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Welcome! PLEASE READ! posted 15 Jan 2004, 22:01 in WelcomesWelcome! PLEASE READ! by Wil, Head Moderator

Welcome to [i:z82cr2ym]The Prince of Nothing[/i:z82cr2ym] Forums. Please take the time to introduce yourself to the rest of the others here. Simply press "New Topic" in this forum, put your Username in the Subject, and tell us a little about yourself (Basically, please just start a new thread). You will be able to edit this "mini-bio" at any time. Thanks! view post


Review from sff.net posted 15 Jan 2004, 22:01 in Interviews and ReviewsReview from sff.net by Wil, Head Moderator

Victoria Strauss wrote this review on [i:2mkqt86y]The Darkness That Comes Before[/i:2mkqt86y]: [url:2mkqt86y]http://www.sff.net/people/victoriastrauss/ReviewDarknessthatcomes.html[/url:2mkqt86y] view post


Review from sffworld.com posted 15 Jan 2004, 22:01 in Interviews and ReviewsReview from sffworld.com by Wil, Head Moderator

Rob H. Bedford writes this: [url:10nkybpv]http://www.sffworld.com/authors/b/bakker_scott/sffreviews/darknesscomesbefore.html[/url:10nkybpv] view post


Site Opening posted 18 Jan 2004, 06:01 in General AnnouncementsSite Opening by Wil, Head Moderator

The site is now open! Yay! view post


Essay by Bakker on sffworld.com posted 19 Jan 2004, 22:01 in Interviews and ReviewsEssay by Bakker on sffworld.com by Wil, Head Moderator

This is an essay by Bakker called "Why Fantasy and Why Now?" http://www.sffworld.com/authors/b/bakke ... hynow.html view post


Welcome! Please Read. posted 20 Jan 2004, 21:01 in Author Q & AWelcome! Please Read. by Wil, Head Moderator

Welcome to the Q & A forum! Soon after this site was started, I received an e-mail from R. Scott Bakker saying that he was willing to come in and answer some questions that we all may have. Now, I don't know of many authors that are willing to do this, and I know that [b:48am07gp][i:48am07gp]I[/i:48am07gp][/b:48am07gp] am very greatful. So ask your questions here. view post


Warrior Prophet Information posted 20 Jan 2004, 21:01 in The Warrior ProphetWarrior Prophet Information by Wil, Head Moderator

This is where I will list all the [b:2g2yf4il]FACTS [/b:2g2yf4il]that I have on the [i:2g2yf4il]Warrior Prophet[/i:2g2yf4il]. view post


How did you get here? posted 20 Jan 2004, 21:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Wil, Head Moderator

I voted "other" because, well, I created this site :D view post


Construction posted 24 Jan 2004, 01:01 in General AnnouncementsConstruction by Wil, Head Moderator

The site is currently under construction; we are re-designing the color scheme and icons etc... So any odd color things are just us! Continue posting as normal. Also, we are re-doing all the icons, so that is why they look so tacky! view post


posted 26 Jan 2004, 20:01 in Author Q & ALanguage by Wil, Head Moderator

Does it have it's own grammar then, different tenses? Would it be more comparable to a latin based language, or something more like English? or is it all it's own? Also, does it have it's English letter representation? Like does "Cu'jara Cinmoi" mean somting in Keneic? view post


Men v. Nonmen posted 27 Jan 2004, 22:01 in Author Q & AMen v. Nonmen by Wil, Head Moderator

Alright, this has been eating at my mind for a while. In the "Languages" thread, you said that Cu'jara Cinmoi was a Nonman king. I am still confused as to the difference between Men and Nonmen. Could you shed some light on this issue? view post


posted 29 Jan 2004, 05:01 in Author Q & AMen v. Nonmen by Wil, Head Moderator

Thanks for the re-cap, it helped a lot! I understand perfectly that you don't want to reveal anything too soon. It is the one flaw with this process. Please feel free at anytime to give us a nice RAFO (Read and find out). After all, we're just glad that you stop by. view post


Release Dates posted 01 Feb 2004, 23:02 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeRelease Dates by Wil, Head Moderator

[i:pssf4wtq]The Darkness that Comes Beofre[/i:pssf4wtq] will be released: In the US: June 1 In the UK: March 1 view post


Release Dates posted 01 Feb 2004, 23:02 in The Warrior ProphetRelease Dates by Wil, Head Moderator

[i:2y7ahiug]The Warrior Prophet[/i:2y7ahiug] will be released: In Canada: April 21 In the UK: November 1 In the US: June 1, 2005 view post


posted 02 Feb 2004, 03:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

Welcome Mith! Glad that you could come to our site! We are ever eager for new members. I know I am not the author, (Rest assured, he does stop by here almost everday) but if you don't mind, I will answer the questions that I know. I recently asked Scott as to the release of the Warrior Prophet. He was suprised when he learned that the date had changed on the Penguin website, and he assured me that he would get to the bottom of this hopefully by tomorrow. As to the title of the third book, I beleive that [i:2ylt2jk9]The Thousandfold Thought,[/i:2ylt2jk9] is at the top of the title list. Again, welcome to the site and I would encourage you to go and introduce yourself in the "Welcome" forum! view post


Touring posted 02 Feb 2004, 05:02 in Author Q & ATouring by Wil, Head Moderator

Are you going to be doing any touring for the WP release? how bout the US or UK release of TDTCB. If so, is there any chance we could convince you to come to Washington? view post


posted 02 Feb 2004, 22:02 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Wil, Head Moderator

