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by darth_ender
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

I have to go with Ender all the way, he's an actual character, all Bean is anymore is Card's attempt to move on from the original Ender series. I point out these little clues. 1 In the Shadow series and Ender in Exile we find out Bean won the war NOT Ender, stated several times by Graff, Bean, Petr...
by darth_ender
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 11706

Re: Riddles in the Dark

I should have mentioned that this site is pretty cool and let's you ask and answer Gollum some riddles. Kinda fun.

http://apps.warnerbros.com/thehobbit/riddles/us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by darth_ender
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 11706

Re: Riddles in the Dark

Ah, I see you found the same Riddles in the Dark site that I found. I posted it at my favorite Star Wars site as well, though the thread is sadly lacking in attention. Perhaps you'd enjoy my Middle-Earth related posts there. http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/The-Hobbit-movie-Dwarves/topic/1...
by darth_ender
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

So I read through the Ender books, and now I'm returning to the Shadow books. Just finished Shadow of the Hegemon, which I feel portrayed Bean far better in so many ways. Instead of being older and therefore even more rational like the rest of us, we actually see far more of his humanity, his subjec...
by darth_ender
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question on Xenocide
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

Re: Question on Xenocide

As I'd said when I wrote that comment, I hadn't completed the book. Nevertheless, I do not buy that explanation, given Jane's immense processing powers. I mean, she can conceive of a spaceship down to it's subatomic particles to push it Outside! But to keep things simpler, she could have merely sent...
by darth_ender
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question on Xenocide
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

Re: Question on Xenocide

I'm don't want to have to start a new topic, so I plan to hijack this thread instead. I'm partway through Xenocide for the first time in more than 10 years, and several thoughts occur to me. It seems to me that while Xenocide has many interesting aspects in it, including a massive moral dilemma of e...
by darth_ender
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dice-Rolling Lessons
Replies: 81
Views: 10721

Re: Dice-Rolling Lessons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_II#Same_Time_Risk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The simultaneous game was originally designed for the PC, but never actually played on the board. I prefer real players and a real board, so I was determined to take what was seemingly complex, and tra...
by darth_ender
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dice-Rolling Lessons
Replies: 81
Views: 10721

Re: Dice-Rolling Lessons

I'd like to necro this thread in order to share my excitement over a game I played this weekend. Risk II is my attempt to take the Same Time Risk game from the PC game RISK II and adapt it for the board. You can read about it in the links at the end of this post, and from there you can probably find...
by darth_ender
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

Sounds good. To each his own. As I've been moving along in the series (reading Investment Counselor today), it occurs to me just how guilty Ender feels for his supposed crime. He holds himself responsible for the xenocide of the Formics, though he was an unwitting pawn. But interestingly, if any Bat...
by darth_ender
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend. We are still talking about fictional characters in a book. I could say with equal legitimacy that your response to my word choice is a petty attempt to rebut my comments without addressing most of what I say. Let me restate my opinion and offer some clarification. ...
by darth_ender
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

I just completed ES today, and to make sure there is no misunderstanding, in its own right it is a good book. But you said everything perfectly, from your distinction between Old-Bean and New-Bean and the EG quote to the alternate universe. In fact, that quote is the perfect example of my thoughts. ...
by darth_ender
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

Tiny genius said: What the heck do you mean "before Ender's traumatic experience"? I was responding to your comment here: Bean is also not patronising Ender when he says "you're the best", he's gibbering because he just had a very bad experience and believes that he betrayed Ender. Bean later comes...
by darth_ender
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

Oh no! Better not disagree with me! ;) Before taking on your argument, I want to point out that we are approaching the stories from slightly different angles. You see both books as complementary, almost as if OSC had Bean's story planned out in the beginning (at least that's my impression, forgive m...
by darth_ender
Wed May 30, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Re: Hi folks

Thanks for the welcome everyone. This seems like a great place to be :)
by darth_ender
Wed May 30, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

And the sad thing is that I really do like Ender's Shadow, just not the portrayal of Bean. I almost have to think of it as an alternate reality, not a parallax as OSC suggests. The Star Wars site I refer to is http://www.originaltrilogy.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Nearly ever...
by darth_ender
Wed May 30, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: What is Ender's game?
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: What is Ender's game?

This is actually my theory as well, though I deliberately omitted it to see if anyone else came to the same conclusion. I figured Card intended some ambiguity. But I didn't even think it through as thoroughly as you, such as the child politics and the adults manipulating Ender in a broad sense. Inde...
by darth_ender
Tue May 29, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: What is Ender's game?
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

What is Ender's game?

Feeling philosophical? I am. So the book is called Ender's Game. Obviously the story is about a game associated with Ender. But what is Ender's game? I think most of us assume it's the battle room game, as that gets the most attention, is the most interesting, and seems to really develop his charact...
by darth_ender
Tue May 29, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Re: Hi folks

Thanks, folks :) Things seem a little slow around here. Not that such is bad, but I hope things pick up considering the upcoming film. I intend to show up fairly often :)
by darth_ender
Sat May 26, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Re: Hi folks

Thanks. I've read through here from time to time in the past, and folks seem to be nice. Friendly bunches are the best.
by darth_ender
Sat May 26, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 29581

Re: Ender vs Bean

So I posted this at my Star Wars website, and I just can't get enough of a discussion going on the topic. I'm posting it almost word-for-word, with some alteration for clarity (mostly with relation to popular abbreviations). Just be aware that the culture of that forum is part of my comment, so port...
by darth_ender
Sat May 26, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 9
Views: 4612

Hi folks

So I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am joining this site in part because I have a very specific comment to make and topic to discuss. But I don't want to be the rude sort who simply comes in with an overly strong opinion and turns people off; I'm a nice guy and generally pretty ...

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