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posts by Tol h'Eddes Auditor | joined 05 Mar 2005 | 146


Great book ! posted 05 Mar 2005, 20:03 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Hi ! Did you read it? How did you find it? I bought it last autumn. Another book I discovered by luck, its cover being the first thing that catched my attention (the cover was not plastified, giving the book an older look). At first, I was disconcerted by its length and the quantity of footnotes. But after 2 chapters, I began to appreciate everything. Some footnotes can be quite funny, in their way of seemingly going nowhere. Like for PoN, there is a lot of work and research behind this book. There is some talk about a sequel... But I don't know when. If you didn't read it, this is a must !!! :o view post


Autrefois les ténèbres... posted 06 Mar 2005, 15:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Hi ! If you didn't know, the french title is Autrefois les Ténèbres - Le Prince du Néant tome 1. I know that they got it on amazon.ca, but not on chapters.indigo.ca. ISBN is : 226507943X And Fleuve Noir is the publisher (From France, I think). Would like to see if it's a good translation, though. Hope it'll help you ! [edit] typo correction... [/edit] view post


posted 07 Mar 2005, 15:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yes, and thanks to you to be part of this board. It's always a pleasure when an author takes time to discuss with his readers. :) As for the cover... I've seen better. And I prefer the one on the canadian trade paperback. I assume you don't have anything to say when it comes to the art on the book? view post


posted 09 Mar 2005, 16:03 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

From the link below, Amazon.co.uk seems to say that an untitled book, written by her and published by Bloomsbury, will be on sale by September 2005. [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747580693/qid=1110387114/sr=8-7/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i7_xgl/202-4716646-3548659:2fhkb8du]Title not supplied - Link on amazon[/url:2fhkb8du] Let's hope it's the sequel :) view post


posted 10 Mar 2005, 20:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":3uqo3lxj]Fleuve Noir only has French territorial rights. Amazon.ca is able to sell it because individual sales are exempt from those rights.[/quote:3uqo3lxj] Do you know if your french-canadian rights has been sold? Because I just saw a couple of copies of "Autrefois les ténèbres" in Indigo, at Montreal Thrust. By the way, the translation seems ok. I only read the prologue and the first two chapters, not having purchased the book yet. There was one or two times where a sentence was weirdly structured, as if it was a word by word translation. One sentence that comes back to mind is in the prologue, page 3 : "Was it murder when no one was left alive?" Was translated in : "Était-ce un meurtre lorsque personne n'était plus vivant?" Which, translated back in english, would be something like "Was it murder when nobody was alive any more?" The sentence, in french, would have been better if the translator had simply written something like : "Était-ce un meurtre lorsqu'il ne restait plus personne de vivant?" But, it may just be my old me, looking for bugs when there are none :) Overall, even with the cover, the book looks great and the translation, at least the first chapters, seems ok. One thing that puzzle me is that the french version only has 438 pages. Where did the 140 -or so- missing pages go? view post


posted 10 Mar 2005, 22:03 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yeah, didn't think about that... But it would make sense, as you said, that this would be the paperback. I was too much optimistic :) As for GRRM, I'm new to his books. Began to read AGoT April 2004. And quickly read the other two. So, if FFC comes out this summer, I would have waited a little longer than a year. But, I don't expect it before fall or winter. By the way, when did GRRM began working on FFC? 2003? view post


posted 15 Mar 2005, 00:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Hey, cool, it's great to have the author and the translator here :) M. Collins, thanks for the info on the difference between french and english edition. By the way, I didn't want to criticize your work in my last message. I bought the french edition this week-end, have read half the book already, and the translation is great. I only hope the book will have as good visibility in french as it did in english. If I may ask you one or two questions... I would like to know a little more about your job. How do you pick the books you translate? Does it work by call for bids? When translating a book, is it chapter by chapter, from the beginning to the end? Or do you jump some chapters, returning to them later? Was TDTCB challenging to translate? Thanks! view post


posted 17 Mar 2005, 16:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

From what I read, I can see that translating is not only your work, but it's also a passion. When working on a serie, like Prince of Nothing, do you have a timetable to translate every book in it? Like, every book must be translated and published at a 1 year interval? And thanks for your reply :) It's always interesting to know how it works "behind the scene". view post


posted 22 Mar 2005, 16:03 in Author Q & AFrench Edition of TDTCB by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Just convinced a local bookseller in Saguenay (a french-only speaking region in Quebec) to order a couple of copies d'Autrefois les ténèbres. He was surprised his resellers never spoke about the book, even more surprised to learn that it was from a canadian author. I only hope now that he will read it, recommend it to customers and that the book will not rest on the shelves. So, let's hope you'll become a known author here as well :) view post


posted 04 Apr 2005, 23:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

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posted 05 Apr 2005, 00:04 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Echoex":3cynk7pn]I'm probably wrong, but don't Existentialists believe that they are the center of their own existences and, essentially, are their own gods?[/quote:3cynk7pn] Essentially, you're right. But I wouldn't say that they believe they are their own gods. I would say they believe in nothing but themselves and what they and others can do. I pasted a definition taken from google below for clarification purpose. [quote="Google says":3cynk7pn]More specifically, existentialism is the philosophical cult of nihilism, that is that each man exists as an individual in a purposeless universe, and that he must oppose this hostile environment through the exercise of his free will.[/quote:3cynk7pn] view post


posted 06 Apr 2005, 21:04 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yes, interesting question on the Anasurimbor... I always assumed, since they lived in a castle, by themselves, at the other side of the world, that every Dûnyain had a little of Anasurimbor in them. Since they were all alone for two thousand years, there must have been some intermarriage between them? <edit> corrected a typo. </edit> view post


posted 10 Apr 2005, 21:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Medal view post


posted 08 May 2005, 15:05 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Ainulindale":16qh8zfc]I absolutely loved [b:16qh8zfc]Clarke's[/b:16qh8zfc], Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, highly recommended. Absolutely the best book I read last year, and perhaps the best fantasy novel I read since either[u:16qh8zfc] Perdido Street Station [/u:16qh8zfc]or [u:16qh8zfc]Secret Life[/u:16qh8zfc]. I reviewed it [url=http://www.fantasybookspot.com/?q=node/view/117:16qh8zfc]Here[/url:16qh8zfc]if anyone wants to discuss thougths on it phenominal read IMHO.[/quote:16qh8zfc] Quite a good review you wrote. I agree that [i:16qh8zfc]Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell[/i:16qh8zfc] was, by far, one of the greatest fantasy novel published in 2004. It definitively was refreshing, giving a new breath to a style where, often, the same old stories are always told. I did like the way the narrator seems taken directly out of a Charles Dickens' book. I say Dickens, but I think it permeates all book written in this era. He (she?) brings the warmth and the witticism often found in 19th century books. As for the footnotes bringing the novel into context, I was disconcerted at first, but after reading the firsts, I was completely hooked. The sheer amount of information they give about the background story is impressive. Like I said earlier, there is a lot of work behind these 800-pages. As for your review, if I may just suggest something. There is a error, two-thirds in the review. You say : [quote:16qh8zfc]Norrell is old, cautious, and can be described as anti-social, alone, [i:16qh8zfc]Norrell[/i:16qh8zfc] is young, comely, ambitious, and married.[/quote:16qh8zfc] I don't know if someone already told you, but I will take my chance :) Anyway, it was a good review! view post