This is a really hard question. They are all so well written, but I would have to say Esmenet is my favorite character. I've always had a soft spot for the "Unfortunate" characters. There is something about them that justifies everything that they do, because the have had such a horrible life. view post


posted 03 Feb 2004, 04:02 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Wil, Head Moderator

I too have the feeling that Kellhus isn't the person we think he is. He's a little too callus and manipulative to be the archtypical "good guy". But who knows what purpose he will serve in the end. view post


100 Posts! posted 03 Feb 2004, 06:02 in Off-Topic Discussion100 Posts! by Wil, Head Moderator

We've made it to 100 posts! That's the first milestone! Congrats all! [img:24xkg03x]http://www.xpphotoalbum.com/data/500/4183100posts.jpg?5122[/img:24xkg03x] view post


posted 03 Feb 2004, 21:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

I just received information from Scott saying that May 20 looks like the release date. Slightly better then June, eh? view post


posted 03 Feb 2004, 22:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by Wil, Head Moderator

May 20 is what the Author knows, hopefully it's right. :lol: I would say May 20 is most likely the most accurate. view post


posted 07 Feb 2004, 01:02 in The Warrior ProphetWarrior Prophet synopsis *Possible Spoiler* by Wil, Head Moderator

Done. view post


We're on Google!!! posted 08 Feb 2004, 08:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionWe're on Google!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

Hey everbody, we're on Google!! We come in number nine after a search of The Darkness That Comes Before, one above Scott's site... view post


posted 10 Feb 2004, 02:02 in Author Q & ACurious if you... by Wil, Head Moderator

I [i:353fx6us]think[/i:353fx6us] it's the one on amazon.co.uk, but I may be wrong view post


posted 11 Feb 2004, 21:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Wil, Head Moderator

Wow view post


posted 12 Feb 2004, 23:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Wil, Head Moderator

I must admit that this is all a new concept to me. You've mentioned things off-handedly that I've never even considered. I've never considered science as an "unraveling character". Personally I am agnostic. It doesn’t make sense that there is nothing out there, but I just haven’t figured out what it is yet. It seems to me that if God really did want all of us to believe him and join his True Church (Whatever it may be) the skies would open and a loud, thundering voice would say "HELLO, HERE I AM". I was raised LDS (Latter-Day Saint AKA Mormon), but many of the beliefs that were given to me were contradictory and just seemed wrong. Anyway, I love reading all this new information on a subject I've never carefully considered, and I encourage you to get all of your "writing need" out right here on the board. It's fascinating. view post


posted 14 Feb 2004, 23:02 in Author Q & AWhat are you most looking forward to? by Wil, Head Moderator

I want to learn more about the Magic of the land. Also, the whole Kellhus is something I want to see! view post


posted 27 Feb 2004, 21:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Wil, Head Moderator

Except for the fact that the Human brain is more developed then most other animals (except primates, dolphins etc.) So from an evolutionary stand point, it makes perfect sense. The human brain is capable of choice, we are able to overcome our most natural instincts. We are able to think about and change the world we live in. Most other animals cannot to the extent we can. I feel that it is the fact that we have the consequences of our decisions that put us where we are. An ant doesn't feel the consequences of it's decision to build the mound here or there, but we as humans (and the higher animals) do. This to me is what proves that evolution is true, because you can look at the different parts of the Human brain and see all past brains. view post


posted 27 Feb 2004, 22:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Wil, Head Moderator

Then how can you argue right and wrong? If we have no choice, and everything is "a very complex cause-effect reaction system" then how can anything be wrong? Why should I be blamed if I choose to kill someone? It wasn't my choice. I had to do it, my neurons made me! That is the hole in the argument, in my opinion. How can there be moral codes? How can a person be expected to do something, when they have no control? view post


Stephen Erikson's Books posted 08 Mar 2004, 22:03 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Wil, Head Moderator

I recently started [i:nnxfpezn]Gardens of the Moon[/i:nnxfpezn] by Stephen Erikson, and I"m about 150 pages into it. My question is whether this is the first book (I saw no book order when I bought them) and if it is, do things get more explained (ie magic, the Deck of Dragons etc.)? I would appreciate it if this remained a NON-SPOILER thread. view post


posted 09 Mar 2004, 00:03 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Wil, Head Moderator

yes thats perfect. view post


posted 10 Mar 2004, 20:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Wil, Head Moderator

Ah, but it's our right [b:12cfm052]NOT[/b:12cfm052] to vote. view post


posted 10 Mar 2004, 22:03 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Wil, Head Moderator

Ah, but don't try to guilt-trip us into it when we make the choice to abstaine. view post


World-building posted 13 Mar 2004, 03:03 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Wil, Head Moderator

I am working on building a world for a story idea. But I have no idea where to start. Does anyone have a good suggestion for creating maps? Is it best to hand draw them or is there a cartography program that works? What about the laws of geography. Any suggestions would be great! view post


Now Reading... posted 14 Mar 2004, 10:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Wil, Head Moderator

I thought it would be nice to have a place for members to lett other members know what they are reading and what they think of it. Let's try and keep this spoiler-free. I am about 250 pages into [i:3pgmfm7v]Gardens of the Moon[/i:3pgmfm7v] by Steven Erikson and I am loving it. A must-read (although I'm sure that most on here have read this already). I like the fact that (so far) he hasn't sat down and explained anything, that you have to learn about the world. view post


posted 16 Mar 2004, 04:03 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Wil, Head Moderator

I have some stuff going, but I can never think of a good title. *sigh* of course I can never get past the first ten pages... view post


