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Lucimay Subdidact | joined 24 July 2005 | 157 posts


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 17 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

grimace view post


Most cruel act yet? posted 18 August 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMost cruel act yet? by Lucimay, Subdidact

well...kelhus hanging in the tree with serwe was pretty awful but i think for cruelest, i'd have to agree with you regarding xunnurit. view post


Do you believe a God exists? posted 18 August 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Lucimay, Subdidact

whoa. you rock.

after reading that, i don't feel NEARLY as weird!!!


as robert heinlein said, thou art god, brother.

thanks for this post. it made my day, Syl.


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Books that have induced a mindfuck posted 19 August 2005 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Lucimay, Subdidact

weelll....when i was 19, lo these many years ago, i decided i should read freud. don't know why i thought this but i did.
i read six volumes of collected papers. THAT was a serious mindfuck.

and (dweeb that i am) when i first read King's Salem's Lot, that scared the crap outa me. kindof a mindfuck. (that was the year it was published, once again, many years ago)

haven't read any "mindfucking" literature lately.

(i've used this adjective too many times now, haven't i) <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->

oh..i just thought of something more recent, anyone else read The Angle Quickest for Flight by Steven Kotler? That was a bit bizarre. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 19 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

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Now listening to... posted 22 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Morphine Cure for Pain on the way to work this morning...

"we shoulda kept it every thursday thursday
thursday in the afternoon,
for a couple a beers and a game of pool,
she was pretty good too.."
mark sandman view post


Words You Like or Don't Like posted 22 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

i liked the first word that comes to mind thingy but let's do another one...

words you like and why or

words you don't like and why


i like inexorable
because it's fun to say...go ahead, say it...inexorable view post


Words You Like or Don't Like posted 22 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

i love the yourdictionary.com definition of that one!!!!

"bearing umbels" hahahahaahah <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

i come bearing umbels!!

good one syl!! also fun to say! view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 24 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Lucimay, Subdidact

dust view post


What kind of flame warrior are you? posted 24 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat kind of flame warrior are you? by Lucimay, Subdidact

toxic granny maybe...dunno
but this was very instructional as well as funny!!! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

at risk of life and limb i MUST stridently disagree with the (and i use this term loosely) actors being mentioned, folks!
i love each and everyone of you but come on...
liam neeson?? daniel day lewis??? matthew mcconaughey??argh! this is NOT a line-up of film's finest! might as well ask brad and colin to join the party! wait, farrel might be alright...guy has range and potential.

(and i guess i'd better, quick like a bunny, insert the only my opinion disclaimer, now!)

maybe i was a bit off the mark with Chow Yun Fat...okay, i have a little crush <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> , but please...

mcconaughey can't act his way out of a paper bag!!!
rachel weisz is good but not old enough to play esmenet altho she might well do for serwe...and sexy is an attitude weisz can most certainly muster. these complex characters deserve actors with depth, not hollywood's flavor of the month! (crap, i'm ranting now aren't i, sorry <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> )
well...i just couldn't help it...
and having said all that, i don't really have better notions about casting this thing, i'd just like to see these characters take on some life rather than consign it to blockbuster mentality, ya know?
so maybe unknowns are best.
ok...all done now. view post


Words You Like or Don't Like posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWords You Like or Don't Like by Lucimay, Subdidact

remiss
distinguish
hard-core
immolate
conflagration
gyre
redundant

i don't know why, i just like them


i hate the word slut view post


The problem of evil posted 02 September 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Lucimay, Subdidact

I think the most interesting experiment I can possibly think of would be the simple act of asking another intelligent species (created by us or naturally occurring) whether they had a sense of good and evil.


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Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 02 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

there you go Echoex, Spacey with that look he had on his face all through Usual Suspects...yeah, he could do Achamian i think

and how 'bout Ralph Finnes as Ikurei Xerius? he does that mewling and puking thing pretty well and somebody like Helen Mirren or Glen Close as the Empress, both of them can do that evil-streak a mile wide very well...

maybe Miranda Richardson could do Esmenet, she's got that world weariness about her

there's a Native American actor that might work for Cnaiur, David Midthunder...he's beefy, broods well, and can be menacing, altho he's a bit young for Cnaiur (who is 44!) an maybe a bit too good-looking

i'm still thinkin on Kellhus, Proyas, Sarcellus, Conphas and Xinemus (i'll get back to you on that! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> )

and once again, please forgive my outburst but there have been so many novels that utterly FAILED as films due to horrifying casting, King's The Stand and It are two that stand out in my mind...and what about Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men? just a tragedy!! view post


The problem of evil posted 02 September 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionThe problem of evil by Lucimay, Subdidact

<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> i'm not but i play one on TV!!! hahahahaha! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 03 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i must add that i rewatched Sin City last night...

jessica alba IS maybe a good choice for Serwe. i liked her in Sin City alot! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 04 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

gosh i didn't know miranda richardson was in her late fourties!!!! <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
i guess EVERYONE looks young to THIS dumpy, middle-aged american!!! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->


wait... <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> ...how many dumpy, middle-aged americans did i mention in my little cast list? ooof. glenn close. sorry. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 06 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

no harm in a wish list tho' and its fun..
i like the Clive Owen idea too, tho' for some reason Chow Yun Fat is still stuck in my head as a Kellhus...is that too far left field? i still think Zhang Yimou could accomplish the film too. he has a Kurosawa-like vision and an excellent sense of how to make fantasy convincing.
once again, no harm in speculating,

i wish somebody, ANYBODY had speculated a bit more before casting "The Stand"!!!!!!!!! (still steamin' over Sinise and Ringwald and not about to get over it!! <!-- s:evil: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_evil.gif" alt=":evil:" title="Evil or Very Mad" /><!-- s:evil: --> )

