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posted 31 May 2005, 00:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Deerow, Auditor

I'm not a big fast food fan either...but I like McD's breakfast every once in awhile...say, once every 12 months or so. Wendy's is okay though. I probably eat more Subway than anything else. That Jarrod is a lying bastard. view post


posted 01 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Writing TipsA question about the Prologue by Deerow, Auditor

Well I know with TDtCB I was looking forward to Kellhus appearing again. Every time there was a character who was walking out of the shadows I was thinking "Is it Kellhus?" In that way I found it to be acceptable because I liked Kellhus as a character from the get go and wanted to see him return to action again. Furthermore it felt more like a prologue as it set up a character that didn't return until much later (thus the reader could connect with that character instantly as opposed to having to get to know a whole new character). Whereas a prologue that discussed Achamian and then just moved on the chapter one and centered around him wouldn't have been as intriguing (IMO). Essentially I don't think it really matters, the object of the prologue is simply to introduce the reader to your world and give some background on the goings-on. Whether you introduce your main character right away or introduce a character who will be absent for a period of time (probably more than half the book in the case of Kellhus) the main purpose is to grip the reader and have them stick with the novel no matter how long it takes to see the characters introduced. view post


posted 02 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOng Bak Absolutely rules! by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah I liked this movie a lot...saw it three times in theatres I think. Anyway. Anyone know when/if it will come out on DVD over here? dubbed? subbed? Thanks. view post


posted 03 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOng Bak Absolutely rules! by Deerow, Auditor

cool, thanks tellner...I'll look into that for sure. view post


posted 03 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Deerow, Auditor

Fields of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys (and Bastards on Parade right after) view post


posted 03 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by Deerow, Auditor

I'm a little scattered to be honest. I enjoy a good fantasy novel (obviously, or I wouldn't be on these forums) but also enjoy a bit of sci-fi, plenty of fiction and some Stephen King (namely the Dark Tower series which is, more or less, fantasy...but other things as well). Also a bit of a Gaiman fan. Whether it is his novels (fantasy I suppose) or his graphic novels. view post


posted 04 Jun 2005, 13:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionThis looks cool by Deerow, Auditor

Epic horror trilogy, eh? Sounds good to me. view post


posted 06 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Deerow, Auditor

What am I listening to now? NOTHING! Because my damn sound card crapped out. GOD! (sorry...frustration mounting). view post


posted 06 Jun 2005, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

I still have to finish the Dark Tower series by Stephen King (last 2 books) and I'm re-reading The Darkness That comes Before...just because. view post


posted 06 Jun 2005, 20:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed...one thing I wonder is if Xerius' mother favors Conphas, why not move to secure Conphas as the reigning emporer? She did the same to secure the position for Xerius' III did she not? view post


posted 07 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBoosting Sales of the "Prince of Nothing" by Deerow, Auditor

I agree with both opinions given earlier...but declaring 2005 "The Year of the Tusk" just sounds too good to resist. view post


posted 07 Jun 2005, 22:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Deerow, Auditor

Skin spies [i:14l88z3n]everywhere[/i:14l88z3n]! But yeah. Good point. :) view post


posted 08 Jun 2005, 00:06 in Author Q & AThe Afterlife by Deerow, Auditor

oooh...good question (IMO at least). view post


posted 08 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

I'm sort of inbetween. On the one hand I [i:rt39lt46]hope[/i:rt39lt46] there is more to life than there is...but just because I want it to be true doesn't necessarily make it so (well, you could probably argue that it does). So...basically, I contribute nothing. Have a good day. view post


posted 08 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Philosophy DiscussionHoly war: the ultimate blasphemy by Deerow, Auditor

I agree. War is essentially the antithesis of anything considered "Holy." I don't think anyone can actually critically examine what they are doing in such cases and come out with the contention that what they are doing truly is holy. But I guess that is part of the problem. Some people are easily lead (the Inrithi are a perfect example...they were hyped for their war before they even knew who it was against!). view post


posted 08 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Philosophy DiscussionOrson Scott Card and Homosexual Marriage by Deerow, Auditor

