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posts by diarmuid Peralogue | joined 20 May 2005 | 41


posted 20 May 2005, 23:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnair by diarmuid, Peralogue

interesting questions and answers posted here... grasping the idea of good and evil, thinks I, defeats what is transpiring here.the question should be... are these characters being true to their natures? good and evil aside all actions of any sentinent being must be measured and weighed against the nature of that being whatever the cause of nature do any of you view the doll in the second book as evil? are the characters acting within or without the bounds of their nature as we understanf it to be? there lies your good and evil I think. view post


hmm posted 20 May 2005, 23:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Logos/Dunyain by diarmuid, Peralogue

it seems to me that there is, here, an uneeded distinction between the natural and sorcery. view sorcery as merely the understanding of more in our world and a vein of different knowledge and suddenly the Logos must be that...but at the same time is not perhaps the few are simply those gifted with no more than an ability for a certain type of thought much like air force pilots must think in dimensions of up and down as well as n,s,e,w..... perhaps there is no deliniation between the natural and supernatural save for knowledge and the ability to grasp it view post


posted 20 May 2005, 23:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSome Random Thoughts on TTT by diarmuid, Peralogue

i think it is important to remember that Esmi is a whore so the betrayal of Akka cannot be founded on the physical act the mental betrayl is far greater but I beleive the roots of our outcries rest in the physical and perhaps Ser Bakker would have it so.......... view post


posted 21 May 2005, 02:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSome Random Thoughts on TTT by diarmuid, Peralogue

no...not nothing of course but perhaps less of a high water mark than others would think perhaps her actual self, in body, is more of an easy way to give comfort i beleive her mind is the thing in this story...and that she seems to only have "given" to Akka perhaps therin her virginity lies? view post


la posted 21 May 2005, 02:05 in Philosophy DiscussionThings I will not accept in an argument by diarmuid, Peralogue

nothing can be more frustrating than the closed mind those that "know what they know" or assume that your lack of expertise in a given set of circumstances somehow denotes a general and all encompassing lack of knowledge give some cedit to the life of people I say view post


posted 21 May 2005, 13:05 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by diarmuid, Peralogue

seems to me that "popularity" for want of a better word, is probably quietly building as we speak. person to person, she told two friends, and so on. calling the group here at this board, the active ones at least, a group of say.......50 ppl. llok at that group after a couple of exponential events and you have something like ...wel....alot anyway. Scott as per your sucess I have no doubts of ANY kind....I just think it is gonna take some time fella. Same for most bands of any skill at all, ditto singers, ditto artists. However, a talent like yours will not be silent. Now write another book, swiftly, lest I grow wroth! view post


Re: Achamian vs. Kellhus: faith vs. certainty posted 21 May 2005, 21:05 in The Warrior ProphetAchamian vs. Kellhus: faith vs. certainty by diarmuid, Peralogue

[quote="matthewcreelman":9x7kkfzg] At the core of TWP it's a conflict of doubt and faith. Achamian is a creature of doubt; Kellhus is a creature of certainty. Kellhus has absolute certainty in his own abilities, whereas Achamian worries constantly. More importantly, Kellhus creates a belief that inspires solid certainty in people, whereas Achamian spreads a faith that inspires only doubt. [/quote:9x7kkfzg] I don't know that fatih and certainty are really opposite...certainty..is based on knowledge..which is stself anchored by the possibly mistaken certainty that you are wrong about what you know.. While faith seems to be the beleif of and in something in the abscence of knowledge or facts [quote="matthewcreelman":9x7kkfzg] Just look at the decline of Esmenet as an example of what he can do to people. For someone who follows Kellhus, “I understand” is the key term. [/quote:9x7kkfzg] i disagree that Esmi is declining...i think she is becoming something much more than herself. view post


posted 22 May 2005, 11:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtSome Random Thoughts on TTT by diarmuid, Peralogue

awesome points also...for it to really have been a betrayal i think we need to assume that Esmi saw Kellhus as a replacement, an equal one, for Akka. And I am in no way ready to o.k. that assumption. Likely, her intelligence (which I think we all agree is pretty fierce), views the two of them as totally different animals. And perhaps (this is a shot in the dark here) Kellhus has managed to focus Akka once more on the very real problems in the world instead of losing himself in domestic bliss. Faith and fervour need an impetus and hate is a fuel like any other, if a little more combustible than love. view post


posted 23 May 2005, 15:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Logos/Dunyain by diarmuid, Peralogue

hmm good points. however, if the few can see the "bruise" or mark of sorcery as affecting nature..or what is natural could not it be argued that their specialized knowledge and studies have led them to simply be more sensitive to those things that occur in the "natural" world? consider "supernatural" better than, yes. beyond the natural , yes but not nesc. totally apart from natural. As for other Fantasy series and books..... Guy Kay tends to treat magic thus. David Eddings, in my youth, seemed to be exploring along these lines as well. Anyway, good arguments all around. Makes for an interesting debate and I would invite all interested parties to join in. Maybe even the Author? Course I am betting he knows more than we. view post


posted 23 May 2005, 15:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionBad, bad book. BAAAD. by diarmuid, Peralogue

