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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Great rebuttal. That all does make sense. I just thought that @Sci-2 made a great point that at some point, your previous statement in that thread, would've ultimately happened at some point. Also, we dont really have any "hard" data to say it didn't either. I agree, really is no real life evidence that whale mothers would be even possible. Look, I get it, and not really defending the whale mothers. I agree with you, I hated them, and thought it was really poorly done. But, we really have no idea as to how it come about. We dont know for certain that they didn't accept that fate, for the better of the Dûnyain goal to reach the Absolute. Sincere question. Would lobotomy lessen the mental and physical pain of being what they were? I have no clue, just asking. Would them being chained, also be to keep them out of sight? I'm sure. It's all awful for sure. And, I agree, having "normal" women would've probably been a better idea.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Bakker's theory, or what have you, on how our brains work. I can barely understand most of it. My layman take from it, is basically we are blind to how our brain works - biases, thought process, etc, etc.. What I meant in that post is this. There could be several reasons on why the Whale Mothers are what they are. Could have been forced into it. Could have accepted that it was indeed what they needed to do for the Dûnyain to reach the Absolute. Multiple angles. Yet, through our subconscious biases, biases for the other reason and so on, we inevitably make it what we want. And, most refuse to accept any other possible explanation, than the one they want, because it conforms to the biases they have created on the subject and in this case the author. Sort of like meaning of the books. Maybe Bakker wantednto create a series that had no meaning, and therefore have you questioning just what meaning is. Yet, I feel that meaning of any book is different for all of us. We all take away different meaning from any book. Regardless of what the author sets out to do. Who are we to discount what any of us find in a book, and what we take away from it?
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    The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron

    Cameron is great..anything he puts out ill pick up. Those titles sound interesting. Is it the same world as The Red Knight?
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    The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron

    Yea, in a dream or something like that. And, at the end ahe takes a human form and attends TRK's wedding. ETA: or the event after they save the world. Been a few months since I read it. I thought there a wedding at the end.
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    The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron

    She shows up later in the series. Just not in the same form, I believe.
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    What type of laugh do you have?

    I have a normal chuckle most occasions, though if its something good, I can't breath and it doesnt stop for awhile. Example: me and my best friend since we were 5 was lounging at his house a few years ago. We was watching something on TravelChannel, Bourdain or Zimmerman and they was in London. My buddy looks over at me and ask dead seriously, "Have you ever been to London?". We stared at each other for a second then we laughed the hardest we have ever in our life, for like 10 minutes neither of us could breath. Why was it so funny? Well, I've known him for over 20 years at the time, his family is my 2nd family, and he's asking me if I went to London and never let anyone know about it? I guess you just had to be there, but it was an all-time laugh. The one laugh that really gets to me is the pig laugh. You know, the ones who snort like a pig? Can't stand it. Besides that, I love laughter.
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    The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron

    Excellent series. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention around here aand elsewhere. As a Bakker fan, id like to think that in either book 3 or 4, when fighting the undead, TRK confers with a soldier named Kelhus. I'd have to say that its a homage to TSA. Why I think thisnis that he only uses one"L". Which makes me think that he didn't want to use the name for for that, because of Kellhus's stature in the books.