Pantoum posted 18 Mar 2004, 16:03 in Member Written WorksPantoum by Wil, Head Moderator

I thought that I would start this out by putting one of my poems that I have written recently on here. It dosen't have a title, and it is written in the pantoum style. view post


posted 19 Mar 2004, 21:03 in Author Q & AThe Series That Comes After? by Wil, Head Moderator

I suggest reading Hobb from beginning to end. It's the only way that everything will make sense. A lot of people skip Liveship, and I think that is a really bad idea. They may not seem it, but they are key to the story. Read Farsser Trilogy, Liveship Traders, then Tawneyman. view post


posted 29 Mar 2004, 07:03 in Member Written WorksMy Book - A Faceless Shadow by Wil, Head Moderator

Read it. Liked it. Want to read more. It was good, I'm interested in seeing where it goes. view post


Ad Astra convention posted 31 Mar 2004, 22:03 in Tour and Signing InformationAd Astra convention by Wil, Head Moderator

This weekend Scott Bakker will be attending the Ad Astra convention at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Toronto. He will be doing some panals and reading some of [i:1onid0rw]The Warrior Prophet[/i:1onid0rw], he will also be signing. If you have time or are in the area, stop by. view post


posted 09 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

Sovin and I live in Central Washington, Seattle's just a hop over the pass. view post


posted 16 Apr 2004, 05:04 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Wil, Head Moderator

Yeah, I'm about 300 pages into Memories of Ice. I ripped through GOTM and Deadhouse Gates. So far I love them, their really easy to read but not simple (if that makes ANY sense). I'm loving all the characters! view post


Truth, Lies posted 20 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Philosophy DiscussionTruth, Lies by Wil, Head Moderator

I thought it would be nice to open another subject for debate. A few questions: 1. What is truth? Is there such a thing as absolute truth, or are things only "true" because a majority of the intellectual society (scholars, scientists, etc.) claim it as right? 2. What constitutes a lie? I would be tempted to say "something that is false, misleading". But as mentioned in the other thread, perceptions of experiences are different for each person that experiences them. Two people can experience something, and in describing it to others, have different stories, and neither of them be what really happened? Are they both telling the truth? Also, the idea of "half-truths" (i.e., Robert Jordan's Aes Sedai's "truths"), that for all intensive purposes are true, but can be very misleading. view post


posted 04 May 2004, 15:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Wil, Head Moderator

stole with permission, big difference :wink: view post


posted 06 May 2004, 16:05 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Wil, Head Moderator

I guess I'm going to have to go and look at Cook and Kearney, I've been hearing about them more and more lately. Where should I start? view post


posted 19 May 2004, 00:05 in Philosophy DiscussionFantasy and Philosophy by Wil, Head Moderator

I do not believe that fantasy is an escape for the weak. I do think that fantasy is a place for people to go who are tired of the world we live in. I look around me and I see a bunch of amoral, selfish, indignant people who have no concern besides the money they make, the people they sleep with, and their social standing. While there are people like this in fantasy worlds, on a whole society still upholds the basic, chivalrous acts of King Arthur and the Round Table. I ready fantasy because it appeals to me, not because I can escape from the world I live in (escape connotates fear of [to me at least]), but to experience the world the way I think it should be. I think that fantasy significantly affected the way that I turned out as a person. view post


posted 05 Jun 2004, 20:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Charming view post


posted 07 Jun 2004, 01:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Doctor (Evil) view post


posted 08 Jun 2004, 03:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Poison view post


posted 09 Jun 2004, 03:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

(of the) Moon view post


Timing out on posts posted 29 Jun 2004, 19:06 in General AnnouncementsTiming out on posts by Wil, Head Moderator

I've noticed that several of our members have been having trouble with timing out when they write longer posts. Unfortunately, this board automatically signs you off after five minutes of inactivity. Thus when you write a long post, and post it, it thinks you are a guest. My recommendation would be to copy your post and reload to make sure that you are signed in. Or, simply copy and paste your writing into another post and I will delete the one as guest. Thank you view post


posted 30 Jun 2004, 19:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Wil, Head Moderator

Well then, Happy Day! view post


posted 01 Jul 2004, 06:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe value of a life by Wil, Head Moderator

Quite honestly I am in favor of the death penalty, but let me say this first: I do not think that "special laws" should apply because it was a police officer that was killed. Don't get me wrong, I have a great respect for law enforcement, but I don't feel that we can change the rules for them. I agree with the fact that our judicial system needs a major overhaul. There are many major failings, one of which is the overcrowding of our jails and prisons. Not to mention the conditions that the prisoners live in. Many live in better conditions then they did when they were free. I feel that the death penalty is necessary in this case because there simply isn't enough room or money to house all these criminals. There needs to be some way to reduce the numbers of said criminals and rehabilitation works only in some cases. I do believe that there are crimes that deserve death; the killing of an innocent for one, and mass murder for another. Both these crimes are very detrimental to society, and thus should be punished harshly. I don’t believe that the death penalty should be used for revenge or anything like that, but to remove a threat from society, one that can, if left unchecked, threaten to destroy society as a whole. As to the question “can we put a price on life?” I think that some ways we can, and do. The worth of your life is decided when you look at what said person has given to society as a whole. One who simply leeches of society, I feel, is worth less then someone who contributes a great deal. Since we are such social creatures, and put a great weight on the community, I feel it is valid to judge someone based on what they contribute. view post


posted 03 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe value of a life by Wil, Head Moderator