posted 09 May 2005, 11:05 in Author Q &amp; AHow does the Consult fit? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="White Lord":1hy1vn70]I'm not at all sure who controlled whom: did the Consult learn of the No-God and somehow constrain him, using his power to their own ends (all descriptions of the No-God from Achamian's dreams are to the effect that the No-God doesn't even know what his nature is; then you have the nimil carapace and the choric runes which indicate some sort of prison or control shell -- and most important, this is something that the Inchoroi were developing before the ascendance of Men in Earwa, something that the renegade Nonmen sorcerers probably had a hand in), or was it the other way around (the No-God manifesting himself to the Inchoroi, giving them their mission, which the Consult is now continuing).[/quote:1hy1vn70] What if the Consult created the No-God? Maybe the No-God is the result of, let say, 2000 years of breeding and conditioning, specifically crafted to accomplish some kind of mission. The Consult then released it, hoping it would succeed. By the way, I don't mean that the Duneyain could be No-Gods. Just that a process similar to their own could have been used to create one. That would mean that the Consult had a mission before the existence of the No-God and that it was only a means to an end. What its mission is, now, I have no idea... view post


posted 09 May 2005, 22:05 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Andrew":rzijzaex]wow, i'm surprised by these comments. I was majorly disappointed by the book. I too was totally stoked to get it but unlike other reviewers, i was tragically disappointed. The magic was entirely boring and written about without any sense of awe or that something incredible was happening. It's like: "Strange decided to move the city by magic. so he did." ohh!! ahh!! There was practically no plot at all. ohhhhh norrell and strange are mad at each other! whatever shall become of English Magic?? who shall shape the future of English Magic?? my toes are tingling in wonder!! Should the new magicians follow in the footsteps of the Raven King?????!!!!? OR NOT????? which will it be??? Everything that could have been interesting was glossed over and barely discussed! eg. raven king appearing again; Strange's journey's/experiences after seeing his wife in lost hope; the war etc. The thistle-down hair fairy seemed continously poised to do something interesting and then he gets offed in the stupidest most implausible way (mainly because of the timing issue). anyway, i could go on but there's no point. i'm glad some people liked it, but i just want people to know it is not universally loved.[/quote:rzijzaex] Yeah, I know, it wasn't loved by everyone. But no book should be. If a book is loved in its entirety, by everyone, I think there is a problem. Every book has flaws. And everyone has opinions. For my part, I didn't read JS&MrN in one sitting. It took me more than one month. And I, sometimes, did find the first part tedious. But, a book should not just be loved for its story. It should be loved for all the works the author has put in. And I believe that there is a lot of works in this one. The narrator, the footnotes, the structure of the book, everything breathe of 19th. Clarke must have worked long and hard just to give the reader that feeling. But as I said, no book should be loved by everyone. And every comments are welcome :) view post


posted 11 May 2005, 02:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

QuickSilver by Neal Stephenson A good book, but it's very slow paced. Anyway, I'm almost two thirds done, and I recommand it to anyone interested in Renaissance, alchemy and the beginning of science as we know it. view post


posted 11 May 2005, 02:05 in Writing TipsLanguage by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I know some authors who based the languages of their world on our own. I can't remember in which book, but Raymond E. Feist used spanish words when the characters talking came from Bas-Tyra. I'm sure he used some french, japanese and maybe other language too in some of his books. True, it could lead to a pretty bleak and unoriginal world if the stories aren't good. But I'm sure that, with a good world-building, most reader wouldn't mind. view post


posted 12 May 2005, 21:05 in Literature DiscussionSusanna Clarke by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Jassur'i'àn":2a9kz1wd]I didn't know she was coming out with another book. Is it more about Norrell and Strange or is it something new?[/quote:2a9kz1wd] Hey ! Greetings ! From what she said, it will be a sequel, sort of. There will be new characters and some old one may come back for cameo. It will take off some years after JS&MrN. As for the new characters, all we know for now is that they will, most likely, be based-born. No more noble or rich main characters in the next book. Now, when will it comes out? No idea. The first one took her 10 years... view post


posted 16 May 2005, 23:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":2tsbs4tr]You haven't read this series yet? It only gets better and better until you think he cannot top himself, then he does. Fantastic.[/quote:2tsbs4tr] Noooo, I'm still on the first book. But as soon as I'm done with it, I'm jumping to The Confusion. view post


posted 04 Jun 2005, 19:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionThis looks cool by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yep, the preview is interesting­. Hope it will open in a theater near me. Is this a russian flick? view post


posted 04 Jun 2005, 19:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionIt's true! by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Alric":2nzbj4hk]I hope that Tyrion is in this novel. If he's not, then all I'm really interested in will be Jaime.[/quote:2nzbj4hk] I imagine he will not put all the interesting characters in the other novel. Let's hope he will divide them 50 / 50 in both books. view post


posted 04 Jun 2005, 19:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeUS Trade Paperback Cover by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Personnaly, I think it's the french version that has the worse cover. [url=http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/226507943X.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg:pjzkmi44]French cover[/url:pjzkmi44] Not that it hasn't it's beauty, but I prefer the ones from the canadian edition. view post


posted 08 Jun 2005, 02:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBoosting Sales of the &quot;Prince of Nothing&quot; by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

We could sell compedium of the books... Logos for Dummy Learn Tekne in 21 Days Chicken Soup for the Gnosis view post


posted 09 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Author Q &amp; AChorae issues by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

If you want to pursue the subject, there is this link[url=http://www.forum.three-seas.com/viewtopic.php?t=236&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=10:seyobccc]On the subject of Chorae[/url:seyobccc] where Scott describe the effect of Chorae, much in the same way WL explained. Here's three things Scott told us about it : [quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":seyobccc]But remember, though a sorcerous wind would blow mundane shafts away, it would have no effect on bolts fixed with Chorae. If one the other hand, a Schoolman were to cause a low pressure cell that subsequently unleashed winds... Since sorcery interacts with the real world, it produces real effects that Chorae are useless against.[/quote:seyobccc] [quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":seyobccc]The Chorae are actually sorcerous artifacts (of something called the 'Aporos'), manufactured prior to the Cuno-Inchoroi Wars (by Quya defectors) as a way for the Inchoroi to counter the sorcery of the Nonmen. The script inscribed across each embodies a contradiction that unravels the semantics of all known Cants - even those of the Aporos![/quote:seyobccc] [quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":seyobccc]The logic of magic is analogistic: like affects like. If the arcane spoken is undone by the Chorae, it follows that the arcane speaker be undone as well. That was the original idea anyway. I hope to get into this much deeper as the books progress.[/quote:seyobccc] Hope it helps ! view post


