History Literature / BookOfTheNewSun

30th Jun '16 7:26:57 AM Jhimmibhob
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* InformedAttractiveness: As with other aspects of the books' world, standards of beauty appear to undergo a ton of translation loss between actuality and the narration. There's a strong chance that many of the books' most "beautiful" characters would appear downright unsettling to our eyes.
** Consider the unnatural height and alien-influenced appearance of exultants, whose numbers include Thecla, Vodalus, and Thea. The exact ''degree'' of their distinctive height and features is vague, leaving it uncertain whether they'd strike us as beautiful, or as borderline {{HumanoidAbomination}}s.

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* InformedAttractiveness: As with other aspects of the books' world, standards of beauty appear to undergo a ton of translation loss between actuality and the narration. There's a There are strong chance hints that many of the books' most "beautiful" characters would appear downright unsettling to our eyes.
** Consider the unnatural height and alien-influenced appearance of exultants, whose numbers include Thecla, Vodalus, and Thea. The exact ''degree'' of their distinctive height and features is vague, leaving it uncertain whether they'd strike us as beautiful, or as borderline {{HumanoidAbomination}}s.[[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]].
23rd Jun '16 8:13:21 PM nombretomado
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** Compare and contrast the Man-Apes in the mines with the Morlocks from TheTimeMachine (which also features the dying sun).

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** Compare and contrast the Man-Apes in the mines with the Morlocks from TheTimeMachine ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' (which also features the dying sun).
18th May '16 11:52:34 AM Generality
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: [[spoiler: ThoseTwoBadGuys, Dr. Talos and Bandanders. Talos, who clearly seems to be the leader, is a clever, glib conman with fox-like features. Baldanders clearly comes off as the subordinate and appears to be a GentleGiant and rarely speaks. In actuality, Baldanders is some sort of HumanoidAbomination MadScientist who turns out to be a threatening villain, and Talos is an ArtificialHuman, who is his creation.]]
28th Apr '16 1:17:43 PM Mietzsche
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** Genre wise, the book ''is'' a political autobiography. [[spoiler:Severian for example washes his hands of the murder of his predecessor and appeals to his soldiers by claiming to be a war veteran. And oh, man, all the surreal pussy he had scored.]]

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** Genre wise, the book ''is'' a political autobiography. [[spoiler:Severian for example elaborately washes his hands of the murder of his delicious predecessor and appeals to his soldiers by claiming to be a war veteran. And oh, man, all the surreal pussy he had scored.veteran.]]
28th Apr '16 1:04:24 PM Mietzsche
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** Genre wise, the book ''is'' a political autobiography. [[spoiler:Severian for example washes his hands of the murder of his predecessor and appeals to his soldiers by claiming to be a war veteran. And oh, man, all the surreal pussy he had scored.]]
6th Apr '16 8:42:35 PM allium
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* StopHittingYourself: One of the devices the Torturer's Guild uses is the revolutionary, which implants in its victim an overpowering urge to harm themselves. If they concentrate they can temporarily resist the compulsion, but inevitably they will unconsciously bite, choke, and tear at themselves, over and over again. The "demon" inside them weakens as they do, so most last for about a month.
22nd Nov '15 1:21:13 PM zarpaulus
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* EatBrainForMemories: Eating an alzabo gland extract gives its consumer memories of whoever was eaten by that alzabo.
14th Nov '15 7:05:18 AM Lummeck
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* PlantHair: Severan goes sees a festival sideshow that supposedly has a future-telling plant man. Much to Severan's surprise, there is a indeed a Green Man. After a moment of silence Severan tries to get the conversation started, by mentioning he always imagined that a plant-man would have grass-like hair. The Green Man finally talks, correcting Severan that he is not a plant.
23rd Oct '15 3:54:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Severian, Jonas, and Dr. Talos all demonstrate clever and wily abilities.
9th Oct '15 7:52:42 AM Jhimmibhob
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* InformedAttractiveness: As with other aspects of the books' world, standards of beauty appear to undergo a ton of translation loss between actuality and the narration. There's a strong chance that many of the books' most "beautiful" characters would appear downright unsettling to our eyes. Consider the unnatural height and alien-influenced appearance of exultants, whose numbers include Thecla, Vodalus, and Thea. The exact ''degree'' of their distinctive height and features is vague, leaving it uncertain whether they'd strike us as beautiful people or as borderline {{HumanoidAbomination}}s. In addition, Severian's throwaway asides about Jolenta suggest a figure that goes right past CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces to extremes that border on {{Gonk}}.

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* InformedAttractiveness: As with other aspects of the books' world, standards of beauty appear to undergo a ton of translation loss between actuality and the narration. There's a strong chance that many of the books' most "beautiful" characters would appear downright unsettling to our eyes. eyes.
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Consider the unnatural height and alien-influenced appearance of exultants, whose numbers include Thecla, Vodalus, and Thea. The exact ''degree'' of their distinctive height and features is vague, leaving it uncertain whether they'd strike us as beautiful people beautiful, or as borderline {{HumanoidAbomination}}s. In addition, {{HumanoidAbomination}}s.
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Severian's throwaway asides about Jolenta suggest a figure that goes right past CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces to extremes that border on {{Gonk}}.
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