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What would you miss most?


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I briefly considered making this a poll then quickly discarded the idea. That would narrow things too much and limit your creativity. Here's the concept:

 

Our society today is leaps-and-bounds advanced compared to the one that exists in the WOT series. Imagine if you can going to sleep in your nice clean warm bed then waking up in Randland...perhaps sleeping under a hay stack in a farmer's field on your way to Caemlyn. (This could make a really neat series on SciFi!) Besides that silly cell phone that all of you are so addicted to and that none of you really need, what do you think you would miss most by being there instead of here? Obviously, this is not a serious topic. You can be as silly as you want (within PG-13 guidelines, of course). Or, you can take it seriously, I suppose. :rolleyes:

 

Macaroni and cheese. I would really miss that.

 

Your turn.

 

ENJOY!

 

Love,

Gramps

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i have to agree with most of the posters re modern plumbing. electricity would be a good bonus. variety in foods and other joys of modern trucking would be very missed. i'd really miss cars. vaccinations are good. and the occasional antibiotic, in case you have one of those crappy wisdoms who can't really heal. and TV. i would desperately miss TV.

 

meh, i guess i'll stay here and just read about randland.

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Family and friends :(

 

i'm sure the rift in time and space that brought you to randland would be big enough to take your loved ones with you.

 

i'm assuming i'd have my cats. they would be happier than me about the no cars thing, which would eliminate their need for any modern plumbing, cause they could run around safe outside. and without TV, they'd really be getting a lot more attention, so i'm guessing they'd like randland just fine.

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but grandpa, you could have macaroni and cheese. there's water, and flour, and butter, and eggs, and milk, and cheese, and salt and pepper. easy-peasy, mac and cheesy. 'k, making the macaroni'd be a pain, but my great gran did it all the time, and it was goooooood.

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I'd be too incredibly excited about being in WoT with things unfolding around me to worry about what I missed(besides my family/friends of course). First thing I'd do is go learn the sword, preferably under the Gaidin at the WT, not that I would intend to become one, mind you, just so I could learn it from the best. Actually, first I'd go get tested at the BT for saidin, then go learn the sword if I didn't have the ability.

 

As for your original question, I guess I'd miss my family the most. I'd miss my friends too at first, but I think it wouldn't be as bad because I'd make new ones(hopefully) in Randland.

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I'd miss computers.

I'd definitely head straight for the Black Tower though. Or, failing that, the White Tower training grounds. I already have some training in sword, and a lot in hand-to-hand/staff, so I'd progress through the training relatively quickly.

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Duh. What was I thinking. Of course I could find a way to make home made macaroni and cheese...goat cheese, maybe...or sheep milk cheese...YUM, YUM! Just pop it in the microwave and voila...oops...no nuke...oh, well...I'd find a way. Thanks.

 

Toothpaste. That salt and soda on the finger thing doesn't sound very appetizing.

 

Deodorant. Other than Faile smelling like rose petals to Perrin, human scent is not mentioned much but I KNOW it's there! Spending weeks on the road without a bath. Fighting battles. It's not actually spelled out, but I can almost imagine what some of those folk smell like. Not to mention the trollocs!

 

I agree with whoever said bathroom amenities. Toilet paper is not mentioned anywhere that I remember. A sweat tent might be OK, but I like a nice hot relaxing shower once each day. Do they have wash cloths and towels? Springtime fresh? I guess I could improvise.

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Duh. What was I thinking. Of course I could find a way to make home made macaroni and cheese...goat cheese, maybe...or sheep milk cheese...YUM, YUM! Just pop it in the microwave and voila...oops...no nuke...oh, well...I'd find a way. Thanks.

 

Don't need a microwave if you can channel.

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Duh. What was I thinking. Of course I could find a way to make home made macaroni and cheese...goat cheese, maybe...or sheep milk cheese...YUM, YUM! Just pop it in the microwave and voila...oops...no nuke...oh, well...I'd find a way. Thanks.

 

Don't need a microwave if you can channel.

 

 

You all are bumming me out! Just boil water! *lights fire, offers pot of water

 

Look ma! No Aes Sedai!

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I agree, modern plumming and electricity would be my biggest, but then I'd have to throw in basis sanatary items, soap, shampoo.. ohh... and band-aids, we're forever seeing the charaters getting pricked by thorns or knicked by knives or some-such early on in the series.

Oh, and if I was transported while asleep in bed at night, the first thing I'd miss would be clothing, waking up in a strange place, be it a haystack or under a hedge in your night attire or lack there of would be a little unsettling and for most I'd say a little embarressing. lol.

 

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Imagine this:

 

 

GrandpaG walked into the nice, clean looking inn and chose a seat at a table that only had a few patrons. He exchanged news of the world with the other travelers and ordered a plate of mutton, peas, and turnips all smothered in gravy along with a nice table wine to wash it down because he knew how he would suffer if he drank the local water. He enjoyed his meal and conversation. The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress was attentive and friendly. When he was finished and his place had been cleared the waitress approached him about his bill. He produced his corporate card and told her to include a nice gratuity for herself. She looked wonderingly at the hunk of plastic then motioned to two very large, very gruff looking gentlemen standing by the door. Each of them lifted an armpit and GrandpaG was deposited roughly in the kitchen where he was told that he WOULD work off the price of his meal.

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Imagine this:

 

 

GrandpaG walked into the nice, clean looking inn and chose a seat at a table that only had a few patrons. He exchanged news of the world with the other travelers and ordered a plate of mutton, peas, and turnips all smothered in gravy along with a nice table wine to wash it down because he knew how he would suffer if he drank the local water. He enjoyed his meal and conversation. The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress was attentive and friendly. When he was finished and his place had been cleared the waitress approached him about his bill. He produced his corporate card and told her to include a nice gratuity for herself. She looked wonderingly at the hunk of plastic then motioned to two very large, very gruff looking gentlemen standing by the door. Each of them lifted an armpit and GrandpaG was deposited roughly in the kitchen where he was told that he WOULD work off the price of his meal.

The way I imagine it is more like this:

 

Mr Ares walked into a nice, clean looking inn alongside his travelling companion, GrandpaG, and they took a seat at a table that only had a few patrons. After feasting like kings, a bill was brought to them. Mr Ares looked at it in astonishment. "8 silver crowns, that's an outrage. If I were you, I wouldn't pay it," he says, before turning his back on his unfortunate travelling companion to join the table behind.

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Imagine this:

 

GrandpaG walked into the nice, clean looking inn and chose a seat at a table that only had a few patrons. He exchanged news of the world with the other travelers and ordered a plate of mutton, peas, and turnips all smothered in gravy along with a nice table wine to wash it down because he knew how he would suffer if he drank the local water. He enjoyed his meal and conversation. The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress was attentive and friendly. When he was finished and his place had been cleared the waitress approached him about his bill. He produced his corporate card and told her to include a nice gratuity for herself. She looked wonderingly at the hunk of plastic then motioned to two very large, very gruff looking gentlemen standing by the door. Each of them lifted an armpit and GrandpaG was deposited roughly in the kitchen where he was told that he WOULD work off the price of his meal.

 

Hey you never know, trying to pay with a strange shiny paper-thin doo-dad might convince them you're missing a few marbles...

 

"He is a madman, Lord." Awe touched Ingtar's voice. "The Light shields madmen. Perhaps the Light cloaked the tower watch's eyes and allowed him to reach the walls. Surely one poor madman can do no harm."

Maybe they'd just gently but firmly escort you out of the inn and direct you to the village Wisdom/Mother Grub with a few coppers to boot. After all, the Light shields madmen... :wink:

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