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  2. it was definitely happenstance,leigh butler's explanation is pure conjecture.
  3. Book one wasn't guaranteed any sequels when it came out, so it had to have an ending tha could pass for a stand-alone. When it sold well, sequels were green lit, and it became the first of a series. Things changed with hindsight and Jordan changed as a writer and the story changed and grew more complicated. and everyone leveled up, Rand and the forsaken. you can construct meaning behind happenstance but I think it was mostly happenstance.
  4. That theory actually makes a great deal of sense. It doesn't explain why they created it in the first place though, as Jordan said it wasn't used for the purpose it was intended for. That said, I suppose it would have been very handy for Rand to have clean Saidin when he was starting out. This made me think of a more literary question - should Jordan have killed off two of the chosen at the beginning of the series? It kind of undermined their status right from the start to die from an untrained farmer and a damaged plant creature. Might it have been better for Someshta to have wounded Balthamel and then Rand caught them by surprise by securing the Eye - then they retreat? I think the ending would still have been fairly dramatic and it wouldn't really change anything about the long term arc of the series (neither character really needed to be doing anything for the next few books, they could just carry out some schemes off screen, finding artefacts etc. until they get better bodies) - but it may have built more tension to avoid the death of any of the Chosen until book 3. Thoughts?
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean sign up

    I'll do my best to start the game on Monday. The setup is done. I'll be doing role pms from my phone so its gonna be fairly simple. =)
  6. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Delivery

    @Cross Well you were a pretty amazing mentee, so I guess we did good
  7. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Delivery

    Awwww @Kaylee Love you too sis!
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  9. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Valentines Day Riddles

    Correct! and with that, imma call it a wrap.
  10. Inclusion and works of fiction

    These great migrations are few and far between. Or at least slow moving as you put it. I'm not an ancient Roman, are you? We colloquially know the Barbarian Tribes to be Gauls, Goths, Vandals, etc when discussing the history of the ancient Roman Empire. To the Roman's they were all enemies (or Barbarians) but we today recognize the difference between an army of Goths and an army from Carthage.
  11. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Delivery

    Thank you, blank. This was a fun event. And thanks to the mysterious stranger who sent me a Warder cake.
  12. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Valentines Day Riddles

    In the dictionary?
  13. Inclusion and works of fiction

    Nope. If you go back far enough then we are all black. After agricultural revolution settled people became lighter skinned. However that does not mean that there were not constant migrations which "darkened" thse newly lighter skinned people. At best its a cycle. "We're not talking about Barbarian peoples we are talking primarily about Arabs and Africans which were not in fact as white as it gets." Almost all Subsaharan Africans would have been thought as Barbarians by the Romans (and definately by the Egyptians). "Arabs" would be a slighlty different thing mbut most would have been also thought to be barbarians (as they were nomadic peoples).
  14. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Discussion/Questions

    Oooohhhhhhh those might be happening soon.... you make these? You has.... recipe?
  15. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Delivery

    There is no Chocolate week without you mmmhmmm
  16. Brown Ajah Chocolate Week - Chocolate Delivery

    Awww thank you
  17. Aaand for @Mrs. Cindy Gill, @Cross, @Ryrin and @thehumantrashcan Thank you all for your hard work in pulling off a fabulous Chocolate Week! love, Blank
  18. For @JamesBrown I'm so happy that you've found your home with the Warders, but gosh darn it you would have made an awesome Brown
  19. To The White Tower, Thank you for being here. You have helped me to learn more about myself. -Dar'Jen Ab Owain-
  20. For @Cross For Cross, Thanks for being a friend and for encouraging me to pursue my muse. -Dar'Jen Ab Owain-
  21. For @Mrs. Cindy Gill You have my heart, so here is a heart. Love, Basel.
  22. For @Songstress Tress for being an amazing mentor
  23. For @Mrs. Cindy Gill cindy, here is a brownie because you're a great brownie Cross
  24. For @LilyElizabeth lily, for being a good partner in aiel crime. Cross
  25. WoT Video Game

    Hello everyone-- I'm looking around for a way to get that beautiful WoT game from 1999 on a windows 10 machine. I am positive an emulator for windows (7 or 8?) exists as I have played the game before on one of those two OS, but I sadly have Windows 10 and am not sure if I can get it running here. Does anyone have any leads on this?
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