Valis Fantasm Soldiers

Fantasm Soldiers and Mighty Maidens UNITE!
 
HomePortalCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in

Share | 
 

 Valis family name

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Valis
Administrator/Founder
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1000
Location : Dreamland of Valis
Job : Dreamland
Hobbies : Gamer
Registration date : 2007-07-07

PostSubject: Valis family name   Thu 08 Nov 2007, 12:54 pm

Valis Coat of Arms
We have the name 'Valis' in our database!

Origins
Scottish

Brief Family History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallance, Vallancey, Valance, Valancey, Valens, Valomes, Valeignes, Vallant and many more.

First found in Kent where they arrived soon after the Norman Conquest, and were descended from Roger Vallance.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Vallance settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Archibald Vallance settled in Philadelphia in 1820; William Vallance settled in Philadelphia in 1848.


Although try to find Ahso family name to no avail. Suspect
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://valisfantasmsoldiers.forumotion.com
Soldier
Lena’s Dreams Bearer
avatar

Male Number of posts : 516
Age : 39
Location : Back on the Reddish Moon....
Job : duh.... Umbrella Corportation...??
Hobbies : No time left... to hell with work!
Registration date : 2007-07-08

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Fri 09 Nov 2007, 2:17 pm

This is interesting!! Smile

why did you think in looking Valis as a name??? wha

where you in a search and found it??? razz

_________________
Spoiler:
 

Valis won't die... 'cause Warriors can't be stopped!
_________
If there's a heaven...
I'll be there, fighting togheter the bravest Valis Warriors... Forever
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.google.com/
Valis
Administrator/Founder
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1000
Location : Dreamland of Valis
Job : Dreamland
Hobbies : Gamer
Registration date : 2007-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Fri 09 Nov 2007, 2:29 pm

I random the site i forgot exacly,but i did find it here...i think.
http://www.houseofnames.com
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://valisfantasmsoldiers.forumotion.com
The Red Spectra
Valis Fantasm Soldier (Armor: Level 3)
avatar

Male Number of posts : 351
Age : 34
Location : NYC
Job : Messenger/Clerk.
Hobbies : Music. Cats. Anime. Roller Derby. Retro Gaming.
Registration date : 2007-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Sun 06 Jan 2008, 3:13 am

There is a a book called Vails by Philip K. Dick.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://muchosugoi.blogspot.com
Valis
Administrator/Founder
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1000
Location : Dreamland of Valis
Job : Dreamland
Hobbies : Gamer
Registration date : 2007-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Sun 06 Jan 2008, 3:33 am

The Red Spectra wrote:
There is a a book called Vails by Philip K. Dick.
I know! I thought the game was based on the book,but i was wrong! It's a three story book.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://valisfantasmsoldiers.forumotion.com
evilReiko
Dark Valis Soldier
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1051
Age : 31
Location : Darkest region of DarkWorld
Hobbies : Escape..
Registration date : 2007-07-08

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Mon 07 Jan 2008, 3:02 pm

The Red Spectra wrote:
There is a a book called Vails by Philip K. Dick.

Valna wrote:
I know! I thought the game was based on the book,but i was wrong! It's a three story book.

I never understood the relation between that Philip's books and Valis the game Rolling Eyes .. can someone explain to me Embarassed
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.evilreiko.com/
Valis
Administrator/Founder
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1000
Location : Dreamland of Valis
Job : Dreamland
Hobbies : Gamer
Registration date : 2007-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Tue 08 Jan 2008, 1:20 am

Go to wikipedia thats where i went im thinking about getting the book not because it's not based on the game, i really want to know the story he wrote. bounce
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://valisfantasmsoldiers.forumotion.com
The Red Spectra
Valis Fantasm Soldier (Armor: Level 3)
avatar

Male Number of posts : 351
Age : 34
Location : NYC
Job : Messenger/Clerk.
Hobbies : Music. Cats. Anime. Roller Derby. Retro Gaming.
Registration date : 2007-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Thu 10 Jan 2008, 1:54 am

All I know is that the movie Blade Runner is a sort of adaptation or something from the book Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

I know, that had nothing to do with anything.

Plus, Valis (the book) was probably written decades before the video games.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://muchosugoi.blogspot.com
Valis
Administrator/Founder
avatar

Male Number of posts : 1000
Location : Dreamland of Valis
Job : Dreamland
Hobbies : Gamer
Registration date : 2007-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Thu 10 Jan 2008, 5:30 am

VALIS is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System, Dick's gnostic vision of one aspect of God.

VALIS is the first book in the VALIS trilogy of novels including The Divine Invasion (1981), and the unfinished The Owl in Daylight. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982) is thematically related to the unfinished trilogy and was included in several omnibus editions of the trilogy as a stand-in for the unwritten final volume. Together with his thematically related final novel, VALIS represents Dick's last major work before he died. Radio Free Albemuth is considered an earlier version of VALIS, and is not included as a component of the VALIS trilogy.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

VALIS has been described as one node of an artificial satellite network originating from the star Sirius in the Canis Major constellation. According to Dick, the Earth satellite used "pink laser beams" to transfer information and project holograms on Earth and to facilitate communication between an extraterrestrial species and humanity. Dick claimed that VALIS used "disinhibiting stimuli" to communicate, using symbols to trigger recollection of intrinsic knowledge through the loss of amnesia, achieving gnosis. Drawing directly from Platonism and Gnosticism, Dick wrote in his Exegesis: "We appear to be memory coils (DNA carriers capable of experience) in a computer-like thinking system which, although we have correctly recorded and stored thousands of years of experiential information, and each of us possesses somewhat different deposits from all the other life forms, there is a malfunction - a failure - of memory retrieval."