Re: Holy war: the ultimate blasphemy posted 09 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Philosophy DiscussionHoly war: the ultimate blasphemy by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Ashmael":1irzusuv]Jesus, our Loving Sweet Saviour, bade us love each other. He wants mercy, not sacrifice.[/quote:1irzusuv] I hate to bring you this news, but Christian religion isn't white as snow either. I seem to remember that there were three crusades declared by the Popes in Middle Ages. And that the Inquisition burned a lot of people because they were different (of belief, of colours, etc.) Before Christians' Holy Wars, the Arabic civilisation was far more advanced than the European one. I recall reading that while Europe was plunged into darkness, Arab cities were lighted by street lamps. They had libraries, they knew advanced mathematics. A lot of things created by them was later brought into Europe by the returning crusaders. And they faded into darkness after three centuries of war with Christians. If a lot of them are fanatics today, if they have a lot of suicide-bomber, and declare Jihad against the rest of the world, I think it 's because Christians destroyed their civilisation, raped their women, killed their children and left them with nothing else than their faith... But that is my opinion. Also, more on the subjet, Holy Wars are never sanctioned by Gods. Holy Wars are declared by men with power who want to rally the small folks. You tell them that the enemy believes in everything you hate and that they hate everything you believe. It's the easiest way to have all the man-power you need. view post


Re: Advice that works for incredibly successful authors! posted 10 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Author Q &amp; AAdvice that works for incredibly successful authors! by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Super Frog":1x7h451p]5) Cover art. [i:1x7h451p]TEXT![/i:1x7h451p] Whatever possesed you to put strange text on the cover? No, you need a handsome Kellhus holding his sword into the sky while various sexy women grovel at his feet. Perhaps there should be an evil figure in the backround.[/quote:1x7h451p] Something like this? Oh and the evil figure is symbolized by the eyes in the shadow ! view post


Re: Advice that works for incredibly successful authors! posted 11 Jun 2005, 02:06 in Author Q &amp; AAdvice that works for incredibly successful authors! by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Super Frog":2sbayqo7]That was hilariously awesome; I had no idea that existed. Actually, it may even be better than my idea (look where the sword is placed).[/quote:2sbayqo7] Actually, it does not exist. I took some liberty with the original cover page of the French edition (Thanks to the artist !!!) and photoshopped the ladies and the eyes. [url=http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/226507943X.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg:2sbayqo7]Linky to the Original Cover[/url:2sbayqo7] I hope Scott will like it ;) view post


posted 12 Jun 2005, 15:06 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="JJ_99uk":30uxmu4f]The Thousandfold Thought is a great title, but does anyone else find it difficult to say quickly? The fousandfold fought...[/quote:30uxmu4f] If you find that difficult, try saying it with your mouth full of crackers... ;) view post


posted 14 Jun 2005, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Began reading [i:1zfal3dl]Le Santerrian[/i:1zfal3dl], a French Canadian fantasy novel some days ago. So far, the story and the world are interesting. The author has a good style for describing peoples, events, surrounding, etc. Bu his skills at conversation is truly lacking. Every time a character speaks, and I mean [i:1zfal3dl]every time[/i:1zfal3dl], it's as if what he says is the most important thing in the world. Even for just a "Hello, how are you?" The language is perfect. From the low-borns to the King, everyone speaks in a flawless language... Anyway, so far, I'm a little disappointed. But well, I paid it, I'll read it. [i:1zfal3dl]sigh[/i:1zfal3dl] view post


posted 14 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Quinthane":2g8ujvbc]"[b:2g8ujvbc]Hello NoGod. It's me, Cnaiur Skiotha[/b:2g8ujvbc]" by Anna Moe N. August[/quote:2g8ujvbc] I know, that doesn't belong here, but... Very Funny :) I like the Moe N. August :) view post


Re: Shirt Discussion posted 14 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionShirt Discussion by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Sovin Nai":whhowl9s]The first one has been launched at [url:whhowl9s]http://www.cafepress.com/threeseas[/url:whhowl9s], but we are open, in fact would like, to design more. What would you guys like to see and wear? Currently we are working on a PoN/Forum shirt, with the circumfix or tusk on it (and yes we got permissions).[/quote:whhowl9s] Would it be possible to add Scott autograph on the design ? We would need his autorization (and a copy of his signature), for sure. But, it would be great ! We could have something like : [quote:whhowl9s]The Three Seas-Forum A [insert Scott autograph here]'s Online Community[/quote:whhowl9s] view post


Re: Ah posted 14 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Philosophy DiscussionOrson Scott Card and Homosexual Marriage by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I heard a wild theory, years ago, about homosexuality being part of natural selection... First thing first, there are, in the world, many kinds of frogs that will change sex depending on some factors : too many members of one sex in a population, weather, etc. There are, apparently, chemical triggers in their genes that are activated by these factors, triggering the sex change. So, for example, whenever there are too many males in a community, some males frogs will change sex to female and they will be able to breed with partners of their former sex. Now, for the wild theory : what if homosexuality was Nature way of controlling human population? What if, having reached too many members in a community, some people found themselves being attracted by same-sex members, thus making it hard for them to procreate? For my part, I think it is an interesting theory, but not a serious one. Nothing stop homosexual couple from having children. If it truly was a way of controlling human population, Nature would have make people barren, not homosexual. Anyway, just wanted to share this theory to you. Your comments are welcome, as always :) [quote="Kidruhil Lancer":1otdsvlt]Of course, if you have scientific evidence of homosexual animals in the wild... I'll be happy to refute my claim.[/quote:1otdsvlt] I recommend reading this article : [url=http://www.abc.net.au/science/features/queercreatures/:1otdsvlt]Queer creatures[/url:1otdsvlt] view post


posted 15 Jun 2005, 11:06 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Which story arcs do you think will be in the book? From what we know in ASoS, I assume : Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion Sansa, Dandarrion (Or Catelyn) Arya * Stannis * Theon * Maybe not Arya, Theon and Stannis, since, I recall, they were going North or were in the North... Any suggestions? view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 13:06 in Author Q &amp; APsukhe vs The Gnosis by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Entropic_existence":3gzwfcu9]rofl I totally agree with you. If I saw some guy with no eyes and snakes around his neck coming towards me on the street I'd definitly be going to the other was pretty quickly![/quote:3gzwfcu9] Damn ! And I thought that adopting a snake as a pet and taking out my eyes would bring me new friends ! Seems I was mistaken... [i:3gzwfcu9]sigh[/i:3gzwfcu9] view post


