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  Topic: Kevin's 7 Wards
DrPaul

Replies: 41
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PostForum: Fatal Revenant   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:19 am   Subject: Kevin's 7 Wards
Wayfriend, you write:

* I occasionally post things on KevinsWatch because I am a fan of Stephen R. Donaldson; this should not be considered as condonation of the white nationalist propaganda for wh ...
  Topic: What are you reading in general?
DrPaul

Replies: 2117
Views: 223321

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:13 pm   Subject: What are you reading in general?
I'm currently some 400 pages into Thomas Piketty's 1100 page Capital and Ideology.

Is that the one that came out around 2014 and was released in the US as just "Capital?" Or was it the fo ...
  Topic: What are you reading in general?
DrPaul

Replies: 2117
Views: 223321

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:13 am   Subject: What are you reading in general?
I'm currently some 400 pages into Thomas Piketty's 1100 page Capital and Ideology.
  Topic: Anyone not really into fantasy/sci-fi that much?
DrPaul

Replies: 34
Views: 6740

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:22 am   Subject: Anyone not really into fantasy/sci-fi that much?
My perception in Australia is that in recent decades fantasy books have come to occupy an increasingly large proportion of the shelves in scifi/fantasy bookshops, and an increasingly large proportion ...
  Topic: Where do the different kinds of magic come from?
DrPaul

Replies: 5
Views: 1306

PostForum: Fatal Revenant   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:31 am   Subject: Where do the different kinds of magic come from?
I have the sense that SRD intended the source of the magic of the Viles and their descendants, and the nature of the Viles themselves, to remain obscure in order to maintain a sense of the otherness o ...
  Topic: Waving a Magic Wand
DrPaul

Replies: 6
Views: 562

PostForum: The Entire Chronicles   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 11:28 pm   Subject: Waving a Magic Wand
Well, we know that there is an inconsistency between the Second Chronicles and the Last Chronicles regarding the identity of the Guardian of the One Tree and the circumstances in which he became the G ...
  Topic: The Ritual of Desecration
DrPaul

Replies: 57
Views: 12408

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:28 pm   Subject: The Ritual of Desecration
Amok said, concerning white gold: In his last days, High Lord Kevin yearned for it in vain. Was it his need for white gold that made Kevin "know doubt"?
To understand High Lord Kevin first ...
  Topic: Christopher Tolkien
DrPaul

Replies: 5
Views: 1013

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:06 am   Subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien
the legend that is now simply remembered under the collective name of The Lord of the Rings.

A crying shame neither father nor son reached eleventy-one (and beyond), as both Frodo and Bilbo had do ...
  Topic: Tolkien vs. Donaldson
DrPaul

Replies: 92
Views: 40569

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:29 pm   Subject: Tolkien vs. Donaldson
I seem to recall SRD stating in The Gradual Interview that LOTR made it possible for him to write The Chronicles.

I also have a private joke that The First Chronicles is what LOTR would have been ...
  Topic: Dinner with the Ramen
DrPaul

Replies: 12
Views: 5374

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:47 am   Subject: Dinner with the Ramen
This thread may have inspired an invention.


https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/11/06/peruvian-innovators-launch-banana-leaf-biodegradable-dishes-to-combat-plastic-consumption/?fbclid=IwAR0IJ9xFH ...
  Topic: Grimdark?
DrPaul

Replies: 1
Views: 1905

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:14 am   Subject: Grimdark?
I agree with Wayfriend.

The main "good" characters in The First Chronicles are genuinely good, and display very little of the attributes we could associate with "grimdark". For ...
  Topic: Cellphones and When The Last Chronicles Take Place.
DrPaul

Replies: 6
Views: 4020

PostForum: The Runes of the Earth   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:33 am   Subject: Cellphones and When The Last Chronicles Take Place.
I think one of the pointers to when the events in RotE occurred is that Linden has a pager. Pagers were most widely in use in the 1990s and have been largely displaced by advanced cell phones (or &quo ...
  Topic: The Redemption of She Who Must Not Be Named
DrPaul

Replies: 26
Views: 7595

PostForum: The Entire Chronicles   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:30 am   Subject: The Redemption of She Who Must Not Be Named
It seems to me that the most straightforward explanation is that SWMNBN's crisis of identity and purpose both predated her devouring of souls and is what caused her to begin devouring souls in the fir ...
  Topic: The Lord of The Rings
DrPaul

Replies: 56
Views: 8851

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 1:19 am   Subject: Re: The Lord of The Rings
I've reached the bit in the first book where the Hobbits plus 'Strider' have reached the top of Weathertop and have encountered the black riders during the course of the night spent atop there. Up to ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
DrPaul

Replies: 7888
Views: 607891

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:19 am   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
I'm currently reading The Histories by Herodotus, which was written back in the day when the demarcation between the fantastic and the realistic wasn't all that clear.
  Topic: Thomas Covenant Theme Song
DrPaul

Replies: 11
Views: 3238

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:31 am   Subject: Thomas Covenant Theme Song
"I touch no-one and no-one touches me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlSVNxLB-A
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
DrPaul

Replies: 7888
Views: 607891

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:50 am   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
I'm currently re-reading Firstborn by Stephen Baxter and Arthur C Clarke.
  Topic: Rebooting the Gun Control Discussion
DrPaul

Replies: 641
Views: 38138

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:16 am   Subject: Rebooting the Gun Control Discussion
Seems to me that the gun laws NZ has didn't work well this time...

The NZ Prime Minister has said that the gun laws will be changed following this terrorist incident.

I think it should now be cl ...
  Topic: thoughts PRIOR to rereading
DrPaul

Replies: 16
Views: 5451

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:35 am   Subject: thoughts PRIOR to rereading
For me one of the most interesting aspects of re-reading is finding out how I've changed, and how differently I think, compared to when I read the books previously, as I find myself reacting different ...
  Topic: Triock and Crossed Lightning
DrPaul

Replies: 45
Views: 9086

PostForum: The Entire Chronicles   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:11 am   Subject: Triock and Crossed Lightning
WF, you keep coming up with these concise insights.
Wink

Without Troy, Elena could not have failed.
Why is Troy so pivotal to Elena's failure?
Well, I was thinking as I wrote that that Elena ...
 
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