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posted 24 Jul 2005, 04:07 in Literature DiscussionWhat science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? by Lucimay, Subdidact

not only no tolkien, no donaldson, no herbert. i liked MOST of the Foundation series but, like Dune, it peters out (if you'll excuse the metaphor!) :wink: Leguin, however, never does. It actually gets BETTER, more adult in the 4th and 5th books. but if you're only reading the Earthsea books of Leguin's, correct that mistake immediately and beging with The Left Hand of Darkness! view post


posted 24 Jul 2005, 04:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah butcha gotta love Saltheart Foamfollower and the Giants!!!! view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionWhat science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah, yeah! anthony!! and what about zelazny?! amber! view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

i mostly agree with target, however, covenant just got on my nerves. and whats-her-name The Chosen, as well. it's true these characters are not likable. i just wanted to smack that lindsey girl a number of times and whiney, mooning high lord elena too! however, i liked the world. 'scuse me, the land. i liked the people who lived there. giants, haruchi, etc. so i put up with the unbeliever and the chosen just to hang out with Foamfollower, Bannor, Cail and the like. gad. i'm a nut case. i like dark and Covenant, as a character, is definately dark. just annoyingly whiney. hahahaha!! view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hey! who's looking at history as POINTLESS????????? who are they! lemme at 'em!! it's foolish people's ability to FORGET and inability to learn from mistakes, apathetic imbiciles that refuse to pay attention to history, that has gotten this pathetic country in the heinous predicament it's in now!!!!! history pointless????? oops. i over-emoted there. view post


posted 25 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionPrince of Nothing Film by Lucimay, Subdidact

come on! only one man for this job!! Zhang Yimou, of course! if we can't get him, Ang Lee would be a good second choice. think of the scope of the thing, a hundred thousand lost in the vulgar holy war! scope, people, scope! Check out the shots in Hero and tell me you disagree!!! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

well now you know someone who DOESN'T think that way! :o and don't you have the little flaggies on the (dare i say it?) LEFT of your screen there? check the one under my name if you wonder, when i'm whining, which country i'm whining about!! hahahahahaha! [quote:sqp7qrcj]Looking at histry propperly allows you to grasp just how and why we have developed to the places we find oursleves in today.[/quote:sqp7qrcj] correctly said, and empires fall, don't they. (you caught me at a good moment, i'm watching the history channel's version of the French Revolution just now!! :) ) at any rate, historical or historically based fiction seems less of a fiction, doesn't it. one of the things i enjoy about Prince of Nothing. verisillitude and all that. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

i mean...verisimillitude. have to type that word as slowly as i have to say it! hahaha. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

Linden. thank you. i hate the way everybody always says LindenAvery. typesetter should have just omitted that space, huh. Linden Avery. sounds like a friggin tree. is it a tree? see how she still bugs me! well you can't help [i:2tcodkip]liking[/i:2tcodkip] the guy, can you. poor schmuck! and there is the all important reDEMPtion in there, isn't there. so, when all's read and done, Covenant actually does stand up. it has legs. we're still talking about it, after all, and the first book was published when? [quote:2tcodkip]I think fantasy should be a much darker place than it is.[/quote:2tcodkip] for darkest dark i read hard-boiled detective fiction. i suggest Motherless Brooklyn by jonathan lethem or Gun, With Occasional Music. He also has a great short story collection with a couple of dark pieces in the "speculative fiction" vein. speculative is a good word. or the older guys, Camus, Jim Thompson, David Goodis. for good dark non-fiction i would highly suggest James Ellroy's My Dark Places. let me assure you when he says "dark", the man means DARK. i was amazed at this revelatory piece of work!!! really. don't get me talkin about this. it'll be a silly "have you read" contest!!! hahahahahahaha! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW when you said micky rourke you'd seen Sin City! did you love it? i loved it. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh this can be done. as i said somewhere else on this forum to some other thread...Zhang Yimou should direct! did you see Hero? it can definately be done. "I can see it George!" --Of Mice and Men Steinbeck view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

in rotation on my mobile tune box: Trouble Man Soundtrack Marvin Gaye Pirates Rickie Lee Jones Birds of Fire Mahavishnu Orchestra Power To Believe King Crimson Rocket House and various cuts from other cd's of Chris Whitley Pure Funk (as seen on tv!) Kate McGarry Kate Bush Diana Krall Cure for Pain Morphine various assundry Steely Dan (mostly Two Against Nature and Can't Buy A Thrill) various cuts from Ok Computer and The Bends Radiohead a little of this...a little of that view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

just at the end of Darkness That Comes Before, then on to Warrior Prophet. prior to PoN: Slow River Griffith King Rat Mieville Pattern Recognition Gibson All the Flowers Are Dying Block all the Outlander series (for the fifth time) Gabaldon Left Hand of Darkness (for the third time) Leguin The Telling (for the 2nd time) Leguin Gunslinger and Drawing of the Three (for the 4th time) King (i didn't feel like continuing on to Blain the Pain!) The Forgotten Man Crais yes...i'm going through the stuff I own since my mate has just about had it with my ability to spend money on books!!!! hahahahahaha! got both darkness and warrior prophet (which i HAD NOT read before!) for free by purging some crap from my shelves and trading at Green Apple Books! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Lucimay, Subdidact

CRIMINEY! i'm moving into GEEZER status!!! i don't FEEL like a geezer, but i'm so much older than everyone here that i'm afraid if i TELL you my age, i'll be a pariah!!!!! (I get this at work all the time, "YOU like Radiohead?" or "YOU bought Half Life 2?", like i'm infringing on some twenty-something territory!!!!) actually, i just assume that, since i can't really SEE any of you, and since you all seem to be "on the same page" so to speak, (i.e. same level of language skills etc) that here, in the ether, we are all the SAME age!!! welcome to my positive outlook! :D two years i FORGOT how old i was!!!! i think that means i don't really care!!!!!!!! hahahahahaaha! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 17:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovie - Primer by Lucimay, Subdidact

can't believe no one has taken up this thread!!! saw this film a month ago. went out and bought it!!! watched it two more times just to get all the stuff i missed first time through!!! amazing what $7000.00 can do!!! this is a must see movie. netflix has it so it's easy to see at this point. if you haven't seen it, do so immediately!! would like to know what carruth will do next!! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