posted 19 Jun 2005, 12:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionShirt Discussion by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Sovin Nai":z0mjme3o]You mean Three Seas Forum An [R. Scott Bakker] Online Community In brackets being the signature?[/quote:z0mjme3o] Sorry, yep that's what I meant. Not that the community was owned by Scott but that it was a community about Scott and his works. And the brackets being his autograph. view post


posted 20 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

You lose 20 grams. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

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posted 21 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="White Lord":1t7kxdxy]I thought it was 21 grams . . . ;)[/quote:1t7kxdxy] Oh yeah ! You're right ! Should have checked IMDB before... view post


posted 22 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764551531/qid=1119481131/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-1749309-4213648?v=glance&s=books&n=507846:345op64f]This book[/url:345op64f]... Just kidding. I think I was born with a reflective nature. I always loved to ponder on history and society. On world events. On why. Philosophy is my way of gaining knowledge and wisdom from everything that surrounds me. view post


posted 23 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

kangaroo view post


posted 04 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

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posted 09 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:ai29ncuv]Exile's Return[/i:ai29ncuv] By Raymond E. Feist view post


Prince of Nothing in Audio Book posted 13 Jul 2005, 22:07 in Author Q &amp; APrince of Nothing in Audio Book by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Hi ! Any idea if there will be PoN audio books? view post


posted 17 Jul 2005, 01:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:1a109f70]Replay[/i:1a109f70] by Ken Grimwood view post


posted 17 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Lost view post


posted 18 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:3ub8gt7b]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[/i:3ub8gt7b] by J. K. Rowling. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:hh6b61kx]Timeline[/i:hh6b61kx] by Michael Crichton. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Great looking male, single, looking for... Wait a minute... This isn't a dating website, right? view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

dancer view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

26 here and aging still. view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

pitch view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="target":33ap2jrx]I don't know about anyone else, but i didnt experience anything like the rollercoaster of hysterics and general pain-in-the-assness that Harry goes through. [/quote:33ap2jrx] Yeah, but you weren't chased by a half dead wizard who happens to be your parents murderer ;) As for me, I didn't want to read them. Too much hype, too much commercial, I thought. But, everywhere I went, from my friends to my family, everyone talked about it. "What do you think of this? Did you like what happened when..." I was getting tired of not knowing what they talked about. So, I picked up the books and began reading them. This is a good serie. But I probably would have liked it better when I was a kid or if I was one now. As for the last book, Half-Blood Prince, I liked it but thought that it lacked action. And I was proven wrong about who would die; I had gambled on someone else and for another reason... view post


posted 08 Aug 2005, 11:08 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[color=yellow:zzsotk0c]Beware ! This post may or may not contains spoiler. Parents discretion is advised. [/color:zzsotk0c] [quote="target":zzsotk0c] ... it was that we finally learnt about Tom Riddle and why he is how he is. It was the background that i liked, it creates a fuller, rounded character for Voldemort, rather than a faceless villain ... [/quote:zzsotk0c] Yeah, that was interesting. But didn't you get the impression that Voldemort was evil just for the sake of it ? I mean, what is his overall goal ? World domination ? Put wizards and sorceress under his heel ? From what I read and understood, he was an arrogant kid who liked to hurt people. Has he become evil because of the orphenarium? Is it in his blood? Maybe someone will light me up :) view post


posted 09 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Is FfC five years after A Storm of Swords? If so, I'm wondering. Rickon is 4 or 5 years old in SoS. So, he would be 9 or 10 in FfC, Bran's age in CoK. Will we see Rickon's story arc in the next books? view post


posted 09 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="target":24wjg9mg]I think he would have He could be trying to prove something; by becomming the most powerful and feared wizard ever. [/quote:24wjg9mg] Maybe he is just a case for a psychiatrist :) He grew resenting the fact that he didn't have parents. And that gave him low esteem. And he couldn't make friends with anybody at the orphanage because they all thought he was a freak. Maybe, because he had low esteem, he was beated frequently by the bully. So, he became a recluse, hating companionship, fearing everyone would hurt him. Until he discovered his powers. And that he could use them to take revenge for everything they had done him. And, because he had no confidence in what he was, learning that he was a sorcerer, he decided to prove everyone that he didn't need anybody, prove them that he was not a loser. And, thus, he became ambitious. Craving power to take revenge on the one who hurted him and to prove everyone that he would be someone strong, powerful and important. Even if everyone had abandonned him... So, in truth, Voldemort is just a little boy who needed to talk but that no one would ever listen. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="target":1dk2bnn7]Sounds about right, i'm not sure about nobody listening to him however. I'm prety sure Dumbledore would have leant an ear, he did seem to take an interest in young Tom.[/quote:1dk2bnn7] I agree with you. Dumbledore would have taken time to hear what You-Know-Who had to say. But, based on my last message, I assumed, as he could have been beaten and laughed at by others, that he would have shut himself from the rest of the world. Resenting what they did him. Losing trust in everyone. Living only to prove them wrong... Or maybe... Maybe, I should get a life :) view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I don't watch sport. Find everything pretty boring. But I love to play baseball and basket, fencing and doing Kendo. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Ahhhhhh ok :) Thanks ! view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:3k2pzjat]The Monk[/i:3k2pzjat] by... lemme get the book... hummmm.... William H. Hallanah view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Jack Johnson's [i:3v9d50u5]In Between Dreams[/i:3v9d50u5] view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 12:08 in Author Q &amp; ATTT cover by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Great cover ! Can't wait to have it in my bookcase :) view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 17:08 in Author Q &amp; ATTT cover by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Deerow":h6hu2wve]... just wondering if you have any idea what colour schemes you will be using for future trilogies (ie Aspect-Emporer) ... [/quote:h6hu2wve] Stripes and Stars :wink: view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Thirteen view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:2wa6x77n]Immortality inc.[/i:2wa6x77n] by Robert Scheckley view post


What kind of flame warrior are you? posted 23 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

A friend sent me this site and it's quite funny. [url=http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm:1nfr22wh]Flame Warriors[/url:1nfr22wh] Though I haven't seen any flame wars in this forum yet (has there ever been one here?), I thought that I should share it with you. So, what kind of flame warrior are you? ;) Happy browsing ! view post


posted 15 Sep 2005, 02:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Pimsleur - Japanese 1 view post


posted 24 Sep 2005, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[i:236fm6uv]The Historian[/i:236fm6uv] by Elizabeth Kostova view post


posted 27 Sep 2005, 11:09 in Off-Topic Discussion*pokes the board with a stick* by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