To be honest I haven't read a lot of what was written...but I'll give my two cents anyways... I say let same-sex couples get married. How does it impact your life in any way? It could mean a world of difference to that couple. I agree that a church or other place of worship should not be forced to wed homosexual couples because it goes against the beliefs of that institution. I can't tolerate people who either push their prejudices or religious beliefs onto others. view post


posted 10 Jun 2005, 20:06 in Off-Topic Discussionlost transcript from DTCB recovered by Deerow, Auditor

haha...yeah...keep it up. 8) view post


posted 11 Jun 2005, 18:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBakker Biography Material Unearthed! by Deerow, Auditor

lol that was awesome view post


posted 11 Jun 2005, 18:06 in Author Q & AAdvice that works for incredibly successful authors! by Deerow, Auditor

haha...I like your cover better Tol. view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 18:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNoble Savagery by Deerow, Auditor

Tarzan...woo! view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Deerow, Auditor

Invincible - Michael Jackson with an [i:2y95xojy]almost[/i:2y95xojy] clear conscience... view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Author Q & AChorae issues by Deerow, Auditor

This doesn't belong here really...but nice sig Entropic. view post


posted 14 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Author Q & AThe importance of being Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah I would agree with what has been said. When describing the book to some friends they wanted to know a bit about the characters and I started talking, in very general terms of course, about some of Kellhus' actions...and they said he sounded like the worst "hero" ever...but somehow it seems like he can be forgiven for actions that if performed by another character would seem outright despicable. view post


posted 14 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Author Q & AChorae issues by Deerow, Auditor

Keep up the good work. *BUY FIREFLY* That is as subtle as I get. view post


posted 15 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Deerow, Auditor

I know some Americans visit the boards here so I just wanted to ask something. I was recently in L.A. and went to McDs a handful of times (couldn't afford anything else...although CPK is amazing...but I digress) and didn't see anything like salads, yogurt parfaits, or toasted sandwiches...do they exist in the states? Or was I just in a really shitty McDonalds? Just wondering because they are pushing that shit pretty hard up here. *Btw, my girlfriend is American but lives in Vermont...so I don't think there is a McDonald's anywhere near her...just sheep and cows :P* view post


posted 15 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBakker Biography Material Unearthed! by Deerow, Auditor

God bless the internet. view post


posted 15 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Author Q & AFavourite Sorcerous School? by Deerow, Auditor

I agree with "H." view post


posted 16 Jun 2005, 20:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Deerow, Auditor

Cool cool...so it was a sketchy one. Nice. I think ordering a salad from a fast food place is sort of...counter-productive anyway. view post


posted 16 Jun 2005, 20:06 in Author Q & APsukhe vs The Gnosis by Deerow, Auditor

Well the simple fact that it cannot be seen by the few grants it a massive advantage right away. While blow for blow it may not be as powerful as the Gnosis, or even the Anagogic sorcery, that one difference grants the Psukhe an edge that could push it about the Anagogic sorcery and maybe even close to Gnosis sorcery. But this is the "Author Q & A" so I think we all know who is the best person to answer this question :wink: view post


posted 17 Jun 2005, 01:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah...it is pretty crazy...but on the other hand there is an obesity problem. *shrugs* view post


posted 17 Jun 2005, 01:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour less favourite characters by Deerow, Auditor

Can't choose. view post


posted 17 Jun 2005, 01:06 in Author Q & APsukhe vs The Gnosis by Deerow, Auditor

I agree...but if a Cishaurim got the drop on any other sorceror it would be in their favor. Although...how do you miss a dude with no eyes and a snake around his neck? :wink: view post


posted 17 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Author Q & APsukhe vs The Gnosis by Deerow, Auditor

I'm not going to lie...if I say a guy walking around with no eyes and snakes around his head I'm just going to run away. And that is without considering the fact that they may be able to smite me through magical means. view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 03:06 in Philosophy DiscussionHoly war: the ultimate blasphemy by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed. We are judging from our perspective (I'm going to assume an overwhelming Judeo-Christian upbringing) and thus we cannot comprehend of any type of murder as being seen as a good thing in the eyes of God (except in the Old Testament God, of course). However, who are we to judge another religious perspective? I personnally think the concept of God saying "Yeah, kill that person and you'll get into heaven" is pretty strange. Hands up if you think the hijackers from 9/11 are in heaven right now? *looks around...counts no hands* Thought not. But for many Muslims (Note: Not [i:lgbheiiw]all[/i:lgbheiiw] Muslims) that was an act of faith, one that brought the favor of God upon them and they are martyrs. view post


posted 18 Jun 2005, 20:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by Deerow, Auditor

