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DM News:Meme Monday: Wheel of Time First Read

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I wanted to take a break from our normal memes to talk about a new reader who’s taking the Wheel of Time fandom by storm.  Christopher Green started reading The Wheel of Time in January.  His father is a huge fan, and Christopher started reading after his father suggested it to him.  Around the middle of his read of The Eye of the World, Christopher began to post real time updates about his progress and his reactions on the Facebook public group Screw You All, I Love Wheel of Time.  The journey has been amazing so far, and many fans are reliving the joys of a first read through Randland.

 

Some of Christopher’s first posts into The Great Hunt:

 

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(Alright..... how in the WORLD..... am I gonna sit down all relaxed to read this book before my wife made super sweet awesome dinner of chili.... to find in the first two chapters before dinner...... The dark one is alive and apparently regaining his physical form with like 100 darkfriends AND this [amyrlin] person the queen of the aes sedai shows up the end of chapter there isn't any messing around I hope that [amyrlin] lady helps him)

 

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(This is me trying [to] help rand find a way to avoid the [amyrlin] seat right now lol all the gates are barred and he can’t leave)

 

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(Ladies and gentleman... WE HAVE A BLADEMASTER!!! GO RAND GO)

 

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(MAN EGWENE IS GOING NUTS KILLING SEANCHAN PEOPLE WITH LIGHTNING!!!!)

 

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(LORD INGTAR NOOOOOOOOO WHYYY!!!!!!)

 

Christopher started using the hashtag #firstwalkthroughrandland on all his posts once his followers begged him to.  And some have even expressed their anxiety that Christopher hadn’t posted yet that day.

 

And naturally, everyone is waiting with anticipation for Christopher to reach certain scenes. 

 

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(I can't wait till Christopher gets to the end of Fires of Heaven, and asks the biggest burning question of the series that we all fought and theorized over for years.  Who ___ed ___an?)

 

And this past weekend, he finally hit the turning point for Mat.  Christopher didn’t care for Mat at first:

 

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(I woke up and was thinking.... that I have no idea how mat is important to the story other than comic relief and mischief? He literally got stabbed by a knife and that's it so [far]. I mean rand can channel and is the dragon, Perrin talks to wolf's and the women are aes sedai.)

 

But the scene where Mat challenges Galad and Gawyn to a spar changed his mind.

 

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(WHAT THE HELL HE WON AND WHOOPED EM.... I LIKE NEW MAT)

 

Almost everyone has been kind and considerate to Christopher, and they are going out of their way to avoid spoiling major parts later in the books.  Christopher is happy that everyone is being nice and getting such joy out of his shared experience.

 

You can read with Christopher on his journey at the Screw You All, I Love Wheel of Time Facebook group!


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