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The Books / Re: Please Dear StarClan, Forgive Us for our Sins
« on: July 10, 2016, 01:44:05 PM »
Oh man. Here we go.

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The Books / Re: The Ideal Starclan
« on: July 01, 2016, 11:55:33 AM »
There was also the Fire & Tiger prophecy in the beginning of TNP! Where Cinderpelt and Leafpool saw literal fire, though since it didn't actually burn anything I guess it was more a vision than a physical sign. The medicine cats sure act like physical signs happen- both Hawkfrost using a Moth's Wing to get his sister to be a medicine cat and Jaggedtooth (i think?) pulling a claw to make Tigerstar shadowclan's leader were accepted as StarClan signs without question

The Books / Re: The Ideal Starclan
« on: June 30, 2016, 06:11:42 PM »
I. I've thought a lot about StarClan, sorry if this goes long.
Honestly, I think StarClan as it is in the books could be good, if the concepts were handled better. I see their future powers as something like Garnet/Sapphire's Future Vision in Steven Universe- if you don't watch the series, basically the power means they can see the future in near infinite iterations, and see what things are likely to happen or unlikely to happen if a certain person does or doesn't do something. Basically, seeing what's possible in the future and being able to predict some, or guide other things towards a probable good future.
Another series that has entities like this is DMFA, a webcomic. They have Phoenix oracles that can see all possible futures in this way as well-- and thus when people come to ask them advice, give very vague answers, to guide the people to basically, better probabilities of finding their answers, since they can't just tell them exactly what will happen- anything could happen, it's just probabilities.
That series also has something happening to the oracle's abilities in the current timeline that messes with it- called a void event. Basically, something more powerful than them is clouding out a point of time in the future from their sight- as that time gets closer, their predictions get less accurate, since they can't see into the void event itself.

I think what happened with StarClan in the third and fourth series, where people usually complain that they stopped being mysterious and started being mundane and not able to do things they used to be able to, was the authors were trying to depict something like a void event. The Power of Three prophecy wasn't from them, and they couldn't see what would happen at the end of the fourth series, or what would happen after it, so their power of foretelling wore thin and their ability to see the clans wore down as well, as mentioned in the books themselves.
There's also good hints to their version of foresight being like the examples I described- I seem to recall one of the leader ceremonies (brokenstar or tigerstar's?) they warn the new leader that they could bring their clan to greatness or ruin depending on their choices- meaning starclan has some ability to see alternate futures.

I honestly like StarClan with these powers- I just wish the later series wrote the crisis in StarClan better, or didn't have it, because while I like them having the power of foreseeing various futures, and trying to push the clans towards a better future with their prophecies, the mystery and degree of separation they had from the viewer made them seem more awesome or worthy of respect- whereas in later series they seemed just like normal cats, bickering in the sky. Which is sorta uninteresting to read about, and feels a bit disappointing.

Especially it annoyed me when they depicted in the latest book Firestar recieving a prophecy from another cat- where are the prophecies even supposed to be coming from? Depict Firestar having a vision of the possible futures or something, that would be way cooler.

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY THREE
« on: June 09, 2016, 04:24:02 AM »
Sorry for my absence- I just finished finals, and I'm actually going to be very low on internet access for the next two weeks, as I'm going to be traveling alone in Japan. I'll try to read through what I've missed later today and give some thoughts

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 20, 2016, 11:10:28 PM »
To clarify, the reason i voted for the oven is that I didn't see much of anything happening, most conversation was around the oven's actions, so out of curiosity I voted for it, to see what reaction that would make. Tom saying that he didn't expect that so soon was really interesting, I think. It implies that he expected it to happen eventually, which makes me wonder why.

I framed it jokingly by making the quip about Addeh because I didn't think it really would do much of anything, and the tone of the game seemed light so far, it didn't occur to me that joking around would be suspect. And hey, it actually got things to happen, so I don't think it was a bad move overall.

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 19, 2016, 12:48:04 PM »
Fair enough tbh, I was joking around cause it didn't seem like anything much was happening. people were talking about trying to get a sense of pattern out of the oven's moods so I decided to see if that would do anything. The oven became perplexed, which.. yeah. Makes sense
 unvote: oven

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 19, 2016, 02:25:55 AM »
I can't believe Addeh is scum again //sarcasm

Yeah, I'm not getting a clar pattern out of the oven as well... what if
unvote: Frosty
vote: Oven

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 16, 2016, 12:32:52 PM »
Pretty sure tom said this is an everyone-has-powers game, I think we can assume everyone has some special ability

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 16, 2016, 03:34:31 AM »
I assume the RDI is after lynching, it sounded like we're cannibalizing our lynches? Or something?

Posting more often is better than less often, we've got nothing to go off of if people are silent.

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 15, 2016, 09:34:25 PM »
We may as well start randomvote just to get some balls rolling
or hey we could kill heat that worked last time /jokes

so what the heck, I'm gonna vote: Frosty for starting anti-narrator sentiments

Random Babble / Re: Let's Talk Pet Sites
« on: April 15, 2016, 12:52:19 AM »
I used to neopets sooo hard. I started warriors rp guilds with my friends and everything! I occasionally get into it for another few weeks here and there even now, but the economy is so wrecked..
thinking of wrecked economies, not really a pet site but I did do gaia online for a while. before it really died in economics hell

More recently, I did flight rising for a bit, haven't in a while but I might get back into it sometime, who knows. I had a good lioden account going too but lioden is too time consuming for me in the school year, I really appreciate their manual rollover system tho. makes it so easy to take a break and then come back
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand i may have just joined gryffs.

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia - DAY ONE
« on: April 15, 2016, 12:41:50 AM »
Eeyy What is up, hello I am here. Interesting to not have a night 0!

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia (Role PMs sent)
« on: April 11, 2016, 11:29:16 PM »
I won't be back till nearly July, I doubt the game will last that long

Random Babble / Re: Wwv5 Mafia #5 - The Muffin Mafia (Role PMs sent)
« on: April 11, 2016, 05:31:15 PM »
got it! Thank my subconcious, because I legit just had a dream about Ww mafia that reminded me to check
also, a note before we start playing; i'm abroad in Hong Kong rn, and will be online at odd times compared to US most likely

Latest Release / Re: apprentice's quest discussion [SPOILERS]
« on: March 25, 2016, 12:39:09 PM »
I figure since this board is for discussing the content of the newest book, and warriors books are something one can most likely read in one or two sittings, spoiler tags aren't necessarily... necessary. The title itself says spoilers

Personally, I really enjoyed the book! But I also enjoyed all of the fifth series, which I know some people disliked. I'm not that picky.

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