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The Nonmen posted 21 July 2005 in Author Q & AThe Nonmen by Lord Sarku, Commoner

I apologize if this question has been asked before, and also if it seems an obvious one...

I seem to have missed any description of the Nonmen. Whenever I think of them, I instantly envision some kind of furry Chewbacca Wolfman bronze-age warrior dude, but that just can't be right...
Do they look like Sranc, or Inchoroi? Or do they just look like humans?

And was anybody else unbelievably creeped out by the ending of "The Warrior-Prophet"? view post


The Nonmen posted 21 July 2005 in Author Q & AThe Nonmen by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Lord Sarku":fkxaw2eb
I seem to have missed any description of the Nonmen. Whenever I think of them, I instantly envision some kind of furry Chewbacca Wolfman bronze-age warrior dude, but that just can't be right...[/quote:fkxaw2eb]

Erm . . . that is definitely what they do not look like! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> As to what they do look like, you'll have to wait for book three, as they will be described there. Also there are some tidbits in the books that should give you a general idea even now. view post


The Nonmen posted 02 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Chalk it up to my needlessly allusive manner of describing things. Here's a clue: since the Inchoroi used the Nonmen as the foundation for their creation of the Sranc and Syntheses, you could use some of their features to get an impression of the Nonmen's appearance. view post


The Nonmen posted 11 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Nonman, Commoner

Its safe to say that they are bipedal with at least vaguely human features. They use swords, wear armor and have two arms and two legs. That much we know. As for further details Scott hasn't written in a word in two novels. This isn't out of character, he didn't describe an inch of the Conrinyan 'Knights' that were actively invovled in both books until the latter part of the Warrior Prophet (where he mentioned the masque-like quality of their faceplates) and this was neatly fifteen hundred pages after their first appearence.

Yet while he is downright ephemeral in his descriptions of some things he inundates us with images of the appearence of others.

How many times have we heard about how the light interacts with Kellhus's eyes and blond beard? How many synonyms for scarlet will be used to describe the robes of the spires? view post


The Nonmen posted 12 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Mithfânion, Didact

I actually think that's a downside of the books sofar and something I hope Scott would imprrve upon somewhat in the future; the lack of descriptions for characters. Either their physique is not described at all, or very superficially (with a small number of exceptions). I'd like some more depth in this regard, not just descriptions of Nonmen but indeed also of the look of the Knights, what the names are of individual great Conriyan Knights, what the individual Thunyeri look like (other than being flaxen-haired) etc etc.

Surrounding and such are described quite extensively, it's the characters (often secodary ones) which could use far more. view post


The Nonmen posted 12 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Echoex, Auditor

Perhaps it's the intention of tha author to leave those descriptions up to the perceptions of the individual reader? view post


The Nonmen posted 12 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Mithfânion, Didact

Quite possibly Echoex. It's just not my personal preference. I like to make my own image as well, but based on a description of a character rather than an idea of one. view post


The Nonmen posted 16 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Anonymous, Subdidact

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The Nonmen posted 16 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Well the big appendix that will be included at the end of TTT will certainly help <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


The Nonmen posted 17 September 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by sciborg2, Candidate

Here's a clue: since the Inchoroi used the Nonmen as the foundation for their creation of the Sranc and Syntheses


Now that's interesting, I though Syntheses==Ichoroi. The Synthese were made before the crash landing I'm assuming? view post


The Nonmen posted 11 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by FAU5TU5, Commoner

I'm going to have to lean in favor of the author here in hope of what could be an ever expanding realm/reality/world. The more aspects of detail that are of "interest" but not absolutely needed to elequently get the story across leaves great room for further exploration of the worlds in other series based in the same reality. ( ok that was a long sentence)

Rather if R.S.B. were to go into too much detail about all of these different and interesting aspects there wouldnt be much left to really open up anew if we were to reture to Earwa after TTT. It would just be "Return to Earwa" if you know what I mean.

Prime example was Tolkien's Silmarillion; Soo much new info on things only touched on in the Lord of the Rings, and still opening up for even more, (if he wouldnt have waited so long and died before even getting that far )

Yeah, sure, I would love for there to be sub novels on all of these questions as we speak, I would buy them, and read them, and then re-read the first series with new appreciation (something that doesnt happen if it is all described the first time through in full detail ), but lets give R.S.B. at least a few years to come up with all those novels.

Eagerly awaiting TTT.

Thanks R.S.B. view post


The Nonmen posted 11 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Entropic_existence, Moderator

TTT will be the end of The Prince of Nothing Trilogy, but then after that we will have The Aspect Emperor which will be a duology or possibly trilogy (Am I right there Scott?) So there will still be plenty of Earwa to explore I am sure <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


The Nonmen posted 18 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

It's my M.O. and I'm sticking to it! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> The fact is, so long as people are interested in finding out more, I think I'm doing my job well. Suspense is a multidimensional phenomena.

I'm afraid I'll never be the kind of writer that gives exhaustive descriptions of things and/or people. I know some people like it, but it makes me cringe too much when I encounter it in other writing. My sensibilities just run to the impressionistic, I guess. view post


The Nonmen posted 18 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Twayleph, Auditor

I'm afraid I'll never be the kind of writer that gives exhaustive descriptions of things and/or people.
And I'll never be the kind of reader that appreciates exhaustive descriptions, either - especially physical descriptions of characters and landscapes. That's caused me a few problems when reading the works of other authors I enjoyed - like Stephen King or even Tolkien. Maybe it's because I feel they leave no place to imagination, or I'm just too impatient to get on with the plot to appreciate them. I haven't met many people who feel that way, though. view post


The Nonmen posted 18 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I'm not fond of exhaustive descriptions of characters and locales, if I get an idea in my head of how it looks that's good enough for me. I think the only description necessary is to give the viewer a glimpse into the world, and to describe character wise stuff that perhaps drives the character.

The only thing I could read forever tends to be descriptions of the metaphysics and setting of a world. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> Even then I'm fine when things are left vague...if I need to think about it I can always make it up for myself. view post


The Nonmen posted 19 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AThe Nonmen by Echoex, Auditor

Anne Rice is notorious for her blathering descriptions. It's almost as though she feels guilty if she doesn't discuss each and every drop of dew clinging to the bougainvillea. Blech. view post


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