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Luckystrike

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  1. Three steps away, he found his hat. He grinned, snatched it up and set it on his head, then began whistling as he rested the ashandarei on his shoulder and strolled away. Even if not the official ending, that's the last epic Mat-moment in the series. He strolls away as he always has done in the series, but now whistling, happy. Mat the rogue. I didn't get what I was wishing for in this book; Mat against Demandred, or Mat against a few Myrdraals. And the other characters looking at him in awe. That's the naive dreams I had. Yes, him as a genius general came through, only we didn't see much of the genius. There was no epic-general moment, except Hinderstap-army or dragoners in caves. Also, why couldn't he just have SOME sort of interaction with his father? We at least get this one: "Cauthon lives," Arganda said. "And that's bloody amazing considering someone blew up his command post, set fire to his tent, killed a bunch of his damane, and chased off his wife. Cauthon crawled out of it somehow." "Ha!" Abell Cauthon said. "That's my boy." Love that part. But the best one comes again: Three steps away, he found his hat. He grinned, snatched it up and set it on his head, then began whistling as he rested the ashandarei on his shoulder and strolled away.
  2. This is clearly an epic fantasy, and you want the fight to be logical and practical? Come on, of course it's going to be epic with Lan sheating the sword. Yes, why would Demandred go for a swordfight? Because it's seems more epic. Of course a fight with the One Power could also be equally epic, with a swordfight was chosen. And thank god to that, because I prefer swordsfights to power-fights. One thing though, I thought it would be a one-to-one fight against Mat, not Lan. And that would be more epic, general against general in a last battle. Also, my naive side, wanted Demandred to be shocked realising Mat's the general that outplayed him (not that he was LTT). Also, Demandred seems to be the only Forsaken who was really hard to kill. Gawyn dying, trying to be a hero. Galad almost dying trying to do the right thing. Now, why Lan? As someone said somewhere, Lan was already a badass. The fight should have gone to Mat in my opinion. Still, Demandreds death was good. He died in the midst of the battle, one-on-one swordfight.
  3. Thanks for the reply Suttree! The Oceans Eleven-thing got me even more excited! I have always loved the heist/thief-thing, so, to me, it seems like a perfect series!
  4. I'm halfway through A Feast for Crows (ASoIaF), and that's it for now. I'm just not feeling it right now, but I will definitely continue the series. So be calm. ;P But I'm urging for another fantasy series, and I have come across these two first books; The Lies of Locke Lamora and A Blade Itself. The latter was my first find, and the reviews made me really excited, but then Locke Lamora came up - and gave me the same amount of excitement! So please help me decide which one I will start reading first! :)
  5. How about oosquai as whiskey? It was described as "brown water" in, I think, Shadow Rising, and also has a strong alcoholic effect. Also, in the same book there something, I remember thinking, that sounded a lot like kiwi.
  6. I would like to read the original plan for the trilogy, it would be interesting to see how much of the story we have read would be in.