HaH! i LOVE historians!!!! they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations!!!!! historians are some of the few people worth talking to! i'm also in school right now. have not declared major because i am finishing up gen requirements before transferring to a 4 year program at a "real" university!!! however...i'm thinking history. i would like to teach at university level. my dream job...standing in front of a captive audience (who love me) talking for hours about stuff that i'm passionate about! voila! history teacher!!!! hahahahahaha! turn ons: noble savages, sleezy homicide detectives with gravelly voices, and historians :!: view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

what time is it there? sorry, i mean that i'm at a community college. City College of San Francisco. it's a college designed to give people like me (adult and impoverised) a way to play catch up with academics or for younger individuals to get trade type degrees (which only take 2 ys as opposed to a 4 yr bachelors degree) a lot of people use it to get their general requirement out of the way before transferring to a 4 year university that will be more expensive!! it's only 26 bucks a credit unit (of which most courses are 3 credit unit courses) which is a lot more affordable than any 4 year university in california. it's a great school, tho'. i've had inspiring history teachers, if you couldn't tell! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah, to teach at university level i'll have to have a Masters. i'm not even going to think about graduate school until i have to. you're probably closer to teaching than i am right now. still, i intend to stay in school until some one gives me a degree just to get rid of me!!!! :) but back to our discussion, sort of... i am interested in the british isles as well, scotland in particular, jacobite risings, king james, bonnie prince charlie and all that. got interested in that from the Gabaldon Outlander series. i also like, in a general way, western civilization. from minoans to ww II. i haven't decided how to focus yet. i wonder how hard it would be to learn gaelic. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

what does that mean? "high" fantasy. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

no, what do you mean? talk history to me. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

don't know warhammer but will check it out. haven't read eddings. should i? i hate all the paperback covers. itsn't that obnoxious. i just didn't like the artwork so i've never read any of the books!!! i'm so shallow. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

okay, i'll give it a shot. i'm into fantasy this summer because my two favorite RPG's haven't come out with their new games yet. i usually play RPGs in the summer. so i'll have to get my yayas out reading this summer! eddings will have to wait until i'm finished with warrior prophet tho. i'll be starting that this evening as i'm almost at the end of darkness. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh yes, i agree heartily with your friends and you. and i don't think the insight is so subtle either (into america, i mean). consider the roman empire. import as opposed to export. looks familiar, doesn't it? patterns. psychohistory. harry seldon. (Foundation) i am constantly seeing patterns in history. not limited to western civilization. so sociology figures in heavily for me. cultures. zeitgeist. world religions. all facinating, really. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

Ha! so much for quick releases!! i'm waiting for a german game!!!! Gothic III. and the new Elder Scrolls incarnation, titled Oblivion, i think. i like questing! Half Life 2 was fun (for a shooter, which i'm not into) just for the physics!!! just a blast! but only for about 36 hours!!! i want a game that goes on and on and on. i like immersive. like books. so i think i'm going to reload Morrowind and it's expansions back into my machine when i get home this evening because i've just played Gothic II to death. haven't played Final Fantasy, is it PC? and what is Advent Children? view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh yes, and i forgot to ask...what's your dissertation on? view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

how very specific of you! i envy your focus!! i just can't land on any one period yet, much less any specific aspects. but then, i've only recently decided between history and english. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha!!!!!!! the Sith (or Dirty Dick, as he is affectionately known here in the old Stars and Stripes!) hahahahaha!!!!!!! you are so carefully funny!!!!!!!! don't imagine i'm the american you could offend with this discussion!! i'm just amazed that anyone in the rest of the world is willing to speak to any of us at the moment!!!! and just for the record, it's not MY empire!!!!! and he's not MY emperor!!!! [quote:287cqz2y] we tought it an insight more into the Imperial nature of the US[/quote:287cqz2y] and regarding the imperial nature, ironic isn't it? that the mother country should at long last be able to waggle their tongues at the baby country and say "nah nah nah nah nah, you're bigger imperialists than we are!!" hahahahahahaha!!! view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahahah!!! very funny!!! funny even in print!!! so i'm just waiting and watching (regarding world politics) and corollating. because i think history DOES repeat itself. patterns. now i will go to the library and see if i can find a good layman's book on the first crusades. do you have any suggestions? did simon schama do anything on the crusades? i love simon. see, i told you i'm a geek. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

will check it out. view post


posted 26 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

okay! ask a historian for a reference!!!! :wink: i'll be printing that little list out, thank you very much!!! so simon is legend? i love simon. i just LOVE a good storyteller!!! which is why you find me here in this forum!!! and simon is a good storyteller. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 02:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

visage view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat philosopher suits you most? by Lucimay, Subdidact

Lao Tzu too. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 18:07 in Philosophy DiscussionFree Will by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh particle schmarticle! it's a decision you make. be aware. i'm with tellner, getting out of my own way as much as possible! view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 19:07 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

i know this thread is deader than a doornail but i'm excited because i got the medal of honor. no direct hits, no biting bullets!!!! i'm consistantly insane. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Lucimay, Subdidact

ok...no girls since february '05 or did everyone just stop giving a hoot? i'm only resurrecting this because i was beginning to wonder myself if there were any women here!!!! and also to repudiate some one's opinion ( in a couple of different threads by the way) that bakker HASN'T written strong or interesting female characters!! Esmenet, Serwe, and particularly the Empress (who i find to be just the best kind of scary mommy!) . All strong women. the whiney weak women in Darkness get killed, just like the whiney weak men!!! of course things may happen to these three women in WP that I'm not aware of since i'm just finishing Darkness. or maybe we just have different definitions of "strong. view post


posted 27 Jul 2005, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh! ohmygod! this ISN'T match.com? ohboy. just another one of my blond blunders!!! 'scuse me, pardon me, 'scuse me. ( me, getting off the bus) comeon. gimme a bit of a break for wondering if i'm the only woman here!! :) view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

maybe vagina is latin for peach! :lol: view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 00:07 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat philosopher suits you most? by Lucimay, Subdidact

machiavelli view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 09:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

poser view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW this would degenerate :lol: wug pocket wug stick wuga wuga view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Philosophy DiscussionEasy = wrong? by Lucimay, Subdidact

its true about smart lazy people!!!! my mate is the smartest laziest man i know and he has taken 2 full time jobs (we work at the same company), i mean it now, two jobs that used to belong to two separate people and took both these other people 40 hours a week to do and made one PART time job of it!!!! honestly, he will even take on extra projects for other people in the office just to help out and by god still only works about 32 hours a week. (ok, i'm leaving now, see ya at home!, i hate him!) now he claims those other two people just knew how to LOOK busy, but I know those other two people whose jobs he took and I KNOW neither of them were smart enought to look THAT busy!!!!! :lol: anyway, it IS true, not just theoretical horse hockey. view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

and also...just from the female point of view, i LIKE the peach metaphor myself! peaches are beautiful. maybe bakker is a steve miller fan... anything's better than, what was that word echoex used? cooch? gad. view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

not nice but definately funny!! better than the OTHER C-word. view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 16:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh of course! i'm a ditz. hoochie coochie. dancing the cooch, of course. and i've even heard it used in this context recently!! HBO series Carnivale. view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 22:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

