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Asha'man Handsome

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  1. I get the feeling that good cover art is dying. Look at WoT - they turned into those bland, identical covers. Sure, I guess that's better than a 4 foot tall Loial, but still. I'm currently 130,000 words into something and one of the things I dread is, if I'm ever lucky enough to get published, that it will just be the new, bland, cut and paste, computerised, Photoshop cover art. I want hand drawn art! ***** To answer the question, though: Yes, I have. Katherine Kerr and Tad Williams are two authors I bought because of good cover art (and obviously reading the blurbs). Same with heavy metal music - I bought a lot of CDs/tapes/vynil because of cover art but that seems to be dying, too. It's sad.
  2. Sorry, Elgee, didn't think about that. Just added spoiler hiding thingy to my post.
  3. You belong to the White Ajah! The White Ajah is the smallest Ajah, and they are devoted to seeking the truth. They seek answers that can rarely be found in worldly knowledge, and are often great philosophers. Whites are renowned for their serenity and calm heads, and carefully consider every situation with implacable logic. They can often seem cold and emotionless and are said to lack passion altogether, though this need not always be true. This is your result in its entirety: White Ajah: 6 Gray Ajah: 5 Blue Ajah: 5 Green Ajah: 5 Red Ajah: 3 Brown Ajah: 1 Yellow Ajah: 1 Of all 3359 times this test has been taken, each ajah has won this many times: Blue Ajah: 747 Green Ajah: 778 White Ajah: 486 Red Ajah: 139 Brown Ajah: 882 Yellow Ajah: 466 Gray Ajah: 519 Ties: 343 Each Ajah has has totally scored this much: Blue Ajah: 8251 Green Ajah: 16664 White Ajah: 14678 Red Ajah: 10737 Brown Ajah: 17718 Yellow Ajah: 14427 Gray Ajah: 16138 *** Seems about right for me.
  4. Me, too, a long time ago. I remember spinning out when I found that page while being a younger WoT fan. Some good days waiting for the books to come out and devouring them when they did, followed by plenty of time discussing and theorising on WOTmania. Man...it sucks that the series is finished...
  5. Thanks for the warm welcome! I was a little disappointed with the last book, too. I think the whole Mat/Fain thing fizzled and, to be honest, I don't like how Rand's storyline concluded. One thing that really disappointed me was...I don't think enough characters died.
  6. Haven't read anything this year as I've been spending time writing my own fantasy novel but I figure it's been too long without a book. Probably gonna go back and read The Gentlemen Bastard series which starts with The Lies of Locke Lamora. Read the first two and they were fantastic, didn't know the guy had gotten back to writing until I saw the thread here, so looking forward to getting back into those fantastic books. A friend of mine actually said what I have written reminded him of Locke (although he's probably wrong and an idiot) so maybe I can get a bit of inspiration, too.
  7. Back to my childhood and David Edding's The Belgariad series. When Durnik died, I almost cried...
  8. Registered a while ago but haven't really posted much. Of course I just popped back in because of the news regarding the sacreligious pilot... Now, I'll probably go back and re-read the series, see what I think of the ending after having a bit of a break from WoT for a year or so. I've been mostly writing with my spare time, so another run through WoT will freshen me up and maybe give me some inspiration to forge on with what will hopefully be the next great fantasy series (haha, yeah right!) I'm from Australia, just west of Sydney. G'Day to any other Aussies here!
  9. I get that but I still don't see why the GLoD would be writing her off? It depends on what the differences are between the two. If your mind has snapped will it be reformed if you're spun out again? If the simple answer to that is "No, you're still a dribbling fool" then ok, that's sweet. But is it anything like getting spun out by the Wheel again? Sure, in a new life you don't remember your past but the GLoD might be able to circumvent that. If it's basically a Wheel spin with circumvention (which Lanfear would indicate it isn't, I guess) then it should all be sweet. I guess my point is this - if anyone has definitive proof that she'll hold her looniness then ok, let her stay in the WT and soil herself every day. But if not...what are the chances of her disappearing/dying by the beginning of AMOL and then being around for the Last Battle? I'd say slim chance but is there any definitive proof otherwise?
