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fionwe1987

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  1. Probably not. Yours must have had many sections blacked out. I'd search for the originals and read them with an unbiased mind.
  2. I am talking about this post of yours. You cannot ignore facts of the series just because you think the authors should have written things differently.
  3. This is kind of meaningless as a statement. RJ was the writer. If he saw Egwene as the best channeler among the women, she IS, since she's his creation. Hardly meaningless as there was a push to make her the best. So to compare the others and trying to say so and so is the weakest link is pointless as Egwene was made to be the perfect one who was powerful, good with weaves, learning new weaves, dream world etc... Where the others had strengths and weaknesses. So? You can interpret this as you like, but the fact is this is RJ's work. He hardly made Egwene perfect, but in his own
  4. This is kind of meaningless as a statement. RJ was the writer. If he saw Egwene as the best channeler among the women, she IS, since she's his creation. Hardly meaningless as there was a push to make her the best. So to compare the others and trying to say so and so is the weakest link is pointless as Egwene was made to be the perfect one who was powerful, good with weaves, learning new weaves, dream world etc... Where the others had strengths and weaknesses. So? You can interpret this as you like, but the fact is this is RJ's work. He hardly made Egwene perfect, but in his own
  5. This is kind of meaningless as a statement. RJ was the writer. If he saw Egwene as the best channeler among the women, she IS, since she's his creation.
  6. The "weak link", such as it is, is actually Nynaeve. RJ is on record saying that as of CoT, Elayne and Egwene would pass the test to become Aes Sedai easily, while Nynaeve would struggle. Cadsuane's assessment of Nynaeve's channeling skill, miraculous with Healing but dismal at anything else, also matches this. It isn't that Nynaeve can't be good, but she's just never bothered. She can copy a weave just seeing it once, but so can Elayne, Egwene and Aviendha. What sets the others apart is how much work they put into learning a lot, whereas Nynaeve's focus was always Healing. Elayne, whi
  7. As I remember, Slayer ran away from Egwene, Nynaeve and Elayne. And its not just me saying Egwene is in the same weight class as Perrin, even Brandon says so: Also, its worth remembering it isn't just wolf-brothers that get to learn from wolves: That basically negates any innate differences between Dreamwalkers and Wolfbrothers. They are humans who enter the Dream. They can learn from other Dreamwalkers or Wolves, but they're not fundamentally different in how they approach the Dream.
  8. This, at least, is good writing. The best writers use said, and then let the context of the dialogue, and the words spoken themselves, take care of the rest. As for what the OP said, yes. Antiseptic and clinical are good descriptions of Sanderson's dialogue. People quote lines, don't have realistic conversations, when he writes.
  9. Like he was relying on his hammer. What is your point? Should Egwene have sent a weave of Fire at him, along with the certainty that it would burn him, are you saying Perrin would have had an easier time against it than if she shot an arrow at him? She was shocked that he stopped Balefire from a non-Dreamer. She was only surprised he pushed back her weave of Air, and her ropes. But Brandon said both those things were because she wasn't trying, and had no idea Perrin would be able to resist. If you think someone strong enough in the Dream to snap the mind of an opponent wouldn't give
  10. But that was uniquely a feature of Perrin's personality. If Egwene had been a Wolfsister, she would have jumped at the chance to learn new abilities, just as she did when she learned she was a channeler, or a Dreamwalker. In fact, if we go based on acceptance and feeling natural, Egwene has Perrin beat by a mile. She jumped into TAR, discovered several principles on her own, and once she got teachers, soaked whatever they taught as fast as was possible. We never see her question TAR, or feel it is unnatural for her. Scared of it at first, yes, but if you read those quotes she is also addi
  11. I'm not sure about this. While Wolves are natural inhabitants of TAR, so are Dreamwalkers. It isn't like Egwene had to be trained to access TAR. She could do so naturally, and would have done so eventually without any help. Wolves may go there when they are dead, but humans visit by accident all the time, and leave behind their dreams and nightmares. And as we see from Birgette, just because you go into TAR on death doesn't mean that a Dreamwalker cannot easily best you. Neither wolves nor Heroes seem very good at manipulating TAR. They're fine in surviving it and being themselves in it,