Fabulous photo!!!!! lovely :lol: thank you Atanvarno for the excellent visual!!! :) view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahaha!!!! echoex! hilare! and saintjon, axe-wound????????!!!!! hahahahaha! i suppose that's what spawned "slash" or "gash"??!!! lordy. view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionOur own unique, original euphemisms for naughty bits... by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahaha!!! beef lolly! something tells me the men will be better at this!!!! cause i'm still stuck on beef lolly!!!!! hahahahaha! :lol: i will however, give it some thought...and get very little work done, no doubt!!! view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 16:07 in The Warrior Prophetquestion about achamian? by Lucimay, Subdidact

I'm only halfway thru Warrior Prophet right now so you may be making references to scenes I haven't read yet but here's where my thinking is going... there is something vaguely "Haruchi" (if I can make that metaphor) about Kelhus, what I mean, I guess, is that he seems sociopathically set in his course (whatever THAT is!!)...way more so than Cnaiur( whose passion seems to be Kelhus' polar opposite) and I'm fairly certain that he's not gunning for daddy. it's just what he has used to ensnare Cnaiur because he knows that's what Cnaiur is about. he's always concerned with how much power Moenghus has acquired during his 30 years "in the world." and that makes me think there might be some kind of father/son showdown in the next book which may result in Moenghus' death, but I think there are things Kelhus will want to get from Moenghus before that happens. regarding telepathy...it seems to me that the longer Kelhus is engaged with someone (Cnaiur, Serwe, etc) on a one-on-one basis, the closer his "reading" of them borders on telepathy, it's like he's boring a hole through their skulls into their conciousness which eventually leads to communication. does that sound whacky? view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 16:07 in The Warrior Prophetquestion about achamian? by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh, and I definately DO think Kelhus will acquire the Gnosis but I'm not sure Achamian will be the source. i agree with Kelhus that Achamian has more power than even Achamian himself knows. maybe that's just wishful thinking but I just don't WANT Achamian to be the source!! hahaha! view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 16:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Lucimay, Subdidact

good evil black white this doesn't enter into this story for me. i suspend disbelief when i read. i don't judge "the world of the play". i become immersed. i think this discussion is going on because of the complexity of the characters in this story. nobody is all good or all bad. we see things that are likable about Xerius (or at least pitiable) and unlikable about Kelhus. i am truly surprised at a lot of the reactions to Cnaiur. i find him to be the most intriguing kind of interesting. (but then I always go for the most dangerous guys!!hahahah!) if i had to choose which tent to sleep in, i'd be in Cnaiur's tent as opposed to Kelhus'. violence is honest. it's up front. understandable. for me, easier to deal with than that sneaky stuff that Kelhus is up to. view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 21:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Lucimay, Subdidact

weelll...i'm not saying rape is preferable i'm just saying that Cnaiur is more up front and Kelhus is slimier and possibly MORE dangerous. losing your innocence is one thing, losing your soul is quite another. i didn't mean to spin off into a tangent, tho'. i only meant to say that i don't think either Kelhus or Cnaiur are "evil" or "good". and if you asked me which one of these two characters is actually capable of love (i.e. which one actually LOVES Serwe) i'd still have to say Cnaiur, Kelhus seems concienceless and therefore more CAPABLE of greater "evil." of course, it remains to be seen, doesn't it. view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

scott, you're so good to actually entertain answering this "thought-provoking" thread!!!! :lol: actually, since the challenge began to come up with more metaphors i've been wracking my brain trying to think of something BETTER than "peach" but, whatever the genesis of the idea, it's perfect and lovely. shows a true appreciation which is much appreciated by at least this particular female fan of the books!! regarding posting the cover, couldn't you do it with a url? view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 23:07 in Philosophy DiscussionEasy = wrong? by Lucimay, Subdidact

malazan book of the fallen series steven erikson view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 23:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i capitulate! you like kelhus better. that's cool. we all get what we get from a story, no matter the author's intent it's better for me if the waters are a bit muddy, the experience is better, i have to think more, decide how what i am reading is making me feel because if the story is well-told, it's going to make me feel SOMETHING. and in THIS particular story, one of the most intriguing (there i go with that word again) aspects is the complexity of the characters. not just caricatures of barbarians and noble knights. real people in bizarre circumstances. AND i am glad now, to be having a conversation about the story, so thank you! (i had just, for the past week, been browsing around the forum and chatting about whatever, just to get acclimated!! :) ) view post


posted 30 Jul 2005, 00:07 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Lucimay, Subdidact

i don't know that there IS a right or wrong ( i seem to be taking this position a lot lately!!) i can see the analogies you're drawing however, i wasn't going there with Kelhus because too many characters have too often said "Sweet Sejenus" which, to me, is the same as saying Sweet Jesus! So...I equated Inri Sejenus with a Christ-figure, stupidly enough!! you're probably on the right track tho', especially given the fact that Kelhus is thirty-three years old!!!!! (messiah death age, kinda like rock n roll death age is 27!! Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Kobain,etc) regarding nilihism...i had to look it up to get an articulated definition and found a good quote that sums up my impression of nilihism, [quote:yh0nu4h3]"A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy." (the internet encyclopedia of philosophy)[/quote:yh0nu4h3] so, if that's the case, I don't think Mandate Schoolmen are nihilists. not carved in granite, tho. just my opinion view post


posted 30 Jul 2005, 03:07 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by Lucimay, Subdidact

lordy. you've gone eloquent on me! don't lurk!! i'm happy you're here!! this site is better than most!! (limited experience speaking here) i'd like to talk about the dark tower series but i'm terrified to go to a king forum!! :lol: kingians can be very zealous and possesive!! so i might bring it up here if a decent thought ocurrs. anyway, i ramble. thanks again for the communique! view post


posted 30 Jul 2005, 17:07 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Lucimay, Subdidact

