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posts by Starrs Commoner | joined 06 Nov 2007 | 4

posted 06 Nov 2007, 03:11 in Off-Topic DiscussionFavorite Quotes of the Prince of Nothing by Starrs, Commoner

"Some events mark us so deeply that they find more force of presence in their aftermath than in their occurance. They are moments that rankle at becoming past, and so remain contemporaries of our beating hearts. Some events are not remembered--they are relived." PG. 207 from The Darkness That Comes Before. So far has to be one of the best things I have read. view post

posted 08 Nov 2007, 03:11 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by Starrs, Commoner

I love the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. They're the books that got me into the fantasy genre as a whole and I still have yet to find a series that can move me as much as they did (I was very nearly reduced to tears after finishing book 7). Also been reading the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Pretty solid series. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay is also really well written, as is the Fionavr Tapestry series (or however it's spelt). If people are into the gritty fantasy, Glen Cook's The Black Company was a really good read. view post

posted 09 Nov 2007, 21:11 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Starrs, Commoner

I got into philosophy through my discussions with my cousin when we were younger. We'd stay up and argue over stuff like perception and world issues when we were only 13 or 14. Over time I've learned to see things from different perspectives. Having a course in high school about morality and ethics is interesting because it's giving me the chance to explore the beliefs of philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant, and Levinas as they describe their search for "the good". view post

posted 02 Dec 2007, 16:12 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAkka by Starrs, Commoner

The best scene between Akka and Esmi was when Akka went all Mandate sorcerer and started shredding the Imperial Saik. Talk about power levels, he not only took down their grandmaster (though I think he was sick), he also took down their best sorcerers. She's just sitting there the whole time appalled at what he's able to do. Further, near the end of the book she did have some grasp of his true inner strength. We see what she's like after reading the Sagas, and she realizes that Akka lives it every night. view post


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