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What happens when your soul leaves your body? posted 06 September 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm just thinking about energy...

i'm under the impression that energy can't be destroyed, only converted to another kind of energy...is that correct?

if that's correct, where does my "energy" go? or does the body just stop "making" the energy?

i wouldn't mind my body being food for worms, and the worms food for birdies, and the birdies food for whatever else and so on...that sounds good, it's just the whole "soul/energy" thing i can't get my head around.

and...honestly...i don't WANT to cease to be. i don't care if my body dies, i just don't want whatever minimal info and experience i have acquired to be chucked just because i wasn't creative enough or had enough drive while alive to figure out a way to share it (for whatever its worth!) <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
is that selfish? delusional?
i don't know. i guess you start to think about this stuff more seriously the further down the road you get without having produced offspring!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


What happens when your soul leaves your body? posted 08 September 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat happens when your soul leaves your body? by Lucimay, Subdidact

However, I probably wouldn't define mind and personality as energy. Rather, as the way your energy is ordered and stored. Information contained in matter. And that information, your knowledge and personality, can be lost if the system that sustains it fails.

So, your body's "energy" remains, in different forms. But that's just the bits and pieces we're made of. What we see as the "self"; memory, personality, talents, desires... that just ceases to have meaning as soon as the body dies. Nothing remains to show it ever existed, save the memories of others and the things we wrought in life.


ok...that's tidy. if this is the case, i'd better get on the stick and figure out a way to instruct you all in the ways of rightousness!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now Reading... posted 08 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

on to Memories of Ice now (erikson) view post


Now listening to... posted 11 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

AJ! so surprised to hear you are listening to Mahavishnu! Birds of Fire for me today, Miles Beyond. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Now listening to... posted 23 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

i'm on a steely dan thing lately...been going thru all the old stuff,
pretzel logic, katy lied, royal scam, etc... view post


Now Reading... posted 23 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

just finished Erikson's House of Chains and am on to Midnight Tides
love these books. must thank all of you here for turning me on to them!!
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Now listening to... posted 23 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

Chris Whitley this morning on the way to work.
din of ecstacy, rocket house, dirt floor. view post


List 'Em - Bands posted 27 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Lucimay, Subdidact

radiohead
led zepplin
morphine
the band
steely dan
king crimson
cactus
mountain
pink floyd
utopia
zz top
rolling stones
beatles
yes
jethro tull
who
cream
little feat

this is just a list of bands...not individuals

because really i like specific muscians in these and other bands not mentioned...like

hendrix
fripp
clapton
page
bonham
lowell george
lennon
bellew
rundgren
ian anderson
martin barre
mark sandman
thom yorke
roger waters
jack bruce
rundgren
etc etc etc


and i'd ALWAYS rather hear pete townsend sing his own songs rather than daltry. (eeeyeww.) view post


List 'Em - Bands posted 28 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Lucimay, Subdidact

did i mention chris whitley?


chris whitley
chris whitley
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Movies...? posted 28 September 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovies...? by Lucimay, Subdidact

(syl has incited me out of my lethargy)

anyone seen any good flicks lately??
hit us with some reviews...



tonight i saw David Cronenberg's new film "The History of Violence"

you don't actually HAVE to be a Cronenberg fan to see this film, but having seen one or two will probably add to the experience.
as a woman i usually avoid Cronenberg. Dead Ringers (twin gynecologists inventing torturous gynecological instruments!!) was over the top creepy even for Cronenberg (who gave us Shivers and Scanners).
this newest film is the story of an american family and like his compatriots Romero, Craven, Hooper, and Carpenter, Cronenberg definately has things to point out about that family, and about perception and the nature of "reality".
as big a Viggo Mortensen fan as i am, i am not sure he was right for this role. he delivers but there is something stilted about his performance. if you see it, maybe you can put your finger on it for me. Maria Bello, however, is steller!! She is fully believable every minute of screentime.
Ashton Holmes is also very good as the son.
An archtypical story of mistaken identity, the script was spare (and loosely based on John Wagner's graphic novel); lots of silent screen time, and at moments so spare as to be cliche, which gives this viewer the impression that Cronenberg is more interested in what's happening between and to the characters than what might be said in the moment.
There is explicit sex and violence, signature Cronenberg devices for commentary, and they work well.
Nuff said, I liked it and would recommend it.

here's an interview with Cronenberg about it.
[url:35xxf6z8]http&#58;//movies&#46;about&#46;com/od/ahistoryofviolence/a/violence072605&#46;htm[/url:35xxf6z8]



now it's YOUR turn... <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Visiting the US? posted 11 October 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Lucimay, Subdidact

hey, i'm in san francisco, i wouldn't mind a little trip up the coast and an old friend of mine has just bought a house in Seattle!! i would definitley attend!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Now listening to... posted 11 October 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

chet baker, miles, coltrane, and a few others, a little jazz mix i put on my mp3 player. view post


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