When I'm not working or studying, I hunt mammoth in Canada far and freezing North. view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Xavier Rudd's [i:2z9a1116]Solace[/i:2z9a1116] view post


posted 24 Oct 2005, 02:10 in Author Q &amp; AAdvanced Reader Copies? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":2o9otqme]My personal copies have arrived, but I'm still waiting on the box. Truth be told, I'm actually dismayed with them, so much so that I'll probably bury the bulk of them in a hole in the back yard, or raffle them off in a contest a few months from now. A typsetting error transformed all the sentence-ending em-dashes and a good number of the exclamation marks into question marks - which means that all the moments of dramatic confrontation, where people start shouting and cutting each other off, are marred with apparently unintelligible questions. Bums me out. I was really looking forward to shipping them out to reviewers and perhaps building a groundswell of buzz on the web.[/quote:2o9otqme] You could wait after TTT has been published and sell these on eBay as rarities and collectible ! [quote:2o9otqme]"For true fan only ! Rare misprinted ARC of The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker. Numbered and autographed by the author himself! Don't miss this opportunity! Buy one today !"[/quote:2o9otqme] Seriously, does this means that you won't have ARC for TTT or that you will get a corrected bunch later? view post


Re: Defective copy? posted 29 Oct 2005, 14:10 in Literature DiscussionDefective copy? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Ran":1tnl2z7w]I just recieved "The Darkness that comes Before" in the mail today. In the contents section it says that there is a map on page 590. My copy is missing page 590. My copy goes up to 566, the next page is 151, the LAST page in this copy is 182. He put the same chapters in the book twice? Did I recieve a defective copy, or WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote:1tnl2z7w] Yup, you have a defective copy. Happened to me twice before. Not with this book but with two others. First time, there was a big chunk missing in the middle of the book. Second time, the book started with the middle chapters and ended with the beginning. Return your book to your seller. They will be happy to provide you with a new one. view post


posted 01 Nov 2005, 22:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Just finished [i:2v36d1ow]Les fourmis[/i:2v36d1ow] de Bernard Werber. Moving on to [i:2v36d1ow]Pillars of the earth[/i:2v36d1ow] by Ken Follett view post


Do we have a date? posted 02 Dec 2005, 01:12 in Author Q &amp; ADo we have a date? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Don't know if it's been already addressed, somewhere, in the forum, but, I'm gonna ask anyway. So, Scott, how are you doing? I was wondering if you knew when TTT will be available? Amazon.ca still shows the book as coming out January 1st. Assuming this isn't the official date, will it be shipped in February / March 2006 or later? Can't wait to put my hands on it. Thanks ! view post


posted 03 Dec 2005, 01:12 in Author Q &amp; ABattle of Titans by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1eq74gps]I'm hearing some bad things about AFFC... It's bumming me out.[/quote:1eq74gps] Bad news? Sorry to be so curious but what kind of bad news? view post


posted 10 Dec 2005, 15:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies...? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Anybody saw Old Boy, the Korean film? I watched it last night and, wow. It's probably one of the best movie I saw this year. This is the story of a guy who is imprisoned without knowing why, with sole company a television. 15 years later, he is released with a wallet and a cellphone. And he has 5 days to find out why he was imprisoned and to take revenge... I recommend it to anyone not faint of heart. view post


posted 10 Dec 2005, 15:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Bernard Werber's [i:34yru0jz]Le jour des fourmis[/i:34yru0jz] view post


posted 21 Dec 2005, 03:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

And now for Bernard Werber's [i:htiryese]La revolution des fourmis[/i:htiryese]. view post


posted 05 Jan 2006, 12:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHave you ordered your TTT yet? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Damaenish":3g8rk3zt]At work it says jan 1 release, 19th on amazon, 20whatever on this thread... Sorta getting depressed in a geeky, bookish way.[/quote:3g8rk3zt] The page, on Amazon, show that the book will be available on january 20. It seems that 1st of this month wasn't the true date, as I first thought. view post


Re: Do we have a date? posted 05 Jan 2006, 12:01 in Author Q &amp; ADo we have a date? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Just so that everyone knows. The Trade Paperback will be available on january 20 ! view post


Re: Thousandfold Thought discussion posted 06 Jan 2006, 12:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThousandfold Thought discussion *Spoilers* by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Nauticus":2uy7qrpj]How about a thread that we can discuss TTT, for those of us that have read it? I'll wait for some sort of permission before starting any discussion. Good idea? Bad idea? Wait until the 20th?[/quote:2uy7qrpj] I haven't read the book but I don't see why people who read it should wait to discuss it. As long as it's clear to everyone that the topic contains spoilers, I'm all for it ! view post


posted 11 Jan 2006, 03:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHave you ordered your TTT yet? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Ouffff I was worried this was for the canadian edition ! But Amazon.ca still show the TradePaperback available on January 20. Still 10 days to go ! view post


posted 13 Jan 2006, 12:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Princess Michael of Kent 's [i:2tqty85u]The serpent and the moon[/i:2tqty85u] A book on the coming of Renaissance in France, at the end of the 15th century. view post


posted 15 Jan 2006, 14:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtTTFT Available Now In Canada by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Damn ! How I hate living in a city where there's no english library ! *Sigh* It's on days like these that I regret moving out of Montreal. view post


Re: Stuck in the US posted 19 Jan 2006, 22:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtTTFT Available Now In Canada by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Dexious":354qqoza]Cool cover. Thanks for the view. I'm stuck in the States waiting for the release. It was supposed to be today Jan. 19 but the local books stores don't have them and can't give an exact date of arrival. Looking forward to the read.[/quote:354qqoza] Hihi ! I just received my copy ! Hoorah for Indigo.ca ! Can't wait to read it ! view post


posted 21 Jan 2006, 18:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHave you ordered your TTT yet? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="anor277":1nck5zb5]TTT was also delivered to me in Europe from amazon.ca on 20.1.2006. The special postage cost more than the book. I am going for a long plane trip in 3 weeks and I hope to save the novel for the plane.[/quote:1nck5zb5] I got mine from Indigo.ca on the 19th. view post


posted 26 Jan 2006, 23:01 in Tour and Signing InformationAny tour news? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I just hope Montreal is in your list ! I'm gonna take a day off if you come ! view post


posted 26 Jan 2006, 23:01 in Author Q &amp; APrince of Nothing on TV/Big Screen by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

How does it works normally? Is it the author who decides to approach a new media (TV, comic book, etc.)? Or the artist who ask the author if they can adapt their works? view post


posted 26 Jan 2006, 23:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Reading TTT ! At last ! view post


