Epilogue 13 - Parson and the Temple

Epilogue 13 - Parson and the Temple

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You again miss my point.

I'm not saying she doesn't know if fate is capable of stopping Wanda. Delphie only knows that Wanda is not going to croak herself. She doesn't know if Wanda is going to decide to try to kill herself and fail, or just not try, but at the end of the day Wanda will still be alive. She didn't say "Fate would stop you," because it didn't matter. Whether Wanda knows fate will stop her or not, Wanda is not going to kill herself. So Delphie says that Wanda can try to kill herself, but she won't kill herself.

Delphie doesn't know the reason that Wanda will not kill herself, so she can't say that Fate would stop her, because she doesn't know that it would take Fate stepping in to keep Wanda from doing it. Does that make sense?

Wanda meant to ask a generic question with a specific example. She meant to ask "Could someone with a predicted destiny kill themselves to prevent said fate?" Instead she asked "What if I tried to kill myself?" and got the answer of "You won't."
Lipkin wrote:
Delphie only knows that Wanda is not going to croak herself. She doesn't know if Wanda is going to decide to try to kill herself and fail, or just not try, but at the end of the day Wanda will still be alive.
That depends upon the truth of the matter. If Fate physically blocks people from doing things then you're absolutely right. On the other hand, if Fate never does that, then Delphie actually would know that Wanda wasn't going to try.

Lipkin wrote:
She didn't say "Fate would stop you," because it didn't matter.
Maybe, or maybe she didn't say it because it wouldn't be true.

Lipkin wrote:
So Delphie says that Wanda can try to kill herself, but she won't kill herself.
Delphie didn't say that Wanda could "try" to kill herself. Delphie said that Wanda could kill herself. I think the distinction is worthy of note in this case.

Lipkin wrote:
Delphie doesn't know the reason that Wanda will not kill herself, so she can't say that Fate would stop her, because she doesn't know that it would take Fate stepping in to keep Wanda from doing it.
True, but if Delphie happened to know that Fate wouldn't stop Wanda, then Delphie would be free to say so, such as saying that Wanda could kill herself, or Wanda could do any other crazy thing that would mess up Fate. In fact, that's suspiciously similar to what Delphie did say.
I quit.
Lipkin wrote:
I quit.
*pats on back* It's ok, pretty much every vocal forumite with a shred of common sense has tried to reason with him and come to the same conclusion.
What's the link between the artist Peter Doig and the Temple?

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alowe wrote:
What's the link between the artist Peter Doig and the Temple?
That's the Royal Scottish Academy during the Peter Doig Exhibition from August 3rd to November 3rd 2013. The colors are in the wrong order, but even so the resemblance is too striking to ignore. There's slim possibility that it's just a coincidence, but for once it's almost certainly not Erfworld imitating Stupidworld because we saw the Thinkamancy Temple and its colorful columns in a bonus page of the printed version of Book 1 which came out long before the Peter Doig Exhibition, so unfortunately I think there's no deeper connection than someone at the Royal Scottish Academy being a fan of Erfworld.
I'm sure that's it, yes.
Thinking about it a bit more, I'm no longer so sure about the connection between the Royal Scottish Academy columns and the Thinkamancy Temple. We know that the Peter Doig Exhibition didn't inspire the Thinkamancy temple, but I'm not sure that it works the other way either. I have only the bonus pages of Book 1, so I can't be sure about what might be in the bonus pages of Book 2, but the illustration of the Thinkamancy Temple in Book 1 doesn't seem detailed enough to have inspired the Peter Doig Exhibition. The Peter Doig Exhibition is very close to what we are seeing in the Epilogues, but the Epilogues didn't start until after the Exhibition started, and the Royal Scottish Academy couldn't have known that it would look right just from the tiny rough picture in Book 1.

So either Book 2 includes a better picture of the temple in bonus pages, or else the Thinkamancy Temple and the Peter Doig Exhibition are both imitating some third thing that predates them both.
Or it's just random chance...
It's these little mysteries that make life interesting. If it was just coloured pillars I'd think it was possibly a cooincidence. But on the same design of building - that's a bit harder to swallow. I'm tempted to believe it's more likely that both the museum front display and the temple in Erfworld are somehow inspired by something that predates them both. Something that's to do with the elements or fundamentals of thought maybe. So much of thought is like white noise, but here the colours have been seperated and can be clearly seen for their differences.

A lot of Roman architecture evolved from Greek architecture and Greece certainly had their philosophers and studiers of thought. I wonder if the atypical Roman design for museums actually came from Greece.