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mcbernier

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  1. That is most likely right. But some of this depends upon the nature of the Bore. Is the Bore just a hole? If so, how can a hole be everywhere at once? Holes are typically localized, spacial--so we could only compare the Bore with a hole by way of analogy. It's not really a hole, it's a "hole." Granted, it sure seems as though the Bore is a hole--it's a Bore for crying out loud! And they drilled it! But I don't see how it can be just a hole, if it is everywhere. I was thinking that, because it may not really be a hole, there might be a way to balefire it. Anyway, I don't really know what I'm t
  2. Awesome, thanks! But what about balefiring the Bore? Is that possible? I'm sure someone has already thought of that too.
  3. On a side note: maybe Rand should just balefire the Bore. Just balefire that sucker into it no longer exists. If he could, I would even suggest he balefire the Dark One. Can balefire be used against itself? Can you balefire balefire? Ha!
  4. Well, gee whiz, I might as well add my own opinion. I'm not much of a poster. I haven't read the books nearly as many times, or with as great a level of care, as almost everyone here. But I really like the story, and I have an opinion! I hope nobody is offended, but I don't like Egwene. She annoys me for maybe two reasons. I'm sure my reasons have been mentioned, and mentioned, and mentioned....please forgive me. (1) Her attitude. The way she treated her wanna-be warder. The way she is never wrong, and always knows best, etc etc. Perhaps a bit egotistical. Perhaps a bit too much fait
  5. I actually like the fact that they don't have much back story. Adds to the intrigue! A few random thoughts. 1. It actually seems as though Travelling into and out of Finnland should be possible. Consider: those doorways made by AS. This means there is a way to use the OP to get into and out of Finnland. 2. If Finnland is "outside" of the Pattern, as was suggested above, then what does that say about a whole bunch of things?? For example: how do these "other worlds" relate to the Pattern? Why is it so important to HAVE a Pattern, since the LACK of a Pattern doesn't necessarily mean
  6. I tend to think that Mat has his luck because he is Taveren, and I don't identify his "luck" and "taveren" as being the same thing. As someone else pointed out, it seems Mat's luck is special, and quite different from what anyone else has (and any other taveren). Side note: I think his luck is "responsible" for the gifts he received from the Finns. If memory serves, wasn't he just talking randomly off the top of his head when he met them, and thereby received his memories and his spear (maybe someone else can confirm this)?
  7. Hi! You bring up something that helps me clarify what I'm trying to say: you wrote: "he used his luck." That's just it, I don't think luck is something he uses, but something he relies on. He doesn't use his luck to win at dice, he relies on it. Luck is not an active force (is it??), coming to bat for him, but it's passive, something that he doesn't control, something he doesn't whip out when he needs it. It's not The Force (a power he can harness and use); it's just luck. Does that make sense? I have to disagree somewhat. He's been actively "controlling" it for a long time now. It's no
  8. Good point about the Foxes getting in his head! I hadn't thought of that. That's certainly something that could have been brought out in the story.
  9. Hi! You bring up something that helps me clarify what I'm trying to say: you wrote: "he used his luck." That's just it, I don't think luck is something he uses, but something he relies on. He doesn't use his luck to win at dice, he relies on it. Luck is not an active force (is it??), coming to bat for him, but it's passive, something that he doesn't control, something he doesn't whip out when he needs it. It's not The Force (a power he can harness and use); it's just luck. Does that make sense?
  10. Thanks for the comments. Fun stuff! Yeah, you may be right. Let me add a few more thoughts, though. 1. You bring up a good point. It would have ben nice to see him at least toy with the idea, and then find a way to dismiss it. The possibility that you can't Travel into Finnland may not be enough of a reason to not at least want to try it--possibilities are not facts, and even if Travelling into Finnland doesn't work, maybe Travelling out could. But hey, what do I know? 2. You may be right. But he still could have planned the hell out of it, even if only three could go. He's a tactica
  11. A few things bother me about the ToG segment. These might have already been mentioned (apologies). 1. why was getting out such a big deal? Why couldn't he have brought an asha'man to make a gate to get out? Am I missing something? 2. I think this was mentioned, but it seemed that Mat, a master tactician, hardly planned at all. It would have been far more interesting (in my opinion) to have seen him sit down and plan the hell out of this, just like any other military assault. He was told he could only bring 2 people with him, or they would fail--well, I could have easily seen Mat just s
  12. The scene with the rabbit was slapstick. Uh, no. Not that either. An implied pun, yes (think "blind luck"). Slapstick, no. The clowns in Valan Luca's show beating each other with pig-bladders? That's slapstick. So was Nynaeve and Siuan going at each other in tFoh, after Nynaeve's very trying day in Salidar. So I went and looked it up. Quiet day at work etc. slap•stick –noun 1. broad comedy characterized by boisterous action, as the throwing of pies in actors' faces, mugging, and obvious farcical situations and jokes. –adjective 3. using, or marked by the us
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