[quote="SymeonHaecceity":3plnkrzl]Guess that makes us McGuinea Pigs![/quote:3plnkrzl] heh heh...awesome. Anything new in now? Or just the same old crap? view post


posted 20 Jun 2005, 13:06 in Author Q & AChorae issues by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed...I was never a Buffy or Angel fan by any stretch of the imagination, but [i:24244sa2]Firefly[/i:24244sa2] blew me away. Do yourself a favor and at least rent the first DVD in the series...if you like what you see buy it...if not then you've only really lost $5 on the whole thing. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 12:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionWoT by Deerow, Auditor

I just enjoy the concept of animals on mind-warping drugs. view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 12:06 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah I was in about 6 different book stores this week and I saw at least one of the books in the series (unfortunately some stores only had TWP, which may be a bad thing as newbies probably aren't going to go out and buy the second book in a series). Just something I did in all those bookstores that probably doesn't hurt is to turn Mr. Bakker's books so that the cover is facing someone walking by rather than the spine of the book. I figure people are more likely to notice something if it is staring them in the face than if it is just as small and tucked away as all the other books. view post


A little help... posted 21 Jun 2005, 13:06 in The Warrior ProphetA little help... by Deerow, Auditor

I'm actually reading through TWP for the first time and I'm not too far in. The problem is that for some reason there is a blotch of something on one of the pages and I cannot read a significant chunk of that paragraph. It may be of no real importance but I would like to know what it says nonetheless. So if anyone could post the first paragraph on page 186 up until "An older man..." Most of the rest is blotched out. I'll trade it in for a new one, but for now I just want to know what it says. Thanks 8) view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 16:06 in The Warrior ProphetA little help... by Deerow, Auditor

Oh sorry...I have the pocket paperback version, Canadian. And this is in [i:1dr99fmd]The Warrior Prophet[/i:1dr99fmd]...It is around the part where they are giving the Battle-Celebrant award after the defeat of the Fanim on the plains of Mengedda. I think it is basically the start of the ceremony and it may explain the ceremony in more detail but that part has been blotched out somehow. Thanks for your help though :) view post


posted 22 Jun 2005, 03:06 in The Warrior ProphetA little help... by Deerow, Auditor

Yep, that's what I was looking for ;) Thanks for the help. I'll be sure to finish it up as soon as I can and contribute to the discussions on the board about it. Thanks again! view post


posted 22 Jun 2005, 03:06 in Author Q & AChorae issues by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah, I wouldn't say it is the best show ever made...but a nice change of pace from crap like "The Littlest Groom" and "Survivor 47" (or whatever they are up to by now). view post


posted 22 Jun 2005, 12:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Deerow, Auditor

I took a philosophy course hoping it would be a breeze and bump up my average. I, fortunately actually, got the tougher of the two teachers and he actually cared about philosophy. That got me interested more than anything. Haven't really followed up on it in recent years though. view post


posted 24 Jun 2005, 03:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionWoT by Deerow, Auditor

[quote="Arkmam":go94xulv]You should add "Have sex with tubgirl" to the list.[/quote:go94xulv] God...why do the words "tub" and "girl" invariably remind me of one particularly disturbing picture. I can only assume it is the same one you are also thinking of. God bless the Internet. view post


posted 25 Jun 2005, 14:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionPrince of Nothing Film by Deerow, Auditor

Fincher would get my real vote too...but I said Rob Zombie. Not sure why to be quite honest. view post


posted 26 Jun 2005, 15:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Deerow, Auditor

the new Dropkick Murphys cd. view post


posted 27 Jun 2005, 13:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeInri Sejenus VS. Jesus Christ by Deerow, Auditor

