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  1. Disappointed.... Don't know if I built it up too much... Don't know if I read it too fast.... It didn't feel like a Wheel of Time book. Maybe it's the realisation that it's the final book.... but.... I don't know, I am underwhelmed.
  2. 5. Rand dreams of Cyndane. Rand has warded his personal dreams so no one can get in. So what was that "NOT TAR" dreeam he had in TGS when he and Moridin shared a chat by the fire? I think Moridin's link to Rand's mind - brought about by the crossing of balefire streams - has provided Moridin a window into Rand's mind that he can use to manipulate Rand's dreams. It may be that Cyndane is acting, but I think more likely Moridin is truly torturing her to draw rand out so he will be distracted attempting to save her while the Shadow's attack on Randland begins.
  3. My first post in quite some time. I agree that Perrin's impact at Dumais Wells may not be fully understood. Sure, Rand broke free and knelt Aes Sedai before him, but had perrin not been there he may have been tramped by an army, unable to defend himself because he was blinded by rage. regardless, the point is that Perrin WAS there, and as such Rand survived, as per the foretelling.
  4. Was that the role in "The Sum of Us," Oz?
  5. Anyone catch Naomi Robson of Today Tonight doing her show on Tuesday from out the front of Australia Zoo wearing khaki's? That woman is a serious deadsh*t.
  6. If you read my post, I did agree with some of your other comments. I just thought the way you expressed what he did was inaccurate. I wasn't taking a personal jab or anything. If you don't want to partake in a discussion, then why post here at all? I don't see what you intend to gain from your "now what" comment. If anything it seems that you were expecting someone to attack you and you have read my post with a different intent than it was written. So maybe you should think twice before your next witty retort, how does that sound?
  7. I hardly think your description of "molested" is accurate. Steve Irwin relocated salt water crocs from populated areas so they would not threaten human life or be hunted for invading our suburban lives. He put himself in harm's way time and time again to help us to understand that all animals, even the dangerous ones are creatures of beauty. I agree in that there was always a possibility that something like this could happen. But I think your comments of Steve routinely molesting animals is a bit crass. I think once Steve found people would listen and wanted to see these animals he took opportunities to educate people and at the same time raising awareness of the need for concervation. I think your comment is very narrow minded as there was much more to what Steve was doing than simply molesting animals.
  8. Here, Here, Kati. If any news station in Australia was to screen it, I can't imagine it would be too well received. Showing that footage is not about reporting the news and bringing the facts to people. We already know what happened, screening footage of the incident is simply sensationalism.
  9. It's funny, today I was amazed to hear that everyone I know that has never had a nice word to say about Steve Irwin were all as respectful as if they had known him as a mate. It's a shame that sometimes it takes a tragedy like this for people to see beyond the Crikey's and the Crocs and appreciate a bloke for what he is. A devoted and passionate individual who loved the world he lived in. Now someone start a thread about something Australian while GQ's off our backs!
  10. He was a great man who has done more for this country's environment than all of our Prime Ministers put together! I met him at an airport once about ten years ago. I shook his hand and was amazed to see the size of his mits. They just engulfed my hand all together. :? :( :cry: You're a top bloke, Steve. I never had a problem with anything you did. Now I'm grabbing my harpoon and going to hunt that Sting ray down! Oh, you wanted us to respect and revere nature... okay then.
  11. Ahh, the old, You're thoughts are bull$hit and that's all I'm prepared to say on the topic approach to discussion. You don't happen to go to the GQ school of how to appear totally inept do you? And I'm kissing nothing of yours.
