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Imagery posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 in ReviewsImagery by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Now I am not trying to take anyhting away from what has come to be my favorite fantasy series period. Well actually I loved Ender's Game and never read the sequels to that, but im sure that at this point in my life, PoN with all its graphic detail of both passionate physicality and exquisite emotion far outsrips the Ender's series. But I have come to draw parallels between the nations of the Three Seas and the nations that ruled the world close to 2000 years ago. The closest correlation comes between the Nansur Empire and the great Dynasties of China... All the scandal, pageantry, discipline, and riches. The second closest correlation comes between the Kianene and the great Muslim countries during the times of the Crusades... The scimitars, the battle cunning, and proximity to the desert. It also feels as though the men of the tusk are in some way descendant from the knights of the round table and the great european kings with armies of armoured infantry. Im sure im not the first to draw these correlations but I have yet to thoroughly comb this forum for similar posts. In no way do these connections to the current section of time and dimension diminish the enjoyability of the story of the Mandate Schoolman and his misgivings. What do you think? view post


Connected posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionConnected by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Now I am not trying to take anyhting away from what has come to be my favorite fantasy series period. Well actually I loved Ender's Game and never read the sequels to that, but im sure that at this point in my life, PoN with all its graphic detail of both passionate physicality and exquisite emotion far outsrips the Ender's series. But I have come to draw parallels between the nations of the Three Seas and the nations that ruled the world close to 2000 years ago. The closest correlation comes between the Nansur Empire and the great Dynasties of China... All the scandal, pageantry, discipline, and riches. The second closest correlation comes between the Kianene and the great Muslim countries during the times of the Crusades... The scimitars, the battle cunning, and proximity to the desert. It also feels as though the men of the tusk are in some way descendant from the knights of the round table and the great european kings with armies of armoured infantry. Im sure im not the first to draw these correlations but I have yet to thoroughly comb this forum for similar posts. In no way do these connections to the current section of time and dimension diminish the enjoyability of the story of the Mandate Schoolman and his misgivings. What do you think? view post


Relatively Undeterminable posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 in Philosophy DiscussionRight thing to do? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

there are too many undertermined variables. 1. Amount of money in you pocket (which would determine relative cost to your condition) 2. Experience of the Youth in question (you might have been able to cement your position in his life (memory) as the person who bought him the first cig he ever smoked, which, depending on what you believe could possibly strengthen your chacnes of existing after passing on in the memory of others.) 3. The weather (you might sympathize more if it were raining or cold, especially if the youth in question had no shelter in sight.) All in all, im sure you made the right decision. Good luck next time! view post


I felt that posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionConnected by TheDarkness, Peralogue

it belonged here rather than in reviews view post


Free will and Sorcery posted 02 Dec 2006, 19:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree will and Sorcery by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Through out the history of our dimension there have been mass murders and massive wars in the name of something holy. Even in this country, we have seen men and women tortured and killed for the fear of witchcraft. The realm of PoN presents us with the sames fears but a different scenario. The school men live among the population but they are damned. Of course being damned by something you dont believe is hardly threatening. I often find myself wondering what I would do in the case that I had the opportunity to become a mandate schoolman. Although I hold beliefs much like the Men of the Tusk, the powers of sorcery and philosophical sorcery at that, sound very tempting. So this choice puts to the test your very faith! Is there a rigth choice, a shortest path, or is Drusas Achamain right? Are the doubters the ones for which salvation will come? view post


hmmm posted 03 Dec 2006, 21:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree will and Sorcery by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Wow! So many insights, sorry i have missed out on all the discussion. there are so many things in the above comments that i would like to speak to but the range of the topics have varied so greatly that it would be hard to do in one posting. First of all to the Hypothetical: I would want to believe, I would have a lot of questions. Depending on the person's overall look and sincerity, I would judge him much the way Khellus would. I would like to speak to the earlier religious comments. Religion is a complex and confusing endeavour. Faith is belief without reason. Eternity is existence with out time. God is being without limits. While none of these things exist naturally in the world, they are somehow present in our consciouness. Now i have read arguements that say that for that reason alone, God must exist. Like a statue in the desert, something must have created it. I have gotten a litle off topic here since i was trying to go more towards questions of faith and am now talking about God, but this path is naturally linked. HTe main point: If God is ultimately intellegent, would he be satisfied by a race of worshippers who disregard intellect for blind faith? Much the way Akka believes that doubters have found the true path to eternity. view post


Philosocism posted 03 Dec 2006, 21:12 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Reaction of a New Religion by TheDarkness, Peralogue