Well actually just "EN" or "NE" is left...not that I know what that could mean. Other than that though you seem to be right on all accounts. It would be hard to argue that this is a coincidence IMO. Maybe it would be better to ask Bakker and see if he answers or avoids the question entirely. view post


posted 30 Jun 2005, 19:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Deerow, Auditor

not a piercing fan at all. I'd just say don't bother but that'd be no help. view post


posted 01 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Author Q & AExcellent pointers to promote TTT by Deerow, Auditor

haha view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Deerow, Auditor

Chess. (is that sad?) view post


posted 02 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed. Half the people I know who have them (or, rather, "had" them) have gotten rid of them. view post


posted 04 Jul 2005, 14:07 in Author Q & AParallels between Inri Sejenus and Jesus Christ by Deerow, Auditor

While I agree there is one other observation I would add. That being some parallels between Jesus Christ (as recorded in the Gospels) and Kellhus. Many of Christ's teachings were ones of acceptance and forgiveness, contrary to that of the old testament of the Bible where many of the "teachings" were about punishment and the wrath of God. I find similar circumstances in PoN (TWP to be specific). In this case, the Tusk (as interpreted by the Latter Prophet Inri Sejenus) reads a lot like the Old Testament of the Bible. Very hardlined, extreme "teachings" and punishments that include stoning whores on sight and *TWP SPOILERS* binding a man to his dead wife as punishment. Kellhus on the other hand spends his time walking with the prostitutes and blasphemers, the ones shunned by the religious elite (much like Christ), and teaches more abstract principles of Truth and Justice. He goes as far as to remove the passage from the Tusk that says whores should be stoned on sight and gives enlightening words to Esmi as regards the place of women in the world. Perhaps I am way off base on this one, though. I hope Mr. Bakker has more than coy answers to give on this one 8) view post


posted 05 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionTom Cruise assualts Oprah with Scientologist powers by Deerow, Auditor

heh heh...yeah, big-boys rules. Although it [i:269ifpcq]does[/i:269ifpcq] sound like it could be gay porn. uhhh... A friend introduced it to me (oddly enough one we are not to "sure" about). view post


posted 05 Jul 2005, 20:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforesranc by Deerow, Auditor

I would not be surprised. Although the higher-ups must have some control over their bloodlust as you need quite a bit of cunning to stay hidden from the world for several centuries. Guess that is the greater evil really. One that can coordinate its plan for shedding blood over one that can think of nothing else. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Deerow, Auditor

So a stake through your ear helps you "find yourself"? Is that it? Doesn't make sense to me. But hey...to each his own. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Destruction of the Dunyain by Deerow, Auditor

It would make sense. The Holy War has taken a toll on all groups with any dominance in the Three Seas. Fanim, Inrithi, and the schools (namely the Scarlet Spires and Cisharum) have all taken a hit. Add on top of that the potential of the Consult getting involved (and, perhaps, Moengus playing some part in that as well) and there will be even less resistance. Only the Dunyain (and Zeum and some other seemingly peripheral areas) have gone without sustaining heavy loses. Could Moengus be manufacturing the Second Apocalypse with the intention of reigning the Three Seas, if not all of Earwa, after the dust settles? Maybe. Guess we'll have to wait for TTT. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtIs Kellhus (a) God/Aspect? by Deerow, Auditor

Perhaps I am buying into what Kellhus is selling...but I believe he doesn't know what he is after. He intends on getting to Shimeh but is unsure of why. Unsure of what happens after that. Does daddy just want to chat? Does daddy want to take over Earwa? Or is daddy using Kellhus as a means to an end? So...in that regard. I would agree with Echo. I don't think he is necessarily any of these things. view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed help with holes!!! by Deerow, Auditor

All the more power to you then :wink: view post


posted 06 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Author Q & AExcellent pointers to promote TTT by Deerow, Auditor

This doesn't exactly belong here but I recently got a friend interested in your books and he ordered them from Amazon and when it arrived it has been signed by you (apparently). Not sure if this was a used copy...or is that just something you do? Sign a certain number for Amazon or the like? view post


posted 08 Jul 2005, 22:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Deerow, Auditor

This is true. In order to learn the Gnosis Kellhus will likely do anything it takes. view post


posted 09 Jul 2005, 14:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Deerow, Auditor