[quote:1s709ebz]There is nothing that special about any human life. [/quote:1s709ebz] This is something that I would argue with. Depending on what a person contributes to society as a whole, dictates their worth. When someone, (say a scientist, artist, along those lines) gives something to society (the community, the world) it makes them worth more then the person who simply leeches from society. view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 16:07 in Member Written WorksIdea for this forum by Wil, Head Moderator

I think that is a fantastic idea! I hope more people do as well. view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 16:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

(and) Everything view post


posted 08 Jul 2004, 07:07 in Tour and Signing InformationMichigan? by Wil, Head Moderator

I haven't. But I've never read any Forgotten Realms view post


posted 09 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Philosophy DiscussionDrug Legalization by Wil, Head Moderator

I have never done drugs (including cigs, and alcohol except for one glass of champaign) yet I am in favor of drug legalization. I believe that if drugs were legalized, we would be able to control them better then we do now. People wouldn't be buying pot laced with god knows what not to mention the extra revenue that would be attained by taxes. I think there is a social stigma against drugs that everyone who uses them are bad people. I think this is wrong and legalization would help fix that. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 11 Jul 2004, 08:07 in Author Q & AOn the subject of Chorae by Wil, Head Moderator

This is mostly about Chorae and ranged weapons. Do archers that hold trinkets transfer that power to their projectiles? view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

(the) world view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Author Q & AOn the subject of Chorae by Wil, Head Moderator

SPOILER But in TWP, it talks about Chorae Crossbowman and the Scarlet Spires falling to Chorae holding archers. Why wouldn't the Spires just put up wards against projectiles (I assume that's possible)? view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Wil, Head Moderator

*Checks* Male view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Wil, Head Moderator

as of now, I'm listening to The Producers view post


Apocalypse Now posted 12 Jul 2004, 05:07 in The Warrior ProphetApocalypse Now by Wil, Head Moderator

Kellhus is convinced that what comes after cannot determine what comes before, therefore he cannot be the Harbinger. I think that the Prophsey that an Anasurimbor would return at the end of the world came BEFORE Kellhus and that the Apocalypse came AFTER Kellhus, therefore he can be the Harbringer. Because what comes after can't (and didn't) determine what comes before. Note: this was after a long discussion with Sovin, so I hope it makes sense. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

diarrhea view post


Symbol Question **WP Spoilers** posted 12 Jul 2004, 08:07 in Author Q & ASymbol Question **WP Spoilers** by Wil, Head Moderator

The Circumfix, how is the man standing? I really like it, by the way. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Wil, Head Moderator

It is, Sovin can be a little slow sometimes. *Wink* view post


Week One: Wil posted 12 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Member Written WorksWeek One: Wil by Wil, Head Moderator

The small gravel path seemed to stretch on forever, as it always did. Norman Bales slowly trudged along this path, as he did every Sunday. He passed the small pond with the ducks and the old oak tree. He noticed that someone had carved something in the tree. He stopped and peered at it, apparently someone named Lisa was a whore. He sadly shook his head and continued on down the path. He soon came to the bench. He stopped and stared at it. He remembered sitting there with her, when they would come to visit her parents. They would sit and talk about stupid things. They seemed stupid at the time anyway. Now Norman wished he could remember just one of those conversations. He knew he had laughed; Claire had always been witty, even when visiting her parents. He sat down, trying as hard as he might to remember. He closed his eyes, and heard laughter. It seemed to be hers; a light jingle like a tiny bell. He remembered her smile, and how she always complained that her front teeth were too big. And her eyes, those marvelous green eyes, with the left slightly higher on her face then her right. He would tease her mercilessly about that. She would laugh and say at least her face didn’t look like the backside of a horse. Norman smiled to himself, remembering. He stood up and contained his journey. He came to the spot where they had laid in the grass and talked. He remembered those talks, how she had said that she was going to leave him; that she couldn’t stay with him. She didn’t know when I would be, but it made him cry every time. She had said it before they got married, that she would leave him someday. Like a fool, he had believed that he could keep her here, that she wouldn’t leave because of him. He was wrong. Falling to his knees in the grass, Norman wept. He put his forehead to the ground smelling the grass. The smell flooded him with memories, all of them memories of her. He fell to his side and closed his eyes, savouring the memories. Water on his face woke him. He opened his eyes to darkness and sprinklers. He had fallen asleep there on the grass, for about three hours it seemed. Norman stood up and began back down the path. The small gravel path seemed to end too soon, as it always did. At the gate, Norman turned and looked back up the path. Then he stepped out and resumed his life knowing he would be back next Sunday. view post


Week Two Scene Nominations [CLOSED] posted 14 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Two Scene Nominations [CLOSED] by Wil, Head Moderator

Okay, we are going to offer up ideas for next weeks scene. You can give one of your own ideas and second (third etc.) one other. On Friday (hopefully) We'll vote. My idea: A performer on stage at a small club. view post


posted 15 Jul 2004, 00:07 in Member Written WorksWeek One: Replay by Wil, Head Moderator

I enjoyed this a lot. It was well written and I thought that it was very interesting to read. I'm not very good at talking about other's work, so I'll just give you my general impressions. I thought the descriptions in the first paragraph were really good. But the second and third were lacking in detail. I thought the internal dialog was good, but I would have liked to see more physical description of what he was seeing. Description of a scene can say a lot about what a character is feeling, without saying it outright. There are some paragraphs that I feel could have been expanded on. "The priest only nodded. He knew there was something else Gabe wished to say. " is one of them. It felt like it wanted to go somewhere but it didn't. I have to get going; I'll try to add more later. Good Job. view post


