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Mulliman Commoner | joined 28 May 2007 | 4 posts

Bakker's Kellhus v. Asimov's Mule posted 28 May 2007 in Literature DiscussionBakker's Kellhus v. Asimov's Mule by Mulliman, Commoner

The way i perceived the Mule, was that although he could manipulate the emotions of others, he did not control his own.

Thats not exactly a problem for Kellhus. view post

What if Kellhus was one of us? posted 03 August 2007 in General DiscusssionWhat if Kellhus was one of us? by Mulliman, Commoner

A Dunyain on Earth? Incredibly scary.

This wont be a medieval matter, where news take ages to reach the next village, but one where information is brought across the glode in seconds. Dunyain operate through communication and manipulation.

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Kelhus vs ... posted 03 August 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtKelhus vs ... by Mulliman, Commoner

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Kellhus vs. Satan? Kellhus hands down! I mean think about all the issues Satan must have, what with the teenage rebellion, parental abandonment, insecurity with body-image (those horns, and pitch-fork? That's so 90s!). Put the Prince of Darkness on a couch and give Kellhus 20 minutes to psychoanalyze Him, and Satan will be crying his eyeballs out...

But which Satan are we talking about? My favourite (if you can call it that) Satan is the intelligent kind from the Lucifer and Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman.

Lucifer in that series has domination through intellect as his prime ability. So does Kellhus. Since Lucifer has had multiple man's ages to develop, I would say that Lucifer would win. And obviously Kellhus would become his tool. Too valuable to die. view post

A Game of Thrones book club discussion open posted 29 October 2007 in Book ClubA Game of Thrones book club discussion open by Mulliman, Commoner

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The tomboy who learns how to fight
The siblings who are opposites
The unfortunate who has to adapt to life in a foriegn culture
The honest and naive man in politics
The boy who struggles against his the circumstances of his birth
The spymaster
The duplicitous politician
The king in the Henry VIII mold.
Well, that can go both ways. As well as a story of political intrigue, aSoIaF is also a fairytale or a saga merged with reality. Martin obviously plays with all the clich├ęs of ordinary fantasy and tales:

*The Good King who defeated the Bad King does not rule happily ever after, but turns out to be a drunken sot.

*The Good Queen is a psychopathic bitch.

*Her brother, the Good Knight, has an incestuos relationship with her, as well as being very far from a knightly character.

*The Monster (Tyrion), is the only one with a bit of morality.

*The Good Guy doesnt win in the end (Eddard). view post


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