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Everything posted by SuperFade

  1. Egwene's not going to die. RJ's been having characters hype her up as the perfect Amyrlin since the very first book. I find it more likely that Gawyn will be the one to die.
  2. Egwene haters are nothing more rand al thor fanboys. Nothing more nothing less. Notice how they constantly moan about all thinsg aes sedai and the white tower and yet have no problems singing the praises of those sisters who are rand al thor lackeys. No matter how much they try to give pitiful reasons for their hate or try and justify it, deep down they know that's the main reason. And they will seldom admit it. But you dont have to take my word for it. Every single poster on this board with the egwene hate blinders is a confirmed al thor fanboy Yep, you sure nailed us. Time to pack it up guys, our ruse has been discovered. It was a good run, but Elan Tedronai has lanced straight to the beating black heart of our rage and exposed us for the charlatans we really are./sarcasm In any case, 10/10 troll post, would laugh again. Keep up the good work Elan, you're always good for a chuckle or two.
  3. The Dark One has clearly cornered the Trolloc and Darkfriend vote, giving him an edge in the upcoming elections. He's made some ambitious promises in the past few months, with Immortality and World Domination heading up his list of reforms. On the other hand, can he really be trusted to keep them after he becomes President? He is a politician, after all. Despite everything, he really does have a snappy slogan. 'VOTE DARK ONE NOW - CHAOS YOU CAN BELIEVE IN'
  4. Can you provide specific examples of this? I don't mean to be difficult or anything but this is the first I've heard of it. If it is true then that is a worry since hugbox-style environments are a cancer that halts authorial development.
  5. On that note, Emu on the Loose often had quite a lot of interesting ideas. I have no idea if he still posts here - I haven't seen him do so at least - but his theories and arguments were always well thought out and interesting even if I didn't agree with them.
  6. There's also RJ's own philosophy that mankind's greatest achievement was the acknowledgement that time is linear rather than circular.
  7. I didn't read it as a possibility to kill the Dark One. I read it that a completely out of the box solution might be the real answer (almost certainly is or that phrase wouldnt be there). I'd say killing the Dark One would be pretty permanent and out of the box, but we'll have to wait and see I suppose.
  8. The most interesting point was Rand considering whether a more permanent solution to the Dark One could be found. The possibility of the Dark One being not only sealed but killed off for good has now been raised in-series.
  9. The atmosphere has become pretty toxic. I'll probably be leaving the site after AMoL is released, maybe before if things don't improve. Since the admins and mods here are some of the more vociferous Brandon critics and since they have come out and said we're not allowed to criticise the act of criticising him, I can't see this place getting any better. It really says something when the WoT thread on Something Awful is a more positive and upbeat place to be than the actual main fansite for the series.
  10. Ambition is fine. Ambition that results in other people getting hurt and acting like a colossal hypocrite is not so fine.
  11. Egwene was not a leader at that point. She was actually still a learner herself, still being tutored by the Wise Ones. She had no authority to punish Nynaeve, particularly since she herself was violating her teacher's orders at the same time. There really is no possible way to excuse her actions here.
  12. Unfortunately none of this is relevant because the point of the whole horrendous event was to cover up the fact that Egwene did not have permission to be there. She actually giggles about it in her POV. Egwene wasn't setting out to teach Nynaeve anything, the whole event was to keep Nynaeve wrong footed so she would stop asking about the Wise Ones.
  13. Because summoning a pack of thugs who proceed to tear at their target's clothing in a manner akin to sexual assualt is simply teenage behavior, right. Not what she did, though. Egwene made the brutes. She didn't hold them, and didn't instruct them. What they did was all based on Nynaeve's projected fears. I'm not saying this absolves Egwene, but nor was it "sexual assault". Egwene loosed them. She's responsible for their existence. Whatever they do afterwards is certainly her fault. Victim blaming is disgusting at the best of times.
  14. Melindhra, Nalesean, Hopwil, Fedwin Morr, Jain Farstrider, all very well done. I honestly didn't care about the deaths of any of those characters except -perhaps- Jain Farstrider. Most of those are barely secondary characters to begin with who barely recieved any development at all. If those characters had all recieved the same development as Verin, if we had seen their thoughts, hopes and dreams as we do other major characters then I would agree with you.
