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posts by Mochi Commoner | joined 19 Aug 2008 | 3

Re: What, no website (spoiler) posted 21 Aug 2008, 13:08 in NeuropathWhat, no website (spoiler) by Mochi, Commoner

I was also disappointed by the lack of website. It could at least redirect to his main site, or something! Just a notice that the domain has in fact been registered is rather boring. view post

Re: Is Kellus insane or not posted 24 Aug 2009, 01:08 in The Judging EyeIs Kellus insane or not by Mochi, Commoner

[quote="Landrew":393v9bvk]If concurrently he believes that he is both divine and divinely appointed to save the world, when he is not (making an assumption here), then he is probably insane at least to a degree[/quote:393v9bvk] That's my take on it, also. It has been a while since I read TTT, but I recall getting the impression that Kellus came to belive in his own divinity, which previously he had seen as false. That belief is what I think of as his madness. We can gather from Mimara seeing sorcery as damned that Kellhus is a false prophet on some level, so his deviation from knowing truth, which I would think he ought to pride as part of the Logos, is a sort of madness. [quote="Cripdamind":393v9bvk]the 'what has come before' section of each book seems to be the thing we can use to gauge the 'authenticity' of each narrations beliefs. [/quote:393v9bvk] While it does present itself that way, I take it to be of a part with the other errata, such as the map, glossary, and Achamian's chart from the first book: glimpses of Eärwa that give insight, but don't neccessarily represent "truth". For example, the glossary in TJE defines Moënghus as the son of [i:393v9bvk]Kellhus[/i:393v9bvk] and Serwë, when we know that he is truly the son of Cnaiür and Serwë; the glossary cannot be trusted as fact, so I won't presume to take the "What has come before" section as fact, rather as a reminder of what [i:393v9bvk]seems[/i:393v9bvk] to have happened. view post

Re: Your First Time posted 24 Aug 2009, 03:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour First Time by Mochi, Commoner

Benjamin the True. I was 3 years old. My babysitter had an old copy of this now out-of-print book. I made her read it to me every time she tucked me in for bed. Many years later, I obtained a copy for myself. It's still my favorite. It has everything a kid could need in a fantasy novel--a mysterious witch, an anti-social and frightening old man who lives in a house full of dust and creepy old things, mysterious disappearances, and transport via flying birch pole, all experienced by a young boy named Benjamin. view post


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