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posts by Atanvarno Peralogue | joined 25 Apr 2004 | 43


Pronunciation? posted 25 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Author Q & APronunciation? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I first bought [i:2cnu0i2z]The Darkness That Comes Before[/i:2cnu0i2z] before it was released from amazon.ca, and had it shipped all the way to England. (If I remember, it was because Mithfânion suggested it on another forum...) Of course, I've pre-ordered [i:2cnu0i2z]The Warrior Prophet[/i:2cnu0i2z] from Canada too (my theory is the Canadian first editions might be worth something one day). This question may seem a bit out of date, but I only bothered to look for a [i:2cnu0i2z]Prince of Nothing[/i:2cnu0i2z] forum today, however, when I first read the book, and today when I came to re-read it, I was struck by several things: It is elegantly written. You can?t idly read it; it needs effort and attention to read and delivers so much on that effort. I had no idea how to pronounce any of the names. This was annoying. So my question is how should I pronounce all the diacritics? When I first read it I essentially used Tolkien pronunciations, i.e. 'pure' vowels, with "â" representing long vowels and "ä" distinguishing vowels in hiatus. Coming to the second appendix I find this ins?t really ture. So we come to the proper question: can you post a proper pronunciation guide? While [i:2cnu0i2z]Nay-yur[/i:2cnu0i2z] gives the general impression it doesn't quiet serve (with stress rules, specific vowel sounds, and whatnot). No doubt no one else has this problem. I'm just something of a geeky person and like to know this sort of thing. view post


posted 25 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Wil":g8zj3kpw]Yeah, I'm about 300 pages into Memories of Ice. I ripped through GOTM and Deadhouse Gates. So far I love them, their really easy to read but not simple (if that makes ANY sense). I'm loving all the characters![/quote:g8zj3kpw]I am the [i:g8zj3kpw]only[/i:g8zj3kpw] person in the world who has difficulties reading Erikson? I've tried to read [i:g8zj3kpw]Gardens of the Moon[/i:g8zj3kpw] five times now, each time giving up around two hundred pages in. :( :oops: view post


posted 02 May 2004, 19:05 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Sovin Nai":2jh7d0rv]I think there are spoilers, if nothing else in the relationships between characters that develop in GotM.[/quote:2jh7d0rv]Bugger. I hate spoilers. Looks like I'll just have to try to get through GotM[i:2jh7d0rv] again[/i:2jh7d0rv]. Once my friend who I lent it to gives it back... view post


posted 02 May 2004, 19:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I don't buy it. It's too obvious. I picked up on it the first time through and I'm sure a writer like Bakker wouldn't make a mistake that big... view post


posted 03 May 2004, 13:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I did a Google search for '"R Scott Bakker" forum', this came about fifth down the list and had a nice colour scheme. view post


posted 03 May 2004, 13:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Perhaps... and it does have a sense to it. But I just don't like the idea, darn it. view post


posted 04 May 2004, 10:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow did you get here? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

When you say "borrowed" you mean "stole", right? :P view post


posted 04 May 2004, 10:05 in Author Q & APronunciation? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":20hajya9]I use diacritics to break up some dipthongs and to mark most long u's, but not much otherwise. Hopefully, I'll have the time to go through my notes and outline the phonetics of some of the major language groups. But then I've been saying that for several years now...[/quote:20hajya9]Typical :roll: Ah well, thank you. view post


posted 13 May 2004, 14:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Even for a Dûnyain a war holds to many variables. I'm sure there is a passage where Kellhus says as much. So why create a situation where you use war as a tool. While you can predict the general direction of such things, the details will generally be beyond you, and any of those details might be important. It all seems to chancey. view post


posted 14 May 2004, 22:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Tattooed Hand":z6wdtfn4]But as someone pointed out, he can't be one of the Few or Cishaurim because the Chorae that Cnaiur threw him didn't hurt him. Maybe I misread the passage... [/quote:z6wdtfn4]I thought a chorae only worked on those with the mark of sorcery, i.e. someone who has actually utilised it, rather than the Few in general? view post


posted 30 May 2004, 20:05 in Interviews and ReviewsMore shameless self-promotion... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

