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  1. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    It's kind of chilling to have a movie where women are either slaves or basically put up a mask of masculinity and for someone to say 'But there are women in it!'. It's technically true. It's not the best kind of correct.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Why do you always choose these responces? What does it protect?
  3. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I think it's a metaphor for boob jobs, plastic surgeries and other distortions for the gratification of the male gaze. Plus it wouldn't matter if they weren't physically distorted, it'd still be shit. What did the original generations of dunyain give up and leave latter generations to suffer? Or did they give anything up or was it just forced in the name of a shorter path?
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Here's a christmas game - if readers are the gods (so to speak), which of the hundred are you? Are you one of the bellicose gods?
  5. Callan S.

    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Well why are you writing about them - if it's to fit them in because of PC standards, that's at it's core motivation a tokenism. Are they actually part of your story/where the story has gone in your world?
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I'm not sure why it seems surprising to want to take an army - there are so many untracked variables in Golgoterrath. It's not like he's planning just to sneak in and steal some shit then run away. An army brings it's own series of untracked variables for the enemy to face. And basically a Dunyain plans it that when they screw up someone else suffers for the fault - you have to bring others to suffer in order to be able to plan that way. The great ordeal were Kellhus' hit points. And that's just at the basics. At higher levels of thought - he was probably just as mad as a hatter. May as well have had the Joker in charge...oh wait they did, really. Sane at the basic levels, then more and more insane at the more complex levels of thought.
  7. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Well easily yes? The consult can only make your mortal life time a living hell. Anyway I wonder if 'Save the world' was literal? Maybe if the population drops below a certain number Earwa actually vanishes along with its people, as much as any dream world vanishes upon our waking. Because really 'the world' would be there no matter the state of the people - we're talking literalist Dunyain here. You don't need to save something that's just going to be there regardless.
  8. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Never really sure what 'save the world' actually involves, definitionally. Which is a semantic ambiguity a Dunyain would abuse, of course.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    And as I understand it things like China having such good porcelain that they didn't really develop glass - so they didn't develop lenses, telescopes and begin observing other planets in closer detail. Depends which tech tree you go down. And whether there seems to be any other path to take. *pulls twig out of sandal*
  10. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Beautifully put. I haven't seen Beserk except snippets, but from what I've heard it makes me think of Earwa's outside. Particularly that freaky red face thing I think you used to use for an avatar at one point. Though I think TSA doesn't just go into the intellectual, it does span a spectrum between passion and intellect. If you compare it against some dry academics essay on philosophy you would have a contrast that shows a full on tilt towards the intellect only - I don't think TSA ends up there at all. I think and feel it's really more in the middle, where emotion conflicts with intellect and vise versa. And the people caught between those two forces.
  11. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Source? I mean the trailer uses basic animation?
  12. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    The Mandate is obsessed with pursuing the consult. Too busy to make a really good bridge, savin' the world.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I've wondered if the judging eye doesn't just open at random...instead it actually didn't want to look at Kellhus. For being unable to figure him out.
  14. Callan S.

    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    It might even be that the fantasy world is a platform to delve into various interpretations of philosophical problems in a way that is far less dry and traditional philosophy.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    As I recall the Anagogic, they do stuff like summon a dragons head to spew fire out. So they rely on a kind of metaphor to inflict their effects. Where as the Gnosis describes it's effects directly.
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