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posts by Anasurimbor Bob Commoner | joined 29 Apr 2006 | 4

posted 29 Apr 2006, 03:04 in Writing TipsGetting the words down. by Anasurimbor Bob, Commoner

Hi guys, I'm new here (c: I'm a "writer in theory" too. I'm a copywriter, so I have to write stuff every day...but when I finally get a few moments to sit down and work on my own ideas and stuff...I don't get anything done! It's not that I don't have ideas. I have heaps of them - more than I know what to do with. It's not that I'm lazy - I have pages of scribbled notes, character descriptions, plot ideas, and stuff. But what's really killing me is getting the first sentence of the actual book - not a plan, not a description - the actual book - down on paper. Well, screen (c: I just don't know where to start! It's almost like the task ahead is just too big for me! Aaargh! Does anyone else have this problem? view post

posted 29 Apr 2006, 03:04 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKellhus's sorcery... by Anasurimbor Bob, Commoner

That bit about Kellhus ripping out his heart really made my brain whirr. Same deal with the glowing hands - I thought everyone else was just delusional, until Kellhus mentioned it to his dad. I seriously need to go back and read the whole series again. I'm just waiting for my mind to stop reeling from the first time round...ouch (c: The bit where Kellhus "speaks with" Seswartha really got me thinking, though. I was under the impression that Kellhus lied to Akka, and hypnotised him (the spinning knife) in order to force him to hand over the Gnossis. It was nothing to do with Seswartha - Akka, at a subconscious level, just didn't want to tell him. Does hypnosis actually work like this...and, perhaps more importantly, did anyone else get this impression? view post

posted 25 Jun 2006, 12:06 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat philosopher suits you most? by Anasurimbor Bob, Commoner

J-P Sartre. I really dig the whole existentialism :D Surprised there's not more existentialists around... I love the whole poststructuralist deal, too. Gave up reading Derrida after uni though...makes my head hurt too much. Ouch. Should try and pick him up again soon... Oooh - nearly forgot Wittgenstein and Roland Barthes - two more of my favourites! view post

posted 26 Jun 2006, 11:06 in Author Q & AAkka's Magical! by Anasurimbor Bob, Commoner

Akka's "magic words" are never repeated. Whenever he uses magic, it's just referred to as "he muttered a word, and..." whatever. Magic is like that. It's just beyond...everything (c: It's like trying to explain what you dreamt last night. The only (albeit insufficient) way to explain is using words. But somehow, they're just not enough. It's like attempting to explain the inexplicable. Well, at least, that's the way I see it... (c: view post


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