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    Bakker LVII

    I can't find a new Bakker thread? https://rsbakker.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/postcards-from-planet-analogue/ He was building a barn.
  2. https://youtu.be/FeftoI3c81c?t=1898 Not sure which sub-forum to stick this insanity in, but I'm sure people are interested given its source being an actor from the television show. Credit to the poster of the thread on reddit: @Ran This guy is nuts, right?
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    Coins, Daggers, and re-reads.

    visit /r/wallstreetbets on Reddit IlyaP. It'll either amuse or horrify you. It's half people parodying Wall Street bro culture, half people seriously buying into it, and 100% people losing money on awful trades. is a personal favorite of mine.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    whoa Sologdin is back. Bakker has basically come down against any sort of merchandising or crowd-funding or crowd-funding-merchandising (you know $5 to the kickstarter and you get a shirt!). For some reason, he thinks it's demeaning. He said something along the lines of he'd rather eat his own shit or something when I asked him about it on the Second Apocalypse Q&A. Yes exactly, that's why Baby Kellhus is still on the table for me!
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    Coins, Daggers, and re-reads.

    Oh nice a Dagger and Coin thread! I just randomly had a thought on it after watching tonight's episode of GoT. I think the older threads are all archived by this point, so thoughts here (full series spoilers - no GoT spoilers tho it just procc'd my memory). Basically I wouldn't mind a sequel to this series where: @DanielAbraham
  6. Well i had forgotten until i just checked - seems it was with the initial release too not the expansion: "The best steel doesn't always shine the brightest."
  7. So playing Civ 6 again with the new expansion - Joe's got a quote in the game along with all the famous historical figures and what not. I guess that officially his books 'literature' :OOOO.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    wat's dis guy been up to
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    It's not entirely clear if the practice or beliefs continue into the modern era, but based on the False Sun the Mandate's predecessor school, the Sohonc, followed the Nonman practice of trying to achieve Oblivion on death. Based on the Ciphrang PoV in TUC and confirmed by Bakker to represent achieving Oblivion, Oblivion is actually achievable - at least one of the Nonmen killed's soul disappears in the eyes of the Ciphrang. But per Oirunas or whatever his name was, Oblivion is difficult, enough Nonmen apparently don't manage it that they see themselves in the Inverse Fire. For whatever, whether delusion as to the odds of Oblivion or because they're irrational even in the face of certain damnation, the Mandate doesn't seem to engage in any sensible behavior. That said, Achamian says he used to mock Tusk with his roommate when he was a kid at the Mandate, so there's also probably some amount of denialism.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    There were pictures of beta readers with the manuscript posted to Reddit - I think the link is in this thread actually. It was like 5 years ago or something ridiculous at this point. So he had something he wanted to publish or thought was publishable half a decade ago. He seems like a guy really high on neuroticism - so imagine someone like that getting told by beta readers i.e. friends and family that you book sucks. It seems to me he probably over-reacted and just started half-hearted rewrites.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    On the topic of editorial intervention Did you guys know that Toriyama initially intended for Androids 19 and 20 to be "the Androids" until his editor was like "cool, but where's the actual villains?" So he added 17, 18 and Cell. And then he intended Imperfect Cell to be Perfect Cell until the editor was like, "So what does he look like in his Perfect form?" And then we got the handsome devil known as Perfect Cell.
  12. Probably best Joe stay away from the Gurkish, since the risk of falling either into cliche orientalism or going too far overboard to overturn orientalist preconceptions (Saladin Ahmed) is pretty big.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Rothfuss said on his stream that he'd like to help Bethesda write the new Fallout, lol.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    My friend just finished book 2 after a decade or whatever. So I got to fill him in on all the theories and such. That was fun. Doors of Stone can reveal a number of things - Lockless box, Haliax and the Chandrian's relationship to Iax, what the Amyr are up to, what the Angels are up to (since Kvothe supposedly fights an Angel), the identity of the king he killed, confirming Kvothe's status as a Lockless
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