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jude Commoner | joined 22 June 2006 | 5 posts


measure is unceasing posted 22 June 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionmeasure is unceasing by jude, Commoner

the point of this post takes a bit of backstory, so bear with me...

i was diagnosed with cancer about 6 months ago. I got lucky, we caught it early, and i only needed one quick surgery to remove the tumor. it hadn't spread, so i didn't even end up needing chemo. While i was recovering tho, before i'd reached that point, my friends (knowing me all too well) went out and bought every thick, even moderately interesting scifi/fantasy novel they could buy, so i'd have something to do while i recuperated (incisions in the groin take FOREVER to heal, fyi). Among the books procured on my behalf was the Prince of Nothing trilogy.

The trilogy was easily the highlight of what was a great deal of reading, and in particular, one phrase stuck with me. "measure is unceasing".

I don't know why, but in my head that came to be a lot more than a nifty turn of phrase. It turned into a motto, something i guess to try and make sense of why a 24 year old guy would get cancer.

So here i am, six months out, and that phrase still stands for a lot in my head, so i decided to do something with it.

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i've always loved the tibetan scripts (that ones called uchen), and when it came to picking a phrase, it was pretty elementary in my head what i'd want to go with.

so i don't know if Scott still reads this forum, but if he does, thanks for giving me something to read when i badly needed distraction, and thanks for a phrase that helped me focus on doing the on thing i needed most, fighting back. view post


Welcome posted 26 March 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Welcome by jude, Commoner

it really goes to show how slavishly i've been waiting for ANY news about the new series, that just having the title is very exciting. that having been said... is that all we know, the title? or is there more info floating around in the interwebnet? view post


"Murderous Children" posted 26 March 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]"Murderous Children" by jude, Commoner

I can see Esmi's child being scary, but Moenghus, not matter how much of his father he got, is world-born. What made Cnaiur so dangerous was his exposure to Kellhus' father. Which isn't to say that Moenghus the smaller may not turn out to be one brutal fellow, but that he'll be a brutal fellow without the benefit of Dunyain breeding, and thus no kind of competition for Kellhus' real son.

that having been said, none of that takes into account whatever training they've received from kellhus, which perhaps makes up for Moenghus' lack of breeding. view post


Kellhus's State of Mind posted 30 March 2007 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus's State of Mind by jude, Commoner

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Exactly...that, and the fact that the Dunyain were obviously sent into exile by the The Consult (evident by their desperate approach to the towers of Ishual finding the only survivor of the Apocalypse in the North the last Anasurimbor!)
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really? i didn't see that at all to be the case. is there more evidence for this, or just that one scene at the beginning? view post


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by jude, Commoner

so apparently its not called the great ordeal....

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big, awesome interview with Bakker about the new series. nothing real spoilery, except that its no longer a dualogy and he spills titles and basic themes for all three volumes. Check it out! view post


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