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  1. Another fairly major difference is that Hogwarts is 'just' a school, much like Beauxbatons, Durmstrang etc are 'just' schools. Wizarding kids go there to learn magic but when they graduate, they are no longer part of the school except as alumni. Like the same for us - high school becomes a fond memory for them. They leave school and they go out into the world and get jobs - in shops or at the Ministry of Magic, etc. Hogwarts doesn't pay their way or direct their movements. Also, the political / government seat of power aren't the schools themselves, it's the Ministry of Magic that
  2. Please don't ask for quotes or page locations because it's been a super long time since I read the books ? But I think it was Moraine who explained this one. As you say, everyone in the Two Rivers was pretty much of equal standing, from the Mayor (who should have been at the top of the social strata) to Cenn Buie who was a pain in everyone's arse LOL. However (again, I think) it was Moraine who tells Rand and co about how, long ago, the Two Rivers and surrounding area was once Manetheren and that back then, the surnames of the Kings, Queens (and nobles maybe?) started
  3. I would have loved to have seen Setalle Anan healed - preferably by a male channeller so she'd be as strong or stronger in the One Power than she was before she was burned out. I really loved her character and was really looking forward to a 'win' like this for her, but it never happened... I didn't like that Rand didn't reveal himself to Tam - HIS GRIEVING FATHER - and would like to think that he would have let Tam know he was still alive, some time in the future. And the Seanchan. Oh my God. I can't begin to tell you how much they frustrated me. Yes, we need villains
  4. For some reason I had the feeling that he had been captured by the dark side of the force. Don't know why I felt that way - I guess he probably is off preparing the way to get the BT off Taim. I hope so anyway, it would SUCK if he's been captured. I seem to remember Rand finally thinking that he needed to do something about the BT, so maybe he's got Logain working on it.
  5. Hugs! I'd suggest re-reading them, at a slower pace, to take in all the things you may have missed. I know what you mean, its such a high, and then its done! I think we're all going to have a wee meltdown after the last book. I can't wait for it to come out, and at the same time I'll gladly wait forever, because once its done, its DONE!! What do we do then? Very sad... :-( I'm going to read the last book super slowly... Which won't be hard for me, with three kids to look after, I was solo and fancy free when I first picked up EOTW all those years ago!! I could read and read until
  6. I haven't come across this loophole. Could you explain it real quick? :X We know that the Dark one can bring someone's soul into a new body if he is ready as the person die. If too long pass then the soul is beyond his reach. If you Balefire someone, you make them die backwards in time. You can basicly force someone beyond the point where the Dark One can still catch your soul and thus preventing someone from being brought back (which is what Rand have started to do). However, we have no clue how big this window of opportunity is that the Dark One have to catch a soul as someone die. S
  7. Perfect!! I can imagine Asha'Man in this for sure!
  8. I'm glad he wrote NS, and was glad of it at the time it was released as well. I never begrudged him the time it took for him to write it, and just think - if he had worked on the continuing series instead of writing NS, then it would all be done by now! We'd know how it all unfolds, no more suspense, no more waiting - it would be done. And even though I really want to read the final book, I know I'll be sad when I read the very last page... This way we have MORE!! We got to spend time with a young Moiraine and Suian, and a youthful Lan... We got to see where their story began. I don't love
  9. I agree. read them through if its your first read. There are some pleasurable moments, but very few, and I skip the whole sequence across the books on my re-reads. I don't think there is ANYTHING that should be skipped on a first time read of the series. Read it through, then make up your own mind... :-)
  10. Its going to be a sad, sad day... :-) Not that I was particularly good at thinking up new and earth shattering theories, but I loved to read others theories and comments and questions. It helped to get me through the waiting between book releases. But now? Hmm, sad, sad days ahead... :-) Might even need to resort to reading WOT fan fiction, some one is bound to write about life after The Last Battle!
  11. I think that Brandon would be grateful at the gesture either way - even if he already has a dozen of the ones you choose for him. But he does have a 'wish list' over at Amazon.com. You just type in his name in the 'find someones wish list' section (not sure what its called, but you should be able to find it). You could get an idea there of what he is after, and have them shipped to you so you can give them to him personally. I don't think its too fan boyish at all! Well, maybe it is, but he seems to be a down to earth guy, and would appreciate it for sure.
  12. Not to mention is completely out of control when he gets irked! Poor fellow in Ebou Dar, getting squished to a bloody pulp! Moridin didn't even realise until afterwards... I could just imagine being his lover, saying something that annoyed him and the next thing "squish!", there's a gholam lapping up at the bloody pile thats left of you! He is good looking though... :-)
  13. Well reasoned Brujah! Its a funny old world, I wouldn't hesitate to comment about how "hot" a female character is, and I would be genuinely surprised if anyone thought me a lesbian! Different for guys though... Thanks for opening this up to the straight guys!
  14. Ahh! I can't figure out how to do the Poll, sorry! I'd go for Wil al' Seen... :-)
  15. I'm being a copy cat, I know (sorry, Brujah) but the previous list didn't have any boys on it! :-)
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