WoT..WoT..Wot could there be a bigger dissapointment? and I know earlier in the thread someone made mention of the scale of the thing contributing to the absolute rubbish that was CoT but really... If it is that lame for that long...no matter what the scope of the tale has not the writer in some way failed? At any rate, I , like so many others will finish the series... If for no other reason than out of a sense of work ehtic. Also David Eddings redemption of althulus If I saw Eddings on the street I would punch him for that one. view post


I have a very deep and philosophical question... posted 23 May 2005, 17:05 in Author Q & AI have a very deep and philosophical question... by diarmuid, Peralogue

Here it is Scott. You are gonna wanna think this through as you will be speaking to the ages here..... Ready? Good. Tillsonburg, does you back still ache when you hear that word? :P view post


posted 23 May 2005, 17:05 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by diarmuid, Peralogue

ya but it will probably be 6-8 years and you will be looking back thinking man i can't beleive I ever lacked that faith... or man I can't beleive I stayed in Canada during winter so often.... or man I should publish my laundry list to the best seller lists for a couple of years and then write a 14 tome epic with more subplots than fans.... view post


posted 23 May 2005, 17:05 in Author Q & AI have a very deep and philosophical question... by diarmuid, Peralogue

I mentioned it cause you said somewhere that you grew up on a tobaccy farm. And bein' as I am from Steeltown I view it as a violation of basic human rights to have less than 1 Tim Horton's outlet per 7 citizens. I shall have to contact Amnesty International vis-a-vis the deplorable conditions in T-Town. WE SHALL OVERCOME! view post


posted 24 May 2005, 01:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe agenda of the skin spies and the Consult by diarmuid, Peralogue

in all kindness my friend may i say... The Warrior Prophet that being said you raise some interesting points... perhaps the consult has merely come in to action, as it where, as a result of the holy wars harbringers.. wouldn't take a dunyain to see that in the three seas there would aris such a conflict of some sort to static a situation to remain constant maybe all follows from that condition..and the Consult merely knew they needed a ride somewhere and grabbed a passing cart... until further proof comes along i am gonna have trouble with Maithanet being either a Consult member or tool...unwitting or no and I have no problem beleiving the skin spies are kept i the dark as you say they are not of the Consult but merely constructs thereof I would guess... interesting questions tho' view post


posted 24 May 2005, 22:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionTop 10 (or so) Ways You Kow You're an R. Scott Bakker Fan by diarmuid, Peralogue

the calm cool of a serene september evening... you walk into the local golden arches.... the man in front of you orders the big mac combo for 3.29... you butt in front of him and take his order away and as he stops you with is cheeks flushed in ire you say.... "pardon me sirrah...but I am of the Logos....the McDeal that comes before" pressing 3.29 into his palm you exit the building with a grace that Surwe can only dream of... perhaps a saucy ass-wiggle on your way out the door.... view post


posted 24 May 2005, 22:05 in Writing TipsWhat area of writing are you good at? by diarmuid, Peralogue

i can do dialouge all day but my attempts at scenery sometimes get a little convoluted i think i would like to be better at the framework stuff....and less involved with the details i guess view post


posted 25 May 2005, 21:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe agenda of the skin spies and the Consult by diarmuid, Peralogue

i have followed this and other arguments on this board and find your logic flawless White Lord at least here.... and I don't think I will ever get to the point of arguing the reveleations contained in books or board but perhaps your interpretations thereof..... :D view post


question posted 25 May 2005, 21:05 in Tour and Signing Informationquestion by diarmuid, Peralogue

Scott could you give me some idea of what is involved with you doing a reading or a signing at a specific place? Not being a published writer myself I simply have no idea of the mechanics involved. view post


posted 25 May 2005, 22:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe agenda of the skin spies and the Consult by diarmuid, Peralogue