  12. I think Dice makes a good point about the potential for monogomy to be detramental to the species as a whole. But I do disagree with the implication that because we are humans we are superior to other animals. We may be more intelligent than other animals, but I personally don't see how that makes us in any way different in a biological sense. We are all creatures of this Earth who are born, eat, poo, and die together. i don't see any evidence that we are in any way different other than our level of intelligence. As for the theory that God said we should be monogomists, I'm afraid you will first have to convince me why I should believe in God before I accept that statement as proof of anything. Don't get me wrong I think it's great that you have a faith and beliefs you are willing to stand up for, but I do find that the influence of religious individuals on society is in a large part to blame for the current stigma attached to the very notion of love existing between multiple partners. Again, I am not Christian bashing here. Just making a point. Having said that, I don't think I personally could ever be in a relationship with multiple partners. Not multiple men anyway. I'm a LEO and I need the attention for myself. But I don't think anyone should be thought of as strange or odd because they choose to share romantic love with more than one individual. It's a personal preference. I would also like to say that those people who would attack individuals like myself and claim that because I hold the views that I hold that I must be in some way ignorant of what love is or have never experienced a relationship of substance are displaying nothing more than a closed, narrow-minded, ignorant and oppressive point of view. I think Athena said it best with "live and let live." What business is it of anyones what people decide to do in the privacy of their own bedroom? We as a society have become far too involved in what everyone else is doing with their personal lives. They can't have a child because they are two women - that's wrong! He can't be in love with another woman, he already has a wife! If you marry more than one woman you're going to jail! Hardly a society that accepts people for who they are and a very sad state of affairs as far as I'm concerned.
  13. "I think it's important to the story, but would speculate that anyone who describes monogamy as an act of social conformity has never been in a relationship, let alone one of substance." - Genesis_XVI I know that my imagination sometimes runs away with me and I know that this isn't the Debates and Discussions forum so I am going to do something very unlike me and ask before I react. Are you meaning to imply with your speculation that I have never been in a relationship, let alone one of substance?
  14. Ahh, wouldn't it be loverly to live in a society that wasn't so conformist as to only allow me to marry one woman... I don't think there is anything wrong with it. Just so long as all of the people involved truly love one another I don't understand how anyone can see anything gross in it at all.
  15. Agreed Luckers. This is all old news. Next!
  16. "This of course supposes that she survives TG..." - Majsju Oooh, Maj, you took the words right out of my mouth. I think she's gonna by the farm.
  17. Wow, you're right. Why did I think he was dead? If you're reading this I mean't no disrespect, Mr Goodman. I thoroughly enjoyed your performance in The Borrowers. :D
  18. "Bayle Domon Got to be John Goodman, I mean come on he does a lot of comedy but he just IS Bayle..." - Slothman Uhh... He's dead, Dude. :cry:
  19. If Rand did manage to swap bodies with moridin would the DO know? Would he have any clue that Rand's soul is inside Moridin's body?
  20. Thanks Zardi. In the end it is only a theory. I think it's a good theory, but I don't think I'll be convinced of anything until I am reading AMoL for myself. It's fun to speculate, though.
  21. Well there are numerous references to Moridin (and Ishamael) wanting to turn Rand rather than kill him. He understands that the Dark stands a much better chance at victory if the Dragon is fighting on his side. We don't actually know who merged Luc and Isam. we assume it is the Dark One, but we don't know.
  22. I think the other piece of information pertinent to the plausibility of this theory is the connection between Rand and Slayer. According to the Dark Prophecy, Luc meets Isam in the Mountains of Dhoom. One lives and one dies but both are. Luc and Isam are merged into a single being and given special powers by the Great Lord. Now Luc is Rand’s biological uncle. Why are they related? Does it serve a purpose? I believe Slayer and Rand will come face to face in AMoL and Slayer will reveal some of his “merging†secrets with Rand. Once Rand has this information, who knows what he is to do with it. But I think the Luc Isam merge into Slayer is the only other example of a merge that we know of. I just don’t see any point in making one of the merged individuals a relative of Rand’s unless Rand’s future involves a similar fate. I mean, if Slayer is simply an assassin of the Dark One and that is the only significance of his character, then it doesn’t seem to make much sense why he and Rand are related. Not to me anyway. It just seems like unnecessary detail. Even the wording of the description “one lives and one dies but both are†is very similar when used to describe Slayer or what Min sees in Rand’s future. Plus doesn’t Elaida have a viewing, her first one, that says the blood line of the Lion Throne will be pivitol in defeating the Dark One? Yes, that could refer to Rand and perhaps even Elayne’s involvement, but what if it also refers to the involvement of Luc / Slayer? What if the information he can provide Rand about his “merge†experience is the key to Rand defeating Moridin? Sure it is all speculation, but it is interesting to consider.
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