Other Literature Forum posted 15 Jul 2004, 08:07 in Literature DiscussionOther Literature Forum by Wil, Head Moderator

Hello, and welcome to the "Other Literature” forum! This forum has been created by request and is a place for us to discuss authors and books spanning all genres. I've moved two of the threads from General Discussion, and I encourage you all to participate in this forum. view post


Looking for new Moderator posted 15 Jul 2004, 09:07 in General AnnouncementsLooking for new Moderator by Wil, Head Moderator

Sovin and I agreed that once we got over one hundred members we would look for another moderator. We are opening this up to all members, however remember that we will take into account how long you've been with us, number of posts, and how many different categories you post in. I would like to invite all who are interested in the position to PM me (Wil) with a couple paragraphs why you think you would be a good moderator for our site. Thank you and I'm looking forward to your applications. view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Two Scene Nominations [CLOSED] by Wil, Head Moderator

Time to vote view post


posted 19 Jul 2004, 06:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Two Scene Nominations [CLOSED] by Wil, Head Moderator

Down to two! view post


Week Two Scene posted 19 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Two Scene by Wil, Head Moderator

Two people breaking into a house. Submissions due on Sunday the 25th view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Wil, Head Moderator

I plan on getting a degree in Psychology then moving on to Medical School and becoming a Psychiatrist specializing in Young Adults. view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Wil, Head Moderator

I have thought long and hard on an issue similer to this (especally when questioning my own fait, I was raised Mormon). Without evil, good could simply not exist. There has to be some balance or we could not regognized evil. It's like if the sun never set and hadn't since the beginning of time. "night" would not exsits, so there would be no reason for the concept of "day". As for why God dosen't destroy evil, I think that if he did, he could no longer be loving, caring, and benevolent because those words would no longer hold any meaning, because that is all there is. I hope this makes sense. view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Wil, Head Moderator

Just something that hit me the other night when thinking about this. It may not contribute much to the conversation but it's a quote that when I heard, I liked a lot. "God exists, my friend. He just doesn’t give a damn." view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

irritable view post


posted 20 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

pity view post


posted 23 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Three Scene Nominations by Wil, Head Moderator

Time to vote! view post


posted 24 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Member Written WorksWeek Two Scene by Wil, Head Moderator

Extended one week! Due the 1st! view post


posted 25 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

woman view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 01:07 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Wil, Head Moderator

Why's that, Grantaire? I read Da Vinci Code, and I liked it a lot, but not really for the writing. I thiught that the things that it talked about were very interesting about the sacred feminine and all that. Because of that I bought some other books on the subject, I was not, however impressed by Brown's writing, seemed a little dry and I hate the end-of-chapter cliffhangers all the time. I would deffinately suggest it for anyone to read, becasue it's so interesting. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Wil, Head Moderator

Welcome Orion Feel free to post your story in the "member written works" section. I would love to read it. However, you may want to post it as an attachment, prolly as a .doc file. Then people who want to read it can download it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Gym view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

snort view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Ward (we'll go with your's Edge.) view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 06:07 in Member Written WorksWelcome and Guidelines by Wil, Head Moderator

when you're posting a post look in the "attachment Posting control panal" right above the preview and submit buttons, Click the add an attachment button, browse for the file, then hit add attachment. view post


posted 27 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

snow view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Wil, Head Moderator

Back to the topic :wink: I absoultly love the Harry Potter series. Don't really know why, just good, easy, fun reads. view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 06:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Wil, Head Moderator

Car Keys + Toilet = trouble. I did that when I was little. view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 06:07 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Wil, Head Moderator

Oh, I beleive you! I take my sister, she's only 23... view post


Quotes posted 28 Jul 2004, 07:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionQuotes by Wil, Head Moderator

I thought it would be fun to collect quotes that we either come up with or hear. Ane we can talk about them too. This is from The Big Bounce: God is only an imaginary friend for grown-ups view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

shudder view post


posted 31 Jul 2004, 14:07 in General AnnouncementsAdministrator Vacation by Wil, Head Moderator

I believe that Sovin and I will be gone for the next week or so. view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

lust view post


posted 16 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionOlympics... by Wil, Head Moderator

it aired last saturday. Sabre finals. It was good. view post


posted 16 Aug 2004, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Zeus view post


posted 16 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

mate view post


posted 16 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

hard view post


posted 17 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

bird view post


posted 18 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

(and) Dragons view post


posted 18 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

Texas, suprise, suprise. view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 00:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

bat view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 07:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMandate spies? by Wil, Head Moderator

Unless the Consult found a way to free the Mandate from their Nightmares view post


Grantaire, the Mod posted 19 Aug 2004, 07:08 in General AnnouncementsGrantaire, the Mod by Wil, Head Moderator

Congradulations to Grantaire, the Three-Seas newest Moderator! view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 07:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMandate spies? by Wil, Head Moderator

dramatic, I like it. view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 16:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMandate spies? by Wil, Head Moderator

But I think a Mandate Schoolman would consider it if it meant a release from the dreams. Especially if his heart was no longer towards the cause anymore, and he felt that it was futile. A promise of freedom can be a very powerful thing, view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Wil, Head Moderator

NP, GRRM is like that, all the time. Those books made me the maddest, happiest, saddest of enny that I have ever read. Keep at em, I think they may grow on you. view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Tenor view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionBook Club Talk by Wil, Head Moderator

