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Sovin Nai Site Administrator | joined 15 January 2004 | 401 posts


Now listening to... posted 11 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I think dylan is rooted in folk with country influences personally. I am big fan.

I just got a life size standup of Diana Krall from barnes and noble. Did you know that all you have to do to get one is ask them to hold it for you when they take it down and they will? Anyway, one more unnecessary item in my room. view post


Sex posted 11 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Okay, it's everyone's favorite time again, another poll! Just curious about your sex, as in gender. You're disappointed now aren't you, after eagerly clicking on the title? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

I'm not sure why I enjoy data gathering so much, I think it's curiosity. view post


Women In the Three Seas posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWomen In the Three Seas by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

NOTE: This was originally posted by Fortinbras, who requested a move. Due to errors in the moving procedure, It was accidentally deleted. I apologize, and here is the message text in full.

I've just recently finished The Darkness That Comes Before, and find myself wondering about a few points. Primarily, I'm curious as to why women in Bakker's setting are portrayed in such a subdued role, as a whole and with individual characters. That is, the two main females are both prostitutes, both have a sort of "neediness" to them, and the book seems to imply that women in general in the Three Seas take quite a back seat to men - they fit the "cooking, sexing and cleaning" stereotype, while it's solely men who deal in political issues, war, etcetera.

Less important, but still raising curiosity is the presence of sex in the book. It seems to be overly present, without lending too much to the story. If somebody would care to shed some light on this, I would be much obliged.

Addendum: In retrospect, this probably would have fit better in Author Q&amp;A. I'd be grateful if a moderator could move it there. view post


On the subject of Chorae posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOn the subject of Chorae by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I would assume that chorae could also penetrate and nullify any magic, including wards. view post


Drug Legalization posted 12 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionDrug Legalization by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I agree with whoever said (and I can't find the quote now) that the social issue is the root of the issue and drug issues should be fought there. view post


Sex posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I am quite disappointed in the lack of female members. Do you think it's the books, the forum, or the genre? view post


A Game of Thrones posted 12 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Yeah I am going to reread them this summer/fall. Here's what's lined up:

Midnight Tides (just started it)
The Iliad (for college, required reading upon arrival)
Shadow and Claw (Gene Wolfe)
ASOIAF view post


Terminology posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; ATerminology by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

That would apply to most other rpgs though, too. view post


Women In the Three Seas posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWomen In the Three Seas by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Wil and I are FIRM, HARDCORE believers in the right to free speech and nothing anyone ever says on here will be restricted unless it becomes attacking.

On the other hand, I would encourage generally 'clean' posts because honestly, if you can't say it cleanly, is it that important? Swearing for punctuation, which I certainly have used, is different to my mind than f that, f this, etc.

That's why there are no rules. view post


London Free Press Article posted 12 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsLondon Free Press Article by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

What is C&amp;W?

I can't believe I got mentioned in that article! The only problem is that I found it in New Brunswick... Ah well, I have now been mentioned in international news (though not by name)! view post


A Game of Thrones posted 12 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Um, what book are you talking about? view post


A Game of Thrones posted 12 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Shut it. view post


Sex posted 13 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Well, whatever the reason, our odds aren't looking good. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> view post


What introduced you to philosophy? posted 13 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I like to read and I like to debate (argue). Philosophy just seems natural; something you can talk a great deal about, argue about, read about, and never solve (or if you do, there's always something else). view post


Your top 5 fantasy series... posted 14 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I find it hilarious that almost no one has actually posted 5. They are all less or more. And, I think that sums up who we are quite well. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 14 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Eyes (bug) view post


What introduced you to philosophy? posted 15 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Well, I am an extremely ignorant philosopher. I actually know very little about the topic from an academic perspective. (That should hopefully change next year.) view post


FREE BOOK CONTEST posted 15 July 2004 in Author AnnouncementsFREE BOOK CONTEST by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I like the idea. Why seven? view post


For a US Reader -- posted 15 July 2004 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Moved to TWP forum due to nature of discussion. view post


For a US Reader -- posted 15 July 2004 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.bn.com">www.bn.com</a><!-- w --> is also good for out of print books, though I'm not sure about Canadian titles. view post


Other Literature Forum posted 15 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionOther Literature Forum by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I like that idea. Aldarion, I say go ahead, but put it in the other forum. view post


Week One Scene posted 15 July 2004 in Member Written WorksWeek One Scene by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I have a question about deadlines. Is it friday or sunday? Let's just settle on one. Personally, I think it should be sunday, with new submissions for the next week starting of saturday, so there is a slight overlap. view post


Fantasy posted 15 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Split from the Language thread in the Author Q&amp;A Forum.
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I too love it for the lack of magic. It makes it feel more real, like historical fiction, at the beginning, and then once you are thoroughly ensnared and captivated magic begins trickling in, keeping reality. It is absolutely brilliant. view post


Language posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; ALanguage by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Topic split, the remaining being moved to Other Fantasy Discussion. view post


Women In the Three Seas posted 15 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWomen In the Three Seas by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I LOVE spicy. The hotter the better. And I love your fantasy. So I guess I fit the profile. Although, sometimes the sexuality part is a bit intense. view post


Ayn Rand posted 15 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionAyn Rand by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I know very little about AR's philosophy, but I have read the Fountainhead and can certainly say that I really enjoyed it. I believe her idea is one of being true to yourself regardless of others, but like I said I'n not really sure. view post


Week One Scene posted 16 July 2004 in Member Written WorksWeek One Scene by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Seems to me we could critique so long as someone is doing a critique (if that made sense). New members may have something to add to an old post. view post


Ayn Rand posted 16 July 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionAyn Rand by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Again, as I understand it, it is doing what you feel is the thing to do, whatever that may be, and so long as you do you will succeed. For example, in the book Howard Roark is a modern architect in a traditional era. He refuses to build colonial buildings because that is not who he is.

I'm not very knowledgeable. I know Scott knows about it. view post


Like father like son? posted 16 July 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtLike father like son? by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

A hell of a lot after Esmenet, I think. view post


A Game of Thrones posted 19 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Yeah, I don't think anything actually rules out lyanna and rhaegar. Personally, I love the theory, and I'll keep it in mind when I reread. view post


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