Jump to content

DRAGONMOUNT

A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY

anotherfingolfin

Member
  • Content Count

    167
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About anotherfingolfin

  • Birthday 01/01/1
  1. I don't know..maybe Egwene is being set up for a massive fall. Hopefully by Rand but I will take it if anyone teaches her some humility. There is a passage in ToM where she is writing to the Darlin and in her PoV I cannot believe the author would put in something like that and expect you to like the character. or this when finding out that Elayne had bonded Rand or her uneasiness in AM bonding AS even after knowing that the taint is no more present but is fine when AS bond AM No author can write this and hope people like this character. no, i think randsc i
  2. you a hipster or something? (and i use that term as mockery. though ironically, i don't mean to offend.)
  3. As has been touched upon earlier, friendships in general are not very well done. In fact, I feel that relationships(romantic/friendship/respect in general) between people, all across the board are fairly poorly done. They were ok- believable/better developed- in the first few books. People might disagree, but for a story so steeped in it's characters, the deeper interactions between them seem pretty hollow to me.
  4. Exactly, everything you have said is on target. The point of argument is that whether Egwene at this point has reason or not to at least entertain the possibility that the world's would-be saviour is worthy of respect/credibility. She assumes he is mad due to preconcieved notions. Apart from intel that he has a crazy temper, what else does she have to go on? Has he done anything outright outright crazy? Does he seem like a raving lunatic? Does Nyn, who has been close to him for a very long time, tell her that he is off his rocker? Do people she should trust not tell her that he's changed for
  5. Exactly, everything you have said is on target. The point of argument is that whether Egwene at this point has reason or not to at least entertain the possibility that the world's would-be saviour is worthy of respect/credibility. She assumes he is mad due to preconcieved notions. Apart from intel that he has a crazy temper, what else does she have to go on? Has he done anything outright outright crazy? Does he seem like a raving lunatic? Does Nyn, who has been close to him for a very long time, tell her that he is off his rocker? Do people she should trust not tell her that he's changed for
  6. Didn't you go to high school... women are nasty to each other, its like a battle ground there, with all the subtle spikes into looks and such, i like the battles guys have to fight, the order of things is how much money you have and if you can hold your own in a fight. other than that there aint much to a guys hierarchy, women have so many issues with them selves that its a destructiveness that happens thoughout all social groups. Maybe I was not clear enough. My point was that there is no commonly held value that I have encountered that women should not harm women, unlike the belief th
  7. because it has nothing to do with logic or rationalising via in-universe history. it is probably a function of the writer's values seeping in. a commonly held belief is that MEN shouldn't harm women, i haven't heard any take on women harming women. as in the real world, so in WoT.
  8. Yes, the repository of knowledge sounds great. Except how many times in the series have we seen that repository made use of? Have we even seen one AS in the tower, even Brown, go around, actively searching for some answer to TG? Since it really hasn't been highlighted enough, I don't think it can be given too much weight at this point. I don't doubt that they are the best placed to help him. The incessant usage of the word 'guide', however, has other connotations. Help, Zen Rand says, would have been nice, and he has been a fool not to seek it out. Guide implies too much of a senior-junior
  9. No one SHOULD follow him? That's a little extreme, don't you think? So Cads/Nyn only follow him becaue of his ta'veren pushing them to? Or am I just misunderstanding you? As to the original question- Yeah, totally agree with David Selig, we don't have enough information on how easily she changed her mind, so you should reserve judgement.
  10. Technically, no. LTT died. Rand is a different person. For all intents and purposes though, they are the same. The soul is the same, the memories are integrated, and though we have little to go on, the personalities seem to have an uncanny similarity. Rand al'Thor has no official claim to anything that is or was Lews Therin Telamon's. Yet it would be silly not to give him/his knowledge/his experiences their due weight.
  11. I dunno.. that's pretty moot, especially after the events of VoG. Though it's a bad logic to say that he should have any control over the the organisation based in Tar Valon, as they only use the name Aes Sedai; there is no other substantial continuity between that organisation and it's namesake in the previous age. Of course, that also means that those Aes Sedai are outright lying when they claim all Angreal/Ter'angreal as their own.
  12. If it's the DR's job to handle the bore/seals/Dark One, then he's going to do it how he see's fit. You can't have it both ways. Fact of the matter is that he is the most qualified to handle it. If by the time we get to FoM, the WT is able to present any alternative to breaking the seals, whether it turns out to be a better plan or not, then this whole opposition is perfetly reasonable. If, on the other hand, the alternative is nothing beyond "no you shouldn't", then the entire exercise would have been proven ridiculously juvenille.
  13. In the context of the WoT universe, he is not overrated as a combatant/swordsman, but he is definitely overrated as a character.
  14. So which point are you trying to make? That she should be taking drastic action because he announced something she doesn't understand and considers dangerous, or because he showed no awe of her "power"? I can sympathise with one (even if I don't agree with it) and not the other. I don't think anybody would even imply that they are remotely on par as motivations, but since you've mentioned them in the same breath twice, I want to make sure.
  15. I don't see how he can be blamed for not wanting to be prodded to 'check his sanity'. Is sounding philosophical really a symptom of being insane? Not when I last checked. Especially when the problem being dealth with is borderline metaphysical, I don't see how sounding philosophical is so off the reservation. Though I agree, sauntering in and saying something that totally goes against conventional wisdom held for millenia is quite a bombshell. The only complaint I have about Egwene in this situation is that she isn't preparing for the possibility or even the probability that Rand might be wro
×
×
  • Create New...