The five major religions of the world: Christianity, Judeaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. None younger than 2000 yo. I believe the fastest growing is Christianity. I believe a catastrophic event is the only the only way a new religion could gain a lot of followers. For example if Tom Cruise started glowing and levitating. While i have not really looked into Scientology, I believe it is a fad. As far as phliosophy as a religion. I believe that would go against the very philosophy of philosophy. Philosophy, or the love of knowledge is a never ending quest, to find the ultimate answers. Like yall said in reply to my post, at that point all points would be lost. Philosophy holds no ultimate beliefs, but it does give rise to infinite questions. view post


yes posted 03 Dec 2006, 23:12 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

as far about brain activity goes, what about savants? they are physically inept but they have forms of genius. i just saw this 60 minutes about this kid who just composed his 5 symphony. more than most compose in thier lifetime. He descirbe the musinc coming in on channels, he said he normally could hear up to ten channels of incoming music> where is this muxinc coming from? maybe another dimension! As far as other dimensions, I strongly reccomend Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. After reading these books, it is hard not to believe in other or parallel dimensions. King has a way of speaking to you and telling the story very intamately as though these things happened to him. He also adresses his readers at the beginning of every book. We are Constant Readers. and he seems to know me personally. anyways the books pose a universe or universes in a very believable way view post


hmmm posted 03 Dec 2006, 23:12 in Philosophy DiscussionChristianity: Revelations by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Well the rapture as i understand it is not when Jesus will reutrn but when all believers will be called up to heaven and leave the sinners of the world to their own devices. After the rapture there will be seven years of tribulation with the Anti-Christ at the helm. After seven years Jesus will return adn there will be Armegedon, The devil will be cast into the lake of fire and there will be a thousand years of peace on earth until alll are taken to heaven. But I believe that the believers will not be dismayed if they are not taken in 2008. Just some more time to save some more souls from eternal damnation view post


posted 03 Dec 2006, 23:12 in Philosophy DiscussionChristianity: Revelations by TheDarkness, Peralogue

hmm thats a good question. time seems pretty irrelevant if it is not used correctly. maybe its to make sure that satan stays in his hole. i believe that at the end of the thousand years he does come bak acnd convert some more Christians. is there a specific verse in revelations where it says when the rapture will happen? all this stuff is intersting to me i wonder how the Christian version of the Apocolypse stacks up against those of other religions. view post


posted 03 Dec 2006, 23:12 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

haha, hmm those are some pretty talented dead relatives! But im not sure that he would be able to compose a 200 hundred page symphony by arrangin music previously heard. These are original works. He started drawing bars and intruments when he was two. other dimensions must have some conections to others, if they were exclusive they would collide out of negative attraction view post


OMG posted 04 Dec 2006, 05:12 in Philosophy DiscussionOMG by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Ok Ok this is gettin a little hard to keep up with. While i respect each of yall for your input and intellegence, I have not been able to keep up with all the replies you have posted. I have glanced and noticed your ability to transfer energy. While i have no doubt that you are sincere in your posts, I know that things like energy transger and hyonotism can be extremely subjective. I hope you dont take this as insulting, but i would like to hear about some more experiences that you have had that makes you so sure you are essentially powerful beyond normal human capabilities. I would also like yall to consider the miracles that Jesus performed. Tell me what you think. Walking on water, feeding thousads with one loaf, turning water to wine. To me these powers seem very similar to that of sorcery. Can Jesus be looked at as a damned soul in the times of the Romans much like we would damn him now? Be very careful what you ask for, for sometimes they may come! view post


The End posted 04 Dec 2006, 15:12 in Philosophy DiscussionEnd of the world by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I would agree that it will be the genius of man and his endless pursuit of new innovations. I would say that the current pursuit energy will lead to the burning of the world. The combination of matter and anti matter creates %100 energy (i believe the atom bomb in hiroshima produced less than %14 energy). While we are not currently able to contain anti matter it will soon be possible. Once this chain reaction is thought to be controllable we will find our selves with a weapon of unfathomable consequences. the nation that conrols it will become drunk with power and be forced to use it when other nations resist. A weapon of this magnitude could wipe out entire nations. Extreme power always finds its way to those with extreme positions. view post


... posted 04 Dec 2006, 15:12 in Philosophy DiscussionLeaving Iraq by 2008 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

touchy subject. my view is this: there is no situation now that we could call a victory or success. Iraq is a lost cause, while i agree that things will get worse if we leave, they will also get worse if we stay. right now 136 people die every day in Iraq. there is a mass exodus from the city, as there should be. the insurgency grows stronger and we continually lose men. they grow stonger because they have a purpose, kill the occupiers. Pull out and wait. Our homeland is safe at the moment, while we are always vunerable to terrorist attacks, No middle eastern nation would dare an invasion on American soil. Protect Isreal. that is our only perogotive. view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Philosophy DiscussionOMG by TheDarkness, Peralogue

