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Cnaiur question posted 10 January 2008 in The Warrior ProphetCnaiur question by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I'm not sure what the pieces are referring to... but want to say it's in reference to Moenghus or at least something discussed in another flashback...

As for:
"Someone. He was forgetting to hate someone." It's the start of a new paragraph. New subject. I would say this doesn't refer to anyone in particular. Probably reference to the fact that he uses his hate to overcome his pain. view post


What introduced you to philosophy? posted 10 January 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

An article by Nietzsche as an introduction to a chapter of another book.

From "On The Genealogy Of Morals" in regard to the the anti-Christ and anti-nihilist. The victor over god and nothingness. Very poetic, that piece.

My poor Catholic sensibilities... view post


Cnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? posted 10 January 2008 in General DiscusssionCnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I think it's safe to say that Cnaiur's sexuality is, in part, what makes him so interesting and tragic. I don't think it has as much to do with his desires but his conflict.

Imagine being what he is... I wouldn't think that war-worshiping plainsmen are to accepting of homosexuality and, being one of them, neither would he.

Not to mention the nature of his first lover. Ever had a girlfriend that played mind games? He came-out to a Dunyain...

It's sad. I mean the guy's not exactly afraid of getting his ass kicked. Or death. Or suffering. He's the Breaker-of-Horses-and-Men. Those are small things to him and he justifiably emanates a sincere feeling of superiority over the wine drinking, word writing, self-righteous, effeminate bitch-men who would label themselves his peers.

And yet... that automatic and inbred feeling of weakness at the notion that he's just a faggot. view post


Why did the Dunyain learn how to fight? posted 10 January 2008 in Author Q & AWhy did the Dunyain learn how to fight? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Quote: "Mandati Wannabe":1qsiiy31
I always thought it was just because the Dunyain also seem to have a side-mission of mastering all avenues of thought, so to speak. All skills, all trades, everything is mastered by the Dunyain (except sorcery, as they don't accept its existence).[/quote:1qsiiy31]
Or history.
They could have benefited from a sense of humility as well. I suppose logicians wouldn't be able to find a root for that though... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


Logos is theft posted 10 January 2008 in The Warrior ProphetLogos is theft by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Any man who would utilize reason and rationality should also make use of mercy and compassion.

My friend calls me on the phone telling me that his mother is very sick in the hospital and he needs someone to keep him company. For me to do so would be irrational because I'd have to take off of work and I desperately need the money.

And yet... I do it anyway.

You have to question yourself:
&quot;Well this is the right thing to do... but it's insane! It's impractical. To do so would be foolish.&quot;
&quot;Well this is the logical thing to do... but it's heartless. It's selfish and unforgiving.&quot;

The serpent beneath you will show you the shortest path through the forest. It will lead you to many places and reveal many things and take you to thresholds of understanding that most will never pass through.

A guardian is needed above you however. One that pulls you back from those thresholds just before entering so as to say, &quot;Enter. Know much. Pass on... Beware of everything you stand to lose though. There is alchemy that turns the lead spirit into gold and there is alchemy that turns the lead spirit into shit.&quot;

Balance in all things is the highest path, if not the shortest.

You may not reach your destination quicker... But you'll be awarded a better view for the journey. view post


Cnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? posted 11 January 2008 in General DiscusssionCnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Eh... Semantics.

I suppose you could argue that nobody is entirely homosexual or heterosexual.

Born or Bred...

Attraction versus Repression...

In the end Serwe was primarily illustrated as his proof more than his passion. Moenghus was drawn as the one he gave his heart to, the one he really loved. In violent opposition to his more customary brides.

Let's leave the brain chemistry of homosexuality out of this regardless, as no one knows enough about it anyway (I'll stick with Alfred Kinsey on the subject).
Not to mention, to the horror of all, we might inadvertently draw the attention of some idealist.
Like sharks tasting blood anytime they have the prospect of spouting they're conveniently unverifiable and self-righteous anti-truths.

Just another black road to Nihilism. &quot;Lets destroy everything!!! Because it's not good enough.&quot; view post


What if Kellhus was one of us? posted 12 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWhat if Kellhus was one of us? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Picks aren't necessarily black. They're just... not white. view post


Parallels posted 12 January 2008 in General DiscusssionParallels by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Just wanted to see if everyone thought this is accurate.

The Races-
Norsirai: Mix of Nordic, Germanic, Celtic or general Western Europeans
Scylvendi: Mix of Scythian, Russian or general Eastern Europeans
Ketyai: Mix of Assyrian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Indian or general Middle Easterns
Zeumi: Mix of Egyptian, Ethiopian or General Africans

Philosophical Parallels- (General ones. Not getting into every character or facet of schools of thought)
The Dunyain: Pragmatism
The Mandate: Platonism
The Scarlet Spires: Hedonism (The whores...)
The Cishaurim: Mysticism
The Consult: Nihilism
I haven't read TTT yet, but as for The Possessors of the Third Sight: Existentialism (of the highest degree in my opinion <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ) view post


sranc posted 14 January 2008 in The Darkness That Comes Beforesranc by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

The entry for them in the back of TTT says they are indeed hairless. With faces (bone-white if I remember right) beautiful to the point of being repulsive.

&quot;And very very fast. If you can't even outrun them on horses, as is mentioned in the books, well that's just scary.&quot;

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That is pretty scary... view post


Parallels posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionParallels by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Mongols would drink the blood of their horses as well... view post


Cnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionCnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Shell&quot;:2ml812gs
If we say that his violence towards females may indicate repressed homosexuality, then the entire Scylevendi culture would be repressed as wife beating/raping seems to be the norm.[/quote:2ml812gs]

Faulty logic.
Repression for one could be convention for another. Or both. Or neither.

Also... for clarification purposes maybe we should dump homosexual, bisexual, homo-erotic tendencies and all the rest in a basket called &quot;gay.&quot; view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I imagined Akka to be more like this (minus the getup and with Akka's beard).
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Best character posted 15 January 2008 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Aside from the ones mentioned some others I wanted to point out:

-Eleazaras and Iyokus. Their conversations had a lot of depth and were very entertaining to me. (Tho most of that stems from TWP tbh)
-The Synthese and &quot;Sarcellus.&quot; Wow... I mean... I don't even no where to go with them.

My personal favorite: Cnaiur view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 15 January 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

I see what you mean...
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Cnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? posted 16 January 2008 in General DiscusssionCnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Sorry. That was just meant to be sarcastic. view post


Cnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? posted 16 January 2008 in General DiscusssionCnaiur's sexuality-why is the topic so damn popular?? by Uroborian Circles, Candidate

Yes... Well said Angainawen.
I'm in a bi-sexual love-triangle myself and have a general interest in libido. The Inchoroi captivate me much the same although in a somewhat less... empathetic way.

Quote: &quot;Angainawen&quot;:14shkvd1
can &quot;psyche&quot; be plural???[/quote:14shkvd1]
Not if your Carl Jung... <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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