sounds more like the dunyain to me. view post


posted 30 Jul 2005, 17:07 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by Lucimay, Subdidact

exactly!! inbreeding. there WILL be failures!! i assumed as much the minute i "entered" the face room. (there's an excelled novel by Parke Godwin and Marvin Kaye called Wintermind which your discussion put me in mind of, the idea of the genetic anomalies--it's an unfinished trilogy actually, Masters of Solitude, Wintermind, but no third book--i read it years ago) and i'm curious Tattooed Hand, did anything ever come of your discussion on Kelhus' mother? i browsed that discussion but didn't read the whole thing so don't know if you ever got any answers to that. view post


posted 31 Jul 2005, 01:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Lucimay, Subdidact

yess yess whears the bluurb!???? i await direction as weel. view post


posted 31 Jul 2005, 01:07 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:1gy0cke2] he seems to understand things like signals of female physical attraction.[/quote:1gy0cke2] boy does he ever. (there's no emoticon for my wry smirk) view post


posted 31 Jul 2005, 03:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Lucimay, Subdidact

search? search? there's a search function?? :lol: at my own idiocy!! thanks WL! view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat we look like by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm the one with absolutely NO gray hair!!! :lol: view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

arm view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionMore about Erikson books... by Lucimay, Subdidact

ok...i'm interested now. i MUST know what you're all talking about. i'm zipping by the Mechanics Institute Libraray on my way home from work to pick up whatever Erickson they have! view post


posted 04 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must resurrect this once more just to add...if zhang yimou directed, who ELSE would play Kelhus but Chow Yun Fat !!!! of course!! i had this epiphany watching Bulletproof Monk for the 3rd time last night!! :lol: view post


posted 05 Aug 2005, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

bone view post


posted 09 Aug 2005, 22:08 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Lucimay, Subdidact

Xinemus. he's the character i like the best. for some reason i like Proyas too. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 17:08 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:31xa1l77]Quote: Was The God Emperor of Dune an inspiration in any way Scott? [/quote:31xa1l77] ah! i've been waiting for the answer to that question too! AND i feel the same way about the Dune series! my Pop turned me on to Dune, or tried to, when I was about 15 or 16. i blew it off (thinking my old dad a geezer!) as i wanted to read what i considered more "contemporary" sci-fi!! :lol: took me 3 or 4 more years to finally pick it up and realize my old dad was right, classics are classics for a reason!! so i loved the first trilogy of Dune but i thought the books got weaker and weaker. finally gave up on it and read Herbert's White Plague instead! view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

regarding the original subject of this post... i see no one's thought of anything even REMOTELY equal to or (heaven forbid) BETTER than peach. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

but tagetman, you STILL haven't said how many bullets you bit or how many hits you took!! :lol: view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahah!!!! cligina!!! i love it! still...it doesn't provide the lucious and provacative imagery of "peach"! :lol: view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by Lucimay, Subdidact

ah! you are the ONLY person i've ever mentioned The White Plague to that has actually READ it!!!! i'm so pleased! i never did read The Jesus Incident but will pick it up!! view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 19:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: :lol: :lol: hahahahahahaha!!!!! you two!!! TH and Scott!!!!! peas in a pod, the two of you!!!!! view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 19:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: hahahahaha! now you see why i was so excited that i had no hits no bitten bullets!!!!! hahahahaha!!! like i said, i'm consistant in my insanity!!! view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 20:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

well i DO have a few years on you!!! :) meaning more time to get it straight in my head. also i think language becomes a problem in, for instance, tests like the one we're referring to, or even in conversation with one another. i once had a discussion with a friend regarding God and the Universe and what we both thought about it all. he was (and still is) a truly devout catholic (to the point he nearly became a priest and i mean VERY nearly, but decided he'd rather have a wife instead) and what we got to at the end of the discussion which was several hours long and very heated in spots, was that we both believed the same thing, we just had different ways of talking about it or verbalizing it. if you're not christian and have never had any christian indoctrination, you don't use that language to speak about life after death, even if you believe in it,...my point being that when you take a test like this one, language is an issue in the way the questions are asked. dig? or am i once more displaying my insanity? view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:ty77scz9]I dont think you having the years on me is much of a factor really because i do not want to get things straightened in my head.[/quote:ty77scz9] well perhaps i'm having a problem understanding your english, but, a) tell me time and life experience are not a factor when you are 26 years older than you are now (trying very hard NOT to be pedantic :) ) and b) [quote:ty77scz9] i cannot reconcile my religious upbringing ith my own perceptions and interpretations of God and the world[/quote:ty77scz9] in other words (my point exactly), get it straight in your head. sooner or later you [i:ty77scz9]will decide[/i:ty77scz9] what you think, or believe and then you will have "gotten it straight" in your head (and probably your heart as well) see how language and how we use language gets in the way of how we understand each other? of course, once again, i'm not what anyone would consider "normal" by any stretch of the imagination, and can only state my opinion, based on my own experience. i think that language IS a factor in how anyone actually scores on this little quiz. view post


posted 10 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

what is the whatnot part of god? [quote:2fkhshea]my conception of God does not reconcile with my conception of reality[/quote:2fkhshea] so, (and here again, language is the difficulty, further proving my point) you believe in something (your conception of god) that you cannot reconcile (is not compatable with) YOUR conception of REALITY (a truly overused word and misunderstood concept). have i got it? i'm not attempting a debate point here, i'm trying to clarify exactly what it is you're trying to tell me. what do you believe? what is your conception of reality. is my conception of reality the same as yours? is one of us right and one of us wrong? see where i'm going here. language. my point still holds. i had no hits and no bullets bitten because i am older and have had more time to figure out how to answer the questions so as not to contradict myself!!!!! i've taken more of these kind of tests that you have!!!! hahahahahahahaaha!!!! it's not really a test of anything but your language skills, targ!!! :lol: right? view post


posted 11 Aug 2005, 14:08 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: i'm trying to think of something witty to say to that but i think you just out thought the lot of us, Echoex!!!!! :lol: view post