This is true. Whatever petty differences they have would be set aside if the Second Apocalypse is at hand. While the Mandate treasure the Gnosis above their own lives they do so with the intention of tracking down the Consult and preventing a Second Apocalypse. If the only way to prevent the Second Apocalypse is to trade the Gnosis they would have to do. What is the point of having the secret of the Gnosis if everyone is getting murdered by the No-God and his armies? view post


posted 09 Jul 2005, 15:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Deerow, Auditor

I meant those would be the thoughts running through Akka's mind. I don't know if he'll tell the Mandate at all...though I suppose they will find out somehow to keep things a bit more interesting. In Akka's mind he doesn't want to betray the Mandate as he feels he has no right to as they have kept their secrets for centuries, if not millenia. But furthermore Akka does not want a Second Apocalypse as he has had to relive the horrors of the first apocalypse every night (along with all his Mandati brothers) and he seems to believe firmly that Kellhus is the only person/thing that can prevent that from happening. Akka is going to have to weigh these things in his own mind. Which does he treasure more? Keeping the Gnosis a secret? Or potentially preventing the Second Apocalypse? Much like his decision of betraying Inrau or not...it isn't one that is easy, yet at the same time there seems to be only one course of action: teach Kellhus the Gnosis. view post


posted 09 Jul 2005, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

[i:3nnsq1dh]Haunted: A Novel[/i:3nnsq1dh] by Chuck Palahniuk. view post


posted 09 Jul 2005, 23:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed. Like I said, those are going to be the things Akka is weighing in his head...ultimately he has no real choice though and he'll teach Kellhus the Gnosis. view post


posted 11 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Author Q & AExcellent pointers to promote TTT by Deerow, Auditor

Blast. Wish I could get in on that action :cry: view post


posted 13 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Author Q & APrince of Nothing on TV/Big Screen by Deerow, Auditor

I dunno if it would work. It would either have to be so watered-down (ie the violence against women, sexual content, general social climate) or altered drastically to meet the needs of the average consumer (ie Kellhus would only do good instead of doing what is in his own interest, everyone is shiny and happy, zero philosophical undertones). I mean, if an [i:3f2zweyl]accurate[/i:3f2zweyl] tv series or movie could be made I'd watch it for sure. Just afraid that the second these big movie publishers get an idea in their head they immediate cut away and alter main parts so that it looks near-enough identical to every other movie out there. Just my thoughts on it though. view post


posted 14 Jul 2005, 02:07 in Author Q & APrince of Nothing on TV/Big Screen by Deerow, Auditor

[quote="Cynical Cat":1vj06qhy]Well, the Sopranos and Deadwood show a large TV audience can and will watch morally questionable characters. [/quote:1vj06qhy] True enough. Somehow I still don't think people would accept a gritty world like Earwa when the only other fantasy stuff most people out there know is [i:1vj06qhy]Lord of the Rings[/i:1vj06qhy]...which, while amazing, is a lot more watered-down and pleasant (for lack of a better term). I think Earwa would shock a lot of the fantasy-newbies which isn't what PoN is aimed at in novel form...but would be what it would be aimed at in movie/tv show form (as it is all about selling tickets/ad slots). view post


posted 16 Jul 2005, 13:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

Finished [i:2w881ddo]Haunted[/i:2w881ddo] and moving on to [i:2w881ddo]A Game of Thrones[/i:2w881ddo] (yeah, I haven't read any of that series yet...sad). view post


posted 19 Jul 2005, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Deerow, Auditor

That sounds like fun...or...something. view post


posted 23 Jul 2005, 13:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

Chris Rock. Sorry. Not sure why I said that. uhh...to be honest I don't know. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who could pull off a Kellhus. view post


posted 03 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Deerow, Auditor

21 here view post


posted 05 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Literature DiscussionThanks for suggesting A song of Ice and Fire by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah I'm just making my way through the first book and I'm enjoying it a lot. Still like Bakker's work more, but from what I've seen so far I can understand why Martin has such a large fan following. view post


posted 06 Aug 2005, 15:08 in Author Q & ACnaiur's prowess by Deerow, Auditor

Scott, maybe this has been covered previously, are the Nonmen susceptible to the Chorae? Why or why not? And if so does this play some role in how they have been dispatched in the past? view post


posted 06 Aug 2005, 15:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

but didn't Odin literally hang (as in from a noose) from the Yggdrasil? view post