Gran, give me a plan of the book club: Forums, subforums, planning on book choice etc. and I'll discuss it with Sovin. view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

white view post


posted 19 Aug 2004, 23:08 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Wil, Head Moderator

I was impressed simply because it was interesting information that I had not heard about presented in a simple form. The best way to teach (in my opinion) things that are difficult is through fiction. view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 07:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Talon (Erikson forever!) view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

New Zeland (wink wink) view post


posted 21 Aug 2004, 07:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Eye view post


posted 23 Aug 2004, 15:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Stone view post


posted 24 Aug 2004, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Raven view post


posted 27 Aug 2004, 15:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

cut view post


posted 27 Aug 2004, 16:08 in Literature DiscussionWhen do you think Martin's next book will be released? by Wil, Head Moderator

done view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

hiss view post


posted 29 Aug 2004, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

roommate (first few days at college, awkward) view post


posted 30 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

mob view post


posted 01 Sep 2004, 01:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionMindless Amusement: Type your Username with your elbows by Wil, Head Moderator

wsijuklk, view post


posted 01 Sep 2004, 01:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

compleatly view post


posted 02 Sep 2004, 05:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

groan view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

confused (I wan't to know) view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Wil, Head Moderator

I am listening to Beethoven Piano Sonatas view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

dance view post


posted 03 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Author Q & AWho is the artist on the edition without faces on the covers by Wil, Head Moderator

you can visit his web page by clicking on his name at the very bottom of every web page at the Three Seas view post


posted 04 Sep 2004, 07:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Gray's view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 23:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSchools by Wil, Head Moderator

This has been moved to the TTT section because it didn't hold a question for the author. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 03:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSchools by Wil, Head Moderator

The reason I moved this is because of the length and nature of the post. Since it was fairly long, and speculative as opposed to questioning I felt it would be received better in a discussion forum, and not the Q&A. Sorry if I have any offence. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Author Q & AConcerning Chapter Quotes by Wil, Head Moderator

A little more discussion, a little less tearing please and thank you. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 14:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

chick view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 14:09 in Author Q & AConcerning Chapter Quotes by Wil, Head Moderator

There are some who don't see it that way. Just trying to keep the board friendly for everybody. view post


posted 07 Sep 2004, 21:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

sit view post


posted 08 Sep 2004, 22:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

four view post


posted 10 Sep 2004, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

you're in portland? I am too. view post


posted 10 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionCan I get some advice? by Wil, Head Moderator

I say if you're willing to pay the 80 or so dollars risking that you won't get 3, 4, or 5, then do it. If you're not willing to take the risk, don't. I only took 1 AP test and got a four, but it was calculus. Also take into consideration that some schools don't accept AP credit. view post


posted 13 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

smart view post


posted 13 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

bowl view post


posted 13 Sep 2004, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Wil, Head Moderator

I'm reading Theogony today and Works and Days for wednesday both by Hesiod and then onto Herodotus' [i:2rcsl7vn]The Histories[/i:2rcsl7vn] view post


posted 17 Sep 2004, 07:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Ark view post


posted 18 Sep 2004, 21:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

madness view post


posted 21 Sep 2004, 22:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

fleas view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

blonde view post


posted 15 Oct 2004, 19:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionHerodotus' The History by Wil, Head Moderator

I really enjoyed [i:3uz3cx9f]The Histories[/i:3uz3cx9f]. Even though I didn't read all of them, just select parts. I do agree that it reminds me of PoN, but at the same time so different. God I'm tired. Fall break! Hurrah! view post


posted 27 Oct 2004, 19:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

I am pretty much a die hard liberal. I believe that the social issues are the ones that will shape what our country is over the years. People won't look back on us and say "wow, their budget wasn't so great", they'll look back and say "The made a whole group of people Second Class". Social concerns are most important. Even if we got rid of parties, I don't think it would change much. America is so centered around Democrat and Republican that we could never escape from it. The terms would never disappear and we would just have "Independent Conservative/Republican" or "Independent Liberal/Democrat". That's my two cents on the issue. view post


posted 27 Oct 2004, 19:10 in The Warrior ProphetAchamian vs. Kellhus: faith vs. certainty by Wil, Head Moderator

I think this makes a lot of sense. Very interesting. view post


posted 30 Oct 2004, 01:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

to be fair, the Haliburton issue has been in the news since the invasion of Iraq. I deffinately think we need more horses view post


posted 08 Dec 2004, 07:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

Democrat: In favor of a bigger federal government, (federal government running big programs like social security, etc). Also usually Pro-choice, pro civil rights, anti-death penalty, more liberal on the social issues. Republican: In favor of a small federal government and having more control by the States. In favor of privatizing social security, (I think). Tend to be conservative on social issues, anti-abortion, marriage between man and a woman, etc. if anyone else has anything to add, please feel free. view post


posted 09 Dec 2004, 01:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionPolitical Affiliation? by Wil, Head Moderator

