History Literature / TheDarkIsRising

16th Sep '17 11:53:04 PM PaulA
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-->'''Barney''': Oh, well. Don't drop it in the harbour, that's all.
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-->'''Barney''': --->'''Barney''': Oh, well. Don't drop it in the harbour, that's all.
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16th Sep '17 11:45:16 PM Ingonyama
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16th Sep '17 11:31:53 PM Ingonyama
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** Cooper has to do some juggling to make all the images come true. In ''The Dark is Rising'', there's a throwaway description of a boy a little older than Will with a "dark face" and "light-streaked dark hair". In ''Silver on the Tree'' Will sees a reflection of albino Bran with his face darkened by shadow and his hair wet so that it seems to be streaked dark and light. Cooper can't, however, get round having described Bran's "tawny" "owl" eyes in ''The Dark is Rising'' like this "...strange cat-like eyes, the pupils light-bordered but almost yellow within."

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** *** Cooper has to do some juggling to make all the images come true. In ''The Dark is Rising'', there's a throwaway description of a boy a little older than Will with a "dark face" and "light-streaked dark hair". In ''Silver on the Tree'' Will sees a reflection of albino Bran with his face darkened by shadow and his hair wet so that it seems to be streaked dark and light. Cooper can't, however, get round having described Bran's "tawny" "owl" eyes in ''The Dark is Rising'' like this "...strange cat-like eyes, the pupils light-bordered but almost yellow within."



** Said shield is one of those which Will saw in the Great Hall in ''The Dark is Rising''.
** The point is that each of them withstands his or her test: Jane won't give the afanc the Lady's message, Barney keeps his mouth shut under threat of execution because he thinks Owain Glyndwyr may be from the Dark, Simon conquers his fear of water: "by a great effort, he kept from panic", Bran and Will accomplish their set tasks.

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** *** Said shield is one of those which Will saw in the Great Hall in ''The Dark is Rising''.
** *** The point is that each of them withstands his or her test: Jane won't give the afanc the Lady's message, Barney keeps his mouth shut under threat of execution because he thinks Owain Glyndwyr may be from the Dark, Simon conquers his fear of water: "by a great effort, he kept from panic", Bran and Will accomplish their set tasks.
16th Sep '17 11:30:48 PM Ingonyama
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-->'''Will''': For us, there is only the destiny. Like a job to be done. We are here simply to save the world from the Dark. Make no mistake, John, the Dark is rising, and will take the world to itself very soon if nothing stands in its way. And if that should happen, then there would be no question ever, for anyone, either of warm charity or of cold absolute good, because nothing would exist in the world or in the hearts of men except that bottomless black pit. The charity and the mercy and the humanitarianism are for you, they are the only things by which men are able to exist together in peace. But in this hard case that we the Light are in, confronting the Dark, we can make no use of them. We are fighting a war. We are fighting for life or death--not for our life, remember, since we cannot die. For yours. Sometimes, in this sort of war, it is not possible to pause, to smooth the way for one human being, because even that one small thing could mean an end of the world for all the rest.

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-->'''Will''': For us, there is only the destiny. Like a job to be done. We are here simply to save the world from the Dark. Make no mistake, John, the Dark is rising, and will take the world to itself very soon if nothing stands in its way. And if that should happen, then there would be no question ever, for anyone, either of warm charity or of cold absolute good, because nothing would exist in the world or in the hearts of men except that bottomless black pit. The charity and the mercy and the humanitarianism are for you, they are the only things by which men are able to exist together in peace. But in this hard case that we the Light are in, confronting the Dark, we can make no use of them. We are fighting a war. We are fighting for life or death--not for our life, remember, since we cannot die. For yours. [[TheNeedsOfTheMany Sometimes, in this sort of war, it is not possible to pause, to smooth the way for one human being, because even that one small thing could mean an end of the world for all the rest.rest]].
29th Aug '17 1:37:00 PM bt888
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** Maybe yes, maybe no. Merriman also states that the Old Ones and the people of the Dark have "some small powers" in common. There certainly seem to be things that each side can do that the other can't really match.
9th Jun '17 7:50:31 AM erforce
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* ReligiousHorror: Disquieting undertones of this come through in ''The Dark Is Rising'' when the Dark makes its assault on the church on Christmas itself, and again in ''Greenwitch'' with the titular effigy even ''before'' it comes to life (complete with shades of ''Film/TheWickerMan'').

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* ReligiousHorror: Disquieting undertones of this come through in ''The Dark Is Rising'' when the Dark makes its assault on the church on Christmas itself, and again in ''Greenwitch'' with the titular effigy even ''before'' it comes to life (complete with shades of ''Film/TheWickerMan'').''[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]]'').
22nd Apr '17 3:11:02 AM Ingonyama
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** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]

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** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it actually references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 3:09:48 AM Ingonyama
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** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].

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** The mountain Bran's mother comes from, Cader Idris, means [[spoiler:"the seat of Arthur"]].[[note]]This is actually an apocryphal meaning for the name, since it references the name of a giant from Welsh mythology, but in-story the given translation remains meaningful.[[/note]]



** Barnabas was one of the earliest Christians and went on missionary journeys with St Paul.

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** Barnabas was one of the earliest Christians and went on missionary journeys with St St. Paul.



* AMythologyIsTrue: Myth/CelticMythology, especially of the Welsh or Cornish variety. Except for one odd CrossoverCosmology example, the Greek sea goddess Tethys, who makes a random appearance in book three. Book three also contains a reference to the Egyptian deity of the afterlife Anubis, apparently associated in some way with the prophecies of the Dark.

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* AMythologyIsTrue: Myth/CelticMythology, especially of the Welsh or Cornish variety. Except for one odd CrossoverCosmology example, the Greek sea goddess Tethys, who makes a random appearance in book three. Book three also contains a reference to the Egyptian deity of the afterlife Anubis, apparently associated in some way with the prophecies of the Dark. [[EveryoneHatesHades (Of course.)]]
22nd Apr '17 3:00:46 AM Ingonyama
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** It backfires at one point. Will gets the sixth and last sign from a great ship, carrying a long dead king who was an ally of the Light (but not King Arthur), and all his possessions. After he claims it, in an act of spite the Dark sets the whole ship on fire. Will is horrified by it, but Merry points out that Dark was so eager to be spiteful that they didn't think it through. All they have done is give the King [[VikingFuneral what he deserves]].

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** It backfires at one point. Will gets the sixth and last sign from a great ship, carrying a long dead king who was an ally of the Light (but not King Arthur), and all his possessions. After he claims it, in an act of spite the Dark sets the whole ship on fire. Will is horrified by it, but Merry points out that the Dark was so eager to be spiteful that they didn't think it through. All they have done is give the King [[VikingFuneral what he deserves]].
19th Mar '17 12:30:40 AM PaulA
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* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}.

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* FunctionalMagic: Wild Magic and some Theurgy; it seems to have been a major influence on the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}.Theurgy.
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