You mention the Online Writers Workshop, but a google search comes up with a fair few of those. Which one, specifically, are you on about? view post


posted 31 May 2004, 13:05 in Interviews and ReviewsMore shameless self-promotion... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Thank you. :) view post


posted 16 Jun 2004, 13:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I use Windows XP, only because I've grown up with Windows and know how to use it... and I don't have the time to setup a linux machine. As for browser, I use [url=http://www.opera.com:fqh3jgie]Opera[/url:fqh3jgie], because it has tabs, a good download manager, and is faster the IE. view post


posted 16 Jul 2004, 15:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAyn Rand by Atanvarno, Peralogue

It's frustrating when you read something like that: it sums up your own opinion of the state of the world in far more succinct and eloquent terms than you could. I do hope three years at university studying philosophy ("what on earth can you do with a philosophy degree?!") changes me from a person in a crowd shouting "me too!" and being frustrated about it, to one who is able to finally show to world what they're on about... Anyway, feel free to ignore this post, it's something of an aside. view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 11:07 in Philosophy DiscussionAyn Rand by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote:1rl7xs58]It's why I tend to be especially wary of any quotes I read these days--no matter how good they first appear--because it is incredibly easy to accept them just on surface impressions.[/quote:1rl7xs58]That leads, of course, to the question of what role do you ascribe to axioms in ethics? Kant had his categorical imperatives, axioms like "do not kill" that he considered to be unrealisable, which he considered to be the basis for all ethics (which for him was centred around duty). But I think Kant was a contrary git, personally. view post


posted 17 Jul 2004, 12:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I'm a passionate fan of the show, and of Crusade. As the 66 VHS tapes sitting in my room will testify. Sadly I haven't been able to pick up any of the books, from what I can gather the Centuari and Technomage (written by Jeanne Cavelos) trilogies are the best. Also I've heard nothing but good things of [i:3qllu2r8]To Dream in the City of Sorrows[/i:3qllu2r8] ( by Kathryn Drennan - the wife of JMS), about Jeffrey Sinclair's story between the episodes [i:3qllu2r8]Chrysalis[/i:3qllu2r8] and [i:3qllu2r8]War Without End[/i:3qllu2r8], but it also includes Marcus's story and Catherine Sakai's. [i:3qllu2r8] Shadow Within[/i:3qllu2r8] is also good, so I'm told, as it acts as a prequel to the Technomage trilogy. There's also a trilogy concerning Bester and the Psi Corps, which is meant to be superb. However, it does avoid telling the story of the Telepath War, because I think JMS wants to tell that on-screen at some point. To steal a posy off another forum:[quote:3qllu2r8]The novelizations for ThirdSpace and In the Beginning by Peter David are both really good .... The novelization for A Call to Arms by Robert Sheckley is rather bland. It's not bad, just bland.[/quote:3qllu2r8] All the others are said to be dire, as they were written without input from JMS. view post


posted 18 Jul 2004, 17:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Crusade is dead... it didn't even air before TNT pulled the plug. (See [url=http://www.isnnews.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2244:2lvi7p52]here[/url:2lvi7p52]) The 13 episodes that did get made will be on DVD in a few months. Replay, the only Star Wars books worth bothering with are those written by Zahn, and they're mediocre at best. view post


posted 21 Jul 2004, 15:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Replay":2ynv9b1u]drosdelnoch: Crusade was shown here in the UK years ago. Dont worry though because you didn't miss much.[/quote:2ynv9b1u]Didn't miss much? I strongly disagree. Crusade was fantastic (when seen in the correct order, that's more intresting than it sounds), and I really wish it had been finished. [quote:2ynv9b1u]Atanvarno: I've only read Zahn books (well those and I, Jedi) since those were the most recommended. And seeing as though I didnt think much to them, I've very little interest in any of the others.[/quote:2ynv9b1u]Aye, I can't find the will to bother with any others, either. view post


