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  Topic: How Does Evolution Produce Consciousnes/Reason?
Holsety

Replies: 473
Views: 53696

PostForum: The Close   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:06 am   Subject: How Does Evolution Produce Consciousnes/Reason?
That the mind emerges from and is dependent upon the brain is not the issue. No, the question is: When we speak of minds, can someone who would reduce consciousness to biology offer an adequate pictur ...
  Topic: Atoning for the rape of Lena as the core problem in TCTC
Holsety

Replies: 17
Views: 4741

PostForum: The Entire Chronicles   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:38 am   Subject: Atoning for the rape of Lena as the core problem in TCTC
To be honest, I think it might make more sense if High Lord Kevin were considered as being the Creator. In this way Kevin and Covenant are more easily identifiable as one and the same person. Covenant ...
  Topic: Ark of the Covenant
Holsety

Replies: 4
Views: 1218

PostForum: The Entire Chronicles   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:46 am   Subject: Ark of the Covenant
I passed by a lady a few days ago wearing a shirt with a heart very beautifully imposed over a skull. A fun way of thinking about that "young/liberals think with their heart and old/conservatives ...
  Topic: President Trump
Holsety

Replies: 3914
Views: 242975

PostForum: Coercri   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:09 am   Subject: President Trump
Only an idiot does something because the POTUS appears to suggest it. The people who die from drinking and/or injecting some sort of disinfectant deserve to go pick up their Darwin Award in person in ...
  Topic: The House
Holsety

Replies: 130
Views: 13724

PostForum: Hile Troy's Think-Tank   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:15 am   Subject: The House
If you think illegal immigration is bad, try having me as your kid. I probably cook worse, clean worse, act worse and think worse than most illegal immigrants. I'm not sure why my parents put up with ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Holsety

Replies: 321
Views: 60641

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Hmmm, IIRC, Sorweel got killed by the ancient non-man which then provoked him back to sanity in order to overthrow the influence of the Consult on the non-men...

--A
But didn't Sorweel make it out ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Holsety

Replies: 321
Views: 60641

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:07 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
I have a huge post. I hope it garners some further discussion, as I just finished up the book today.

1: So I'm pretty sure I'm serving Golgotterath. I've been working at an emergency service for do ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Holsety

Replies: 321
Views: 60641

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:40 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
I'm nowhere near done with the book yet, but some thoughts on me brought on by Kelmomas (sp?)

You know, Kelmomas was probably among my least favorite characters in the series. But strangely, once h ...
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Holsety

Replies: 321
Views: 60641

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:19 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
I ordered an unholy consult from Amazon, hopefully this book we will have the proper diagnosis for kellhus.
  Topic: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
Holsety

Replies: 321
Views: 60641

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Bakker's The Prince of Nothing series
I have an idea as to why Proyas was raped by Kellhus, and an idea as to the essence of the no-god.

Proyas was raped because Kellhus - maybe - is trying to humiliate humanity or one of its leaders i ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Holsety

Replies: 7922
Views: 637834

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:32 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
The Unholy Consult...for the second time.

No way! How did you get an ARC?

Plus, how is it?

I have a friend from TSA who bought it and then sold it to me after he read it. We did the same thi ...
  Topic: Anti-recommendations of your favorite books
Holsety

Replies: 29
Views: 10133

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Anti-recommendations of your favorite books
Actually I read your description and it sounds great barring time commitment.
  Topic: T H White: The Once and Future King
Holsety

Replies: 29
Views: 8610

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:37 am   Subject: T H White: The Once and Future King
I have only read this work once. It's probably my favorite work of Arthurian fiction for the way it adds gentle and weird humor while also maintaining a grasp of the importance of life. I remember it ...
  Topic: Anti-recommendations of your favorite books
Holsety

Replies: 29
Views: 10133

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:29 am   Subject: Anti-recommendations of your favorite books
This thread was a great idea...
..and it's so well-suited to my nature, because I accidentally anti-recommend things that I really like!

Here's one about "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisov ...
  Topic: Esselmont: Path To Ascendancy
Holsety

Replies: 15
Views: 4816

PostForum: Steven Erikson Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:06 am   Subject: Esselmont: Path To Ascendancy
I didn't like it anywhere near as much as an Erikson book Smile

But I think the story is fitting because it's about kellanved and dancer when they were just folks. I was thinking recently about how th ...
  Topic: Dassem Ultor - Spoilers
Holsety

Replies: 2
Views: 2307

PostForum: Steven Erikson Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:56 am   Subject: Dassem Ultor - Spoilers
Almost certainly correct - IMO.

I believe there's actually some point in the books where the gods laugh at Dessembrae the ascendant force, and compare him/it to Dassem and point out how much better ...
  Topic: The End of The Crippled God
Holsety

Replies: 0
Views: 1573

PostForum: Steven Erikson Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:46 am   Subject: The End of The Crippled God
A weathervane jams in place because the wind blows hard.

EDIT-FYI, not why I chose the avatar.
  Topic: Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?
Holsety

Replies: 92
Views: 29903

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:19 am   Subject: Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?

In fact, the only reason Foul moved to Mount Thunder is because Fire Lions were (for his purposes) the best he could do in place of his standard lava on short notice (millenia are short notice for F ...
  Topic: An Opinion on Mhoram
Holsety

Replies: 22
Views: 7085

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:24 am   Subject: An Opinion on Mhoram
I think most TCTC readers think highly of Mhoram, though he probably ain't everyone's favorite character.

I think I have a decent way of looking at the "Lord Mhoram's Victory" thing as &q ...
  Topic: Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?
Holsety

Replies: 92
Views: 29903

PostForum: The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:54 am   Subject: Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?
I can't understand people who think SRD would make up the term "Fire-Lion" for just regular old lava flows. Like the people of the Land were clueless bumpkins who had never seen molten rock ...
 
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