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phantom-semi

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  1. cheers for the patience... im gettin round it now, my line of thought was perhaps a bit astray. my thoughts had been that in order to be destroyed the whole thread would have to be destroyed, as opposed to in addition to the person being destroyed part of the thread is also destroyed.. time paradoxes boggle the mind...lol i understand the ideas regarding stilling, yet still have difficutly in believing that they just give up, i dunno, maybe im stronger than that... iv lost important things in the past but i get on with it... maybe the one power is an emotional crutch (the physical power creates the illusion of mental power), or an addiction, in that regard iill concede that such a breakdown is possible.
  2. sorry if these have been discussed before, just want some fresh thoughts on a few things... firstly, my understanding with balefire is that if a person is blasted with it, rather than just being killed their thread in the pattern is erased and they cease to exist. right? if this is the case the thread would have to burnt back all the way to when theyre born in order to be destroyed. my question is that if say one of the forsaken is balefired, their thread erased, then everything theyve ever done should not have happened, drastically chnging the course of events in the future..i mean,it means they never existed in the first place, would this not unwind the whole pattern or atleast mess with reality considering how old a forsaken is, and therefore how long their thread is in the pattern?? my other thought was that when an AS has been stilled, do you think that becasue the've been around the one power so long and living in such sterile conditions that maybe they die of illness or infection due to the fact that they havent let their bodies build up a natural defense or immunity to simple diseases/bacteria/infections etc.? i dont buy the simply giving up thing, physically a body cant die unless something drastic happens. do they just give up eating and performing simple tasks and die of malnutrition?? i dunno. thanks in advance for any time spent replyin to my ramblings...
  3. i think the statement was from RJ himself! :P though correct me if im wrong, i dont have time to find a direct refernce.. sorry :-[
  4. sorry just a minor point, im pretty sure it has been stated that theres nothing rand can do about the taint, once infected thats that...
  5. i understand that the search could be perfomerd free, and i already knew that answer.. i was just tryna be a smart ass and see if they really could give me an answer... :P i tittered anyways.. but cheers shendare!
  6. last night i was watching tv and an ad for 118118 came on saying you can text them any question you want and theyll answer... as i was bored i decided to test this out and asked them who killed asmodean, they replied; "noones's really sure, but Brandon Samderson, the writer slated to write the final book, has stated that he intends to reveal the killer" lol i thought this was great, didnt think it would work! btw if they take too long to answer your question you get a refund on your text, which i did. try it out, see if ya can come up with a questin they cant answer on time!
  7. yes but elayne has not yet secured the throne has she not? i think it does make a difference, when people are talking about royal house of andor they are referncing the bloodlines, that would mean the foretelling has already identified those concerned. if it is actually ruling house then its referencing the throne which is in contention, therefore who its referncing has not been specified...again i think its "key" because the wrong people could in theory gain the seat of power pre-TG. i hope that makes sense. but il let it go at that and wait and see what happens!
  8. damn im confused, my quote about ruling house of andor was in referenc to one of elaidas notes, yet later it says royal house of andor, in the next book. is this just a mistake? because either interpretation could mean different things for the story. ...lol sorry for not letting this go..
  9. im basing my answer of not possible on the fact that RJ said the answer was intuitively obvious.. i dont think that verin is an intuitively obvious suspect :P
  10. sorry for my persistence in this issue but i found a direct quote in the book saying ruling house.. its page 216, a matter of thought, lord of chaos.in the following scene nynaeve and elayne have accompanied aes sedai from salidar to elaidas study in the world of dreams. she (elayne) stopped fretting over where her m,other really was when she heard sheriam mention her name. Not speaking to her; reading hurriedly from a square sheet of paper that become a long parchment with three seals at the bottom..............the ruling house of andor, sheriam read, was "the key", which made as little sense. the key to what? to me thats pretty clear, although if anyone knows of any other references to thsi prophecy i would love to nkow so i can look it up. to me that makes sense though with regards to the storyline, it would explain why elaynes claim to the throne of andor is such a central issue in part of the book. i think it works like all prophecies, in that certain conditions have to be met to be fulfilled. i dont think it refers to lineage or bloodlines, i think it refers to who will be in power at the time of TG as opposed to who was in power at the time of the foretelling. rather than identifying a bloodline in being important (or key) to TG,its more an emphasis on the throne, or seat of power. i think that its a key issue in the books because if the wrong house is in power then that condition wont be met, therefore the prophecy wont be fulfilled spelling disaster for TG.
  11. correct me if im wrong but i just read a mention to this foretelling in lord of chaos and it says elaida foretold that the RULING HOUSE of andor is key to tarmon gaidon, it didnt not mention blood lines. can anyone confirm this as this discussion centres on bloodlines, i would prefer to believe what i read in the actual book.. though who knows i could have dreamt i read that.. :S
  12. if rand was somehow turned then the cycle of his LTTs ressurection would come to an end therefore he would cease to be a risk to the DO, i think that notion would justify the original posts idea, i seem to remember it mentioned in the book that the DO would prefer to have him turned than killed and i think that is the reason for this... although i do agree that this is unlikely
  13. its hard to give a bit of a description without spoilers so i looked up a few synopsis' online i found a decent one that'l give you kind of an idea: A Game of Thrones - the first book of the series Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. trust me if you love WOT you'll enjoy this.
  14. i would agree that it may be better, its more abrupt and adult based. i also enjoy the obsucurity of the "magic" in the series.. its always either in the background, only reffered to by other people or experienced by people who never came accross it before giving it an element of mystery. plus grrm's notorious for not caring alot about his main characters which is great, it means as a reader you never get a real chance to get too comfortable with them
  15. my name... phantom semi... comes from a particular problem adolescent (or older perhaps) males suffer from.. particularly at the most awkward times like during class, that seems to occur of its occord and unexpectedly..... hope i dont have to elaborate anymore.. :P
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