posted 23 Jul 2004, 12:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Clarkesworld Books":sg3nddvy]I have the show's scriptwriters bible around here somewhere.[/quote:sg3nddvy]How much is that worth? Are you willing to sell it? view post


posted 25 Jul 2004, 18:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Mithfânion":17b0pf10]Would someone be willing to give me a basic outline of what it was the space station was fighting and defensing itself from? I recall a group of aliens called MInbari with whom they had an allaince after many years of war. Centauri were also allies I believe, the silly-looking aliens. I recall some eerie telepath, reminded me of the Bene Gesserit, though the character was male. And there were these big creatures called Vorlons, who seemed to be evil, but I'm not sure if they really were. I think they were somehoow tieds to the Shadows. Any thoughts? What are the Technomages and what can they do? Same question applies to Vorlons and Shadows, what were their abilities?[/quote:17b0pf10]I can answer all your questions, but it'll be a stupidly long post and it'd spoil B5 if you did buy the DVDs and watched all the way through. If you still want the mega-synopsis then PM me. view post


posted 26 Jul 2004, 11:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Replay":1vfwevhe]Plus apart from a couple, none of the episodes are all that great at the start (though I'm sure some will disagree with that).[/quote:1vfwevhe]I'd strongly disagree with that. The only truely bad episodes from season one are "TKO" and "Infection"... oh, and perhaps "Grail". The other nineteen are good. But episodes like "The Parliament of Dreams", "And The Sky Full Of Stars", "Deathwalker", "Signs and Portents", and "Chrysalis" are superb. view post


posted 29 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionI knew our president was dirty!!! by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Absolutley hi-larious. view post


Metaphysics and such posted 07 Dec 2004, 14:12 in Author Q & AMetaphysics and such by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Scott, I'm assuming you've got the metaphysics of the various types of sorcery worked out. (The Gnosis seems to be something to do with abstractions, making it more versatile than the other. I'm assuming Anagogic schools dictate a change in the world, and the Psûkhe I'm still puzzling over, perhaps using the word of God as a basis for sorcery?) However, what about prophecy? Specifically the prophecy of Anasûrimbor Celmomas. Does that have 'sound' metaphysics behind it. I got wondering because the prophecy is such a staple of fantasy I thought it'd either have an explanation or be a diversion... view post


posted 07 Dec 2004, 19:12 in Author Q & AMetaphysics and such by Atanvarno, Peralogue

That's a good answer. I notice it nicely avoided going near the prophecy question... I'll assume all will be answer in TTT :roll: As for the metaphysics stuff, I want as much in the book as you can fit, personally. I'm sure you'll figure out a way to spread it over the book so it doesn't seem like too much. But then I'm a first year philosophy student, so my opinion probably differs from [i:2gudpy2m]normal[/i:2gudpy2m] people. Then again you could always leave out some of the metaphysics for the next series... view post


posted 08 Dec 2004, 16:12 in Author Q & AMetaphysics and such by Atanvarno, Peralogue

How about including a more hardcore explanation of the metaphysics in an appendix? That way you can keep the actual text free of blah-blah-blah bits. And as a first year philosophy student I resent that comment :P Seriously, though, an appendix would be the place to put the more inaccessible material, and surely it's far more favourable to have it in print in a book rather than just posted on a website. view post


posted 08 Dec 2004, 19:12 in Author Q & AMetaphysics and such by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Damn straight it is! If you use it does that mean I get put in the acknowledgements? Because that'd be awesome. view post


The plate is set... posted 23 Dec 2004, 12:12 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Re-reading the two books again, I got struck even more by the depth of the world; the caste system, jnan, and most of all benjuka (now I don't have the books to hand, so I can't guarantee my spelling of that). Now I was wondering, when you described benjuka, were you just putting down abstract ideas that sound cool, or do you have a vague sketch as to how to play the game, because I'd love to give it a go... view post


posted 24 Dec 2004, 19:12 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

You know if you were to write some of your ideas down I'd be more than happy to work on them... ;) view post


posted 29 Dec 2004, 11:12 in Writing TipsI think I've bitten off more than I can chew . . . by Atanvarno, Peralogue

