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    Brice, don't you know that an important part of a Grandfather's diet is to rip apart and drain the blood of an formerly broken, alcoholic hume priest at least once every millenia? I thought this was common knowledge.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    ...and it had to be after he redeemed himself, right?
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Iíll be your friend forever


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    Yes, because thats when hes juiciest.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Just on my billionth re-read of Wolves right now and am in the middle of Callahan's story where we learn of the "low men" and how he describes them... I'm lovin' it!
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I always thought it was a bit dodgy when Calahan chose to have some graf whilst telling his story. Being a recovering alcoholic and all.

    I love the stories of Calahan's adventures too. He's one of my favourite charcters in the King multiverse.

    One thing that's a bit odd though. He mentioned having some great boots which he took from one of his vampire victims. He said they were still in the house. Thing is... how is that possible since he woke in the way station with Mid-World gear?

    Hee hee!

    I'm also curious where he got all his books on Arthur Eld, since books are hard to come by in that world. He definitely didn't get them from our side though, as he mentions that the myths are very different from our version of Arthur. Trading with the barges maybe? The Manni?

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    there's a whole thread dedicated to Callahan's boots

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    there's a whole thread dedicated to Callahan's boots
    I thought so Jean. I was trying to remember and couldn't. Once again, you are ridiculously awesome.

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    ::blushing bear::

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Good thread this.
    Yes, like most/all above I loved Callahans back-story. Some truly great writing by King.
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    I am just about to reread it. I love the way Callahan talks.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I have just reread the part where Callahan kills his first vampire while that was drinking his love's blood... and he can hear the song "someone saved my love tonight..." - last time this part didn't touch me but now it did. And I know the song as well and it gives eve more to it.
    Anyway that song rocks.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I've always liked the song, but now that it is attached to the Dark Tower series, it means so much more to me.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I listen to the song often, I like it a lot too.

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    i'll be honest, i've always hated that song. when it became part of DT i gave it another try, but still, not. i can see where it fits the story bc it was DEF an overplayed song on NY radio when i was there, so i can see how callahan would have heard it all the time in his when. i feel like i did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    i'll be honest, i've always hated that song. when it became part of DT i gave it another try, but still, not. i can see where it fits the story bc it was DEF an overplayed song on NY radio when i was there, so i can see how callahan would have heard it all the time in his when. i feel like i did.
    Adn what's the problem with it? Can you put your finger on it?

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    i'll be honest, i've always hated that song. when it became part of DT i gave it another try, but still, not. i can see where it fits the story bc it was DEF an overplayed song on NY radio when i was there, so i can see how callahan would have heard it all the time in his when. i feel like i did.
    Adn what's the problem with it? Can you put your finger on it?
    sure can. it's overproduced [it has too many layers to it], it's too long, and it's kinda boring. i love the album it is from, and i really like old elton john, but not that song.

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    *nods* Okay, now I understand it.

    Roland would have understood.

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    it doesn't help that where i grew up it got SO much radio air play that it got old very quickly. i just feel i've heard it a billion times. i do think it works great for Callahan though

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    I can imagine easily that he was fed up with it a lot after awhile.

    Roland would have understood.

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    If I heard it on the radio as many times as R_of_G has, I'd probably hate it too. That has happened to me so often and is one of the reasons I think all radio is crap. Small playlists that are repeated over and over based on popularity or other reasons.

    Ok, back on topic. Yeah, even though it is a damned long song, I still like it however I only started liking after The Dark Tower.

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    Capt Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy....

    Now if that's not The Crimson King and Roland I don't know what is

    I loved Someone Saved My Life... and still do. Great song. Great album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Childe 007 View Post
    Capt Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy....

    Now if that's not The Crimson King and Roland I don't know what is
    Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by Childe 007 View Post
    I loved Someone Saved My Life... and still do. Great song. Great album.
    Same here.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I listened to that song on Youtube, as I just couldn't place it. My reaction was.... not bad but nothing great. That being said, if I'd heard it in the context that Callahan did would my reaction be different?

    Off-topic, but Paint it Black good song. Again I couldn't place them when I first came across them, but after hearing... and rereading the scene in Waste Lands with Eddie walking along the road in his New York dream... goose pimples. Almost. Interesting how a songs lyrics taken out of context can be so effective.

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    Callahan's story, one of my favorite bits of DT5. I loved the little revisit to the way station.
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