  7. I would be Mat or someone in his army/or just hanging with him. Seems like a lot of fun; dicing, ladies, drinking, adventures. :D Or I would deifinitely be Asmodean; just chillin' playin' my harp. I like that Asmodean doesn't really care for much power or similiar things; but just wants to be known as a legend because of his music and poetry. We share similiar dreams. And yes, I would easily join the shadow for that. ;)
  8. Yes, I dislike characters that have irritating flaws and that I can't identify with. Arrogance disgusts me, and hypocrites disgust me. Practice what you preach and never presume you're better than someone else has always been the way I lived, so I find characters that embody those traits in books to be annoying to the extreme. That's what makes them human, right? If every character was badass and had some "cool" or "meh"-flaws they wouldn't be interesting. They have to be somewhat f'cked up to be interesting. Absolutely, that's what makes them human. And just like I don't like every human being on earth, I don't like every character in a series of books The part about me identifying with them is the more important part of my previous statement. Pretty much all the characters in WoT have flaws, but only some of them have flaws that I can understand and empathize with. She's interesting for sure, but I still dislike her. Best example of a very interesting f'cked up character is Thomas Covenant. His stories were fascinating because I could understand his pain and sympathize for him. That's why I liked him as as character. He was a despicable person, but I liked to read him. I don't get that feeling with Egwene. I understand disliking a character in that way; but when I read here on the forums that some characters should be killed off or in some way not be in WoT because of that, I get a little irritated (not saying you do, just generally). But I see your point, and you clearly see mine. I do get that feeling with Egwene, but to each his own. ;)
  9. The Randland women are the most hated characters in the world it seems. And for reasons which to me makes the character. All that thinking men are stupid etc... I always keep thinking that RJ lived in my town and went to my school. The women in Randland (and men) feels incredibly real; all the "flaws" and manners - bullseye. All my experiences with them, but deep and shallow is written in WoT. Then I came to this board and every female character is hated. I was very confused. I understood about being irritated by them, but even to feel that made it feel real. Now about Faile; I really like her. Tricking Loial and giving Perrin a hard-time somehow defined Failes wild and manipulative side. Then the "wives can do things their husband can't"-thing make her much more interesting, and more mature; we see her taking on some real responsibility. About the love thing; the only relationship that has real depth. The almost-cheating-thing between Faile and the Aiel guy, was great writing. But the rescue-plot went on too long.
  10. Yes, I dislike characters that have irritating flaws and that I can't identify with. Arrogance disgusts me, and hypocrites disgust me. Practice what you preach and never presume you're better than someone else has always been the way I lived, so I find characters that embody those traits in books to be annoying to the extreme. That's what makes them human, right? If every character was badass and had some "cool" or "meh"-flaws they wouldn't be interesting. They have to be somewhat f'cked up to be interesting.
  11. Seems to me that people hate Egwene because she's arrogant and hypocritical? You hate the characters because she has irritating flaws? Well, I didn't like her that much before before TSR. But I began to like her when she was with the Aiel and loved her when she became Amyrlin. I loved her for her arrogance. I actually like arrogance. It makes an interesting character, in my opinion.
  12. I, too, listen to orchestra or jazz when reading, because it feels more like background music; Pat Metheny, and Hans Zimmer - Jack Sparrow for some climax, especially involving Mat. Somehow, it's his action-theme. :P Also, Mat's theme in Ebou Dar, is definitely; Tin Pan Alley (Aka Roughest Place in Town) - Stevie Ray Vauhgan. It has that bluesy feel when Mat and his gang are sitting in the on a bench, hangover. Don't exactly where in the book, but since Ebou Dar I always put this song on when Mats PoV comes up.
  13. Thanks for the replies! Well, reading what you have written I see that I share the same opinions about the Dark One and the Creator as many of you. To cut it short; some sort of Yin and Yang. The thing is; when I read the part where DO speaks to the forsaken I became a little disappointed. I want the DO to be as the creator; not really existing in Randland, but just is. I don't want the DO to be the stereotype-bad guy, but somehow the nature of wrong and evil in the world. Well, we shall find out more about the Dark One in A Memory of Light I suppose... and hope. Btw, the Charlie Sheen-post cracked me up! :P
  14. Bela! Why didn't I think of it! :P Yeah, I somewhat don't even hope he is a voice. I have always thought that to be cheesy. Even when he spoke to the forsaken, I just hoped he was twisting their minds to form the words he want to say. :P
  15. What do you feel about the idea of the Dark One? Is he omnipresent or has a more solid form? (And all of the other questions like this.) The only screentime The DO's had is speaking to the forsaken. In that scene, if I remember correctly, only the forsaken who he spoke to could hear him (like speaking inside their head and not at all real existing sound/voice.) I know what I don't want the Dark One to be, and it is a big monster (or some kind of a huge black god, or something in that vein). If he's not omnipresent, I would like him to be a more human-kind of something. But as in theory, it would be cool if he's like the creator; not really existing in the pattern, more like beyond it. Kind of omnipresent-like. I would want to know what you guys think?
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