I feel there is a difference between moral beliefs and religious beliefs. I do not thank that all Republicans are necessarily religious. I do not think that it follows that if you are conservative on social issues it means that you are combining church and state. There are secular arguments for every debate. [quote:967618gn] Neo cons seem to say and do two different things[/quote:967618gn] To be fair, so do many Democrats. I think it is a politician thing. social security:A government program that provides economic assistance to persons faced with unemployment, disability, or agedness, financed by assessment of employers and employees. view post


posted 19 Jan 2005, 07:01 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":2sj9sez7] I am glad that he won, insofar as it will force conservatives to reap what they have sown, both domestically and internationally... ... is giving the conservatives all the rope they want, then let them hang themselves... [/quote:2sj9sez7] The problem with this way of thinking is that all of the Liberals will get screwed in the end. Yeah, it will be nice if Bush chokes on his own filth, but at what expense? I do not want my right to marry or my friend's right to have an abortion to vanish so America can "learn its lesson". view post


posted 04 Feb 2005, 18:02 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

[quote:3k7gtadu]The socially conservative Southern dems have been "frightened" by topics such as legalizing abortion and gay marriage - so scared they ran right into the conservatives' waiting arms. However, most California republicans tend to be open-minded on the same issues. [/quote:3k7gtadu] My personal opinion (this is just my opinion, and it is true of the entire country and not just these areas) this issue is this: in the South and Mid-West there are generally more smaller, rural, farming communities. In such communities, there is less diversity, and these communities tend to be more "neo-religious" in that going to church has become a family past time. In addition, in farming/ranching communities, less importance is placed on higher education because it is the children's job to come and run the family farm. It has been show that the more educated a person is, the more open they are to people of different backgrounds (people of different cultural heritage, different sexuality, etc.). In a time when LGBTQ rights are coming to the front as are abortion issues, it is harder to integrate these issues into a standard belief system (Christianity in all of its forms) then things in the past have been integrated. I believe this is why Dems have little sway in the South and Mid-West. It is also why the West Coast Dems have done so well. While the above is true for much of Washington and Oregon (I don't know about California) the lager cities, Seattle, Portland, LA, SF, etc. have large enough populations that they can pretty much dictate the policies for the entire state. In larger cities, you are more likely to have a more diverse population and higher education becomes much more important. [DISCLAIMER: I am in no way saying that Dems are more educated then Reps, I am merely commenting on an educational trend that has been studied, I happen to know some very, very, very intelligent Republicans and some incredibly stupid Democrats] [quote:3k7gtadu] And, that would NOT be a bad thing for politics in the U.S. - we need more parties than just the Dems and the Republicans. [/quote:3k7gtadu] I completely agree with this, and always have. The problem is that it would be nearly impossible to split two major political parties into many small ones. [quote:3k7gtadu] A whole different issue to me is the sticky morass of America's relationship to the world at large (e.g. international relations) where our president has an incredibly broad mandate and Congress is unlikely to seize back some form of control any time soon. The average American spends too little time thinking about our relation with the rest of the world. Why is that when we are the last "super power"? Are we the world's police-man (a role that's primed for abuse)? Are we crusaders bringing the light of democracy to the oppressed masses? How do we balance national safety against the masses of dead (and why the hell is it always the brown people we bomb?????) and amount of damage done in Iraq and Afghanistan? Was it worth it? [/quote:3k7gtadu] I don't think I'm even going to try and get into our international politics shit-hole. view post


posted 05 Feb 2005, 00:02 in Philosophy DiscussionIs Education the Magic Bullet? by Wil, Head Moderator

I feel that as long as ignorance remains, it will be impossible to solve social issues. I do not however, believe that if everybody gets a college degree all hatred and racism. Education is a component of a much larger solution. view post


posted 06 Feb 2005, 06:02 in Philosophy DiscussionIs Education the Magic Bullet? by Wil, Head Moderator

H, the problem I see with your argument is that you are separating culture and education. I believe that education is part of culture. I believe that culture is not stagnant, but fluid. Yes, in western society, the president is placed above the bag boy. However, what I think many of us fail to see is what will happen if all of a sudden, all the bag boys, the people who make cars, who drive the trucks to stock our grocery stores, disappeared? Anarchy. The President may have more "value" but I believe it is the working class who are the most important to the function of our society. It seems from your statement, H, that you believe that people will believe what they were taught from childhood, and that the parent's belief system propagates itself down the line. I would ask you this: do you believe exactly what your parents do? I can tell you that I do not. My education has changed the way that I think and what I believe in. I certainly do not believe what a majority of the people that were influential to me growing up believe in. I am pro-gay rights, and pro-choice. My parents are not. The "culture" in which I was brought up does not believe in these things. Education has shown me things that I would never experience if I had not gone to college. view post


posted 07 Feb 2005, 21:02 in Philosophy DiscussionIs Education the Magic Bullet? by Wil, Head Moderator

I have a limited amount of time, so I will respond shortly. Culture and people are entwined. You cannot have culture without people and you cannot have culture without people. Culture does not make people, and people do not make culture, they are dependent on each other to exist. One cannot exist without the other. Just because "information is readily available" does not mean that someone is educated on a subject. Yes, there is a lot of information available on the mating habits of weevils, but I have no education on the subject. I feel it is wrong to say that education has little effect on social change because a "look, the literature is there and nothing's changing" argument. It takes people to learn the information and process it to cause social change. I will add more later when I have time. view post


posted 09 Feb 2005, 00:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

baby view post


posted 16 Feb 2005, 00:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionGood Book? by Wil, Head Moderator