well here is how it goes. the roman empire at the time of Jesus was already more than a thousand years old and spread throughout most of modern day europe. The emperor at the time was Claudius, who probably did not know of Jesus at all, he had imperial politics to worry about. The provincial king at the time of Jesus' birth was King Herod, if you remeber he ordered the killing of all boys under the age of three because his advisors told him of the Jewish prophecy, that a jewish king would be born when there appeared a bright star in the sky. Being king herod did not want anyone going for his throne. Now the Jews of the day did not want to believe that Jesus was the Son of God, especially because he was humble. They saw him as a false prophet (much like someone we know) and wanted him executed, but because Romans ruled the land, they dispersed the punishments. the jews were given a choice, free Jesus or Barabas, a murderer. They chose to free Barabas, Pontias Pilot was the provincial governor who over saw the proceeding, he washed his hands of the mess and allowed Jesus to be crucified. view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by TheDarkness, Peralogue

i believe the question is this. does choice entail free will? If it does then of course we have free will because all of us have decided to join this forum. If choice does not entail free will. then we must come up with a new definition for free will. will start a new topic about this. view post


Free Will Explained posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will Explained by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Lets do this, lets not discuss if we have free will or not. Lets try to come up with a real definition of free will. The premise is this: choice does not entail free will. I believe that it is obvious that we have choice (i know there are arguements around this but lets take this for granted, we all have choice) so if we all have choice and that does not necesarily mean that we have free will. what does free will mean? view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will Explained by TheDarkness, Peralogue

we all have a certain set of emotions, they are wide ranging and intricate but essesntially every human without disfunctions, are capable of feeling the same things. Now you can argue this but i assure we all have a common experience as human beings. Free will is the ability to still the soul from the storm of emotions, to choose ones own internal environment, to live a life according to rules or do whatever you damn well please. even in some sad cases to will that one no longer wills. but the will is limited by the range of human emotions and capabilities. I really need to go back and read some of my old notes. i will be sure and do that so i can really say what i want. view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionConnected by TheDarkness, Peralogue

ahh thank you view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 in Literature Discussiondark tower? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Well i gotta say that i can understand where all or maybe just most of yall are coming from. Personally i loved the Dark Tower series. my favorite book probably being Wizard and Glass, first of all cool title! I would have to say that i am somewhat of a romantic so the love story alone i thought was epic. man what great emotions!! Aside from that the old west setting of that book was amazing plus the look into some of roland's training and maturations as well as the connections between his old and new groups were great. Other than that the Wolves of the Callah was great! gotta love the courage to attempt to connect the stories of almost all the books he has written into one series, and with that explain the working of the universe. dont want to say to much so as to avoid spoilers. but maaan what great books! trust me you wont regrert them. view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 21:12 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will Explained by TheDarkness, Peralogue

so is free will non existent? is it just a an illusion? view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 16:12 in Philosophy DiscussionLeaving Iraq by 2008 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Is it possible to war for reason and not for faith? i defintely believe for revenge but what about pure logical reasoning. the loss of so many men for any cause, is it reasonable or logical? view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 16:12 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

If you like books that give you an alternate perception of what the facts might be, i strongly suggest all the Dan Brown. The D Code. Angels and Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress. Deception gives you some sweet facts about NASA and the Gov, and Digital deals tieh the NSA, wow some great and suspenseful reads. plus you feel like you have an insiders look at the real basis for the orgs. of course these are works of fiction, but man do you want to believe them. I cant wait till brown comes out with his next book! view post


Movies posted 05 Dec 2006, 16:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies by TheDarkness, Peralogue

has anyone seen the new james bond or the new brad pitt film babel? i was very pleasantly suprised by both these movies. the new bond is kick @$$. and babel very well acted and executed! view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 16:12 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I have to disagree with all the dan brown bashing. while i agree that the ideal of the holy grail as mary is not the newest idea, you have to admire the man for realizing the potentiality in the idea, and the possibility that if he got it to the mainstream they would eat it up like hot cakes. and i cant help but notice that no one comments on his other books. all of which i found entertaining to say the least. give them a try you will be suprised! view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNames by TheDarkness, Peralogue

yep i think your children are gonna hate you, your atleast look at you with extreme distaste view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionRiddles by TheDarkness, Peralogue

hey help me out, how does the fourth line describe the third line and so on. that next one is hard, gonna need some time. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNames by TheDarkness, Peralogue

true true, by the time you are old enough to legally change it you are usually over it. i remeber giong through those phases. hmm i think i like the names Cornwallace and Xineminus view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 19:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Ill admit that the first brosnan film was good but man did those movies get really bad and totally corny as they went on. The new was a little bit of a stretch but had great action and a good enough story. Connery was the man! got to give him that view post