Neuropath posted 28 Jan 2006, 19:01 in Author Q &amp; ANeuropath by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Now that TTT has been released, the next big thing coming from you is Neuropath (and after that, Aspect-Emperor). Will Neuropath be published by Penguin as well? And when can we hope to get our hands on it? :) view post


posted 29 Jan 2006, 05:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThousand fold thought ultimately flawed? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I don't think the Thousandfold Thought is flawed. We must not forget that the Cishaurim are Sorcerer-priest, meaning that they are the voice of God. So long as they exist, they will war against Inrithi heaten. For unification sake, they must be destroyed so that Kellhus can create a new religion from the ashes of Inrithi and Fanimry. As for the Scarlet Spire, they will become a minor School, just like their Headmaster feared in the 2 first books. I don't think it's a great loss since they cannot compete with the Gnosis. And Kellhus will need the Mandate and the Gnosis in the war against the Consult (second Holy war?). Now with Moenghus, we finally learn that even the Dunyain can be wrong. Does that make the Thousandfold Thought flawed? No, he just choose the wrong Shortest Path. Had he choosen to become a Mandati, I think it would have been Anasurimbor Moenghus who would have been the Warrior-Prophet. But since he made the error of choosing the wrong School, and, because his powers were not great, he had to pave the way so that another could take up where he had failed. And while paving the way, he stumbled across the TFT. So the Thousandfold Thought is a result of his error. Can he comprehend the Outside as Kellhus does? I don't think so, because he is stuck in a dead-end. All because he choose the wrong Shortest Path. He can't see beyond the choice he has made. He sees Kellhus as flawed because he will never understand some choices Kellhus has made. I'm not sure it's clear, I may have to rethink my theory a bit :) As for Kellhus being an agent of God, is he truly? Or does he play with people just as he played with them since the first book? Or is he beginning to believe the lies he tells others? view post


posted 29 Jan 2006, 14:01 in Author Q &amp; AJust finished TTT by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Finished TTT yesterday and loved it. Great book Scott ! At first, when I began the trilogy, I thought it was a "coming to humanity" kind of books. À la Kellhus doesn't feel anything, begins to wander and discover the world and becomes more powerful because he becomes more man-like and less detached with his surrounding. So, beginning TTT, I still thought about that. Until at some place, where we get Kellhus point of view, and he describes the people he sees as "a great circle of apes, hunched and unwashed, watching him with dark and dumbounded eyes". This is when I understood that Kellhus has become more powerful, he knows the world, controls it, but he isn't human. He is more. And less. He is beyond everything we can relate to. But is he an agent of the gods? Is he lying to better control the world? Or is he beginning to believe his lies? When you say "there are actually many, many clues" do you mean that, hidden in the books, we can find what Kellhus truly is? Anyway, I could continu on and on, like this, but I would be rambling :) So, great books Scott ! You definitively have a place of choice in my library (at eyes level) ! And I just can't wait to read NP and AE. view post


posted 30 Jan 2006, 12:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThousand fold thought ultimately flawed? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Da-krul":13kn2zi5]Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the propechy say "A Anasurimbor will return at the end of the world"[/quote:13kn2zi5] Yes, that's pretty much like it. And since you can give almost any meaning to a prophecy, it could have meant something like "A Anasurimbor will return at the other side of the world" and not at the end of time... It's why I think that any Anasurimbor Dunyain could have been the Harbringer. They would have twisted the meaning of it to fit with their purpose. Moenghus couldn't be the Harbringer because he didn't know the prophecy. But if he had, he would have used it the same way Kellhus did. And I think that Kellhus has begun to believe his own lies. Which is why Moeghus sees him a mad and flawed. view post


posted 30 Jan 2006, 23:01 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

GRRM's A Feast for Crows view post


Re: a question posted 31 Jan 2006, 02:01 in Off-Topic Discussiona question by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Quinthane":2l8lwsm4]How much of the damage to the coffeeshop window am I finacially responsible for?[/quote:2l8lwsm4] You could plead madness. This way, you wouldn't be responsible for anything ! Or, give me 50 bucks and I'll testify I saw you walking down a street at the same time the window was broken. view post


posted 31 Jan 2006, 12:01 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThousand fold thought ultimately flawed? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Why suppose that there is a God who intends to save the world? Why suppose that Kellhus, as a Dunyain, hasn't twisted the prophecy for his own purpose? We're all theorizing here. And as long as Scott doesn't tell us if we're right or wrong, well, nobody will have the good answer. I must admit that Kellhus may not be beginning to believe his lies. He may begins to believe he is something more than Dunyain. I think of the [i:2zdufut8]Viramsata[/i:2zdufut8] and [i:2zdufut8]Pirvirsut[/i:2zdufut8], as Moenghus explained to Kelhus : Spin lies and rumors about a person, and that person must act as if what was said was real. So, in this case, Kellhus spins rumors that he is the Latter-Latter Prophet. Act accordingly so that everyone believe him. But as long as he acts, it's all just lies, because he doesn't believe it. Until he, himself, begins to believe that he is a prophet, it will not be true. So, at the end of TTT, we have a Kellhus who believes he is godsent. That he believes make it true in the eyes of everyone. But does that make him an agent of gods? And because he believes, as much as everyone believe, that he is godsent, does that me it truer in the eyes of the gods? Or is he a disillusioned as everyone else? I think only Scott hold the key :) view post


Re: About TTT - Where can I get one? posted 31 Jan 2006, 12:01 in Author Q &amp; AAbout TTT - Where can I get one? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Kidruhil Lancer":1b2k95mp]I'm one of the poor schmucks who still hasn't gotten the book. Anyone know where I can get a hard-back? I know Amazon.ca has paperbacks, but I really don't want to buy a paper back and then have to spring for a Hardback... and I need the Hardback to complete my set! Any help will be greatly appreciated.[/quote:1b2k95mp] Amazon.com has the hardcover edition. view post


Re: The Dream that went wrong posted 03 Feb 2006, 12:02 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Dream that went wrong by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Twayleph":2qyi0fxk]Or maybe it was something else entirely? Thoughts welcome :)[/quote:2qyi0fxk] I took the dream as resulting from Kellhus conversation with Seswatha. We don't know what has been said, nor what Kellhus gave to get the Gnosis. What if he gave Achamian's body to Seswatha? What if the dreams is not Seswatha warning Achamian, but rather his soul warning him that Seswatha is taking control? view post