  12. The Amazon preview is of the final book. But Seaine herself explains why she doesn't feel comfortable standing up to Saerin. They are doing something that is illegal, and thus outside of the Hall's authority. So the fact that Sitters did not expect deference from other Sitters was set aside, since they couldn't very well claim Sitter's precedence in something like this. As for Pevara and Javindhra, they were about Ajah business. Sure, Pevara was placed at the head of the expedition, but it isn't like she, Tarna and Javindhra were stripped of their positions. Nor was what they were doin
  13. The Amazon preview is of the final book. But Seaine herself explains why she doesn't feel comfortable standing up to Saerin. They are doing something that is illegal, and thus outside of the Hall's authority. So the fact that Sitters did not expect deference from other Sitters was set aside, since they couldn't very well claim Sitter's precedence in something like this. As for Pevara and Javindhra, they were about Ajah business. Sure, Pevara was placed at the head of the expedition, but it isn't like she, Tarna and Javindhra were stripped of their positions. Nor was what they were doin
  14. I'm assuming you got my link to the list either at Theoryland or RAFO. The list is NOT complete. It only includes those strengths that I could find by search. For Cadsuane, her own entry says she is strength level 5(+8). In Nicola's entry, though, Cadsuane is said to be level 9(+4). RJ seems to have had two possible strengths for her. All the rest is real. As for Javindhra and Andaya, remember that once you are named a Sitter, or placed in any kind of position of responsibility, your strength doesn't matter. The only reason Merana's authority was questioned, as she says herself, i
  15. Egwene couldn't bring herself to kill off Nicola and Ariena to prevent them from revealing she posed as Aes Sedai, which would have ruined her chances of every truly becoming Amyrlin among the Rebels. And this is the woman we are saying would kill her parents??
  16. Excerpt From: Robert Jordan. “The Gathering Storm: A Visit from Verin Sedai"
  17. Well of course Aran'gar wanted to defeat the accord with male channelers that was proposed. But I'm saying Mesaana taught Nacelle the weave to smoke Aran'gar out. In fact, the accord itself was chiefly proposed by Moira, another Black Sister. I suspect Mesaana was ordered to arrange for it, so those 50 sisters from the Rebels would enter the BT, and then be turned. The Reds showing up first put a damper on that, of course.
  18. How does this cause a problem with the Asha'man? If anything, the weave makes it more likely the Aes Sedai can work with the Asha'man, because they can now figure out which Asha'man did what. The only people this hurts is male channelers secretly in the Rebel Camp, and there was only ever one of those.
  19. Well there are not that many to capture. Cadsuane captured 10 over about 240 years, and that is more than any single Red. More then one Red, actually. Male Speakers have been weeded out, and that's why female speakers were diminishing too. That's why Alviarin proposed the mad idea of Aes Sedai carrying the babes of gentled men. As for Nacelle, remember she's revealed to be Black. My guess? Mesaana taught her the weave as a way to smoke out Aran'gar, leaving both the Rebels and the Tower loyalists at her disposal. Her later taking over Sheriam certainly bolsters the idea.
  20. Some extra proof that this is how male channelers were found: “Romanda’s eyebrows climbed. Even Lelaine gasped. Finding a man who could channel was always a matter of reading the residues of what he had done, then arduously narrowing the suspects down to the true culprit. Or rather, it had been. This was truly wondrous.” Excerpt From: Robert Jordan. “Knife of Dreams.”
  21. “The residues of a weave this large might be read two days from now.” Merilille snorted, a very strong sound to come from that slight body. “That is a rare Talent, girl. Neither Teslyn nor Joline has it. Or do you Aiel wilders all learn that as well?” “Few can do it,” Aviendha admitted calmly. “But I can.” That produced a different sort of stare, from Elayne as well; it was a very rare Talent. She did not seem to notice.” Excerpt From: Robert Jordan. “Wheel of Time [08]: The Path of Daggers.” It is indeed a very rare Talent. And we know Rand has it, since he uses it to follow Sammael's
  22. There are Aes Sedai who can detect residues of saidin, also. That definitely played a part in detecting then tracing male channelers.
  23. The biggest problem with Nynaeve was that she butted heads with Siuan, and Siuan knew there was not a prayer in the world that would let her control Nynaeve. And she couldn't possibly imply otherwise to any sane Aes Sedai. Egwene worked because in her time in the Tower, she came across as polite and eager to learn, but otherwise playing second fiddle to Nynaeve. When Siuan confronted them about being led astray by Liandrin, Nynaeve flared up. Egwene was silent. All those points led Siuan and the rest of the Rebels (especially Sheriam) to think they could install a puppet. Someone strong en
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