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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    10 May 2019 - 09:23 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 06 May 2019 - 03:03 PM, said:

    Finished my reread of The Library at Mount Char and it was just as bonkers and brutal and funny and wonderful the second time round. Really Great novel!



    If I got you to read this once again, then wow, good for you. I'm really enjoying Harry August, but I mentally keep coming back to how utterly stunning library at mount char was. So, I can only second yoU: What a great novel.
  2. In Topic: Ye Big Politics Thread

    05 May 2019 - 11:12 AM

    One thing I don't quite understand is why the right wing appears to have splintered into so many factions whereas the left seems to be mostly unified under the banner of the social democrats. Especially considering what you said, that for the majority of the past 20 years, the political right has ruled in Denmark.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    25 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 25 April 2019 - 02:48 PM, said:

    Gave up on the book I was reading called "Tavern" as it was just a bit too bland and generic.

    Started a reread of The Library at Mount Char instead. It's been a while and the talk of it has had inspired me to read it again. I'm guessing it holds up well a second time.


    Mmmmmhhh :) Have fun
  4. In Topic: Is this another reveal?

    24 April 2019 - 10:01 PM

    ICE really makes it sound like that would be the case. The only thing to really add or ask at this point is: How? What would've had to happen to make these two ascend - and why have we not heard about it thus far?
    Ascension is, of course, a process that we still know fairly little about. Still, by looking at other "recent" ascendants shown in the books, we can infer a couple things/conditions. Cotillion and Shadowthrone are special cases since they more or less actively seek out a vacant seat of power to usurp it. Dessembrae took some major cult-ish worship. Same goes for the redeemer. Massive worship is arguably also what nearly made Coltaine an ascendant. We can also infer that some individuals can apparently use might&magic to "force" their way into ascendancy to some extent. And there's the odd special circumstance like going through the fires of Tellann or succeeding on the Path of Hands etc.
    Now, if all of these have one thing in common, it would be that they aren't exactly things that go unnoticed. There's no known major cult of Oponn, we know of no event that would call for the creation of one, the kids in Kellanved's Reach do not appear to be so gifted that they would easily ascend on that basis, we know of no existing trial that needs to be overcome to become "Oponn", there's no apparent vacancy in the pantheon, and considering that these two are spies by profession I also have a hard time imagining that a cult develops that worships them as people to the point where that would elevate them to ascendants.

    There are also a handful of implications to consider, if that theory were true. Mainly that this would mean Oponn used to be subservient to Kellanved - i.e. they at least would have had a history of that at some point in the past. Once again, something that we find no indication of throughout the books. The minor other thing on my mind would be that it would presumably have been a topic of some debate among the Malazans if one of their folk had recently ascended to godhood. I mean, that's kind of a big deal. But nobody in the Empire ever comments on their origin or even lays claim to some sort of "kinship".

    None of this means that the theory is wrong - it's just that looking at what we know, it strikes me as a bit far-fetched.
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    22 April 2019 - 12:20 PM

    View PostAndorion, on 22 April 2019 - 11:08 AM, said:

    The part where
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    Tsundoku 

    14 Mar 2019 - 07:32
    Happy birthday dude
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