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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dissection of the first chapter from the perspective of Min Donner, Enforcement Director of the UMCP, is now available. She travels to the GCES compound on Earth to meet with the Senior Member from the United Western Bloc.

A Dark and Hungry God Arises 20 - Min [1]
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the excellent chapter dissection, Savor Dam!! Hail Hail Hail Hail Hail Hail You put a lot of care and effort into it, and I enjoyed reading it! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next chapter, in which Min travels back to UMCPHQ to talk to Warden about what happened in her meeting with the Senior Member from the United Western Bloc, and what conclusions should be drawn from what happened during that meeting, is discussed in the following new thread:

A Dark And Hungry God Arises 21 - Min [2]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more chapter dissections are up:

ADAHGA 22 - Ancillary Documentation/Transcript Of A Commissioning Address Delivered By Warden Dios To Cadets Of The United Mining Companies Police Academy On The Occasion Of Their First Assignment

ADAHGA 23 - Liete [1]

ADAHGA 24 - Mikka
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work as usual CH Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, StevieG! I'm glad someone is still reading these dissections!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the number of reads on CH's recent drop of three dissections is pretty respectable. The two character chapters have 135 - 170 views apiece a week after they were posted. People are looking.

The Ancillary Documentation chapter has fewer views, currently shy of 45. That really surprises me. I know that some readers may not give these chapters the attention they merit, but Ancillary Documentation chapters, while apparently out of the flow of the story, are always "what you need to know at this moment of the story." Warden's speech at the Academy fits that bill perfectly, and CH's dissection thereof is a clear statement of why that is so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A thread discussing the daring rescue of young Davies Hyland from his Billingate holding cell is now up:

A Dark And Hungry God Arises 25 - Angus [4]
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davies encounters his father Angus for the first time, and it's a traumatic experience for him, as detailed in the 26th chapter of ADAHGA. This chapter is discussed in the newest dissection thread:

A Dark And Hungry God Arises 26 - Davies [3]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, I've got two more chapter dissection threads to mention.

Angus and Milos have Davies aboard Trumpet, and Angus figures out Davies has had memories copied from Morn. Nick comes aboard, refuses to bring them Morn, and tries to leave the ship. Davies tries to stop him, because he knows Nick doesn't have Morn, and Angus has to stop Nick from beating Davies to unconsciousness. Angus tells Davies his mother did destroy her family ship, and then notices Milos is missing. It's all discussed in the thread:

ADAHGA 27 - Angus [5]


Sorus Chatalaine comes to the Bill's strongroom to get identification on who started rumors she has a mutagen immunity drug, and finds out it's Mikka and Sib of Nick's ship. The Bill informs Sorus that Davies has been abducted from his cell, and accuses Sorus of being at fault because she wasn't there interrogating Davies at the time. Both of them watch video footage of Davies being released, then watch footage of Angus and Milos waiting for something in their rooms as Milos forces Angus to chew and follow burning nics. They see Angus and Milos react to a coded message from Trumpet by leaving the rooms and speculate if those two could have taken Davies. Sorus decides she wants to get away from Billingate, and gets the Bill's permission to do so by stating she wants to get within firing range of the Amnion defensive Calm Horizons and have a good long talk with them. It's discussed in the brand-new thread:

ADAHGA 28 - Sorus
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newest chapter dissection thread concerns where Milos goes to report to the Amnion about Angus' purpose to reclaim Morn, let them know he doesn't have control over Angus like he thought he did, and receive his "reward" from them for his deeds. You can reach this chapter dissection thread quickly by clicking onto the following title:

A Dark And Hungry God Arises 29 - Milos [3]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gratitude to Lefdmae Deemalr Effaeldm for her solid work on the next Gap chapter dissection to be posted, this one about Hashi's private musings on his boss Warden. You can get quickly to her dissection by clicking on the chapter title below:

A Dark and Hungry God Arises 30 - Ancillary Documentation/Warden Dios: Extracts From The Private Journals Of Hashi Lebwohl, Director, Data Acquisition, United Mining Companies Police
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ON DISSECTING THE GAP

I still would like to finish dissecting A Dark and Hungry God Arises, but if I accomplish that then I will be done organizing group reads for the Gap. It's just too much work. I could see me making contributions to dissecting Chaos and Order and This Day All Gods Die, but I don't wish to be in charge of organizing group reads for those books.