posted 11 Aug 2005, 15:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:14m7780c]Well i didn't expect to get through the quiz unscathed because i know my beliefs are riddled with inconsistencies.[/quote:14m7780c] okay...here's the deal with me...I didn't expect to get through the quiz unscathed either. the fact that I DID, even tho' my own beliefs are ALSO riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions, makes me think it's NOT a very good test of the things it's trying to measure! (either that or i'm underestimating the strength of my own convictions, which is what my mate thinks, he would say that i'm more ontologically secure than i think i am!! :lol: ) so i figured if there IS something wrong with the test, it would be the language of the test, knowing, from my own experience that two people can be saying the same thing in the same (english) language but use different words to do so. i therefore assumed that if [b:14m7780c]I [/b:14m7780c]could take the test and have no hits and no bullets bitten, there MUST be something wrong with the test!! i looked at it, not as an actual test of my belief system but as an obstacle course that could be negotiated, and i didn't take the results seriously! further, you RANKED me for resurrecting the dead thread anyway and so i thought i'd give YOU a little ranking back! just razz you a bit. not serious debate or argument or anything. (plus...now that i've passed a certain chronological AGE, i feel entitled to pull out "the age and life experience" card in ANY argument with anyone who is 20 years younger than me!!! :lol: , hell, my dad has been using this on me all my life so i figured it was MY turn!!! :lol: ) having said all that, i now wish i HADN'T razzed you into getting into this serious conversation about your beliefs and concept of reality because this (posting on a forum) is a difficult place to try to explain such things. altho' this forum is a better place than most for attempting because the people here are so very kind and tolerant!! so...in closing...i would just say that i still think the test is not really a true measure of your belief system, just a good way to generate interesting conversation. :) view post


posted 14 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

Leghorn (I say I say, ROOstah, boy!) :) view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Author Q & ATTT cover by Lucimay, Subdidact

TTT cover looks great! just amazon'd TDTCB and WP to my dad for his birthday!! am also sending TDTCB to my brother for his. (lots of august b-days in my family, mines this coming saturday!) propagating readership! view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Philosophy DiscussionBattleground God by Lucimay, Subdidact

piss taking, exactly. rank. hmmmm. i don't know where i got it. sounds kind of world war twoish doesn't it. i don't think its a regional thing but it could be. i sometimes lapse into what my san francisco friends call southernisms. we all had to be born somewhere, didn't we. dry cuticles are the bane of my existance. yeah...i'm done with that. :) view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Lucimay, Subdidact

baseball. very spiritual game. all that physics with the ball! (my favorite camera angle in a televised game is catcher!! love to see that thing come whirlin' toward home plate and shimmy right at the end of the bat!!) AND if no one gets a hit a game could potentially go on forever. plus, baseball players. :) view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Todd on the way to work this morning, Marvin Gaye on the way home. view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 04:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

starting gardens of the moon... also started a memoir by margaret diehl yesterday... also restarting TDTCB again so i can keep up with some of the conversations here and contribute to RPG discussion so i'm doing a bit of highlighting on my trade paperback copy and will have to buy a hardback to replace it and to match my hardback WP and the soon to come TTT!! man...i'm throwing a lot of dough your way this month mr. bakker!!! :) splitting my attention between these books and a new PC RPG. classes start on thrusday...this is my last shot at some summer entertainment reading!!! view post


posted 15 Aug 2005, 14:08 in Author Q & ATTT cover by Lucimay, Subdidact

gifts for them from scott and me! (and a buck or two in scott's pocket!) :) thx for bday wishes. :) view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 15:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm also fond of figure skating but my mate informs me that its not REALLY a SPORT!!! :) view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 15:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

tuxedo view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Lucimay, Subdidact

he says figure skating is for 14 year old girls or those with the heart of a 14 year old girl (as if this were some kind of an insult!! i quite enjoyed being a 14 year old girl the year i was a 14 year old girl) he thinks he's being insulting. that's only because he's never been a 14 year old girl and doesn't know what he's missing!!! :lol: view post


posted 16 Aug 2005, 18:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

jackie robinson view post


posted 17 Aug 2005, 14:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

grimace view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 16:08 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMost cruel act yet? by Lucimay, Subdidact

well...kelhus hanging in the tree with serwe was pretty awful but i think for cruelest, i'd have to agree with you regarding xunnurit. view post


posted 18 Aug 2005, 16:08 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Lucimay, Subdidact

whoa. you rock. after reading that, i don't feel NEARLY as weird!!! as robert heinlein said, thou art god, brother. thanks for this post. it made my day, Syl. big big :) view post


posted 19 Aug 2005, 05:08 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Lucimay, Subdidact

weelll....when i was 19, lo these many years ago, i decided i should read freud. don't know why i thought this but i did. i read six volumes of collected papers. THAT was a serious mindfuck. and (dweeb that i am) when i first read King's Salem's Lot, that scared the crap outa me. kindof a mindfuck. (that was the year it was published, once again, many years ago) haven't read any "mindfucking" literature lately. (i've used this adjective too many times now, haven't i) :oops: oh..i just thought of something more recent, anyone else read [i:lrso1n0x]The Angle Quickest for Flight [/i:lrso1n0x]by Steven Kotler? That was a bit bizarre. view post


posted 19 Aug 2005, 05:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

deadlights view post


posted 22 Aug 2005, 14:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Morphine [i:1lsruygz]Cure for Pain[/i:1lsruygz] on the way to work this morning... "we shoulda kept it every thursday thursday thursday in the afternoon, for a couple a beers and a game of pool, she was pretty good too.." mark sandman view post


Words You Like or Don't Like posted 22 Aug 2005, 19:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

i liked the first word that comes to mind thingy but let's do another one... words you like and why or words you don't like and why i like inexorable because it's fun to say...go ahead, say it...inexorable view post


posted 22 Aug 2005, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

i love the yourdictionary.com definition of that one!!!! "bearing umbels" hahahahaahah :lol: i come bearing umbels!! good one syl!! also fun to say! view post


posted 24 Aug 2005, 20:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

dust view post


posted 24 Aug 2005, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Lucimay, Subdidact

toxic granny maybe...dunno but this was very instructional as well as funny!!! view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

at risk of life and limb i MUST stridently disagree with the (and i use this term loosely) actors being mentioned, folks! i love each and everyone of you but come on... liam neeson?? daniel day lewis??? matthew mcconaughey??argh! this is NOT a line-up of film's finest! might as well ask brad and colin to join the party! wait, farrel might be alright...guy has range and potential. (and i guess i'd better, quick like a bunny, insert the only my opinion disclaimer, now!) maybe i was a bit off the mark with Chow Yun Fat...okay, i have a little crush :oops: , but please... mcconaughey can't act his way out of a paper bag!!! rachel weisz is good but not old enough to play esmenet altho she might well do for serwe...and sexy is an attitude weisz can most certainly muster. these complex characters deserve actors with depth, not hollywood's flavor of the month! (crap, i'm ranting now aren't i, sorry :oops: ) well...i just couldn't help it... and having said all that, i don't really have better notions about casting this thing, i'd just like to see these characters take on some life rather than consign it to blockbuster mentality, ya know? so maybe unknowns are best. ok...all done now. view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

