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gammahunter

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  1. Uh no, no one is stronger than the choden kal, period. Even if you were to link all the channelers in the world together... I believe what he was simply stating is that the amount of power from the CK alone, could only put someone back, 9 days at most... That it would take a power roughly 40x greater than the CK (or 40 CK's) combined, just to go back 1 year, and thats only assuming the 'power' and the 'time effected' is static, and doesn't increase exponentially... I've always assumed this. And its probably true. I just thought it was interesting that he decided to say that while we've never seen someone or something powerful enough to burn back a year that its certainly possible in the world.
  2. I just returned from the Philadelphia Book Signing. Some interesting tidbits. 1. My friend asked about his favorite character, Padan Fain, wondering where he has been for the best three books. Sanderson he wanted to include him in TGS. He then said he 'may or may not have been' writing about him on the train ride on the way to the signing!! So, pretty much confirmation that Fain will be in book 13!!!! Where do you all think he is? My friend thinks he is posing as an agent from the DO and manipulating Taim in the BT. 2. I asked about the controversy over Graendal and if he thought it was obvious as to her fate when writing it. He said no, and he knew the community would debate it. He said he won't answer anything about her until the next book because she will be mentioned at least in some POV's. 3. I asked if Graendal were dead and had she killed Asmodean could he pop back up in Caemlyn. He said no. He said that Rand only took Rahvin out of the pattern for 15 minutes to an hour. So, even if the CK were 1000 times stronger than Rand with the fat man it would only be like 9 days at most. 4. More interesting, however, is that he said that we have not seen anyone who could burn someone out of the pattern that long, however, it was possible for someone to be that strong! -- Who or what could this be? 5. Moiraine is my favorite character. I told him to please not keep us waiting until AMOL for Moiraine. He said 'i can tell you she will be mentioned in the next book.' So this told me nothing. 6. I overheard someone asking about Rand at the end of the book. Sanderson said that Rand is going to begin to stabalize in the next book. That's pretty much it. The Q&A was short. Mostly people asked about style and the writing process. Brandon seemed awesome. I really liked his speech about how he got to beging writing the books. It was touching. I fortunately did not get Mistborn spoiled for me. I am going to begin reading that this week!
  3. I realize that the scene was not about killing Graenal. This makes it all the more likely that she is still alive. It was about showing the atrocity of the moment, and this could easily be done without Graendal being dead. This was accomplished by all the innocents that were killed. I understand the point about the Forsaken being flawed. However, RJ built Graendal up to be one of the best. She is probably the current Forsaken that we know the most about. He built her up to be a great Forsaken and I don't think he would have taken her out in this fashion.
  4. The key here is the line "MAYBE JUST MORE SUBTLE." Look to page 134 in The Plan For Arad Doman. Rand says "If Graendal really has taken Alasam, then getting him back will do us no good. He'll be so far beneath her Compulsion that he'll barely have the mind of a child. SHE'S NOT SUBTLE; SHE NEVER HAS BEEN." This, coupled with the "maybe not as bad as Chandler's apprentice" make it clear to me that it was not actually Graendal that wove the compulsion. She probably had a pet Aes Sedai do it and fled.
  5. The key here is the line "MAYBE JUST MORE SUBTLE." Look to page 134 in The Plan For Arad Doman. Rand says "If Graendal really has taken Alasam, then getting him back will do us no good. He'll be so far beneath her Compulsion that he'll barely have the mind of a child. SHE'S NOT SUBTLE; SHE NEVER HAS BEEN." This, coupled with the "maybe not as bad as Chandler's apprentice" make it clear to me that it was not actually Graendal that wove the compulsion. She probably had a pet Aes Sedai do it and fled.
  6. 1. A Visit From Verin Sedai - first time a book has made me shed tears 2. Semirhage collars Rand - I actually had to put the book down I was so shaken 3. Cadsuane spanks Semirhage - so histerical 4. Egwene confronts Elaida 5. Egwene battles the Seanchan Favorite Line - In A Force of Light, after attacking Graendal Rand asks how you fight someone that is smarter than you. He answers: You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can. -- I dunno, for some reason this just made me laugh and laugh. Also liked the lines about Rand's stump and the Cadusane proceeded to spank the forsaken line
  7. On Graendal being alive. I believe she is. I'm not fond of the disipating compulsion theory though. What if the balefire did not destroy here and therefore destroy the Compulsion, but destroyed the palace and therefore destroy the compulsion. If the palace was destroyed by balefire and had not existed for possibly weeks due to the massive amount of balefire, then Graendal may not have been there and there would have been no palace for Ram. to enter at all and that is why the compulsion was never placed on him.
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