posted 06 Aug 2005, 17:08 in Author Q & ACnaiur's prowess by Deerow, Auditor

I was under the impression that the Nonmen had superior weaponry. There is reference to different types of steel which places the Nonmen weaponry at the top, followed by Dunyain, followed by everyone else...something like that anyway. Damn. I have to re-read the books again. view post


posted 07 Aug 2005, 13:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

[quote="H":2ee6g5fb]Could Moenghus have "transcended" to Godlyness by means of the Thousandfold Thought perhaps? And now that Kellhus has "embraced" TTT, he has now begun to "transcend" as well? (Halos as a classic symbol of transcendental nature of somehting.)[/quote:2ee6g5fb] Somehow I feel this is the main question. As we know so little of the Thousandfold Thought at this point it is mainly through an understanding of what exactly it means that things will become clear. Obviously. To speculate among the rest I would say that we know of two Dunyain that have ventured into Earwa. Both appear to have attained TTT. We know how Kellhus came to attain it but it is a complete mystery how Moengus came to discover it. We also do not know how long Moengus has had TTT and if it is possible to master it to better wield it over time. Furthermore: Who is to say that only Kellhus and Moengus have attained The Thousandfold Thought? Perhaps other major players throughout the history of Earwa have attained it (the No-God for example) and perhaps there are other living forces that have attained it (other Dunyain wandering Earwa for example). I want TTT now. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 00:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

The whole "every baby was stillborn for 10 years" (or 11 or whatever) is just about the most bad-ass, evil thing I have ever heard. A lot of people in Middle-Earth (and beyond) had no idea what was going on in the first place. In Earwa [i:ti2lta8p]everyone[/i:ti2lta8p] knew something was up. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Deerow, Auditor

Probably something obscene like "Dildo" or "Cockmunch" (does that count as one word?)...either that or "Salvation" to try and bribe my way in. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Deerow, Auditor

Actually my experience was similar. I didn't want to get into a huge series (ie Jordan) or something that at least seemed shallow to me (like the Shannara series) so I picked up TDTCB and read the back...saw it was the first book Scott had published and that he was Canadian and that he had background in philosophy which lead me to believe it would have much more depth in it (and I was happy with the result of that decision). Also I thought the map detailed a very vast world with a lot of possibilites. I read through some of the appendices and loved that Scott had set out these dozens of languages and factions and whatnot. Furthermore, as many others have pointed out, I liked that the cover did not resort to the stereotypical "Babes, blades, and barbarians" strategy that most of those $2 fantasy series go for. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat is Philosophy? by Deerow, Auditor

Semantics. Philosophy is semantics. Done. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 02:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

Well fair enough...Mog Pharau in and of his/itself may not be the sort of "ultimate evil" but it was utilized in such a way as to maximize the evil possibilites his/its existence brings. Perhaps Mog-Pharau does not want to be used in such ways by the Consult. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 02:08 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat is Philosophy? by Deerow, Auditor

Well it is semantics because essentially you are re-arranging words to create new thoughts. But essentially it comes down to a mastery of language over everything else. view post


posted 12 Aug 2005, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Deerow, Auditor

pretty much just hockey for me. NHL. So this last year was pretty slim. Hopefully this "new NHL" holds my interest. view post


posted 13 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Deerow, Auditor

Actually, I enjoy Gaelic football as well. Watching or playing. view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Deerow, Auditor

steamboat (note: Steamboat Willy) view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 14:08 in Author Q & ATTT cover by Deerow, Auditor

I agree. The red looks pretty cool. As you commented on the "German Flag" that your books will make up, just wondering if you have any idea what colour schemes you will be using for future trilogies (ie Aspect-Emporer). Although I'm sure you have a lot of things to work on before you worry about the colour scheme 8) view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Author Q & ATTT cover by Deerow, Auditor

I think plaid would be nice too. You could go for a Don Cherry look. view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 12:08 in Author Q & ATTT cover by Deerow, Auditor

gifts for them or gifts for Scott? 8) Happy bday btw. view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Deerow, Auditor