remiss distinguish hard-core immolate conflagration gyre redundant i don't know why, i just like them i hate the word slut view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:1efrbd9t]I think the most interesting experiment I can possibly think of would be the simple act of asking another intelligent species (created by us or naturally occurring) whether they had a sense of good and evil. [/quote:1efrbd9t] maybe we ARE the experiment :) view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 16:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

there you go Echoex, Spacey with that look he had on his face all through Usual Suspects...yeah, he could do Achamian i think and how 'bout Ralph Finnes as Ikurei Xerius? he does that mewling and puking thing pretty well and somebody like Helen Mirren or Glen Close as the Empress, both of them can do that evil-streak a mile wide very well... maybe Miranda Richardson could do Esmenet, she's got that world weariness about her there's a Native American actor that might work for Cnaiur, David Midthunder...he's beefy, broods well, and can be menacing, altho he's a bit young for Cnaiur (who is 44!) an maybe a bit too good-looking i'm still thinkin on Kellhus, Proyas, Sarcellus, Conphas and Xinemus (i'll get back to you on that! :) ) and once again, please forgive my outburst but there have been so many novels that utterly FAILED as films due to horrifying casting, King's The Stand and It are two that stand out in my mind...and what about Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men? just a tragedy!! view post


posted 02 Sep 2005, 16:09 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: i'm not but i play one on TV!!! hahahahaha! view post


posted 03 Sep 2005, 16:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must add that i rewatched Sin City last night... jessica alba IS maybe a good choice for Serwe. i liked her in Sin City alot! view post


posted 04 Sep 2005, 18:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

gosh i didn't know miranda richardson was in her late fourties!!!! :? i guess EVERYONE looks young to THIS dumpy, middle-aged american!!! :wink: wait... :? ...how many dumpy, middle-aged americans did i mention in my little cast list? ooof. glenn close. sorry. view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 20:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

no harm in a wish list tho' and its fun.. i like the Clive Owen idea too, tho' for some reason Chow Yun Fat is still stuck in my head as a Kellhus...is that too far left field? i still think Zhang Yimou could accomplish the film too. he has a Kurosawa-like vision and an excellent sense of how to make fantasy convincing. once again, no harm in speculating, i wish somebody, ANYBODY had speculated a bit more before casting "The Stand"!!!!!!!!! (still steamin' over Sinise and Ringwald and not about to get over it!! :evil: ) :) view post


posted 06 Sep 2005, 20:09 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm just thinking about energy... i'm under the impression that energy can't be destroyed, only converted to another kind of energy...is that correct? if that's correct, where does my "energy" go? or does the body just stop "making" the energy? i wouldn't mind my body being food for worms, and the worms food for birdies, and the birdies food for whatever else and so on...that sounds good, it's just the whole "soul/energy" thing i can't get my head around. and...honestly...i don't WANT to cease to be. i don't care if my body dies, i just don't want whatever minimal info and experience i have acquired to be chucked just because i wasn't creative enough or had enough drive while alive to figure out a way to share it (for whatever its worth!) :? is that selfish? delusional? i don't know. i guess you start to think about this stuff more seriously the further down the road you get without having produced offspring!!! :) view post


posted 08 Sep 2005, 14:09 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:24t5i57c]However, I probably wouldn't define mind and personality as energy. Rather, as the way your energy is ordered and stored. Information contained in matter. And that information, your knowledge and personality, can be lost if the system that sustains it fails. So, your body's "energy" remains, in different forms. But that's just the bits and pieces we're made of. What we see as the "self"; memory, personality, talents, desires... that just ceases to have meaning as soon as the body dies. Nothing remains to show it ever existed, save the memories of others and the things we wrought in life. [/quote:24t5i57c] ok...that's tidy. if this is the case, i'd better get on the stick and figure out a way to instruct you all in the ways of rightousness!!! :) view post


posted 08 Sep 2005, 14:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

on to Memories of Ice now (erikson) view post


posted 11 Sep 2005, 09:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

AJ! so surprised to hear you are listening to Mahavishnu! Birds of Fire for me today, Miles Beyond. :D view post


posted 23 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm on a steely dan thing lately...been going thru all the old stuff, pretzel logic, katy lied, royal scam, etc... view post


posted 23 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

just finished Erikson's House of Chains and am on to Midnight Tides love these books. must thank all of you here for turning me on to them!! :D view post


posted 23 Sep 2005, 17:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Chris Whitley this morning on the way to work. din of ecstacy, rocket house, dirt floor. view post


posted 27 Sep 2005, 04:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Lucimay, Subdidact

radiohead led zepplin morphine the band steely dan king crimson cactus mountain pink floyd utopia zz top rolling stones beatles yes jethro tull who cream little feat this is just a list of bands...not individuals because really i like specific muscians in these and other bands not mentioned...like hendrix fripp clapton page bonham lowell george lennon bellew rundgren ian anderson martin barre mark sandman thom yorke roger waters jack bruce rundgren etc etc etc and i'd ALWAYS rather hear pete townsend sing his own songs rather than daltry. (eeeyeww.) view post


posted 28 Sep 2005, 06:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Lucimay, Subdidact

did i mention chris whitley? chris whitley chris whitley chris whitley view post


Movies...? posted 28 Sep 2005, 07:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies...? by Lucimay, Subdidact