  15. Nonono, that wasn't the intention at all. Egwene thinks to herself in her next POV scene that the only reason she did that was to deflect Nynaeve's questions about whether she had permission to be in T.A.R herself. Which she didn't, as a matter of fact - she herself was still not fully trained and as such had no authority to punish Nynaeve for coming into the Dream in any case.
  16. Because summoning a pack of thugs who proceed to tear at their target's clothing in a manner akin to sexual assualt is simply teenage behavior, right.
  17. Verin was the only good one. Lots of people bring up Ingtar and I might have agreed with that if he had been better developed.
  18. Egwene's going to live. She's RJ's pet character and has been hyped up as the best Amyrlin ever since the very first book. There's the chance that Gawyn might die due to the potential for a prophecy twist but I find it unlikely. Robert Jordan has never been good at killing off even secondary characters, so I'm fully expecting most of the cast to live through the last book.
  19. That's probably how it's going to be, sadly. Moral ambiguity was never RJ's strong suit, and his comments on the matter indicate that Lanfear was 100% evil from the start.
  20. Calling out Brandon on consistently not trusting readers to reach conclusions leading to this type of repeated blunt writing is hardly nitpicking. It's somewhat rare at this point for us not be sledge hammered between the eyes in a situation like the one above It might be far more helpful SuperFade instead of sniping from the shadows every time somene makes a reasoned critique, to instead attempt to point out why they are not correct. Good luck on this one though(granted you may have been referring to one of the other comments)....if people don't get Nortune's point I don't even no where to begin. It's already a lost cause. Because most of the 'reasoned critiques' are actually pointless nitpicking. The only valid complaints in my eyes are things that objectively contradict established lore, like the mindtrap section, or continuity issues, like Sulin being in two different places at the same time. Such issues are not only Brandon's responsibility, but also his editors too - the books are not a one-man show and it's extremely irritating how Brandon seems to take all the flack for it. It's hilarious how everyone is foaming at the mouth about 'dreamshards' and apparently unnecessary sentences when we don't even know how much of the text was written by Brandon and how much was by Jordan. The latter claim is particularly ridiculous when one considers how Jordan's incompetent editors allowed him to blather on for pages and pages about unnecessary trivialities. There is an odd sort of myopia amongst the more senior members of this board, an arrogance that asserts that every problem with the later books must be Brandon's fault, because Robert Jordan could never have made such amateur mistakes. You seem to be under the impression that every single criticism of Brandon is 100% valid and that all the complainers are engaged in some epic quest to improve Brandon as a writer. But this belief presupposes that the problematic parts were indeed written by Brandon himself, and that they are actually problematic at all, which is subjective.
  21. I gotta be honest, I'm on book 10 in my reread and see nothing to make her look any more adaptable than many of the characters. That's fine. RJ had no problem with people missing things. That's a pretty arrogant thing to say. Maybe you could give some examples of her adaptability, backed up by evidence that is clearly shown in the books rather than told to us in RJ's notes?
  22. We're all armchair tacticians in this discussion, so I don't think any of us have the battle experience to say for certain whether or not a quarterstaff is better than a sword. Even RJ wasn't that great at it - most of his one-on-one fight scenes involve him namedropping some nebulously impressive-sounding move or skill without any real explanation of how the swords are physically moving relative to one another. The Rochaid fight is impressive in my eyes because it averts that.
  23. It is a truly sad state of affairs when any critique or dissenting opinion equals hate. This kind of knee jerk reaction bogs down any constructive discussion on the topic. Turning a blind eye to the very real issues(which the auhthor and Team Jordan have admitted) and only allowing for sycophantic praise not only stalls out Brandon's growth as an author but sullys the legacy of TWoT in the long run. I know for a fact people that have personnel relationships with Brandon have risked that in order to convey the issues hoping the series continues to get better. That type of behavior should be praised and certainly not called out as hate. I can think of no further form of disrespect to the series than pretending all is well in order get our hands on the finish. Saying that all those who don't see anything wrong with Brandon's writing are all sycophants is glossing over the issue because some of the complaints are indeed the result of fan entitlement. People were going to complain no matter what Brandon did. Hugbox-style environments are pretty much the worst thing on the internet but that goes the other way as well. I find a lot of the criticism Brandon gets to be unfounded or nitpicky, with the exception of Mat, who seems to get worse and worse with every new book.
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