At one point, Dick claimed to be in a state of enthousiasmos with VALIS, where he was informed his infant son was in danger of perishing from an unnamed malady. Routine checkups on the child had shown no trouble or illness; however, Dick insisted that thorough tests be run to ensure his son's health. The doctor eventually complied, despite the fact that there were no apparent symptoms. During the examination doctors discovered an inguinal hernia, which would have killed the child if an operation was not quickly performed. His son survived thanks to the operation, which Dick attributed to the "intervention" of VALIS.

Another event was an episode of xenoglossia. Supposedly, Dick's wife transcribed the sounds she heard him speak, and discovered that he was speaking Koine Greek-the common Greek dialect during the Hellenistic years (3rd century BC-4th century AD) and direct "father" of today's modern Greek language- which he had never studied. As Dick was to later discover, Koine Greek was originally used to write the New Testament and the Septuagint. However, this was not the first time Dick had experienced xenoglossia. A decade earlier, Dick claimed he was able to think, speak, and read fluent Latin under the influence of Sandoz LSD-25.

The UK edition of VALIS also included Cosmology and Cosmogony, a chapbook containing selections from Dick's Exegesis.


[edit] Rhipidon Society
Dick's friends (and fellow science fiction writers) K.W. Jeter (Kevin) and Tim Powers (David) appear as thinly disguised characters in the novel, and along with Dick, as members of the "Rhipidon Society", with the motto, "Fish Cannot Carry Guns!" It is also said that James P. Blaylock appears in the book.


[edit] Main characters
Phil Bob: narrator, science fiction writer
Horselover Fat: narrator
Gloria Knudson: suicidal friend of Fat's
Kevin: friend of Fat's, skeptic
Sherri Solvig: Fat's friend, dying from lymphatic cancer
David: Catholic friend of Fat's
Zebra: pure energy, discorporate, the Logos, living information, the "plasmate", "God"; communicates with Fat
VALIS: title of an American science fiction film, appears as a satellite, controls reality, synonymous with Zebra (see The Man Who Fell to Earth). Essentially a story within a story. It also forms the plotline of Radio Free Albemuth, Dick's rejected (but posthumously published) original version of Valis.
Eric Lampton: rock star, screenwriter, actor, aka "Mother Goose", David Bowie
Linda Lampton: actress
Sophia: the child-messiah, incarnation of VALIS
Brent Mini: electronic composer (based upon electronic/ambient musician Brian Eno)

[edit] Philosophical and cultural references
Theology and philosophy, especially metaphysical philosophy, play an important role in VALIS, presenting not just Dick's (and/or Horselover Fat's) own views on these subjects but also his interpretation of numerous religions and philosophies of the past. The most prominent religious references are to Valentinian Gnosticism, the Rose Cross Brotherhood, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism, as well as Biblical writings including the Book of Daniel and the New Testament epistles. Many ancient Greek philosophers are discussed, including several Pre-Socratics (Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Empedocles and Parmenides) as well as Plato and Aristotle. More recent thinkers that are mentioned include the philosophers Pascal and Schopenhauer, the Christian mystic Jakob Böhme, the alchemist Paracelsus, the psychologist Carl Jung, and the author and psychologist Robert Anton Wilson. In Wilson's autobiography Cosmic Trigger (released nearly a decade before VALIS), Wilson describes similar musings concerning the 'Sirius Connection', contemplating the idea that alien entities are sending out waves of information that we can tune in on.

The action of VALIS is set firmly in the American popular culture of its time, with references to the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa and Linda Ronstadt as well as the fictional rock musicians Eric Lampton and Brent Mini. However, the novel also contains a number of high culture references such as the poets Vaughan, Wordsworth and Goethe, and the classical composers Handel and Wagner. In particular, the novel contains several extended discussions about Wagner's metaphysical opera Parsifal.


[edit] Black Iron Prison
The Black Iron Prison is a concept of an all-pervasive system of social control postulated in the Tractates Cryptica Scriptura, a summary of an unpublished Gnostic exegesis included in VALIS.

“ Once, in a cheap science fiction novel, Fat had come across a perfect description of the Black Iron Prison, but set in the far future. So if you superimposed the past (ancient Rome) over the present (California in the twentieth century) and superimposed the far future world of The Android Cried Me a River over that, you got the Empire, as the supra- or trans-temporal constant. Everyone who had ever lived was literally surrounded by the iron walls of the prison; they were all inside it and none of them knew it.”
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://valisfantasmsoldiers.forumotion.com
The Red Spectra
Valis Fantasm Soldier (Armor: Level 3)
avatar

Male Number of posts : 351
Age : 34
Location : NYC
Job : Messenger/Clerk.
Hobbies : Music. Cats. Anime. Roller Derby. Retro Gaming.
Registration date : 2007-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Thu 10 Jan 2008, 10:04 pm

Damn, I gotta read some of his books.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://muchosugoi.blogspot.com
TurboYuko16
Vecanti Soldier


Female Number of posts : 86
Age : 25
Location : Hell
Job : Me? A job? Are you kidding?
Hobbies : Being a total loser, stalking Yuko, eating, sleeping, games, talking people to death, saying "XD"...
Registration date : 2008-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   Mon 15 Dec 2008, 8:56 pm

Wait...I'm confused...Did that happen to him or in his book? And That last thing was so full of ranomosity....
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1531359/TheoneandonlyKaorin
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Valis family name   

Back to top Go down
 
Valis family name
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Family Guy in the 41st Millenium
» Two Words: Family Guy
» Half-Elf looking for Blood Elf family
» How many guns does your family own?
» Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Valis Fantasm Soldiers :: VALIS-
Jump to: