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Rehabilitating Shrouded in Veils
Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:17 PM
No offense to the neotokyo frequenters, but I don't come to this site to get news or watch funny videos or get up on the latest memes. I really come here to talk about the Mars Volta. And I don't think there's enough of that. In terms of concrete suggestions, I don't have much at this time, other than trying to do everything we can to stimulate more discussion in Shrouded and other forums. I will try to do this as well, but I just wanted to get the ball rolling.
*Note that I realize that part of the reason this board is dead is because the Mars Volta aren't all that active as of late. But, still, the point stands.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:06 PM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:10 PM
This isn't a bad idea, since we've only got Omar solo stuff right now we could have some space dedicated to dissecting that stuff. I'm sure Xenophanes and Cryptomnesia are chock full of material to interpret, read way too far into and generally take apart and see where it leads you (although Xeno's in spanish which takes it a trifle harder).
I completely agree man and have been thinking about this myself. When I first started coming here in the De-Loused/Frances era, Shrouded was an amazing and active forum with people posting new ideas every day. Frances didn't have a book like De-Loused did yet with the combined effort of everybody's interpretations people were able to establish many common story elements. Shrouded was basically what drew me to the coma in the first place and now it's a complete wasteland. As you said it was just a lot more of a productive forum and interesting (to me) than all of the random stuff in Neotokyo or gossip about drummers or Cedric's personal life in the main TMV forum. Perhaps adding a Cryptomnesia and/or Xenophanes subforum might spark some new interest in Shrouded, but I guess that's up to the mods.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:58 AM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:07 PM
Very true haha. But hey I think Cryptomnesia would be a good candidate for Shrouded if nothing else. Or at least a Shrouded subforum in Vondelpark would be sweet.
Unveiling Crypto would be a living hell I believe. Tho I have to admit I've always wondered what kinda shine it was. That "conversation" is so fucked up and hilarious.
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