Helll Ya!!!!! posted 17 Jan 2007, 05:01 in ReviewsHelll Ya!!!!! by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Man i just finished TTT and man was it the best or what!! Usually disapointed with the end of books but man that couldnt have been any better! What i think is that Akka needs to go get some Conditioning and then come back and kick some ass. man i loved that ending. If anyone has read the Dark Tower series, then you know what stepen kings has to say about endings, basically he gives himself excuses for making lame ass endings because not everyone will be satisfied. Well i have to say the the ending to this book was more than i expected and i will feel let down from now on by the cop out endings that king employs. which sux becuase after finishing this book and desperately awaiting the next installment i will be starting kings newest excuse for a novel. (after having read PON i will be ruined for a true adventure.) view post


posted 17 Jan 2007, 05:01 in ReviewsOk, finally done! Trilogy review. by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I like the analysis, honest and to the point. I would have to say that i agree that there are some slow parts to the trilogy, but i would also say that slower parts of books are necessary for common life and functioning. If all three books were as fast past and rivetting as the last 110 pages of book three, how many of us would actually find time for working, eating, sleeping or breathing. Now im obviously being a little extreme but i feel that slow parts in books allow is to put down the book and turn off the light before the alarm clock is reading 4 am. One must also savour the book and all its depth and passion. The slower parts also allow time for further character development and plotline enhancement. I look forward to reading this series again in the future. view post


posted 17 Jan 2007, 06:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I would go with satan on this one, but would it be one on one or would satan get to use the hosts of hell, because in that case he would def win. A one on one battle would be a little closer, but satan is the post powerful angel and the greatest deceiver greater even than the dunyain. His powers of deception would far outsrip that of hte WP who would surely be lost for what the Truth really is. view post


The Meaning of Life posted 21 Jan 2007, 05:01 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

The meaning of life is simple. It is written in a thousand expamples and magnified everyday. We see it everywhere and feel it tug at our souls. It is simple and easy to see. Our thoughts are complicated, our emotions cloud their meaning and significance. We are here for the same reason, we are connected to every other living organism. We are here to survive, we are here to pass on, we are here to relate. The past, the future, are we here to know such things to worry about such things? We have created civilization, but in turn we have ruined our rule. Our reign on this planet has been short and is miniscule compared to the reign of the reptiles before us. They were destroyed by and Asteroid that landed on the Yucatan peninsula, we will be destroyed of our own doing after a measley 400,000 years. Does our will or our intellect signify any great difference between us and any other great species? Is our soul unique and if so, how? We are suvivors, is there any intrinsic difference in us and the animals we evolved from? view post


posted 25 Jan 2007, 18:01 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Reason begins and ends in the same place. No where. Does reason tell you whether a table is one thing, five things or an infinite amount of things. One thing: it is one table; five things: four legs and one top; Infinite things: it is all the particals and nano particals that make it up, at which point it is indistinguishable from the whole of the universe. Imagine the Universe. Is our meaning derived from it. At once peaceful and unbelievably violent. There is one point around which all other things rotate. there is a center to the universe, just as the sun is at the center of our solar system and a black hole at the center of our galaxy. what force is so great as to control billions upon billions of galaxies. Whatever power that is, it surely is the Ultmate! view post


posted 26 Jan 2007, 15:01 in Literature DiscussionWhy Bakker by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Why do i love Bakker's writing? Ohh let me count the ways. from the first chapter and the first scene of TDTCB I knew i would enjoy his style. The dark setting and the intensity set between Akka and his tormentor pulled you in before you even really knew the stakes. His writing is smart, there are not many other adjectives that really give his writing justice. His books are not for the amatuer reader. I believe we all feel a connection, knowing we have ridden with Cnair, schemed whith Conphas, mourned with Akka, and even been tempted with Esmi. Not only does he tie us together in this wonderous tale but he also has managed to create a vast world that has yet to reveal its dark secrets. view post


posted 26 Jan 2007, 18:01 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Well there are two forces that control everything in the world. Gravity, who's laws govern bodies of mass like our bodies, the planets, and stars. Newton made these laws famous and thought that these laws would be able to explain the movement of the stars, planetary orbit and so on. The other force was made famous by Einstein, quantum physics. He found that things like atoms and quarks do not follow the laws of gravity, and thus began the search for a unified theory. A threory to unify the controlling forces of the universe, one such theory is the String Theory. As to the origin of thought and the meaing of life, or to the existence of an eternal soul, i would like to hear some more speculation and time to rest before my next post, hard to get clear grasp of thoughts view post


posted 27 Jan 2007, 16:01 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Well I guess i should leave all that stuff for the Astronomical forum, and i need to correct my self, the two controlling forces in the world are gravity and electromagnetism. Anyways, the purpose of my first post was to provoke, but it was not based on speculation. I agree, lower animals may be possible of higher thought but we have been given the unique ability to record those thoughts or actions and pass those advances on so that the next generation can start where the last left off. That is what i meant in my first post about knowing the past or the future. Now tell me this, we are placed here in the world, we observe the world but we have ideas that go completely beyond the realm of the worldly. Are our souls somehow connected to the "Outside" or do we get these ideas by simple brain functions, ie. the unicorn, we use composition to think of a horse, somthing in this world, wings, something in this world and a horn. But what about the concept of eternity? There are no examples here on earth, but we could simply play opposites and conceive a place without time. or are we divinely inspired? view post


posted 05 Feb 2007, 14:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Hey love that fix you song by coldplay. but i am currently listening to Tenacious D's new CD the Pick of Destiny. Very good CD my favorite song is #13 but i have to say alot of the others are growing on me. view post


posted 05 Feb 2007, 14:02 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

OKoK so what if Satan had both his arms tied behind his back, who would win then! view post


posted 09 Feb 2007, 18:02 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat is going on in Iraq? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

