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Lies And Perfidy Commoner | joined 27 August 2007 | 9 posts


Nostalgia: Fav part of the trilogy? posted 04 October 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNostalgia: Fav part of the trilogy? by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

The steady collapse of Ikurei Conphas's world in the last third or so of TTT, right up the point where Saubon rides out of nowhere and takes his head off.

Our introduction to Cnaiur, where his "second soul" possesses him. Some fantastic prose and just a great way of establishing the character as a Huge Badass right off the bat.

Kellhus making fun of Cnaiur and Proyas.

The random Galeoth thane sitting on Xerius's throne.

Any time Yalgrota Sranchammer brings the pain. Which is pretty much any time he's in the books.

Akka describing the coming of the No-God to Kellhus in TWP. I was expecting something pretty damn sinister, and my expectations were absolutely blown away.

Saubon's crazed rant at the end of TWP, where he basically forfeits his soul for his ambition - and then redeems it following Kellhus into battle, in a neat bit of foreshadowing. view post


Your favourite character? posted 04 October 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

I have to say, I really liked both Proyas and Saubon - both in terms of the way they were written, and the characters themselves, simultaneously admirable and pitiable. And while I would hate Conphas with a searing passion if I met him, he's a brilliantly drawn portrait of a sociopath. view post


Your less favourite characters posted 04 October 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour less favourite characters by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

The entire fucking Ikurei family. I would wish horrible punishments upon them, but I cannot imagine a fate worse than living with each other. view post


Names and Pronunciation posted 04 October 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeNames and Pronunciation by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

It's worth noting, for those who missed it in the glossary of TTT, that the names we get in the books are chiefly Ketyai interpretations; for instance, "Coithus" is actually "Koütha" in the original Galeoth, which definitely has more of a Norsirai (read: Anglo-Saxon) ring to it. It'd be interesting to see what some of the other equivalents are.

Now, try and say &quot;Koütha Athjeäri&quot; three times fast. <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: --> view post


Nostalgia: Fav part of the trilogy? posted 07 October 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNostalgia: Fav part of the trilogy? by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

Oh, I forgot Akka's first battle against the Spires - specifically this paragraph.

He struck back with Inference and Abstraction. He was a Mandate Schoolman, a Gnostic Sorcerer-of-the-Rank, a War-Cant Master. He was as a mask held before the sun. And his voice slapped the distances into char and ruin.&quot;

A mask held before the sun. Holy f*cking sh*t. view post


'The Great Ordeal' or 'Horns of Golgotterath'? posted 08 October 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]'The Great Ordeal' or 'Horns of Golgotterath'? by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

The former. &quot;Horns&quot; is the rumored title of the second book. view post


Who would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? posted 23 September 2008 in General DiscusssionWho would you cast in a Prince of Nothing movie? by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

Basically half the cast of Kingdom of Heaven. To wit:

Edward Norton - Kellhus (the greatest actor of our generation. If anyone could pull off that complex and multifaceted a role, it's him.)

Brendan Gleeson - Gothyelk (he'd just be playing Reynald de Chatillion again, so why not?)

Kevin McKidd - Saubon (certainly a versatile enough actor for the tormented prince.)

Jouko Ahola - Yalgrota (the huge Saxon who gets three arrows in him and continues to slaughter people until he keels over. Not inhumanly big, but bulky and scary-looking enough for camera tricks to work.)

Khaled Nabawy - Fanayal (all kinds of intense as the Arabic mullah, and young enough for the role.)

And tossing out the idea of Ciaran Hinds (Caesar in Rome) for Akka. I've always envisioned him as swarthy but not black, and Hinds has passed for that well enough in other roles; more importantly, he's a stellar actor. view post


A really silly observation from TDtCB about Cishaurim posted 24 September 2008 in The Warrior ProphetA really silly observation from TDtCB about Cishaurim by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

I'm pretty sure the Scarlet Spires are just batshit paranoid. view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 24 September 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

&quot;Demon! Demon! For a thousand years! F&amp;cking your wives! Strangling your children! Striking down your fathers! For a thousand years I have stalked you!&quot;

Cnaiur urs Skiotha - the most CAPS LOCK man alive. view post


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