You have to remember while this is indeed Bakker's first set of books, he has been writing for a while (working 15 years on TDTCB). Every single writer I've ever met has told me to start small - short stories and such. Learn the craft of character, plot, and description slowly before rushing into a novel or series. To quote from George R. R. Martin's FAQ:[quote:1yr3wchm]Q:I want to be a writer. Can you give me any advice? A:The most important thing for any aspiring writer, I think, is to [i:1yr3wchm]read![/i:1yr3wchm] And not just the sort of thing you're trying to write, be that fantasy, SF, comic books, whatever. You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, erotica, adventure, satire. Every writer has something to teach you, for good or ill. (And yes, you can learn from bad books as well as good ones -- what not to do) And [i:1yr3wchm]write[/i:1yr3wchm]. Write every day, even if it is only a page or two. The more you write, the better you'll get. But don't write in my universe, or Tolkien's, or the Marvel universe, or the Star Trek universe, or any other borrowed background. Every writer needs to learn to create his own characters, worlds, and settings. Using someone else's world is the lazy way out. If you don't exercise those "literary muscles," you'll never develop them. Given the realities of today's market in science fiction and fantasy, I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That's like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. Short stories help you learn your craft. They are a good place for you to make the mistakes that every beginning writer is going to make. And they are still the best way for a young writer to break in, since the magazines are always hungry for short SF and fantasy stories. Once you've been selling short stories for five years or so, you'll have built up a name for yourself, and editors will start asking you about that first novel. Whatever you do, though... good luck. You'll need it.[/quote:1yr3wchm] The advice to start off small that everyone gives is given by everyone for a reason. However, that's not to say that starting off small means abandoning or postponing your ambitions: if I were you I'd take each of your characters and write a 2-4,000 word character piece for them, just a short story for each, I think you'll be amazed what you discover about them, and the craft of writing. You've got a good grasp of history, this is also good, write some short stories about some of the more interesting historical events, this will help with plotting and so forth. While this may seem like a detour, you'll end up with a surprising amount of material for the big work. Maps... there's no easy answer to map drawing. All the programs you'll find will not be up to what you want to do. You'll have to draw them yourself, but you need not do so without help. [url=http://www.zompist.com/:1yr3wchm]Zompist[/url:1yr3wchm] is a great site for various world building resources, including [url=http://www.zompist.com/howto2.htm:1yr3wchm]map making[/url:1yr3wchm], and a nifty way to do those [url=http://www.zompist.com/howto3.htm:1yr3wchm]global maps[/url:1yr3wchm] you want. view post


posted 25 Mar 2005, 14:03 in Author Q & ATime for that very annoying question that many of us have by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":3n4sxzjt]Which is not to say that plenty doesn't happen! It's actually quite analogous to [i:3n4sxzjt]The Return of the King[/i:3n4sxzjt] in a sense.[/quote:3n4sxzjt]And it's even got a line of kings returning... after a fashion. A very worrying fashion. :? view post


posted 30 Apr 2005, 13:04 in The Thousandfold Thoughtlivin n dyin in TTT by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="anor277":2djwu6pt][i:2djwu6pt]Posted by Morgoth B[/i:2djwu6pt] In sum, all sorcery [i:2djwu6pt]practitioners[/i:2djwu6pt] (not adepts, i.e. those who have never used their ability) are vulnerable to chorae (this includes Gnostic - Consult and Mandate - and Anagogic - Scarlet Spires, etc.- and Cishaurim sorcery) and a chorae holder is apparently reasonably invulnerable to direct sorcerous attack.[/quote:2djwu6pt]That's in an intresting question, do chorae affect the Consult? I'm not so sure, unless I've missed something (very possible), the Tekne (can't find it in the book at the moment, but I'm sure that's the name), the 'magic' of the Consult, seems to me to be an advanced science, something mundane even if it is beyond the comprehension of those in the Three Seas. The chorae work because something about the metaphysics of magic, quite [i:2djwu6pt]what[/i:2djwu6pt] remains unclear, allows them to do so, but if the Tekne isn't infact magic on a metaphysical level, but rather just a physical science - advanced biology - would the chorae affect it? I don't think so. view post