There is a good special on HBO that is filmed in iraq and documents everyday life among the people and interaction between them and American soldiers. I think the first thing that one must admit is that this war is not about saving the people of Iraq. No matter how you look at it we are not on a mission to improve the daily life of the populous. We are an occupation force, there was a smart young man on the show who had a great deal of intellegent things to say. one of those things was an analogy; the young man had once pictured democracy like an import just the same as apples and oranges. America would come over take control and poof democracy would be here, he comes to realize that democracy is not an import, it is not something that can be brought in from the outside but must be cultivated form within. They realize that America values Iraqs resources not its people. So I believe that if we are going to take responsibility for the country we should take care of its people. view post


Ender's Game posted 18 Feb 2007, 20:02 in Literature DiscussionEnder's Game by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I just finished reading Enders Game for the second time. I had not read it in about seven years but i remember loving it the first time. I have to say i enjoyed it even more this time around. I had been planning on reading the rest of the series but am not so sure. Has anyone read the other books and if so what do you think about them. There is also the Shadow series which follows a minor character in Enders Game, Bean. I have a long list of books i want to read and these books were not on the list, should i allow myself to get sidetracked by them? :? help me please! view post


posted 21 Feb 2007, 02:02 in Literature DiscussionEnder's Game by TheDarkness, Peralogue

great thanks Ill make sure to read them. should i read the ender series before starting the bean series? view post


Your First Time posted 23 Feb 2007, 19:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour First Time by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Im sure that for most of you there was a single novel that took you on such an adventure or an emotional ride that from then on you were hooked. You continue to search for a similar experience somtimes succesfully and sometimes in vain, in new novels and with new authours. I am curious to know what that novel was for you. for me it was 1984 by George Orwell. The emotions, suspense, and possibilities left me searching for more. By listing your first we will all be able to add onto our ever growing "still need to read" list. view post


posted 26 Feb 2007, 19:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

HUGHES The Private Diaries, Memos and Letter. The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire view post


posted 07 Mar 2007, 16:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOK, this is stupid, but... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Congratulations!!!! Keep posting and find out what coems next... view post


posted 08 Mar 2007, 21:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Pink is a great band, no doubt!! Not only is the music glorious, but it is composed briliantly as well. Have you seen The Wall?!! The album is a classic along with a number of their other works. Not many bands in history compare. If you are a big fan i would reccomend TOOL, to me they are the modern day Pink Floyd. to go along with my "first time" thread, I was introduced to rock in high school by a class mate who gave me an AC/DC album. I have been hooked ever since. AC/DC definately one of my favorite bands of all time. So many good songs by them, Stiff Upper Lip, Highway to Hell, and Live Wire just to name a precious few. view post


Marvel and The Dark Tower posted 22 Mar 2007, 17:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionMarvel and The Dark Tower by TheDarkness, Peralogue

So Marvel has come out with a new series of Comics based on the main character in the Dark Tower series Roland Deschain. I Have heard that it has been very succesful. I want to pick it up, has anyone been able to get their hands on one and if so what do you think? I loved the Dark Tower and am a little worried about a comic, King had his input on the series but did not do the writing. The series has been written to flesh out more adventures of the mysterious gunslinger and his past, It could be a great series and I am anxious to see how it starts!!! view post


posted 25 Mar 2007, 17:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionMarvel and The Dark Tower by TheDarkness, Peralogue

cool thanks! so what is you favorite comic? why does marvel suck? thats upsetting because this story has a ton of potential!! view post


posted 26 Mar 2007, 19:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Love American football and basketball. On any given play you just might see an amazing display of athleticism. Of course these sports become much less interesting when your team loses. Yes, i agree figure skating is not a sport, i like the comparison to Ballroom dancing. but there is no doubt that it takes a ton of practice and a lot of skill. so give em some props, view post


posted 27 Mar 2007, 15:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Welcome by TheDarkness, Peralogue