While the task of dissecting the next ADAHGA chapter has been assigned to Lefdmae Deemalr Effaeldm (my idea, not hers, truth be told), the majority of the upcoming chapter dissections will be written by me (volunteers always welcome, of course!). I feel Lefdmae has good reasons for delay (if "Russia is waging war against my country" isn't a good excuse to delay a chapter dissection, then WHAT IS?), but I have asked her to please let me know if dissecting the Godsen chapter is proving to be too much of a hardship. I have assured her there is no hurry at all on getting that chapter dissection done.

If, after all the chapter dissections for ADAHGA for which I am committing to write have been done, then I may write the dissection for the Godsen chapter if Effie hasn't been able to get around to doing it.

I am not planning to post the follow-up chapter to "Godsen", called "Min [3]" until January 15th of next year.

My reasons for delay are varied, involving family matters (in particular my father's deteriorating health), my job situations, I want to contribute more to "the Tor" thread in the Mordant's Need forum, I want to write more chapter summaries for this thread, and I want to spend time reading Donaldson's The Killing God when it comes out in November.

Some time next year I was planning to ask both Avatar and StevieG if they will write one more dissection apiece for the later chapters, and I wanted to also ask Skyweir if she would write a couple of chapter dissections for me. But that is for the last chapters of ADAHGA, and we are talking several months from now. If they can help me out with those, then I can promise I will never ask them to help me out with dissections again!

There's just no way I want to be responsible for dissecting Chaos and Order (53 chapters) and This Day All Gods Die (55 chapters). Again, that's just too much work.

But maybe, just maybe, we can complete the task of dissecting A Dark and Hungry God Arises. All I need is just a little help from my friends. If we can get that done, then for the first time in Watch history we will have dissected the majority of the Gap books.

That's where we stand right now on the dissection of the Gap, for anybody still interested. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:00 pm    Post subject: A Dark And Hungry God Arises Group Read Reply with quote

Out of concern that I was making the original post in this thread too long, which might be a problem when the Watch changes format and reboots, I have decided not to post summaries of any ADAHGA chapters on that original post after chapter 30. Here are more ADAHGA chapter summaries:

ADAHGA 31 - Godsen
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Sitting in his office, Godsen Frik is in disbelief that Warden Dios sent hardcopy orders for him not to leave the UMCPHQ space station. He fears to defy those orders, for that might prevent him from eventually ascending to the presidency of the GCES. Godsen is certain that the only way he can heal the damage caused by Warden's shocking video conference with the GCES is by personally visiting some of the GCES Members on Earth and soothing their anxieties. He gets a call from Holt Fasner, who wants to know why Warden deliberately appalled the GCES Members with his video conference. Godsen tells Holt he doesn't want to talk about that now, so Holt orders him to take a shuttle to his orbiting corporate station. Godsen informs Holt that he's under orders from Warden to stay on UMCPHQ station, and asks Holt if he's officially ordering him to disobey Warden. Holt denies that, but tells Godsen if he's not on a shuttle immediately that he doesn't care what he does. Holt ends the call, and Godsen decides to obey Warden instead of Holt, reasoning that at least Warden doesn't kill people he has been sworn to protect. Godsen orders his secretary to flare the recording of his conversation with Holt to Warden's office. He feels he can live with deciding in favor of Warden's wishes over Holt's.

ADAHGA 32 - Min [3]
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Leading post made by Cord Hurn, posted on January 30, 2023
Min Donner is still recovering from being near the kaze blast that was an apparent attempt on Sixten Vertigus' life, as she is still hearing a high-pitched whine, general body aches, a numbed mind, and recurring nosebleeds. She is also stunned by the death of Godsen Frik from another kaze that came to his office twenty minutes earlier. Her Chief of Security explained the kaze got onboard UMCPHQ because he had been subject of routine verification, involving checking the information on his CMOS chip, and not subject to a full background check, which would have shown that no one was recorded as having put the information on the kaze's chip, and that the kaze had no record of existence. Full background checks will now become required for anyone entering the UMCPHQ space station by shuttle. Min is stressed that she's received orders from Warden to take the first available ship to go in the direction of Com-Mine Station, because she feels she needs to stay and investigate the kaze situation and to protect Warden. She calls Warden and he explains that Morn Hyland may still be alive and being brought back from Thantos Minor, and that communications in that sector have been enhanced so she can communicate with him quickly. Min informs Warden that she can leave on the ship Punisher within 15 minutes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Min Donner deals with the shock of Godsen Frik being killed by a kaze, and being dismissed from the kaze investigation by Warden for some puzzling new mission. All happening in the chapter being discussed in the following new thread:

A Dark And Hungry God Arises 32 - Min [3]
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