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Exploring The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker Chapters 15-17

March 10, 2024 Steve
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Exploring The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker Chapters 15-17
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In this final discussion for the Thousandfold Thought and the Prince of Nothing trilogy, the hosts express their appreciation for the series and discuss their favorite aspects and surprises. They have mixed reactions to the battle scenes, with some finding them confusing and others enjoying the cinematic elements. The character endings also elicit conflicting feelings, with some being satisfied and others feeling teased. The nature of Kellhus and his beliefs and motivations are explored, along with the uncertainty surrounding the No-God and the consult. The discussion ends with unanswered questions and speculation about Nathan's backstory. In this part of the conversation, the miscommunication between Kellhus and Moengus is highlighted, as well as the unclear timeline of events. The repetition in their conversation is also discussed, with some parts feeling unnecessary. The origin of humans and non-men is explored, along with the beliefs about the No-God. The role of Akamian as the hero of the story is debated, and the decision of Esmenet to stay with Kellhus is analyzed. The chapter concludes with a discussion on Kelllhus' teleportation ability. In this conversation, the hosts discuss the metaphysics and magic in the series, particularly focusing on the concept of carrying multiple ideas simultaneously. They speculate that this ability may be related to existing across multiple times as a fourth-dimensional being. They also explore the nature of the Thousand-fold Thought and its role in saving humanity. The hosts delve into the significance of dreams and memories, questioning their reliability and the possibility of manipulation. They analyze the complex character of Nair and his journey of self-discovery. The conversation concludes with reflections on the depth and richness of the series.

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