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Whiskeyjack Candidate | joined 26 January 2007 | 18 posts


a follow on to prince of nothing? posted 26 January 2007 in Author Q & Aa follow on to prince of nothing? by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I just finished reading The Thousandfold Thought. I think Scott's trilogy is an example of just how mature fantasy and its fan base has become. I thank-you Scott for once again taking the genre to a higher level.
One of the most intriguing parts of the whole trilogy for me were the dream/nightmares of Akka as Seswatha. The imagery produced shivers. I would like to see Scott do a prequel to the PON series.
My question though is this: What is the significance of Akka's final nightmare when the king does not pick up the heron spear? Is what comes after actually having an effect on what comes before? view post


Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 26 January 2007 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

For those of you unaware, Steven Erickson's Malazan Book of the Fallen is the greatest in epic/ high fantasy lit. to date. I love the fact that Scott thanks him in his books, b/c Steven Erickson really does deserve credit for reinventing the fantasy genre. view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 29 January 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Cmon on guys. Really... Kellhus vs. Satan? Satan is the most powerful being second to God in all creation (if you believe the mythology). Even if Kellhus could kill him only his earthly avatar would be destroyed and he would still be in hell. Let's not forget the fact that Satan has an army, of demon's at his command as well.

How about Kellhus vs. Elminster, Mordenkainen, or maybe Thoth-Amon? Now these are serious sorceres in there respective world's, and they are all mortal.

Or magic free fight how about against Drizzt?
I await further discussion. view post


The Aspect-Emperor posted 29 January 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

If your wondering about predictions for the next book, I have one. I have a hunch that the Seswatha dreams will change and that the past may possibly be changed throwing the Dunyain ideas of the logos into chaos. Just a thought. view post


The Aspect-Emperor posted 31 January 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

The hypnotizing theory is a good one, I hadn't even thought of that before, but it makes perfect sense. I completely forgot about the fact that Kellhus has communed with Seswatha directly. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
I'm not convinced that Kellhus will become the No-God, but I do think another clue to support your prediction could be seen the final battle with the Cishuarim. Kellhus himself becomes the vortex of a whirlwind to protect himself from the Chorae of the Fanim. A tactic learned from the No-God perhaps? view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 31 January 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Cmon... You don't think Drizzt, a drow swordmaster, wouldn't stand a chance? <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
I understand that in a literary sense, Bakker is far more mature than Salvatore, and as such his characters and his world, appear much more brutal. But if you transplant either one to the others' world, than I think you get a better picture of just how powerful Drizzt would be in a straight up sword vs. scimitars fight. I mean he has almost a hundred more years of experience. I'm not saying that he would win, but he has a fighting chance. view post


Question on Story Pacing In Trilogy posted 31 January 2007 in The Warrior ProphetQuestion on Story Pacing In Trilogy by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Perhaps U-boat would enjoy comics? They are a little more flashy and action driven. view post


Question on Story Pacing In Trilogy posted 01 February 2007 in The Warrior ProphetQuestion on Story Pacing In Trilogy by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I wasn't being entirely facetious, I enjoy graphic novels and comics. I apologize in advance if U-Boat takes offence to my reply, but I just don't understand how someone could think that the trilogy got slower.
They had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. If you found these books slow reading, than you really may be more of a graphic novel type person. view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 01 February 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

You are right... I did forget.

You guys, <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> can't you remember what it was like reading The Dark Elf Trilogy for the first time, or Icewind Dale, or any of the Drizzt adventures? I know that for most it's been awhile.
I think maybe your passions are inflamed from your current literary adventures. If you guys won't even give Drizzt the slayer of Errtu, the slayer of Iceingdeath and countless others a chance against Kellhus, than who do you think would? view post


The Aspect-Emperor posted 01 February 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I still think it could have been Seswatha that he communed with. The ceremony allowing the madate schoolmen to become accompllished casters requires a mummified body part, prob. of Seswatha. Seswatha is prob. floating around in some sort of outside realm as some sort of demi-god, the Mandate scoolmen being his contact to the world.
Or not. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Question on Story Pacing In Trilogy posted 01 February 2007 in The Warrior ProphetQuestion on Story Pacing In Trilogy by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I agree that philosophy is an integral part of Scott's work. I would even go as far as to argue that philosophy is actually one of the defining characteristics for mature fantasy. Without highly developed philosphical systems for characters to inertact in, fantasy seems to lack a sense of &quot;realism&quot; or character motivation that fans of mature fantasy lit. are looking for. Philosophy also provides a stable backdrop on which a writer can expand on metaphysics, which is imperative for a world with magic. I for one require more than just hack n' slash nowadays. view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 01 February 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Good call on the Dune characters. I haven't thought of them for awhile. But, no one has tackled the issue of Kellhus' ability as a spell-caster. Obviously he is an excellent swordsman, but that is only one aspect of his power. If anyone reads Steven Erickson, they would obviously pick Quickben as a suitable trial for Kellhus. view post


The Aspect-Emperor posted 01 February 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Touching of the mummified heart of Seswatha may allow for more than just the dreams though. This is world of magic, and as such one must be ready to allow for possibilities like Seswatha's continued existence. He may yet be around in some other-worldly form.
The touching of the heart is a ceremony which gains the initiate the right to learn the greater incantations of the school. So in effect it does play a factor for becoming an accomplished caster. view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 02 February 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Ok, lets try and stay away from pointing out the obvious disparities and metaphysical differences between fantasy worlds. We are obviously discussing hypothetical situations, we should just allow ourselves to have a little fun with it. I know it is easy to get bogged down with colliding realities, but please, lets just get down to it and discuss some Kellhus vs.... view post


The Aspect-Emperor posted 02 February 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]The Aspect-Emperor by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Yes, I concede that Seswatha may not exist in an otherworldy form, but through the Mandate Schoolmen. I do think that there is still some magic at work between the Seswatha of the past and the Schoolmen of the present. I hold to my prediction that Kellhus will find an error in the Logos, in the face of a realization that what comes after may influence what comes before. In other words he may actually be trapped in the thrall of prohecy.
As for the argument that the glossary gives a date of death for Seswatha as evidence that he is no longer around, and that Shauriatas is the only Sorceror to have gained immortality, I argue that a good writer can lead his audience astray with clever deceptions in his glossary. Erickson does it in his books, and we know that Scott is a fan of Erickson's series. view post


Kelhus vs ... posted 07 February 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

Satan view post


a follow on to prince of nothing? posted 07 February 2007 in Author Q &amp; Aa follow on to prince of nothing? by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I agree. The hunger of the No-God is an intriguing and surprising characteristic. I'm also curious as to what the Heron Spear is? It shoots rays of light, like a laser?
And where is the carapace of the No-god now? view post


Now Reading... posted 26 February 2007 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Whiskeyjack, Candidate

I am a huge fan of the Erickson series. I'm reading it all for the 3rd time right now. Bonehunter's will be my second. Also can't wait for George Martin's next one. view post


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