OMG that sounds sooooo good!!! cant wait view post


posted 29 Mar 2007, 19:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionMarvel and The Dark Tower by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Right, I expected as much. I had read that King was not doing the writing, boo. But it will be interesting to see what direction this takes anyways. Ya that King approached Marvel doesnt suprise me. King must be planning a colony on the moon the way he pumps out money making schemes. view post


posted 29 Mar 2007, 20:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Kellhus has gone through many transformations thourght the PON series. Where in the first two books you see his struggles and glimpse his indecision, his POV is offered much less in TTT. He has come to think of himself as a god and i believe that he is mistaken. I believe it is possible that the ruling Dunyain who sent him saw this all before they sent him. It is possible that they are the real enemies of the Consult and the ultimate protectors of man. They forsaw that Kellhus would attempt to avenge his Bloodline and attempt a seige of Golgotterah. By knowing what has come before they control what comes after. Surely the council of Dunyain knew how Kellhus would come to rule and attempt to learn sorcery to combat his father. Kellhus will find a fight against the Non men and the No God quite un winnable without the guidance of his teachers. but inturn they will denounce him for his mark. they must have some power beyond the logos or the logos itself will prove most powerful of all. as for his Sons and, I think that Akka must become a tutor to one of them who will ultimately bring the real war against the No God view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 16:03 in Literature DiscussionThe Bonfire by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Choke by Palhanik or whatever his name is, the guy who wrote fight club...started off interestingly enough but was just too "i bet i can shock you with how wierd i can make this" while i like the movie Fight club, never read the book. you could see the writing in the dialogue and narration well enough. i would say, keep away from novels and try out some screen plays. I would definately watch Choke if it were a movie, but drudging through the book was just asking too much. there are def some other ones but that one is just the most recent, i will be back to heap some more on the fire! just as soon as my head is able to think about anything other than Akka and his possible adventures view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 16:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by TheDarkness, Peralogue

[quote="Trutu Angotma":2m19x0q8]i was under the impression the dunyain had denouced allthings sorcerous, including the no-god and the consult[/quote:2m19x0q8] Exactly...that, and the fact that the Dunyain were obviously sent into exile by the The Consult (evident by their desperate approach to the towers of Ishual finding the only survivor of the Apocalypse in the North the last Anasurimbor!) leads me to believe that they have set up the Benjuka table to bring ultimate desctruction upon The Consult, so that they will never have to face near extinction again. I think Kellhus will ultimately fall, though that is hard to believe since i jsut finished rereading the fight between him and the non-man in the prologue to TDTCB and now that he has the Gnosis, he will easily be able to do away with several at a time. But somehow he will fall and Akka as Sesthatha and his Anisurimbor student will bring the Spear of Heron (the significance of which i am still a little cloudy on) and destroy the No God once and for all! Of course this is much too simple, I am sure that the role Esmi will play in the raising of Her sons will loom large in the fate of the world. but i think what role she will play is much to hard to predict. but i think that she will be jaded by her responsibilities and be unable to love ever again! view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 17:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Hey gemrich, I found your post just now and thought it was funny cuz i just posted this, "Kellhus has gone through many transformations thourght the PON series. Where in the first two books you see his struggles and glimpse his indecision, his POV is offered much less in TTT. " along with more on the Kellhus' state of mind thread. To the question of why Kellhus killed his father i would submit this answer, becase he can. By the time of this encounter it is obvious, atleast to me, that he has become what we would describe as "full of himself" he believes himself a god and the new writer of history. while agree that he can and does change history at will, he is not a god. One could infer that he is carrying out his initial mission given to him by the Dunyain, which was to cleanse the dunyain of the disgraceful sourcerous Moenghus. But i dont think so. As far as the Apocalypse is concerned, i don think Kellhus cares either way if the second one happens or not. I think he is power hungry and is aware of the history of his name. He will attempt the unthinkable...an attack on Golgotterah, both to avenge his name and to test himself, to ensure the he truly is a diety, which he still might doubt. another reason to kill his father, to consolidate his place as the single most powerfull being the world. Cant wait to see what happens, but i do miss the POV of Kellhus it has been a journey from obscurity to supremecy. It was lacking from TTT and i hope it comes back in some form, maybe through his sons in AE. view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 18:03 in The Warrior ProphetLogos is theft by TheDarkness, Peralogue

