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Discussion in 'Theocracy' started by Arkatox, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Aish!

    Aish! -Аиш!

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    That's fascinating. I had no idea.
    My box set has a number on each spine in a very different order.

    When Wagner started writing his Ring Cycle he found he had to keep writing prequel after prequel to tell the story as he wanted. Experiencing it in published order makes no sense. (Some would argue that experiencing it at all makes no sense...)
     
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    I decided to read it in chronological order:

    The Magician's Nephew
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Horse and His Boy
    Prince Caspian
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    The Silver Chair
    The Last Battle

    Before I started, I actually did a fair amount of research and read the arguments for publication order vs. chronological order. I like things linear, so I think I picked the order that worked best for me :D
     
  3. Arkatox

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    The order your box set has would be the chronological order of the books (as SeaStorm posted), an order that C.S. Lewis himself said they should probably be read in. I strongly disagree, as if you read it in chronological order it gives unnecessary spoilers or foreshadowing, because whether the author intended it or not, the published order (or usually the written order) is the way the books are supposed to be read. The fact that they wrote them in that order is evidence enough.

    Similar to how Ted Dekker says you can read the Paradise books in any order. The only thing is, that would be completely stupid, because reading Sinner before Saint would completely ruin Saint.

    Don't always listen to authors; even ones that you very much admire. Read the published order. You're not SUPPOSED to know who Professor Kirke is when you read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. If you do, it's not nearly as mysterious or cool!

    [/rant]
     
  4. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

    FleshAndBloodTheocracy Living Apple

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    I would expand that to the entire Books of History Chronicles. You should really read them in the published order.
     
  5. M@RS

    M@RS Dept. of Redundancy Dept.

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    Shoot! Yeah, I know it's 'Stephen'. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  6. Arkatox

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    Oops, I forgot to reply to this. Interesting! I don't think I came over from that one - I can't remember any other forum but this one. At least now I know I came in during the second wave of forum fans :loco:

    Anyone else from the initial forums still with us here at Ultimate Metal? I'll soon be writing up a little mini (very mini) history of my time on this forum - in observation of my upcoming 1000th post - so I will incorporate that :)
     
  8. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Tis true! :dopey:
     
  9. Snert

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    I didn't remember either. The first threads in this forum talk about the move from the old forum to this one.
    Though I do not find any registration e-mail for the former Theocracy forum in my mails, I'm pretty sure, I must have been a member.
    I've followed Theocracy a while before the debut was released and I found an e-mail about Theocracy I wrote to Deron in November 2003 introducing myself as Snert from the Christian Metal Realm.

    I remember a time (must have been 2004) I checked the forums of Divinefire and I think Theocracy frequently hoping for news about their upcoming debut albums.
     
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    Metallica
    deftones
    firelfight
    flyleaf
    killswitch engage
    social distortion
    skillet and the list goes on...

    favorite movies:
    Indiana Jones
    Star Wars
    pulp fiction
    Lord of the rings
    Scent of a woman
    3:10 to yuma
    tombstone

    influences:
    Jesus
    king david
    Milton Friedman
    FA Hayek
    HC brown
    bob woodward
    Al Einstein
    Niels Bohr

    I'm not very well read so to speak. I never enjoyed reading as a kid so I never read lord of the rings or narnia, although it is on my to-do list. A majority of my time now is spent studying chemistry.
     
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    I am currently reading "Magician's Nephew" to my 7 year-old son. But my all time favorite is "The Last Battle". When I get to the end of that book I can barely read it with out bawling.

    I have a paperback set that I bought when I was 11 or 12, which makes it about 30 years old. I believe in reading them in the published order. My daughter argues with me to this day that TMN is book #1. On a related note, they supposedly are going to skip right to this book for the next movie.
     
  12. Arkatox

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    Yep. The producer of the last movies mentioned to his father that he secured funds for the production of TMN... unfortunately I believe it was the day before he died (apparent drug overdose or something). I'm a little annoyed that they're not doing The Silver Chair next, but hey, they're making TMN as a tribute to the guy. :/
     
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    I just hope they don't wreck like they did Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
     
  14. Aish!

    Aish! -Аиш!

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    I haven't seen any of the movies.

    I guess I'm waiting for the box set.