I've had this debate a dozen times...the definition of a sport. My opinion (since nobody asked for it) is that a sport is an athletic activity in which the player(s) directly decide the outcome...basically this means that anything that has judges in it is not a sport. Boxing is the tricky point. view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Deerow, Auditor

target: yes, judges/refs etc. have an impact on the game and even an influence over who wins and loses...but ultimately it is decided between the people on the field/surface/whatever. In figure skating there is always controversy over a judge giving someone a higher score or lower score for whatever reason (ie bribes, their own country, etc.). That has a 100% direct impact on the result because no matter how good the people perform the judge can still say "no, I didn't like it." Take hockey for example. In the Women's Olympic final a ways back it was the USA and Canada for the gold and the referee was CLEARLY biased in favor of the Americans. Handing out penalties right, left, and, believe it or not, centre. Did the referee get to arbitrarily decide the outcome of the game? No. The Canadians won despite the bias. That is what makes it a sport IMO. The fact that despite external forces the players themselves are the ones responsible for the outcome of the game. Just so you know the only reason this came up is I have a friend who does trampoline and calls her kids she coaches "athletes" and we made fun of her and told her it wasn't a sport. It evolved from there and now I actually half believe it. view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionHot Seed by Deerow, Auditor

Didn't really bother me much. view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Deerow, Auditor

clown (although they scare me) view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 22:08 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMost cruel act yet? by Deerow, Auditor

I agree. Especially because I liked his character so much...to have to see him go through that was particularily cruel (especially considering the reason he was there). view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Deerow, Auditor

I think the main issue with exclamation point cereal is how to connect the stem to the dot...if they could do that I would eat it every day. view post


posted 19 Aug 2005, 13:08 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMost cruel act yet? by Deerow, Auditor

good point anor. There is really too much rape and torture and abuse to pick out just one thing that bothers you. view post


posted 28 Aug 2005, 02:08 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Deerow, Auditor

but a cognizant vial that questions whether it would prefer to remain corked or unleash the suffering it was created to spread. view post


posted 30 Aug 2005, 00:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

I wouldn't blame them. Being omnipotent would get pretty old after time immemorial. view post


posted 30 Aug 2005, 11:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

What I wonder is if God/gods/whatever also have free will. I would assume so. You can't really grant someone something you yourself do not have (but hey, I'm not one to guess the thoughts/movements of God/gods). As one's free will ceases to be their free will when it is stopped short by another's free will (the criminal being sent to prison being a good example of this) it sort or stands to reason that God/gods granted us free will but also can interrupt it with their own goals/plans/games/etc. This also could explain why it seems like God/gods have abandoned certain people/all of us. Maybe they just got sick of us or something. If they exist. view post


posted 30 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

The probably isn't religion per se...it is organized religion. Any religion where they sit down and tell you "this is what you think" can only lead to bad things. If you consider yourself to be more of a non-denomanational Christian (for example) I think you are better off than someone who follows the what their priest says verbatim. While I'm not 100% confident in my beliefs I'd say I believe in God and a lot of Jesus' teachings (so basically just the Gospels for me). That cuts out a lot of the "it is immoral to do this! and that! and this!" I think, but keeps a lot of the "love they neighbor" and "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Essentially it lets you be a religious person without being some mindless being that believes everything they are told. Not that you even have to be a non-denomanational Christian to be a moral person. Just saying that is my basic standing. I hate it when people equate atheism or agnosticism with demon worship or general evil behavior. Most of the people I know who are atheists and agnostics are better people than the religious nutjobs I know. view post


posted 31 Aug 2005, 11:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah exactly. I hate that shit. And as Scott points out numerous times in PoN: The convert is ever the hardliner. I find that to be very true in real life. Everyone I know that has converted to a religion or is a "born again christian" is some crazy fundamentalist who yells hellfire and brimstone lines at me straight from the bible or famous religious figures. It pisses me off. view post


posted 31 Aug 2005, 23:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

While I agree with a lot of your post I wanted to point something out from my own perspective: While not necessarily one who "buys into" the religious side of the argument, as it were, I also don't "buy into" the scientific one. This puts me in a weird place because I tend to be outcast by both sides as I basically see them as two sides of the same coin. To explain as quickly as possible: I don't trust either. To me religion is assigning meaning to things we cannot understand the meaning of and science is convincing ourselves that we do understand the meaning of things that we cannot understand the meaning of. So. I dunno. I guess that labels me a skeptical nihilist or something. Anyone with me on this? view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 17:09 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