right. feelings and emotions come out of the darkness. one must tame the "legion" within ones self and become the self movng soul. it is a constant chanllenge but most likely made easier when Kellhus sees such weakness in the men around him. The Logos...the shortest path. to find the shortest path one must steer clear of all distractions. view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 19:03 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I think that the rate at which out technology is advancing outstretches our desire and our ability to destroy our chances for survival. Sure we messed up alot getting to where we are now, but hey, the only way to progress is to learn from your mistakes. Our technology is advancing at such a fast rate its mind boggling, but the problem is this--the next great advancement...wait for it...wait...the...iPhone!!!!! c'mon we need to focus our extreme talents on more important things, like deep sea and space exploration. The thing holding us back? our own government. Think if companies were aloud to spend money on space exploration, what if google had paid 1.6 billion for science instead of YouTube!! The gov is controlling our ability to spread out of the planet, and they simply do not have enough funding. It obvious the only way to really speed up a process is competition...Capitalism. Think if the largest companies in the world were competeing for Ad Space, and when i say space, i mean SPACE. Ya, we got to mars. woooooohooooooo!! we would have been there 30 years ago if NASA had a larger budget that several billion a year! I mean some of the largest buyouts in history are taking place for amounts upwards of $500 billion, and who is spending all this money???? the richest companies in the world, who therefore own entire networks of Nations, who affect international policy and keep everyone distracted by petty wars!!! The oil and gas comanies! But who can blame them? they are after all just trying to make a buck like the rest of us. Hmm what Irony! but they are the ones who could really make a diference, yes they are just filling a need, and in turn it is all of us who are responsible for the situation we are in. The Gov will keep control of Space, The Rich will keep control of the Gov, and as long as the Rich are happy(which they always will be) nothing will change, space will remain regulated and competition will remain stinted. sigh view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 20:03 in Philosophy DiscussionEvolution vs Creation by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Wow! What a survey, Nine votes!! but if we extrapolated and made that say nine million votes, i think the results would be pretty valid. As for the arguements thus far presented, they are obviously all intellegent and well thought out, but all are regrettably indterminent. Which is how it should be i suppose. I like Sokas earlier contribution attributing our arguements to life circumstances. the religious upbringing some of us have had obviously has influenced the way we think. Its a shame we dont seem to have any Bhuddist or Hindu contributors. But what i would suggest, and i from what i can tell no one would disagree: evolution is a fact of nature. Living organisms react and adjust to thier environment. now an environtment can be something as small as a glass of water to as massive as our universe. The Big Bang was mentioned earlier, and that obviouly had a large impact on the universal environment. What existed before the big bang? well obviously something. but im sure we will never know what. I believe in a omnipotent creator, but im sure we will never know who. view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 20:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by TheDarkness, Peralogue

No, merely circumstantial eveidence. It seemed to me that the Dunyain were in a desperate situation, since they were displaced and starving at the end of the first Apocalypse. Which would suggest that they were displaced as a result of the first great ordeal, and might seek ultimate revenge upon The Consult with whom they seem to be at odds because of their inherent conflicting beliefs...that The Consult using sorcery and force, The Dunyain using intellect and the shortest path. The next inference comes from the fact that the Dunyain must have known what would happen by sening Kellhus to Shimeh. What better way to weaken the no god and the Consult then by sending one of their own who would become ultra powerful and be able to lead men not only by the use of the Logos, but by his legendary name as well!!!! view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 20:03 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

True By investing in space i dont necessarily mean space travel. Although of course in the future i think that could be a viable money making venture. But for sure the secrets of the universe could offer several money making possibilities. Now what makes the world turn currently is product advertisements. space offers by far the largest billboard possible. and with unlimited resources, there are unlimited posibilites for yes a moon motel and a constant shuttle to and from. quite sci fi i admit but def not out of the range of the possible view post


posted 30 Mar 2007, 20:03 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by TheDarkness, Peralogue

ahh I see!! thats awesome, very informative thanks! Its to bad they dont have a Wal-Mart in Earwa. I'd bet they would have it in stock. view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 16:04 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by TheDarkness, Peralogue

just to clarify one of my earlier statements, when i said that the dunyain were sent into exile by the Consult, I did not mean that the consult did it on purpose, i meant that as a result of the devastation wrought by the destructive nature of the Consult, they lost their original home and were forced to search for a new safe place. the fact that they could scale the walls does not really prove that they were in a good condition. the kid saw them scale the walls, all that really necessitates is that some scaled the walls then they could have opened the gates for the rest of them. In any event the Dunyain trained both mentally and physically, so scaling walls would not prove too difficult. I am currently rereading TDTCB and am about to come to the part where Cnauir encounters Kellhus. I am looking forward to any clues that it might give about the reason the Dunyain sent Moenghus out. Does anyone have any opinions about why they did this. The whole scout thing doesnt really seem right to me. They must know what comes before to know what comes after. They know that an Anisurimbor once ruled men and led them in a fight against the no god. With the combined logos of all the Dunyain they must be planning something on a larger scale than a simple scout mission. Sure they live in isolation, but i do not believe they are blind to the activites of men and nonmen alike. they must keep a close eye on the world so as to be in a position of power when the next apocalypse occurs. remember it is the world who has forgotten them, not them who have forgotten the world. Even the Consult is desperate to find out about these Dunyain. the most impoartant element of attack is the element of suprise!! view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 16:04 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

1. Kellhus when he first left on his mission, hilarious! he is dumbfounded by staring at a branch for days. 2. The bird crapping on Xerius' face when he is presenting his indenture! 3. Akka taking a dump in esmi's room! with her talking about it being the second apocalypse. that might be considered pillow talk, but not in my sense of the term. anyways this was all funny to me and all in the first 1/3 of TDTCB view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 16:04 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Anyways favorite charcter is Akka, love his self doubt and his intellegence, sometimes hate him for his weakness but love him at the same time for it. it is those moments of weakness that give him the sense that he is real, and just like on of us. just like they would say "seswatha never shat" well akka does and we see it firsthand. other than that, i love Cnauir for the same reasons. Breaker of horses and men. he will always have a place in my heart! view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 17:04 in Philosophy DiscussionThe Meaning of Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