posted 30 Apr 2005, 22:04 in The Thousandfold Thoughtlivin n dyin in TTT by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Aye, I'd never really considered that the Consult might have access to sorcery (be it Gnostic or ortherwise), and assumed they had the Tekne alone. In this I may be wrong, and probably am considering the resources of the Consult. However, this does make me wonder, unlike men the Consult may actually understand how the chorae work, thier metaphysics, etc. which then begs the question, have the worked out a way to block them? All pure speculation of course, but a possibility none the less. Also, on an off topic point. If men possess so few trinkets, then why have chorae bowmen? This always bugged me: a chorae is such a precious item, that cannot be replaced, and jealously guraded by the nobility. Indeed, the gift of several chorae to the Scarlet Spires was enough to make them sit up and take serious notice. Yet these things are fashioned into arrows, and fired away (yes, to great affect), yet retrieving an arrow is a difficult task, it always seemed such a waste, unsustainable in fact. Say if there were as many as ten thousand chorae in the hands of men (which I highly doubt, if it's ten times fewer I'd still be surprised), take two thousand years of wars after the Apocalypse in which chorae bowmen are used... the damn things would [i:1cn3gpqx]run out[/i:1cn3gpqx] at some point. Perhaps I should ask Scott. view post


Chorae bowmen posted 30 Apr 2005, 23:04 in Author Q & AChorae bowmen by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Something that came up [url=http://forum.three-seas.com/viewtopic.php?p=5805#5805:1x8yrbnc]here[/url:1x8yrbnc] that I had to ask you. How can there possibly be chorae bowmen? Given that chorae cannot be replaced, and the nobility guard them above most other things (I can't be sure, but I think in thier initial description in TDtcB it was mentioned how they were worth a kingdom's randsom, or somesuch), these are clearly highly rare items. Indeed, a gift of a handful to the Scarlet Spires was so profound that it made them sit up and take notice of Maithanet's offer. Now, I imagine a chorae bowman is probably one of the best archers around, and they nearly awlays hit thier target, but still, fashioning such things into arrows is so very wasteful. Finding an arrow after a battle is going to be an utter nightmare, and that assumes you have the oppertunity to do so (i.e. you win, and have the logistical luxuary of remaining in the same place). Okay, you just need to look for the rather obvious and unpleasent aftermath to find them, but still you are going going to loose some whatever happens. Add in two thousand years of warfare after the Apocalypse (this is an assumption, the idea may have orginated much later), in which these bowmen are used. Say the choarae bowmen are deployed every ten years, thats two hundred outings. Say there's only five bowmen in every deployment, with just one arrow each. You'd expect to loose one out of those five (assuming in every battle they were used the battle was won, even if its not, your enemy takes them), that's a loss of two hundred trinkets. Akka says men only have a handful of the things... I can't make the numbers add up in my head. I assume you've thought about this already (you've thought about most other things already, it seems), so is there an answer I'm missing, or is it just occasionally necessairy to make such an extravagant sacrifice and they grit their teeth and bare the lose? It just seems a bit like every now and then having to cut off a limb to win a fight, at some point it's going to get very Monty Python on us, only for the men of the Three Seas, minus the comedy... view post


posted 01 May 2005, 12:05 in The Thousandfold Thoughtlivin n dyin in TTT by Atanvarno, Peralogue

@ White Lord. Thank you, it's been a while since I read the books (only for the second time), and I've missed quite a lot, I'm glad there's someone who can tell me when I'm wrong, so I don't do it anymore. :) However, even if I revise my ideas about chorae it still strikes me as an awful gamble using chorae. But then, I supose, war is nothing if not a very big gamble... view post


posted 01 May 2005, 13:05 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Atanvarno, Peralogue