Well you pretty much hit the nail on the head with your first paragraph. Science is as much a "leap of faith" as religion is. It just focuses on two completely different types of faith. One is believing in something we cannot see and the other is believing we see something that may not be there at all. I don't feel that either of these options hold more weight than the other, none a more viable option. Either way we're in the dark. As for you second question I think it may be possible to have some comprehension of the universe. I just think right now we are attempting to do this through two vehicles that are far to involved at looking inside their own little boxes that they can't step out and try to think of another way to go about doing things. That being said I have absolutely no method of my own. I was raised in a fairly religious household surrounded by friends that were atheists and agnostics...over time I just sort of saw the similarites rather than the differences and now can't really say I belong to one side over the other. Simplicity just may be the answer. view post


posted 01 Sep 2005, 22:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

can we throw Rachel McAdams in there? I'm not usually one to follow the pop culture "flavor of the month"...but damn! view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 02:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

I'd say you'd need someone a bit older and, well, less attractive for Esmenet. I'm not saying I think Esme is ugly, only that I think it would look better on screen if Serwe is this young, sexy, vibrant character and Esme is a bit older, a little more plain, and a little more rough around the edges. I dunno who fits into that role though...? view post


posted 03 Sep 2005, 19:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

as long as she gets naked she can play Kellhus for all I care. view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 12:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

Clive Owen could be good. IMO Kellhus should look expressionless most of the time, but also able to make expressions when he feels it furthers his cause (like when he is chatting/joking with people as opposed to giving them life-altering words). Clive Owen would probably be good at that. view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 12:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by Deerow, Auditor

quite possible...they are "NON" men. view post


posted 05 Sep 2005, 15:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Deerow, Auditor

heh heh...yeah, I think the steps are usually: 1) script 2) cast not the other way around. view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 21:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by Deerow, Auditor

How is it lame that they are robots but the Inchori came from outer space? It is a fusion of fantasy and sci-fi either way. While that usually wouldn't be my thing I like the concept of it being written from the perspective of someone existing in a fantasy-esque time period. What would a robot be to someone who has no concept of advance mechanics? Well, it would be a "non-man." What would a laser beam resemble? A spear of light perhaps? There are probably dozens of other examples but I'm too lazy to figure them out. view post


posted 07 Sep 2005, 19:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by Deerow, Auditor

WL: I'm not saying I'm 100% on board with the concept...I'm just saying that it is a possibility. I'm not sure about the details, I'm just entertaining the idea considering only Scott really knows what is and is not going on. I'd personally prefer it if they weren't robots to be honest. It does seem like sort of a let down in the face of a lot of Scott's other seemingly genius ideas. The idea of the Inchori coming from space kind of took the wind out of my sails a bit to be honest, but that seems nothing in comparison to robots/androids/cyborgs/whatever running around Earwa. view post


posted 07 Sep 2005, 19:09 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Deerow, Auditor

Only one way to find out really. I'll let you know then. view post


posted 08 Sep 2005, 16:09 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by Deerow, Auditor

Fair enough. Guess we'll find out for sure sooner or later. view post


posted 10 Sep 2005, 13:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Deerow, Auditor

I always considered atheism to be a belief...a belief in nothing beyond ones self, but a belief nonetheless. I'm not saying that it is self-centered or anything, just that is what the belief is. Much like a religious belief is a belief of something beyond ones self and agnosticism is belief in the potential of something beyond ones self. I don't think any is more valued than the other...but each one stems from a [i:25j96k5e]belief[/i:25j96k5e] of something. view post


posted 10 Sep 2005, 13:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionIf you don't want to get caught, then refrain from dying. by Deerow, Auditor

Yeah, weird. view post


posted 10 Sep 2005, 13:09 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Deerow, Auditor

[quote="AjDeath":17bqvnvz]Empiricle Evidence is a cult![/quote:17bqvnvz] Considering we invented it how can we trust it anymore than religious evidence (which we also invented). That is all I'm saying. It is pretty hypocritical to say that one is right and one is wrong because neither are based in absolute truth (whatever that is) but based on human beings attempting to explain the universe. view post


posted 10 Sep 2005, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Deerow, Auditor

Fair enough. view post


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