Just a note first. I moved your thread here, the "Welcomes" thread is just for introducing yourself. No worries. Back on topic. I would never read the thrid book before the first. If the author wanted us to read the third book first, it would be the first book, not the thrid. [i:3g8k1c34]Darkness[/i:3g8k1c34] is the first book in the series and I beleive that you should start with it. Just remember, "All good things come to those who wait." Welcome to our forum! view post


posted 16 Feb 2005, 06:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

knife view post


posted 01 Apr 2005, 05:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

[quote="Echoex":10mn4tax] Marriage laws are in place to protect more than just gender. Opponents argue that -- once the current definition of marriage is changed -- it leaves room for the entire definition of marriage to erode to nothingness.[/quote:10mn4tax] I know that you are playing devil's advocate, but the above argument is a "slippery slope" argument and is considered an illegitimate use of the "if-then" operator. I do not think it is fair to say that allowing homosexuals to marry will cause the meaning of marriage to erode into nothingness just like I do not think that letting women vote will erode the definition of voting. To take another's argument and taking it to the complete extreme is not fair and I think its dirty debating. Just my two cents. view post


posted 01 Apr 2005, 05:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

end view post


Orson Scott Card and Homosexual Marriage posted 03 Apr 2005, 21:04 in Philosophy DiscussionOrson Scott Card and Homosexual Marriage by Wil, Head Moderator

I found this article today. I thought it would be interesting to show you guys and ask what you think. [url:kw6rh5l2]http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2004-02-15-1.html[/url:kw6rh5l2] view post


posted 05 Apr 2005, 01:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

To be fair, in the McDonalds case, the store in question was keeping the coffee at above regulation temperature so they did not have to make more. Not to mention their containers are for shit. (I do not believe that it was appropriate for her to sue the company, she did put it between her legs after all) I'm confused, what were you suprised I wasn't gun-shy of? view post


posted 05 Apr 2005, 01:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

john view post


posted 11 Apr 2005, 20:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Wil, Head Moderator

I apologize if you thought I was being agressive, I in no way ment to. This is a sensitive subject for me, as a Gay Male American. I can get a little defensive because I feel like it is my rights that are being denied. I also cannot stand the "slippery-slope" argument because it applies to almost all situations and you can use it in any way you want to get the resutls you want. view post


posted 19 Jun 2005, 18:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

cell phone view post


posted 22 Jun 2005, 18:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

WTF? view post


posted 23 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

bouncy view post


posted 26 Jun 2005, 08:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Wil, Head Moderator

A woman I knew once said it like this: The purpose of life is to learn how to be a good person. Everytime you die, you come back and you try a little more. So the people who are mean and do awful things are on their first go-around, but the people who are loving and thoughtful have been around a few times. Once we've made it through the final time, we move on, to where I don't know. I like this theory, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. view post


Need help with holes!!! posted 30 Jun 2005, 03:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

Hey guys, this may seem weird, but I really can't make up my mind. I am getting something pierced soon, but I can't decide what it will be. I have it down to a second piercing in my right lobe, an industrial in my right ear, or my tongue. I currently have both lobes pierced and two helixes in my left ear. Thanks folks! PS, for those who arn't familer with industrials. here is a pic (this is not me): [img:o87qxu3s]http://uploads.three-seas.com/Wil/xmb_industrial02%20%282%29.JPG[/img:o87qxu3s] view post


posted 01 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

I am equally willing to do any of these piercings, plus I am willing to take suggestions. view post


posted 01 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

I don't???? :lol: view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

mate view post


posted 04 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

Lion (king) view post


posted 04 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Wil, Head Moderator

My entire iTunes on shuffle. It's fun. Try it. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

Well it's a good thing that I am just one big, FLAMINGLY GAY, sissy then, isn't it? You're ignorant, grow up. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

Well, I do really love piercings. The reason I polled was because I couldn't decide between the three. This form will not be the deciding factor, nor will the opinions of the other people that I have asked. But it doesn't hurt to ask the crowd. Piercing for me isn't about culture or what's in. It's about figuring out who I am as a person. It's a way to explore myself, my limits. All my piercings have stories and meaning. They help remind me where I'm from, and why I left there. They don't define me, but they are part of the image of myself that I choose to show the people around me. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

It's a needle, not a stake :wink: And yes, in a way it does. It's part of my expression, of my Self. The Self is a hard thing to find, and most arn't able to discover it in their lifetimes. Piercing helps me do that. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Wil, Head Moderator

Yes, all the power, to me ! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Mwhahahahahahahahahaha **cough cough splutter** view post


posted 07 Jul 2005, 04:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

Turning on the TV and seeing the president (no matter what party) saying that would make me even more ashamed to be an American. It's true that there are many things that we as a country need to work on, but isolating countries that didn't support us in a horrible decision (invasion of Iraq with out UN Support) is not going to help us fix those problems. The problem as I see it is that we need to start thinking like we belong to a world government instead of thinking like we own the world. We are a part of something bigger, not the big boy himself, and to think otherwise is why everybody (rightfully) hates us. view post


posted 07 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

I agree with Harrol, my heart and prayers go out to the people of London and surrounding areas. This is a tragedy. view post


posted 07 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

Harrol, about your first post. What does that have to do with us not being part of a world government? I feel that we as a country need to realize that we are part of the world, not the rulers of it. view post


posted 08 Jul 2005, 01:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Wil, Head Moderator

You make a good point. However, I'm not saying that we need to give up our national government in favor of a world government. I think that America needs to do what it feels is best for America (with in reason, of course). But I also think that on an international level, we need to start acting like we give a shit about the countries around us. I agree that the members of the Security Council should be elected by their respective countries (I have limited knowledge on the subject). I feel that our representative(s) should be directly elected by the American people and not appointed by any official. I feel this would help close the accountability gap. I'm not saying that it will be perfect, but then no government is. The point is that we need to start working towards a common goal of world peace and learn that our actions and decisions directly affect our global neighbors. view post


posted 09 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

movie view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

bend (it like) view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

cat view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 06:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

fourteen view post


posted 20 Aug 2005, 08:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Wil, Head Moderator

headlights view post


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