(syl has incited me out of my lethargy) anyone seen any good flicks lately?? hit us with some reviews... tonight i saw David Cronenberg's new film "The History of Violence" you don't actually HAVE to be a Cronenberg fan to see this film, but having seen one or two will probably add to the experience. as a woman i usually avoid Cronenberg. Dead Ringers (twin gynecologists inventing torturous gynecological instruments!!) was over the top creepy even for Cronenberg (who gave us Shivers and Scanners). this newest film is the story of an american family and like his compatriots Romero, Craven, Hooper, and Carpenter, Cronenberg definately has things to point out about that family, and about perception and the nature of "reality". as big a Viggo Mortensen fan as i am, i am not sure he was right for this role. he delivers but there is something stilted about his performance. if you see it, maybe you can put your finger on it for me. Maria Bello, however, is steller!! She is fully believable every minute of screentime. Ashton Holmes is also very good as the son. An archtypical story of mistaken identity, the script was spare (and loosely based on John Wagner's graphic novel); lots of silent screen time, and at moments so spare as to be cliche, which gives this viewer the impression that Cronenberg is more interested in what's happening between and to the characters than what might be said in the moment. There is explicit sex and violence, signature Cronenberg devices for commentary, and they work well. Nuff said, I liked it and would recommend it. here's an interview with Cronenberg about it. [url:35xxf6z8]http://movies.about.com/od/ahistoryofviolence/a/violence072605.htm[/url:35xxf6z8] now it's YOUR turn... :) view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 14:10 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Lucimay, Subdidact

hey, i'm in san francisco, i wouldn't mind a little trip up the coast and an old friend of mine has just bought a house in Seattle!! i would definitley attend!!! :) view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 14:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

chet baker, miles, coltrane, and a few others, a little jazz mix i put on my mp3 player. view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i said this in an earlier post on this tread; [quote:1q28mwhj]and...honestly...i don't WANT to cease to be.[/quote:1q28mwhj] i've been thinking on it some more. i've decided i don't really care what happens when i die. there's no way for me to know and i get very very anxious constantly monitoring my own behavior so as not to make bad karma or get demerits in the big book or whatever. i feel better if i don't wonder about it. (ignorance is bliss right) in truth, i would just like to be a better person while i'm here. afterward, well, we'll see what we see when we see it. view post


posted 11 Oct 2005, 19:10 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Lucimay, Subdidact

I'D go to Vancouver!! i've never been to Vancouver!! i will have loads of vacation time by jan or feb and i just KNOW my mate would encourage me to make the trip just to get RID of me for two or three days!! :lol: do keep us posted as to when you'll be in Vancouver, Cu'jara, and those who are game might make a field trip!!! :) (and HEY, you're not so "small-fry" to us, buddy!!) :) view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 02:10 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 03:10 in Author Q & AZarathustra by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:4laa4lp8]As for Cnaiur - well let's just say that things start to get interesting in TTT. What makes him unconquerable are all the ways he's been conquered.[/quote:4laa4lp8] LOVEly!! i soooo like this guy. :) if i had to choose a favorite character, i DEFinitly like Cnaiur. cool name too. the character i least expected to understand feels like the one i understand the best. (i know, i'm a little weird) :) view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 03:10 in Author Q & AA Question About Villians by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:2ygk85qi]I actually put quite a bit of thought into my villains[/quote:2ygk85qi] apparent! they all have SOME unique THING that makes you want to hear them say more. (does that make sense?) they are revelatory types hell-bent on SHOWing the reader who they are. i gotta tell you...that black "seed" really got me!!! :shock: :lol: view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

chick corea, return to forever, the zepsters, IV view post


posted 13 Oct 2005, 03:10 in Member Written WorksHow did you start writing? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i joined the literary magazine in high school and the teacher who was the sponsor made required all staff to take a poetry class. another english teacher i had brought in Hendrix and Dylan and said "listen to this". made me want to write. :) view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring "Insert Actor Here" as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

johnny depp as who jesh? view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Clash-London Calling :) view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionWoT by Lucimay, Subdidact

ok...you convinced me. i won't read jordan. view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic Discussion*pokes the board with a stick* by Lucimay, Subdidact

am poking for all i'm worth while i'm able to post!!!!! :lol: (besides which, problems on KW!! i'm having withdrawal) view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies...? by Lucimay, Subdidact

have 2 films from Netflix for this weekend.... [b:25w4ma8e]Alive[/b:25w4ma8e] (2002) director Ryuhei Kitamura's "chilling drama based on comic book artist Tsutomu Takahashi's work" and [b:25w4ma8e]Premonition[/b:25w4ma8e] (2004) japanese horror film will view and review this week. :) view post


posted 16 Oct 2005, 21:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

starting at the beginning again with Erikson GotM (finished all 5 i own and am anxiously awaiting TTT and Bonehunters!!) view post


posted 17 Oct 2005, 00:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionOur own unique, original euphemisms for naughty bits... by Lucimay, Subdidact

waldos weasels :oops: view post


posted 17 Oct 2005, 00:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

waldos weasels euphemisms :oops: view post


posted 19 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Author Q & AZarathustra by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:22kjtaiy]You'll have to tell me what you think after TTT, Lucimay! :twisted: [/quote:22kjtaiy] can't wait!!! and HEY! :shock: what's up with that twisted little devil face??!!! if you KILL him in some heinous way i'm just going to BUM!!!!! nah, you're too good. you'll give him a good death, won't you? (nuns that taught my husband in grade school used to make the kiddies pray for a "good death"!!??) and could you get him a GIRLfriend, please!! he SOOOO needs it!!! hahahaha!!! :lol: okay, i'm being silly now, just for fun. i am NOT Annie Wilkes!!! i swear. :lol: view post


posted 19 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

miscellaneous men mix on my mp3 player (while doing piles of data entry, ugh) which includes Cheap Trick, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, New Radicals, Paul Simon, Cuts from Pure Funk: As Seen on Television, Allman Bros, and , of course, Chris Whitley. view post


posted 19 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Author Q & Athree seas militray strenght by Lucimay, Subdidact

:shock: :lol: view post


posted 19 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Author Q & AA Question About Villians by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: view post


posted 19 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Author Q & AAdvanced Reader Copies? by Lucimay, Subdidact

:shock: ARG! dismayed seems too kind a term!!! i'd be majorly PO'd!!!! view post


posted 21 Oct 2005, 04:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

poker tourney huh. you ARE a gunslinger! no aces and eights now! :) right now listening to Benefit-Jethro Tull view post


posted 21 Oct 2005, 04:10 in Author Q & ANew Favourite Review Quip by Lucimay, Subdidact