White Lord... twas not a challenge more a disclaimer i haven't even read all the posts yet as i just joined.. just leaving myself a back door fella truthfully i read YOUR posts cause it helps me pick up on the facts i have missed but i am an argumentative sort at times and i am not gonna say i will never disagree nor do i think that is what you are after peace daddy view post


posted 25 May 2005, 23:05 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe agenda of the skin spies and the Consult by diarmuid, Peralogue

ya like i said i miss a lot.... what can i say? years of drinking and yes you are of imense service to me and to this board your insight is invaluable view post


posted 28 May 2005, 00:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by diarmuid, Peralogue

poutine is generally served as fries with cheese curds ( read as the raw unaged unflavoured chesse product) and beef gravy preparde properly with good ingridients there are few things more heavenly on this earth done by the fast food kids.... eeewww view post


posted 28 May 2005, 20:05 in Author Q & AI have a very deep and philosophical question... by diarmuid, Peralogue

we smoke outside and then we eat things that have the phrase "sour cream " in em view post


posted 30 May 2005, 21:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNeed Help with a Reading List... by diarmuid, Peralogue

if he has not already been suggested to you... Guy Gavriel Kay vive la Canada! view post


posted 30 May 2005, 21:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionAnd now for something totally idiotic - BK v McDonalds by diarmuid, Peralogue

nice to hear you are keeping clap free i, for one, think that is a good idea! :P :P :P view post


posted 01 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by diarmuid, Peralogue

soul coughing "is chicago" view post


posted 05 Jun 2005, 10:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by diarmuid, Peralogue

little mix i made up with dave matthews marron 5 pearl jam prince matt mays nice and mello in the mornin' view post


posted 05 Jun 2005, 10:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionIt's true! by diarmuid, Peralogue

i am betting it will be solid no matter who is in it so long as he doesn't start getting Jordanish view post


posted 05 Jun 2005, 10:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOng Bak Absolutely rules! by diarmuid, Peralogue

thanks for the tip fellas i am gonna watch this one soon view post


posted 07 Jun 2005, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBoosting Sales of the "Prince of Nothing" by diarmuid, Peralogue

perhaps some catchy names? " the darkness that comes before harder"? view post


posted 09 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by diarmuid, Peralogue

if religion is no more than an attempt to, as a society, reign in our baser natures.... and it succeeds then is that religion itself not the god? do our desires create the fullfillment of our needs? view post


posted 10 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Author Q & AAdvice that works for incredibly successful authors! by diarmuid, Peralogue

if i may... make sure the cover art is without any redeeming originality at all i cannot expree to you how impotant it is that you add "extreme" to a title ( a point expressed elswhere here by better people than I) the hero needs a sidekick...preferablly a talking monkey named Goober but i don't want to curb your artistic expression too much, so... any talking vaguely humanoid animal that is bi pedal and carbon based would be fine but it must be bi-pedal...the kids are nuts about that these days and the spiders look creepy on Burger King glasses and if the talking sword could speak in very simple rhyming couplets.....bliss man this is so easy....it's no wonder you can't sell books in the states.. "original premise"....that and a buck twenty five will get you a cup of coffee view post


posted 12 Jun 2005, 20:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionBakker Biography Material Unearthed! by diarmuid, Peralogue

i am a student of comedy of all types i have been since my youth i have read all of it....finding some good, some maybe not so much, and some the result of smoking to much weed and reading Douglas Adams. that bit there has left me absolutely speechless astounding work friend keep it up until you realize ya ought not to be giving it away for free thanks jeff view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by diarmuid, Peralogue

DMB Stand Up Not too shabby view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by diarmuid, Peralogue

akka i love weakness when it is well incorporated into strength some of which i expect to blossom soon view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in The Warrior Prophetconsult v. cishaurim by diarmuid, Peralogue

here's a tip the post after this one that is 18 paragraphs long is by a fellow named White Lord take the time to read it it will reward your efforts view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in The Warrior ProphetKellhus, Achamiam, and Emotion by diarmuid, Peralogue

Kellhus not human? He is clearly superhuman... where "super" means not "not" but "more" as for lacking emotion...he has shown lots of it to my way of thinking but think...emotion is almost always generated by surprise or the unexpected how much do you think happens among the "subnormals" that Kellhus doesn't see coming? not much in the beginning...hence no emotion that we are shown but towards the end of TWP? i am anticipating a little sumpin sumpin from TTT on this very issue! view post


posted 13 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Author Q & AThe importance of being Kellhus by diarmuid, Peralogue

ya know...any time i get to see someone use "canonical" in a sentence............... my cup runneth over view post


posted 14 Jun 2005, 01:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by diarmuid, Peralogue

love that that once and future king book will have my niece on that and others in the coming year so exciting view post


posted 15 Jun 2005, 02:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by diarmuid, Peralogue

singular view post


posted 20 Jun 2005, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by diarmuid, Peralogue

misery view post


posted 20 Jul 2005, 23:07 in Tour and Signing Informationquestion by diarmuid, Peralogue

is there a contact number for your publisher extant? i've a mind to go bug the good folks at the local bookstore.... more than i do already i mean this is not a jest.. i fully intend to do it we will solve the recognition problem ourselves view post


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