So in answer to DietCokes question. Of course you size someone up when you first meet them. and everytime you meet a person you think you are better than them. its part or our nature. everyone thinks they are special. everyone thinks they are here for a reason. nothing wrong with that, even if it gives you a superiority complex. DietCokes post was not so bad, it was worded in a generalized way so that it glossed over obvious contradictions. they were simple observations of the US social scene. We have out grown our evolutionary predispositions. We are social animals, we are pack animals. therefore we need alpha dogs, we need leaders and followers. However the sheer number of people we have produced have skewed the need for these different positions. view post


posted 04 Apr 2007, 18:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFavorite Quotes of the Prince of Nothing by TheDarkness, Peralogue

here is one that i just came across, might not be my favorite but it definately resonates with me "Some events mark us so deeply that they find more force of presence in their aftermath than in their occurance. They are moments that rankle at becoming past, and so remain contemporaries of our beating hearts. Some events are not remembered--they are relived." view post


posted 28 Aug 2007, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionRome by TheDarkness, Peralogue

It was a great show the first season, but it ended up trying to be to artistic in season two. Much like the sopranos in thier last seasons. It stated off great and very much historically accurate, but then fell to far into the side stories and dramas. It could have gone on forever, it stopped at the most interesting part of Rome's history...the rise of Octavian, Rome's greatest Emperor the Great Ceasar Augustus!! He held the throne the longest defeating plot after plot, what a great story. boo on you HBO taking the easy road out. finale view post


R. Scott, can we get a box set??? posted 18 Sep 2007, 20:09 in Author Q & AR. Scott, can we get a box set??? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

This might be a question better directed at the publisher, but since i dont have a direct link to them and am too lazy to try and make one, hook it up man!! I have now bought five copies of books in the trilogy. I have done this either because i have either lent one or the other out and it returned in horrible condition, or I myself let the book go into disrepair. Some books have highlighting and markings i wanted to make. anyways i would like a set that i can keep pristine. thanks view post


posted 19 Sep 2007, 14:09 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I actually like your idea about Mel Gibson. It never would have entered my mind to cast him, and my initial reaction was not favorable, but i think he can pull it off. I have thought about this alot. But i have not been able to really place physical faces on the characters. one of the great things about reading is you dont have to, they can morph and change as the story does. But I have always seen Akka as dark and brooding. Somthing like that giant form harry potter or the dwarf from LOTR. but somehwere in between those two sizes and fatter. I think Kellhus, Cnaur, and Esmi are the other most important characters to cast, but ill have to get back on who i think should play them i ill research your suggestions, since i havent heard of some of those actors. view post


posted 21 Sep 2007, 15:09 in Author Q & AR. Scott, can we get a box set??? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

lol ya i hadnt thought how well it would go with my dark walnut study!! leather bound that is good thinking. I was just hoping for somehting along the lines of hard back. but why not aim high. Kellhus' musing would feel so much more profound if my hands were gripping leather!! Right now i have one hard back, TTT, and several paper backs, and ill keep buying them view post


posted 21 Sep 2007, 16:09 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Monica Belluci right on the money!! damn thats hot i think i see her as taller, or skinnier as she becomes the real esmi view post


Women as the Few in the Three Seas? posted 30 Oct 2007, 05:10 in General DiscusssionWomen as the Few in the Three Seas? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Do you think that women possess the talents of the Few? Are they not selected cuz they would distract the schools from their studies or because they would send every boyfriend they ever had up in flames?? hmm i wonder. Im not going to sink to the depths of sexism and clicheism by questioning whether the are not trained because if they were the three seas would have a new scholastic war once every month...hahahaaaaaah sorry. view post


Kellhus' Story believable? posted 02 Dec 2007, 05:12 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeKellhus' Story believable? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Kellhus draws the attention of the Emperor early on in the Holy War, never a good thing. How long could he really last without someone finding out that he is not the prince of Atrithau. Also dont you think that a least one person in the three seas is from Atrithau or had a relative from there. Or at least heard stories about the ruling families that lived there and would realize that Kellhus' story is not true. Any thoughts? view post


posted 03 Dec 2007, 00:12 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour less favourite characters by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I have to say i like all the characters listed on that poll. The only people i finding myself hating in the book are the Mandate schoolmen, besides Akka of course, and Sarcellus. It really upset me how he died and then came back dammmn i that guy. But really i hate the madate schoolmen the most. maybe because they have so much power and we really dont get to see any of it. and because they live on gossip and never make any moves, view post


posted 15 Jan 2008, 23:01 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by TheDarkness, Peralogue

I was watching an animated music video earlier. Then it came to me! Maybe this should be an animated flick. But i like the Gary Oldman reccomendation, but i think I would cast him as Iyokus. view post


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