The Account of a Lifetime

April 22, 2009

Obedience and Ignorance

Filed under: Books & Media,Cogitations — xisor @ 2:25 am

The Emperor Protects

The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind, as depicted in Warhammer 40,000, is a god. That’s how we understand him.

Historically we know he’s a superbrilliantawesome psyker, John Grammaticus tells us this much. There is the allegation that he’s (nowadays, circa M42) a ~48,000yr old coalescence of shaman souls, shaman souls whom I’m falteringly told were themselves possessed of ‘ancient spirits’…the remnants of a god defeated? Perhaps not even of one god, perhaps fragments of the Old Ones’ spirits coalesced on Earth, guiding the early humanity and giving new life, new impetus to this emergent ‘gamble’ of a god?

Furthermore, we can outline some of the basic properties of the greatest foe we know: the Chaos Gods, the Primordial Annihilator. Even the C’tan, as terrific as they are, don’t yet warrant the title as ‘most potent foe’.

There’s story arcs which say the Chaos Gods can never be defeated. Even acknowledging their existence is tantamount to saying they’ve won. There’s further speculation which posits the Chaos Gods are in fact inseparable from reality, that affording them any sort of rhyme, rhythm or plan is merely a cosmological bit of paradolia. (more…)

April 1, 2009

Xisor’s Madcap Ideas

Filed under: Books & Media,Visions of the future — xisor @ 9:56 pm

I’ve been around the Internet in my present form(s) for a fair few years. I’m an unashamed geek and quite content with my obsession* with the likes of the BLP’s books (and generally GW IP). It’s a hobby, I’m cool with it. I enjoy the ideas.

In my time, however, I’ve come to develop a fair few pet theories, projects and ideas. I’ve liaised with a lot of folks and generally enjoyed a good order of back-and-forth with regards to…well, almost all of it. I hope to detail the individual points and outlooks in time. For now I’ll simply give a quick list of some of them, in no particular order. (more…)

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