Re: Free Speech and Tact posted 04 Feb 2006, 14:02 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Speech and Tact by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I haven't seen these cartoons, as they aren't being published in Canada yet. So, my opinion is biased by what I read and by the opinion of others. But I have been able to retrace the one that has been printed in France-Soir this week, and from what I see, it doesn't strike me as insulting. See for yourself : [url=http://www.judeoscope.ca/IMG/jpg/france-soir_.jpg:3sbrhz4v]Cartoon[/url:3sbrhz4v] If someone knows where to find the Danish cartoons, could you send me the URL? I would like to make my own idea on the subject. You say that you thought it was a bad idea? Why is that? Have you seen these cartoons? In Canadian newspaper, there is not a month going by without god, Jesus, or any other christian personality being caricatured. Do you see christian taking arms? I personally think that [i:3sbrhz4v]some[/i:3sbrhz4v] Muslim, a minority (but at the same time, the louder of the batch), are beginning to jump at every shadow. They are overreacting on some 12 cartoons that was published 6 months ago. But as I said earlier, I did not saw them and I don't know if they were insulting or merely humoristic. I will finish with this quote, from France-Soir editorialist, loosely translated from french. You can find it [url=http://www.canoe.com/infos/international/archives/2006/02/20060202-1613:3sbrhz4v]here[/url:3sbrhz4v]. [quote:3sbrhz4v]Can one imagine a society which would add the interdicts of various religions? What would remain freedom to think?[/quote:3sbrhz4v] Edit : Precised that it was not all Muslim but a louder minority who were overreacting. Call that auto-censure :) view post


Re: Free Speech and Tact posted 04 Feb 2006, 14:02 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Speech and Tact by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Just read in a newspaper that the chief-editor of Shihane, a weekly Jordanian newspaper, has been arrested for having printed the controversed cartoons. Freedom of speech, freedom of press? There is no such thing in our world it would seem... view post


posted 04 Feb 2006, 20:02 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Speech and Tact by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yes, but if it was truly a test, they have proven their points. With everything that has happened this week, it is easy to see that we cannot criticize Muslim, in general, without some fundamentalist crying for racism. Hell ! They even burned the Danish and Norway embassies today ! Is this a way to answer to these cartoons? If so, where will it stop? If it's the few minority who do this, what are the rest doing? Why can't the majority stop the minority from killing everyone disagreeing with them ? Or is it the majority bombing and killing and the minority doing nothing ? You spoke of someone, in the British National Party who told that Islam was a "vicious, wicked faith". How can people perceive it otherwise when everything they see about it is violence? Media plays a greater part in our understanding of the world. They could be the one responsible for this misunderstanding. But, with what we hear everyday about Muslim and Islam, do I think they're striving toward better understanding and less hatred? No. Unless they dramatically change in the short future, unless those Muslim that disagree with the kind of violence we saw today take action and condemn those who did it, I believe this world is cursed to a very bleak future. They do not help their cause by bombing and killing innocent. view post


posted 19 Feb 2006, 03:02 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Dream that went wrong by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Entropic_existence":za0zc60g]It will be interesting to see more of him in AE as a 65 year old Wizards, outcast from his School for 20 years.[/quote:za0zc60g] I wonder if, after the pact Kellhus made with Seswatha, Achamian can teach the Gnosis to anybody... And would Achamian still be considered as a wizard if he created his own School? view post


posted 22 Feb 2006, 12:02 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

John Naddler's [i:hc9kekls]A perfect hell[/i:hc9kekls] view post


Re: THE TORONTO STAR posted 28 Feb 2006, 22:02 in Interviews and ReviewsTHE TORONTO STAR by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Congratulation ! I hope it will bring you new readers ! view post


posted 28 Feb 2006, 23:02 in Tour and Signing InformationTentative Schedule by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Peter":2ruazpiw]Nonetheless, still waiting for Scott to come over...[/quote:2ruazpiw] Yes, me too... But it won't be anytime near. Hope that will change with Neuropath ! view post


posted 15 Mar 2006, 23:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

S. Morgenstern's [i:3900elu1]The Princess Bride[/i:3900elu1] french translation. view post


posted 23 Mar 2006, 22:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionMindless Amusement: Type your Username with your elbows by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

YTGol. hj.'Edfders That was fun ! Can I do it again? view post


posted 31 Mar 2006, 12:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Kathy Reich's [i:333nh4kn]Bare Bones[/i:333nh4kn] view post


Re: what do you do posted 04 Apr 2006, 21:04 in Off-Topic Discussionwhat do you do by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

During days, I'm a software analyst / developper. But at night, I change into a crime-fighting cockroach, saving pretty damsel in distress. Seriously, the software analyst / developper part is true. I don't think I need to describe what I do everyday : solving problems and... creating them. Woohoo ! :D view post


posted 05 Apr 2006, 21:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

J.D. Salinger's [i:2kcr17wy]The Catcher in the rye[/i:2kcr17wy]. view post


posted 09 Apr 2006, 17:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Raymond E. Feist's [i:2477fuzn]Flight of the Nighthawks[/i:2477fuzn] view post


posted 09 Apr 2006, 17:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

lore view post


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fast view post


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atom view post


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stomach view post


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feet view post


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side view post


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cream view post


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damn! view post


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hell view post


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soft view post


Where in the world is R. Scott Bakker? posted 09 May 2006, 20:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhere in the world is R. Scott Bakker? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Is it me or has it been a while since we last heard of Scott? Anyone else wondering if Scott has deserted us? *snif* view post


posted 10 May 2006, 02:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhere in the world is R. Scott Bakker? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

That what's I thought, too, but it's great knowing he's working on his next books ! Can't wait to put my hands on them ! view post


posted 11 May 2006, 22:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Rereading Herbert's [i:2k672rg5]Dune[/i:2k672rg5]. view post


posted 11 May 2006, 22:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

bear view post


posted 13 May 2006, 13:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

club view post


posted 13 May 2006, 13:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionWell... its really cool! by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Xray the Enforcer":3upskuau]I *heart* bots.[/quote:3upskuau] The way it write, I would say it's a foreign bot ! view post


Re: So... Anyone know where Scott disappeared to? posted 15 May 2006, 01:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo... Anyone know where Scott disappeared to? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

To quote Virus, from the "Where in the world is R. Scott Bakker?" topic : [quote="Virus":2sbstrrz]There is an idea of a Scott Bakker, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real him, only an entity. Something illusory. And though he can hide his cold gaze, and you can shake his hand and feel flesh gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense your lifestyles are probably comparable, he is simply not there.[/quote:2sbstrrz] view post


posted 15 May 2006, 11:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo... Anyone know where Scott disappeared to? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Yeah :) I just regret that I didn't write it myself... view post


posted 16 May 2006, 02:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhere in the world is R. Scott Bakker? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