  10. Here's my question: Why is Graendal getting smashed over Mesaana? So she's drooling and crapping her daks. Big deal. Send in a Grey Man, slit her throat and the GLoD can spit her out again. Can't he?
  11. A pile of dead tinkers next to the statue. There, is everyone happy now?
  12. So when Moiraine says that she sees death for all if there aren't 3 (Thom, Mat and one other) and she is quite adamant about it, then we're all cool to say that there is no truth to her vision whatsoever? So it's just to be dismissed? Now I'm cool with that but let's lay it down now. If Olver enters ToG then we can just dismiss Moiraine's letter? So we can just dismiss this thread, then, because it is entirely based upon Moiraine's letter? Once again, I'm cool with that as long as we're all sweet with it.
  13. Sure, but the evidence points toward Thom surviving. This is how Moiraine knew Thom wasn't killed by the Fade. This is how she was able to say by the First Oath that Thom would survive Tanchico. I doubt Min's viewing had anything to do with Tanchico, which means that there was some event in the future that Moiraine knew Thom would live to reach. The marriage viewing - the only viewing Min ever had that 'failed' - seems most likely by far. At the point of the Rhuidean possible futures, she was forced to reconsider what she knew because of the apparent likelihood that they would all die, but of course the most logical answer is that the choices she saw in Rhuidean were true, and that Min's viewing is also true. Min's viewing just so happens to coincide with the apparently unlikely Rhuidean option that allows for both Moiraine and Thom to escape alive. WHich is all fine and dandy, except I come back to the point where Moiraine states that she has seen Thom die. She explicitly states that it will happen if more than 3 go to ToG. Which means she herself understands that previous visions/viewings may not necessarily hold true. All we can take from Moiraine is that she believed Thom would survive up until ToG. From there she is clear that continued survival is not guaranteed. From Min's viewing, it's guaranteed. Just because Moiraine has reason to doubt does not change the fact - Min's viewings are always true. They are 'absolute foretellings' according to RJ, which means that (unsurprisingly) Thom's success in getting both himself and Moiraine out of there alive is guaranteed. Mat's survival is guaranteed because of RJ's comments on him. Farstrider can die, though. The thing that's always gotten me about Min's viewings is that surely there will be at least one that doesn't come true. It's the exception that makes the rule, isn't it? There's also the possibility that they will get married in Finnland as part of some ploy by the Snakes/Foxes. The bastardly thing to do would be to bind two people together just before you tear them apart. I mean, isn't this thread based around the validity of Moiraine's letter? We can't just accept the validity in order to start this conversation and then all of a sudden dismiss it because of Min's viewings. It either holds weight or it doesn't. You can't eat a peach and stay alive, too, you know...
  14. Sure, but the evidence points toward Thom surviving. This is how Moiraine knew Thom wasn't killed by the Fade. This is how she was able to say by the First Oath that Thom would survive Tanchico. I doubt Min's viewing had anything to do with Tanchico, which means that there was some event in the future that Moiraine knew Thom would live to reach. The marriage viewing - the only viewing Min ever had that 'failed' - seems most likely by far. At the point of the Rhuidean possible futures, she was forced to reconsider what she knew because of the apparent likelihood that they would all die, but of course the most logical answer is that the choices she saw in Rhuidean were true, and that Min's viewing is also true. Min's viewing just so happens to coincide with the apparently unlikely Rhuidean option that allows for both Moiraine and Thom to escape alive. WHich is all fine and dandy, except I come back to the point where Moiraine states that she has seen Thom die. She explicitly states that it will happen if more than 3 go to ToG. Which means she herself understands that previous visions/viewings may not necessarily hold true. All we can take from Moiraine is that she believed Thom would survive up until ToG. From there she is clear that continued survival is not guaranteed.
  15. Because he marries Moiraine? Surely there's got to be a way around this? I mean, even Moiraine herself wrote about the possibility of death. She saw death and Thom would have been one of those that died. So either Moiraine is lying (not true), did not see true possibilities (doubt it) or she and Thom don't necessarily take a roll together (in my mind, the most likely).
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