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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    I'd just get a dragon tattoo with empty eye sockets and the words WHAT DO YOU SEE? (just pretend it's Capslock dragon talking after the No-God assumes full control). Obviously you'd have to design it properly but conceptually I think it could work well.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Been watching the new Gordon Ramsay series on Hulu... and it's decent. Assuming these restaurants aren't being made to look worse via editing, they're absolutely horrifying.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    In other news they've dug up the No-God in Alexandria: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/black-sarcophagus-unearthed-in-egypt_us_5b45a8b1e4b048036ea3d944 So, when they pop the thing open prepare for the purple plague or whatever it was that the No-God caused when he exploded.
  4. 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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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Thinking about this, Bakker didn't want to give us Kellhus chapters because I believe he thought it would've given the game away. But imagine he did give us PoV chapters where it's just regular ol' super-logical Kellhus... but every now and then he misses something obvious and apparent to the reader, and these incongruities slowly add up and make us all go "hmm what is going on" - that would've been an interesting way to do it. But it might also have been too difficult. Like how GRRM complains about writing kids.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    I dreamt Bakker came to visit me and handed me a draft of the next book. It had robot Terminators that were immune to magic, either because they were forged from metal mined in Anarcane ground or because they were covered in Aporetic script. There was also stuff involving multiple timelines and shit that was probably fuzzy in the dream too rather than me not remembering. Which honestly makes me wonder - sure, aporetic armor wouldn't provide anymore protection than a simple chorae for anything vaguely human-sized. But what about dragons? Why isn't our Capslock friend decked out in Deathwing-style aporetic plates?
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    He is able to barely use the Psukhe, he tells us this himself. The most powerful of the Psukhari can unleash waterfalls, not squirt guns.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Nau-Cayuti's brain had a stroke :o.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    I think you can draw a line (or Bakker meant us to see a line) between Moe's inability to use water to the wretches being spiritually weak to the Dunyain. Of course, this required Bakker's own prompting about readers having missed something to see. Which, going back to whether there are layers or whatever in the story - obviously Bakker did put in solve-able mystery bits in the story, but the problem is he apparently sucked at them. What the readers considered to be mysteries and what Bakker did turned out to be different, what Bakker apparently considered to be apparent was obfuscated, and what he considered to be obfuscated was invisible.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    It's iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin the teeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxt, it's nottttttt even a layyyyer it's on the suuuuuuuuuuurface.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    What on Earth is this Dbkal nonsense. Dub is Arabic for Bear, so obviously this is Kalbear. But why Dubkal and not Kaldub. Dubkal looks like an attempt to spell Diabolical, though you could easily add a few more letters to make that clearer if it were the case, and that confusion is compounded by the pentagram thing. is it meant to be an idafah? Bear of Kal/Kal's bear? Because you would need a space in there then :o. edit: I liked the idea though. The jurble/gerbil mispelling doesn't really transfer to Arabic, but whatevs. I am now yurbal.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

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    Details on Prequel Pilot Revealed

    About the Last Hero is definitely not what I expected. I wonder whether they chose it purely based on story or whether budget was a factor. Anything set in Valyria or the Dance of the Dragons would've been berry expensive.
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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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    This new forum is the bomb!

    Does the transparency + art in the background seem late-90s web throwback to anyone else?