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Re: Inferno
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2011, 02:43:26 PM »
This thought keeps dwelling in my mind about Inferno and all. If Inferno-Hell-Underworld is same as in ancient times, then we had more than one that went there and came back. Always with some sacrifice though. Preferably human.

Au contraire mon cheri!

Hell is being built and renovated as we speak (figuratively? who knows..) the City of Dis is an expanding settlement of all demon-folk. There's bound to be millions upon millions of souls residing in the pits - apartments with crooked landLords are bound to be there.

Well, my Fiance's whole idea started because of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Inferno and Escape From Hell books...
Hell is Dante's version, and beyond the Lake you can get to Satan's legs, and climb your way up. But for some reason, only one person seems to escape at a time. However, with Eternity to spare, why not try to get our loved ones and friends out?

I'll have to read up on those.

I do remember reading somewhere that the only way to escape is through "Satan's Hole" Eyup. Not sure how literally that should be taken, but I believe I saw that somewhere.

And I totally agree - I'm actually in the process of a screenplay involving an escape from Hell.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2011, 02:50:55 PM »
Wow...my past sure did come back to haunt me on this one a bit, didn't it??? *Wolfie slinks away and hides in Den out of shame...*

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You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 02:51:20 PM »
Au contraire mon cheri!

Au contraire what?  :-D Just to name one:
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One tells how the fertility goddess Inanna, later known as Ishtar, descends into the kingdom of the dead, ruled by her sister Ereshkigal. Trying to overthrow Ereshkigal, Inanna is killed. The other gods convince Ereshkigal to release Inanna, but Inanna cannot leave the underworld without finding someone to take her place. She determines that her husband, Dumuzi or Tammuz, should be her substitute. Some scholars believe that this myth is related to the annual death and rebirth of vegetation.

Read more: Underworld - Myth Encyclopedia - mythology, Greek, god, names, ancient, animal, Japanese, world, Chinese http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Tr-Wa/Underworld.html#ixzz1cUcjwqWY

I have a feeling quite a few cheated on the test xD

Or Im simply the worse? Nah... I doubt that :P
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 02:59:27 PM »
I have a feeling quite a few cheated on the test xD

Or Im simply the worse? Nah... I doubt that :P


I didn't cheat at all! I answered all of them honestly... But Wolfie needs to work harder to get to the same *badass* quotient as Nina and T :-P
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 03:01:32 PM »
I dont think there is nothing "badass" in going to Hell really... Id rather not ;)

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Re: Inferno
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »
*On the contrary, my dear :]

Ah, another story of a feminine character reliant on a man. I find, if you were to truly conquer Satan, you're concurring your fears, vices, and insecurities. All that makes you impure, in my opinion. Sacrificing yourself for another is noble, wanting to be saved? That's just an old fishwife tale.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2011, 03:16:43 PM »
I know what au contraire means ;)

I could dig up a story of a man that got out too, but that wasnt my point, point was, one can get out but the number of those Downunder (not Aussies xD) always has to be same.

Sacrificing yourself to save another, is a way to conquer Satan too, maybe not altogether, but in your little area of Universe, that sure counts. Cause by that you deny all that Satan seeks of you to be a good citizen of Hell. It takes out fear, ego, all insecurities are of no importance when doing a noble thing.

Just my opinion though, but in some ways im stuck in the times when nobility and honor had a meaning .....

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Re: Inferno
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2011, 03:23:01 PM »
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I dont think there is nothing "badass" in going to Hell really... Id rather not ;)

*GROWLS* I hate it when no-one gets my jokes! I share that curse with Nina, I swear!

Personally, for me the second level is bad enough! Who want's to be in Hell? The lesser the level, the better, if you must go there!
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 07:07:56 AM »
I do remember reading somewhere that the only way to escape is through "Satan's Hole" Eyup. Not sure how literally that should be taken, but I believe I saw that somewhere.

The MANY different websites with folks' opinions, posts, theories, whatever...
PLUS the way the two books I mentioned describe it...
Is you have to climb up Satan... Starting from his foot, I guess, move up his "hairy leg" and keep going... for a Couple miles? ( haven't read either book in awhile ). You eventually make it out, through a barely visibly hole somewhere WAY up there.

But... do you make it out, onto Earth???
or...
what?  :lol:



and I only lied, in that I counted a couple of my "maayyyyybes" as a No.  :-P
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2011, 10:42:33 AM »
Hey now, I said rebellion not escape plan. First we overthrow the powers that be, then some of you are welcome to leave. I don't want to be halfway through my plan before realizing everyone is making a run for the 'door'.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 10:44:17 AM »
Haha, alright. Well, how do you propose we Overthrow the person(s?) ruling the Underworld?  :-P
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 10:45:54 AM »
I figured we would lay out a plan once we get there, though obviously we would be in different levels if that is how it works. Need to get a lay of the land, a look at their forces, before deciding how to take over. Who knows? Maybe we can start a mutiny lol, did say mind games are my specialty.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2011, 10:57:35 AM »
"Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."

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Re: Inferno
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2011, 10:59:53 AM »
Well then, once you fools climb out you'll be in the middle east lol. Hope you have a way of getting home.
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Re: Inferno
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2011, 11:02:40 AM »
Bah, who needs to get home after all that?
For that matter...
If we plan on Overthrowing it, why climb out at all?  :evil:
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