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  1. unJon

    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Maybe you could do a decayed heart for Seswatha.
  2. Agree. But it’s also possible that if we get a Ghurkish POV that it will destroy the orientalist preconceptions that the Union and Ferro POVs has. Joe has left himself that ability, which was my point up thread. We can’t yet conclude that the orientalist description of Ghurkal is accurate. I haven’t gone back to read the end of LAOK, so wonder if anything points to orientalism being correct or not when the Ghurkal’s make an appearance. Or anything we could pick up from BTAH?
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    July '18 Reading - What We Read in the Shadows

    That book is pure awesome.
  4. This would be such an interesting point for @Joe Abercrombie to weigh in on. Wonder if Summon Author will work.
  5. Disagree. It does not show Gurkhul is orientalist cliche. It shows that Ferro and Union leadership views on Gurkhul are orientalist cliche. It doesn’t actually show anything about Gurkhul than a real world Westernist orientalist views of the East shows.
  6. Joe’s depiction of how Ferro and Union leadership perceive the Gurkhish relies on Orientalism. Which is not quite the same as what you’re asserting and the lost nuance is important. One might argue that Joe’s depiction is actually a comment on the Union itself and how Western societies viewed Eastern societies, and how that western view is ultimately flawed.
  7. unJon

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Yeah, well you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man
  8. unJon

    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    Anyone read her new one yet, 84K?
  9. unJon

    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    As the head of Delos, I can think of a lot of potential for his character outside of the park.
  10. Hmmm. A Little Hatred ”A little hatred goes a long, long way. It grows and grows. And it’s hungry. You keep feeding it more and more people, and the more it gets, the more it wants. It’s never satisfied. And pretty soon it squeezes all the love out of your heart and all you’ll have left is a hateful heart.” “A little bit of hatred can spoil a score of yearsAnd blur the eyes that ought to smile with many needless tears.” “I’ve found in my own writing that a little hatred, keenly directed, is a useful thing.” The Trouble With Peace “What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.” “The trouble with peace is that it tends to punish mistakes instead of rewarding brilliance.” The Beautiful Machine “Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.” “Sometimes I wish I was a beautiful machine so I could resist your kiss and not cry when you're mean.”
  11. unJon

    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    Maybe it’s already into the flash forward timeline and he is a robot?
  12. unJon

    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    Did she say it was her first time in that episode?
  13. Agree. Fun book. Picked it up based on recs in monthly thread. Lots of ways to go for sequels.
  14. unJon

    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    Aren’t all the animals in the park robots also? So we have an ecosystem of human robots eating animal robots? Do the a animal robots eat other animal robots and (real?) plants? Is it robots all the way down?
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    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    It wasn’t his wife in the current loop. There was no connection between Ake and her in his ghost nation loop. He kidnapped her while rogue and no reason to think QA would connect the two of them.