    ...could be a while...
     
  15. Verbum Lux

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    I've never read The Magician's Nephew. It sounds like I should remedy that.

    Anyway, I'm James. I'm 34 and currently live in the Northeast U.S., though I was born and raised in the Southeastern part of the country. I've been visiting this forum on and off since May of 2010. I tend to change usernames periodically - I've posted here under Scarred621 and at least a couple of other nicks. I'll probably ditch this one eventually too.

    I'm a former agnostic who once thought that all Christian music was nothing more than inferior knockoffs of it's secular counterparts. Theocracy changed that perception. I found Theocracy through last.fm shortly before I first came here. One of their songs was listed as similar to a song from another band I like (for some reason, I think it was Symphony X, but I'm not sure), so I listened to Laying the Demon to Rest and based on liking that bought Mirror of Souls. I've been a huge fan ever since. Theocracy's music has really meant a lot to me, and it discovered it at a time when I needed something like that in my life. Looking back on it now, I have a strong suspicion that it was no coincidence that I found it when I did.

    Favorite Bands/artists:

    Theocracy
    Leaves' Eyes
    Symphony X
    Phish
    Tarja
    Divinefire
    The Who
    Alestorm
    Dream Theater
    Frank Sinatra
    Royal Crown Revue
    Sinbreed
    Harmony
    Turisas
    Miles Davis
    Nightwish
    HB
    Mehida
    Eowyn
    Children 18:3
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
    and many others.

    Favorite Albums

    Dream Theater - Awake
    Theocracy - Mirror of Souls
    Theocracy - Theocracy
    Tajra - What Lies Beneath
    Leaves' Eyes - Vinland Saga
    Leaves' Eyes - Njord
    Leaves' Eyes - Meredead
    Leaves' Eyes - Lovelorn
    The Who - Live At Leeds
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    The Who - Who's Next
    Phish - Live At Madison Square Garden, New Years Eve, 1995
    Phish - A Picture of Nectar
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Royal Crown Revue - Mugsy's Move
    Royal Crown Revue - Greetings From Hollywood
    Divinefire - Into a New Dimension
    Mehida - Blood and Water
    Harmony - Chapter II: Aftermath
    Sinbreed - When Worlds Collide
    Alestorm - Back Through Time
    Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
    Turisas - Battle Metal
    Turisas - The Varangian Way
    Nightwish - Oceanborn
    Eowyn - Beautiful Ashes
    Children 18:3 - Rains' A Comin'
    Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    Symphony X - The Odyssey
    Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
    Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
    Ryan Bingham - Mescalito
    BarlowGirl - Love & War
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Ugly Cassanova - Sharpen Your Teeth
    The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
    Steve Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step
    .....whew, better stop. This could go on for quite a while. :)

    Favorite Songs (I'll keep this to one per band)

    Theocracy - Mirror of Souls
    Symphony X - The Odyssey
    Dream Theater - Scarred
    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
    Tarja - Naiad
    Leaves Eyes - Frøya's Theme
    Alestorm - Back Through Time
    Divinefire - Heal Me
    Harmony - Rain
    Turisas - As Torches Rise
    Royal Crown Revue - Beyond the Sea
    Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
    Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
    Mehida - Grace
    Eowyn - Beautiful Ashes
    HB - King's Design
    Sinbreed - Salvation
    Miles Davis - So What
    Phish - You Enjoy Myself
    Alice Cooper - Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me
    Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
    Miss FD - Moment of Fade
    Emilie Autumn - Marry Me

    Favorite Books

    The Lord of The Rings trilogy
    The Dresden Files series
    The Belgariad quintet
    The Elenium trilogy

    Favorite Video Games

    The Secret of Mana
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Mana
    Xenogears
    Final Fantasy IX
    Breath of Fire IV
    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Favorite Movies

    Office Space
    Up
    Young Frankenstein
    WALL-E
     
  16. SeaStorm

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    Any interesting reason? That's unusual.
     
  17. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

    FleshAndBloodTheocracy Living Apple

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    He's hiding from the law ;)
     
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    @Verbum_Lux

    Dude, God used theocracy to reach you? What could be more awesome! :D
     
  19. Follow The Wolves

    Follow The Wolves Aerospace Student

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    Nothing....and I know it;)
     
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