Aldarion: [quote:102w1vni]*winces* Do you have to mention that 'B' word here? It's bad enough being a [b:102w1vni]Leftie in the South[/b:102w1vni], but that's a four-letter word of badness there...blech! [/quote:102w1vni] hey! dude. migrate!! :lol: i am a kentucky transplant in san francisco! we got plenty more room out here on the LEFT coast!! :) view post


posted 21 Oct 2005, 04:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

thereof is a good word!! :lol: view post


posted 23 Oct 2005, 19:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

peepournyurconyow is a good word. :lol: go ahead. say it. heh. view post


posted 23 Oct 2005, 19:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Listening to Catus-Cactology now. view post


posted 23 Oct 2005, 19:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies...? by Lucimay, Subdidact

well, Premonition was only ok. but i went to see [b:1i5prodx]Elizabethtown[/b:1i5prodx] last night. loved it. you might have to be either a Cameron Crowe fan or FROM kentucky to like it, tho. Crowe has his own brand of humor and this film is FILLED with it. i alternately laughed and wept. wept because it's been nearly 7 years since i've been home to kentucky and Crowe brilliantly portrays the simple beauty of the place. Bloom and Dunst were also very very good. i have to admit, i just love Dunst. she's just fun to watch in this film. Susan Sarandon is very Susan Sarandon and also fun as Bloom's west coast crazy mother. If you liked Almost Famous, Singles, or Jerry Maguire, you will probably like this movie. (the love story plotline might put this film in the "chick flick" genre but Crowe's hilarious sense of humor redeems it!!) And folks, people really are like this in kentucky!!!! yes indeedy! :lol: view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 14:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

ooh yea! that's a good one! how 'bout knackered? as in "Quit yar bluudy haverin', ya stuupid bastaard!! Yer knackered legless!!" view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Lucimay, Subdidact

Cu'jara: [quote:x0j3m1qi]It seems clear that we should do either one of two things: regulate the technologies and techniques used, or effectively (and all the weight falls on this word) educate consumers[/quote:x0j3m1qi] REGULATE?? in the US?? heh. you used the R-word!!!!!! the Right won't want to regulate as they want control and money, the Left won't want to regulate as it will be some sort of infringement on SOMEbody's SOMEthing! regulate or educate. hmphf. good luck. (jeez, i didn't realize i was so jaded!! :lol: ) view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 15:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Yes-Close to the Edge view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 16:10 in Author Q & AScott, I'd appreciate your take on this by Lucimay, Subdidact

[b:zqabf1as]entropic_existence says:[/b:zqabf1as] [quote:zqabf1as]I found Achamian pretty likeable myself, but then again I have an inherent liking for flawed characters.[/quote:zqabf1as] i'm the same. i found ALL the characters "likable" for that very reason. they are complex characters, not flat or one dimensional. that doesn't mean they are all EMPATHETIC characters. they're not. nor should they be. i read A LOT of fiction. i disagree that sci-fi and fantasy lack "emotional punch". that's a broad, sweeping generalization. Bakker, Erikson, Tolkien, Wolfe, Gibson, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, LeGuin, Gaiman, McCaffery, Farmer, Dick, Lem, Lethem...i could go on an on for a long time. a long long list of writers in the sci-fi fantasy genre who write with a LOT of "emotional punch". lucimay's grand pronouncement on the genre lacking emotional depth. pure bull hockey. hooey. :) view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 17:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Lucimay, Subdidact

VERY interesting perspective, echoex! you're so lucid and articulate that i'm forced to consider!!! :) view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 17:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Lucimay, Subdidact

NOOO! not at ALL!!! i'm absolutely serious!!! [quote:3jfmhsjw]Consider this thread, even. It's fear-mongering. Guerrilla marketing. You're appealing to our basic need to privacy. This incites fear. Fear is an emotion. We agree with you because you've scared us. You've essentially manipulated us into agreeing with you. Now, if this was true, true marketing, you would have provided us with a 'call to action'. Some 'rise up and fight' statement to rile us against The Man. But you're a writer and I'm a marketer and we are where we are because of who we are.[/quote:3jfmhsjw] i thought this was good reply!!!! i should have just said "good post" but i am having trouble with posting, something running slow, don't know if it's my machine (i'm at work) or this site or what. anyway, i was definitely NOT being sarcastic. i thought it was a good post!! :) that's why i smiled. (do i have a reputation for being a smart*ss?) view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 18:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: Echoex!!!! (HEY! *pout* i need to work on my reputation!!!! :lol: ) [quote:1umiv53m] marketers will only offer you what you want, then you become susceptible to being told what it is you want by people who don't care whether you really want it or not[/quote:1umiv53m] are you saying you think marketers don't already tell you what you want, Murrin? i thought that was their JOB!! :lol: (as an aside Echoex, have your read Wm Gibson's Pattern Recognition? it's sort of related to this conversation.) view post


posted 25 Oct 2005, 18:10 in Author Q & AYou should be afraid... very, very, afraid. by Lucimay, Subdidact

:lol: i recommend it, especially given your profession! and here's a little book marketing aside...i am WAY more likely to buy a book, be it hardback with dust cover, trade pprbk, or pocketbook, if it has a MATTE finish cover!!! bizarre, huh? i have no idea why this is, i just noticed that i like matte finish better than gloss. weird. but i think this might be the case for a lot of people as i have seen an increasing amount of matte finish covers over the last few years. view post


posted 04 Nov 2005, 07:11 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Lucimay, Subdidact

see? we'll turn out in Vancouver, scott, just let us know! :) view post


posted 14 Dec 2006, 06:12 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Lucimay, Subdidact

[quote:3i96y3b1]Isn't it funny how we can dialouge about people who aren't even real? :lol: [/quote:3i96y3b1] [quote:3i96y3b1]We all realize that these characters are fake[/quote:3i96y3b1] how are they "not real" or "fake"? oh. you mean they don't live in bodies? so...if you don't inhabit a body you're not real? oh. wait. you mean they are "constructions" of the author. but...author, persona, character. if the author, who lives in a body, uses a persona to create a character, isn't the character real? gotta get nit-picky here cause i think they (the characters) are worth talking about, in a real sense. :lol: not being a smartypants...just validating the conversation as a real conversation about real things. :wink: don't forget, when you're talking about them, that they all have purpose. character function. if you want to know what Esmi is going to do...figure out what her character function is. who is she? how does who she is serve the story? view post


posted 18 Dec 2006, 16:12 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWill Esmi Cause Mandati/Warrior-Prophet Drama? by Lucimay, Subdidact

thanks Harrol...how's it goin? looks like you guys got hit with some spamatazoa action! urg! you know what...i haven't been around because of school reading lists as long as your arm, last semester it was myth in literature and this semester (which is over but turning in my last 3 papers) was two lit classes with the same professor with TWO reading lists as long as your arm....everything from dostoevsky to confederacy of dunces in one class (including some de Beauvoir, Neitzsche, and Camus) and the other one was detective fiction so that was fun... so i GOT TTT when it came out, BUT I STILL HAVEN'T READ IT!!! arrrgh! i will get to read it over this break between semesters hopefully. anyhow...thanks for the welcome back. :wink: view post


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