The background of my world began to take shape three years ago, and has changed a hell of a lot since then, from the maps to the metaphysics to the cultures. I take the Tolkien model of worldbuilding: start with the languages and the cultures will follow. My book will, hopefully, stand alone. While I love the idea of a big series, what I don't want to do is explain everything. Referencing the history and background, to me, is enough, and gives a wonderful image of a small piece of the puzzle. Someone once said always leave them wanting more. The story is the fall of a kingdom, itself the last holding of a fallen empire, but it is hardly homogenous culturally, with three distinct human cultures and one non-human one inside its borders, and much more without. It looks at the religious and cultural divides that allow the fall to happen. My favourate part is seeing a non-human outlook on philosophy, and how thier outlook of the world can bring everything crashing down. At present it has no title that I actually like. view post


posted 07 May 2005, 15:05 in Writing TipsLanguage by Atanvarno, Peralogue

If you want to make languages solely for naming purposes just sketch out a phonology (the sounds of the language) and how the words look. Look [url=http://www.zompist.com/kit.html:2ayioju0]here[/url:2ayioju0] and read everything under 'Sounds'. It might be an idea to have some set elements for place name. Say -um- in the middle of a name means it's a city, etc, etc. A naming language doesn't take that much effort at all, plus it doesn't require a massive lexicon. view post


posted 08 May 2005, 15:05 in Writing TipsHow much is too much? by Atanvarno, Peralogue

There's no real answer. Like you said it depends on the story and the writer's abilities. If the reader is able to keep track of who everyone is and have an emotional envolvement with each, then it's not too much. What you have to ask yourself is, "is this character necessairy". If you've got them in the story the whole way through, but they're only actually needed (plot-wise) for one important event, the answer is [i:2jcyli5d]probably[/i:2jcyli5d] no, and you should consider rewritting (cutting them out and giving thier part to another character, or if you like them, give them bits from other characters to make them less redundant). That's a very crude way of looking at it, but the real answer is, when it feels right (or when the editors says it's right), it probably is. view post


posted 06 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Author Q & ABenjuka by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":ul5zboup]I've toyed with several ideas, but nothing concrete. A discussion about the possibility of fleshing it out came up on the board here, a while back - I'm not sure what happened. Yet another offering to the great God Procrastidemus, I suppose... :wink:[/quote:ul5zboup]What happened is you didn't post any details or ideas that you'd toyed with so us undergraduates who are just finishing exams can't spend the long summer toying with it. :P view post


posted 21 Jun 2005, 13:06 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

When I went into Otakar's (I can never spell that darn name), they had TDTCB as their featured fantasy book with quite a good write up next to it. I have to say, while the cover isn't as good as the Canadian editions (which I have), the UK paperback are far better than the French ones. :wink: view post


posted 28 Jul 2005, 21:07 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Just thought I'd jump in to defend 'peach'. Here's a picture: http://www.christinespies.com/images/peach.jpg You can kind of see a similarity, if you aproach it with a squint and a poetic mind. view post


posted 29 Jul 2005, 13:07 in Literature DiscussionStar Wars by Atanvarno, Peralogue

I was under the impression (from a communications text book) that episodes VII-IX would follow the exploits of the next Skywalker generation; each trilogy following one generation (I-III: Anakin, IV-VI: Luke and Leia, VII-IX: Leia's twins?). Zahn's trilogy was the best of the Star Wars books written, but I find the writting mediocre, and at times sloppy. The thing that carried them through was the remarkable Grand Admiral Thrawn, who I wanted to win just because he's so damn cool. C'both (sp? - it's been a while since I read them) annoyed me, however, so did virtually the rest of the cast. view post


posted 05 Aug 2005, 13:08 in Author Q & ACnaiur's prowess by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Hardly combat in the traditional sense, but sorcery could do it... at least until Kellhus gets hold of the Gnosis. view post


posted 05 Aug 2005, 22:08 in Author Q & ACnaiur's prowess by Atanvarno, Peralogue

[quote="Mithfânion":gvv7kkdy]Atan, I was talking about who could defeat Cnaiur rather than Kellhus himself.[/quote:gvv7kkdy]Sorry, I was more commenting on the way Kellhus, despite himself, seems to be becoming more protective of Cnaiur. Should have made myself clearer. Of course, in single combat, starting at a hundred paces, a bowman could do the job. view post


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