They would make a film with Neuropath? Be it a book or a movie, I'm sure it will be great ! view post


posted 18 May 2006, 11:05 in Author Q &amp; AWhy are Kellhus and Moenghus of the Few? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Mandati Shinigami13":1c3czxbf]... that every one who recieved the 'dream' that Moengus sent save Kellhus were sent into the Thousand Thousand halls to die. This could provide a partial hint that the leaders of the Dunyain are holding things back from their followers. [/quote:1c3czxbf] No, I think they choose to die because they had been polluted by the outside world. Hummmm Just thought about it and it gives more credence to the fact that they would associates themselves with the Consult to block the world from the Outside. Just to keep from being polluted by "wild cards". Anyway. :) view post


posted 18 May 2006, 20:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="gierra":2pdmcn9o]i got bored of the cather in the rye.. so i'm reading 'the high king' by lloyd alexander.[/quote:2pdmcn9o] Yeah, I finished Catcher only because I was too proud to put it down ;) And to see why I kept hearing about it. Anyway. Now rereading Feist's [i:2pdmcn9o]Shadow of a Dark Queen[/i:2pdmcn9o]. view post


posted 18 May 2006, 21:05 in Author Q &amp; AWhy are Kellhus and Moenghus of the Few? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Mandati Shinigami13":yivlok4y]Well, that's the [i:yivlok4y]supposed[/i:yivlok4y] reason. But I probably agree. And I'm a big fan of the 'dunyain as consult' idea. But with their intellect, what would their position be? Would they be able to rise to the top and take over? Or would their new masters decide to do a bit of 'research' to find out what makes them so awesome?[/quote:yivlok4y] IMHO, I think we get a pretty good idea in TTT, when Kellhus is seduced by the synthese controlling Esmenet : They would be seduced at first, and after a while their Dunyain training would kick in and they would be the one taking control. So, I think the Consult could use them for some time, but the Dunyain would finally take over. That or we haven't seen everything the Consult is capable of... view post


Re: poor poor scott......someone needs to pay him posted 19 May 2006, 02:05 in Off-Topic Discussionhaha, fine, &quot;the beer thread&quot; happy? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I got 25 cents ! view post


posted 19 May 2006, 11:05 in Author Q &amp; AWhy are Kellhus and Moenghus of the Few? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Mandati Shinigami13":8u5u7xlt]Well, it's hard to imagine a normal Dunyain trying to reason with bashrag or wracu. So unless they make it up by subtly going against the synthese or something, who knows. Plus we don't really know enough about the Consult to make a really informed conclusion.[/quote:8u5u7xlt] Sorry to ask but isn't a Bashrag a demon and not a creation of the Consult? You got a point for the wracu. But I think that before sending them monsters and demons, the Consult would try to deal with them directly. On the same topic, do we know what happened to the search they were doing, at the end of WP? I remember the raids and them torturing villagers, asking about the Dunyain... But do we know (by Scott or the books) what happened after? view post


Saga of Dune : The end? posted 26 May 2006, 02:05 in Literature DiscussionSaga of Dune : The end? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Anyone plan on reading Dune:Chapterhouse sequels? [url=http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765312921/qid=1148610205/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_3_1/702-6645579-5041669:enpiqeel]Yup, the new Dune book[/url:enpiqeel] After reading the book description, I'm not so sure that I want to know what happen next... [color=yellow:enpiqeel]!!! Spoiler Warning !!! Spoiler Warning !!! Spoiler Warning !!! [/color:enpiqeel] What? Have I read correctly? "... Revive key figures from Dune’s past —including Paul Muad’Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them." Is it me or do I smell cheesy ending? view post


Re: What happened to Scott? posted 27 May 2006, 16:05 in Author Q &amp; AWhat happened to Scott? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Jora":31bewtx8]He's been missing since March... That is the effect but what is the cause? Skin spies? The Scarlet Spires? I hope he has a Wathi Doll with him. :?[/quote:31bewtx8] Haven't you heard? Scott is currently time-travelling in preparation for his next novel ! If you want to know more, you can go there : http://forum.three-seas.com/viewtopic.php?t=1219 and there : http://forum.three-seas.com/viewtopic.php?t=1227 HTH ! view post


posted 05 Jun 2006, 12:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionJust wrong, I tell you. by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Xray the Enforcer":wff2yp6f]I'm sure that last-ditch effort convinced her. :P Slightly OT: I have a hate on for our local independent bookseller. They have the most illogical SF/F section ever. Totally random authors...no sense of purpose...and they looked at me blankly when I asked about TTT back in January. They had a copy of TWP on the shelves, yet they had no plans to order TTT? Boo. I had to buy TTT from Barnes and Noble.[/quote:wff2yp6f] Here, for english books, if it's not in the Globe and Mail top 10 or on Oprah's list, they won't have it in stock. The more you travel east from Montreal, the less english books you'll find. I have to order mines from Amazon or Indigo.ca As for classification, I always find it strange when they put Sci-fi with fantastic. They should be in two sections not mixed with one another... view post


posted 16 Jun 2006, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

KJ Parker's [i:tdtb75cz]Les couleurs de l'acier[/i:tdtb75cz] view post


posted 26 Jun 2006, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionGophers... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Or is it the old technology? view post


posted 27 Jun 2006, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionGophers... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Xray the Enforcer":2xu82pwi]Tol -- you make me feel fucking ancient! Gopher!!! :shock:[/quote:2xu82pwi] Maybe you are ;) view post


posted 28 Jun 2006, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionGophers... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="Xray the Enforcer":llajlhaf] :P not that ancient. Just old enough to no longer be trustworthy. :wink:[/quote:llajlhaf] When are we no longer trustworthy? I just hope I'm not nearing that age ! :? view post


posted 30 Jun 2006, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe Hangover Whinge: Why oh Why? + A Misery Poll by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="gierra":3tlw2kg9]well i got home and decided i'd rather drink mead.. mmmmm thank the gods it is a long weekend.[/quote:3tlw2kg9] Yeahhhh ! Happy Birthday Canada ! view post


Re: Alexandre Dumas posted 06 Jul 2006, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

[quote="thegreenman":3fltm5g6]Everyone should read at lest these two Dumas stories. The Man in the Iron Mask The Three Musketeers[/quote:3fltm5g6] I agree ! And Twenty years after, sequel to the Three Musketeers. I would also recommend The Cursed Kings (Les rois maudits) by Maurice Druon. Good Reading ! view post


posted 09 Jul 2006, 19:07 in Off-Topic Discussion'interesting' story not true by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

Wow That's a cool site ! view post


posted 13 Jul 2006, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Tol h'Eddes, Auditor

I'm juggling between Eco's [i:3e757kaz]Foucault's pendulum[/i:3e757kaz] and Maurice Druon's [i:3e757kaz]Les rois maudits - Le roi de fer[/i:3e757kaz] view post


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