined by the Dunyain ( Fear Base -2 ) - looks like the nonmen made gods out of them.

Indeed, I mean, why any number?  Aesthetics?  Hard to say.  Really any number would be arbitrary, because if the "true" Universal is Infinite, there is no end to enumerating it.  So any number layered on top of that is completely arbitrary, nothing could approximate actual infinity, even infinity really.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Esmenet the Angelic Ciphrang
« on: August 06, 2020, 04:56:40 pm »
This could also be seen as another example of the intersection or mediation of the Universal with/through the Particular (and the reverse as well).  Or, the Eternal and Temporal.  Ajokli is the Universal of deception, the behavior is the Particular instance of it.  Yet, the Particular fuels the Universal as well, feeds it.

This sort of question about how the Eternal could or would interact with the Temporal/Finite really runs though TAE, I think.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Esmenet the Angelic Ciphrang
« on: August 06, 2020, 04:51:16 pm »
So, what is being said there?  How does it relate to the Nonman conception of the 100?

Well, the Nonman "gods" are the First Principles.  How do we explain, say, someone's behavior of deception?  By the First Principle of Ajokli, deception itself.

The Unholy Consult / Re: [TUC Spoilers] Esmenet the Angelic Ciphrang
« on: August 06, 2020, 04:40:22 pm »
Also, this is likely why the Nonmen consider the 100 as "Principles."  Because they are exactly that, conceptual "beings" (in more psychoanalytic terms, akin to Jung use, a "complex") of consciousness (self-consciousness).  They are anthropomorphic only because that is how consciousness (self-consciousness) experiences and describes them, a sort of narrative contrivance, externalized as a sort of psychological projection.

I want to follow this up a little bit with something I just came across in regard to "principles" and the 100.  I think it is a sort of Aristotelian concept here.

General Earwa / Re: Mimara's abilities and status as a prophet
« on: July 23, 2020, 03:24:42 pm »
This makes Mim a bit of an inversion of the JE and its criteria. Where pregnant women get the JE and have stillbirths, Mim is an intended abortion that possesses the JE. Or at least that was my impression when i read the above statement and tried to resolve the paradox of Mim possessing the JE all her life.

Well, in my current Hegelian paradigm, I tend to think of this mainly in terms of the sort of "reconciliation" the seems to run all through TAE.  Namely the notion of how the Eternal (the unchanging in Hegelian terms) could or would intersect with the temporal (the individual).

I don't know that there is a resolution to that paradox though, really.  The fact seemingly just is, more so, something self-consciousness has to sublate (overcome) and possibly that is part of the Dasein spirit (in essence, what it means to have a soul).  Or maybe that is the whole thing really.

News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:49:06 pm »
I stumbled on this, not sure if it might help solve the issue:

General Earwa / Re: What is the Eärwan Soul?
« on: July 22, 2020, 02:41:36 pm »
The first unchangeable is to consciousness only the alien essence condemning singularity; since the second unchangeable is a shape of singularity as consciousness itself is, consciousness, thirdly, comes to be spirit, it has the joy of finding itself in it, and becomes conscious that its singularity is reconciled with the universal.

Hegel - The Phenomenology of Spirit

Section 210 on, in the Phenomenology is really quite relevant to all of TAE though, because it talks about the "reconciliation" of the Particular (Subject) with the Universal (Eternal) though.

Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2020
« on: July 21, 2020, 05:05:44 pm »
The Road by Cormic McCarthy
Not a fan of this bloke. Hated Blood Meridian, thought I'd give Road a go, and stopped about 15% in. Just not for me.


News/Announcements / Re: Scheduled Downtime
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:16:42 pm »
There have been posting errors for me. :(
Brief posts are OK.  If you have a long post, or one with a lot of markup (tags, urls) you will have to break it up into multiple posts for now, unfortunately.

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