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Brahm_K Candidate | joined 04 May 2006 | 14 posts


List 'Em - Bands posted 04 May 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionList 'Em - Bands by Brahm_K, Candidate

Top 5:

Judas Priest
Kreator
Iron Maiden
Overkill
Blind Guardian

Honourable mentions: Heathen, Mekong Delta, Sodom, Kamelot, Shadows Fall

W.A.S.P - The Crimson Idol


That album is completely incredible. view post


is it really over? - the darkness that comes after posted 06 May 2006 in The Thousandfold Thoughtis it really over? - the darkness that comes after by Brahm_K, Candidate

Quote: "Nauticus":hmgx7k4a
Umm... I get the impression he's referring to only the book, The Darkness that Comes Before.

Well... there's two more books that make up this trilogy.

The Prince of Nothing Trilogy
Book 1: The Darkness that Comes Before
Book 2: The Warrior-Prophet
Book 3: The Thousandfold Thought[/quote:hmgx7k4a]

He does say "series" in the original post. So yeah, Aspect Emperor, should be excellent. view post


PON vs MBOF vs ASOIAF posted 09 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionPON vs MBOF vs ASOIAF by Brahm_K, Candidate

I love all three series. Erikson is probably my least favourite of the three; two many completely unrealistic uberpowerful characters (the climax in the Bonehunters is a good example of just way too much) and non-deaths for Malazan Book of the Fallen to be my favourite. Bakker is second, and GRRM pulls it away for being my favourite author and writing my favourite book series of all time. view post


Favorite books/series posted 09 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by Brahm_K, Candidate

Besides Bakker:

Fantasy/sci fi:

A Song of Ice and Fire- George R.R. Martin
Malazan Book of the Fallen- Steven Erikson
The Coldfire Trilogy- C.S. Friedman
Hyperion- Dan Simmons
The Dark Tower- Steven King
The Foundation Trilogy- Isaac Asimov
The Wheel of Time- Robert Jordan
Lord of the Rings/The Silmarillion- JRRT

Non Fantasy Fiction:
War and Peace- Leo Tolstoy
Lord of the Flies- William Golding
Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad
A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
1984- George Orwell

Classics/Philosophy/History:
The Iliad- Homer
The Aenid- Virgil
History of the Peloponnesian War- Thucydides
The Annals of Imperial Rome- Tacitus
Alexander- Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Ethics- Spinoza
The Republic- Plato
The Nicomachean Ethics- Aristotle
Beyond Good and Evil- Nietzsche view post


Bad, bad book. BAAAD. posted 11 May 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionBad, bad book. BAAAD. by Brahm_K, Candidate

The two books I most regret reading are...

Wizard's First Rule and Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind.

I finished Wizard's First Rule, thinking quite accurately that it was a piece of shit. Yet, noting how popular the series was and how fanatical his fans, I thought that it might get better as the series went on. If it does get better after the second book (which I doubt, from what I hear) I will never know. Not only was Stone of Tears equally as shittily written as Wizard's First Rule, Goodkind also plagiarized the Wheel of Time series. Add that to his interviews, arrogance, assholish fans= Terry Goodkind sucks ass.

I also regret reading Crossroads of Twilight, for obvious reasons. Stranger in A Strange Land I never even finished, due to the poor writing, a less than compelling plot and a section of the book where it stops being a story and becomes a series of essays concerning the author's worldview. view post


The Fate of Conphas posted 13 May 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Fate of Conphas by Brahm_K, Candidate

Quote: "Anonymous":je9ufy9c
Interestingly enough, however, Mr. Bakker does not give us a date for Conphas' death in the appendix which follows TTT.[/quote:je9ufy9c]

Ya, but the appendix does not include spoilers from TTT. Its meant to be looked at while you're reading the book; hence Bakker doesn't include events that take place during or after the book. view post


ASOIAF board names posted 16 May 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionASOIAF board names by Brahm_K, Candidate

You probably don't know me as I just joined here, but on the ASoIaF board I am (very originally) Brahm_k. view post


halloed hands posted 16 May 2006 in The Thousandfold Thoughthalloed hands by Brahm_K, Candidate

What Peter said concerning the lying.

I think at this point Kellhus is letting his lie getting ahead of him. I really doubt he is actually some sort of prophet; the golden haloes, whike strange, I think to be some sort of hallucination. view post


What philosopher suits you most? posted 16 May 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat philosopher suits you most? by Brahm_K, Candidate

Heraclitus is just such a badass that I am tempted to vote him, and Hume isn't on the list, so I'm going to vote Spinoza. view post


Now Reading... posted 20 May 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Brahm_K, Candidate

Tacitus- The Histories view post


The Bonehunters and Steven Erikson posted 22 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionThe Bonehunters and Steven Erikson by Brahm_K, Candidate

I got the Bonehunters a week before it came out here in Montreal and finished it in four days. I completely loved it; Y'Ghatan was simply incredible. My only complaint would be the climax; too many characters acting out of character, not to mention that it just got a little ridiculous that...

SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!












Kalam is able to take on about 200 Claws and win, until the very end, wherein he doesn't even die due to a literal deus ex machina. Erikson needs to start being more realistic with these things.






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Besides that, TBH is probably my third favourite in the series. I liked how it wasn't as standalone as the past 5 have been, even if Erikson did go to the other extreme and end it a bit too abruptly. Can't wait for Reaper's Gale, which really looks to be, based on the ending of TBH, the most interesting of the series thus far. view post


The Bonehunters and Steven Erikson posted 22 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionThe Bonehunters and Steven Erikson by Brahm_K, Candidate

Quote: "Murrin":31iexx7o
Quote: "Brahm_K":31iexx7o
...it just got a little ridiculous that...

SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!












Kalam is able to take on about 200 Claws and win, until the very end, wherein he doesn't even die due to a literal deus ex machina. Erikson needs to start being more realistic with these things.






END SPOILER[/quote:31iexx7o]
SPOILERS:
To be fair, he actually only fought and killed forty or fifty, some with the help of T'amber, and all of them unable to use their usual sorcery to sneak up on him because of Tavore's sword. Apsalar, on the other hand, killed about 300 on her own, but then, she's Ascendant.[/quote:31iexx7o]

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Ya, that Apsalar thing was pushing it too, but she is Ascended, so I was able to give the benefit of the doubt (a bit). However, Kalam, without use of magic or anything killing 50 men? Its just too much. Maybe I would be more accepting of it if he hadn't ended it with that whole Azath thing... That just really pissed me off. view post


Now Reading... posted 23 May 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Brahm_K, Candidate

Quote: "sunnKHANN":3cr5n87t
Quote: "Xray the Enforcer":3cr5n87t
Never enjoyed Catcher in the Rye.
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Portents <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->
I'm about to start reading that. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->[/quote:3cr5n87t]

Don't listen <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> ... Its a bit strange, but a great book.

Xenephon- Anabasis (The Persian Expedition) view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 07 September 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by Brahm_K, Candidate

I second Werthead's Guy Gavriel Kay reccomendation (and all the books he reccomended), but above all I reccomend Kay's Sarantine Mosaic (composed of Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors). Fantasy does not get much better than that. view post


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