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  1. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    The basis of Serwa's considering herself and her father as the only Real things is which itself is based on her ignorance of the darkness that comes before. For some reason, she views herself and her father as Self-Moving Souls, and now, apparently, Sorweel.
  2. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    Some of the Ketyai (Proyas, Conphas) are described as olive-skinned, so they can hire swarthy white actors for them. Esmenet is described as both olive-skinned and caramel at points, so iunno. Achamian is described as brown, though. Though as a brown person, it would bother me if all the Ketyai are cast as white guys except the Kianene, who'd they cast with brown people straight away due to their role as antagonists. There's also only one black guy in the first series (unnamed Zeumi sword dancer) and no Asians (why do I leave black uncapitalized but want to capitalize Asian?). In the second series, we get Pokwas and Malowebi, and Xonghis respectively. But I imagine they'd want to change characters to fulfill a quota and counteract criticism Salladhor Saan-style. Whose character could conceivably be changed to Zeumi?
  3. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    I can't imagine he's getting much for the option, unless there was a secret bidding war for the series we're all unaware of. But I don't doubt he'd take even a z-grade Power Rangers production level TV show to get more exposure for the books. Back to rank speculation, I know Lionsgate has been looking for new properties to produce, especially with their purchase of Starz and the hit their stock has taken on low market expectations despite revenue growth out of their TV portfolio (primarily thanks to Orange is the New Black and the piles of cash Netflix is throwing their way). Since Fantasy is in these days, Starz is a direct competitor with HBO and Orange is the New Black being tied up with whatever prior arrangements with Netflix, acquiring a bunch of cheap IP options to produce on Starz would be a sensible move for Lionsgate to make. So, on those grounds, if Lionsgate is the purchaser, then I think production is a real possibility due to the Starz deal. But if it's someone else, then it'll probably go sit in a catalogue indefinitely.
  4. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    I disagree if only because very generic Dragonlance/Forgotten Realms-setting high Fantasy is one of the most popular recurrent anime settings. Every year, the Japanese produce dozens of these shows, though most never become popular in the West. Re:Zero, a currently popular anime, is a good example. There just haven't been many - or any - attempts to do a direct adaption aside from Earthsea.
  5. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    Aurang-as-Synthese voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    Some Hollywood producers, like the guys from American Pie or something else strangely lowbrow, were trying to shop the rights around few years back, seems like someone is finally looking to buy. I wonder who though. HBO is probably looking for another big tent-pole series now that GoT is ending, but I can't imagine them buying PoN. I can see Starz or Showtime, though.
  7. The Prince Of Nothing series is optioned for TV!

    How would you get Kellhus' internal dialogues onto screen? They're a necessity.
  8. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    It's a scifi book that deals with consciousness. The author is friends with Bakker. But it's the same usage as the wikipedia article.
  9. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    Language doesn't necessitate consciousness cf: Blind Sight. Bakker has explicitly told us the No-God is a p-zombie and so non-conscious (it also unsouled and invisible to the Gods) and the No-God certainly uses language. In a p-zombie, as Kori explicitly describes in the Sranc, cause comes in, action comes out, but there's no qualia on the part of the zombie, nothing apprehends that it acts. They're biological robots with an elaborate and adaptable programming - like a neural network or whatever (like Blind Sight) - but there's nothing experiencing its life on the inside - just automated behavior and response.
  10. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    Their inability to apprehend paradox is a pretty common literary trope to depict a lack of consciousness.
  11. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    See, I was wondering the same thing Sranc and Skin-spies are supposed to be non-conscious, yet we've gotten internal dialogue for skin-spies, though the Sranc PoV we had (the Sranc chieftain) didn't necessarily show any sort of internal world to the Sranc.
  12. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    If being conscious and having a soul are the same thing in Bakkerverse, and we've been given all impressions that they are (skin-spies and Sranc lacking consciousness and being unsouled) then why would that necessitate an anatomical difference between us and them in our brains? Being conscious gets you a soul, as we see with Simas. The Confluence, as its described, doesn't seem to be a discrete neuroanatomical feature, but something the Dunyain mapped out via neuropuncture, as we, in this world, have not done with consciousness.
  13. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    outer sheath is the cerebral cortex, the confluence is those portions of the brain that give rise to consciousness, which we don't know but apparently the Dunyain mapped it out
  14. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    On the previous page, Kelmomas thinks that the Fanim are about to take the city, but gets distracted by Esemenet following the Narindar. Or what refers to that, I believe - or his realization a bit earlier via Inrilatis flashback that he was working for Ajokli, which he then suppresses and ignores.
  15. Bakker: Pounded In The Brain By The Great Ordeal Spoilers III

    It was also in the boatman chapter. Edit: Page 296 of US hardback bottom of the page.