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  1. yeah, this thread can never die. should never die. freaking hilarious.
  2. yeah there are times he talks about chills or the hair standing up on the back of his neck (like when the raven is watching them when he first meets moiraine) and wondering when moiraine is channeling and he feels it. i've noticed quite a few times but dont remember anymore
  3. yeah i agree with it just having to do with him being tavaren... and women are stronger with air, and seeing as rand is a man and not knowing that he can even channel yet, it would be more difficult for an accidental weave with air.
  4. I don't like the relationship because it ruined (or was coincidentally timed in the ruin) of Perrin's character. On the other hand, if these were people I knew, I wouldn't have as much of a problem with it. Sometimes I worry that I am like Faile in certain ways (maybe that's even the reason that I hate her) and if I was with someone like Perrin, I wouldn't call it a good match either. It all depends on the person though, and I think Perrin and Faile are, no matter what, my least favorite couple because now I dislike both characters. I hate Gawyn, but I still like Egwene (now, not earlier books, ew) so I don't mind their match. If any of that makes any sense.
  5. Okay, just to be clear. I'm not asking why they don't throw off their scents or make fog anymore. Those are EXAMPLES. I know why they don't need to do those things- traveling. (Which I think Avi should get credit for, but whatevs). I'm asking why the creative nature behind such tasks seem to go away, or like I said again, more just talking about my disappointment in how Elayne's thrown stuff or wars or leaders or whatever seem to take precedence over creative juices from the author (RJ and BS alike). tEotW is my favorite book because it is the most creative and we lose that while it turns into a normal book with magic thrown in for convenience. Disappointing.
  6. It's all well and good to say that certain AS know and keep weaves which they talk about more so in NS but I suppose I'm just disappointed that politics take priority over originality as the books go on. And I don't see how Rand could have helped moiraine with the fog since he didn't even realize what she was doing. She was just proud of how perfect it was and "from the back of a galloping horse nonetheless"...
  7. I know that when we are reading tEotW for the first time, we don't know as much as we do once we finish the released books. But at the same time, wtf!?!? She does so many things - taking their scent and throwing it to distract the trollocs/fades, pulling the fog to hide where they are - things like that, that seem to not happen as time goes on. Seems like the OP is only used for moving chairs/lifting people, throwing fire balls for protection, and traveling. she utilizes it all so much at first and out of nowhere all of that just stops.
  8. in that first question, are you talking about when they are escaping the saenchan?? because it is elayne who makes an explosion trying to undo a weave so they can't follow which explodes and kills a ton of saenchan and then they think its a weapon for the rest of the series.. they refer to it that way a lot and even contemplate whether or not it is a weapon since they don't see it happen for a while.
  9. luckers- that does make sense. but he spends most of the other books with mat though :( and just a side question- a page was torn out of my book, either my 3 yr old or 4 yr old did it haha -- but the page that was torn out is right when mat thom and rand get on bayle's boat. do rand and mat give him the coins moiraine gave them? i vaguely remember something about that but i haven't read tEotW in so long.
  10. yeah but it has mat's eye on the balancing scales which isn't until WAY later... and most of the other viewings she has, are all pretty straight forward (when you know how the books go). Maybe RJ had more of a plan for Thom rather than a tag along character (which is what he seems to become after Whitebridge) but I figured that a lot of foreshadowing was allowed in that scene because he already knew what was going to happen. I just figured I missed something about the juggling fire and white tower. and i guess by agreeing to marry moiraine, the white tower could symbolize his giving in to aes sedai in a way. and the juggling fire might be more symbolic than straight forward.. i dunno :( now i'm more confused....
  11. Apologies if this has already been asked. Doing my first reread and they just reached Baerlon. Min says her viewing on "the gleeman" is a man, not him, who juggles fire and the white tower. I could make sense out of everyone else except this. What are these for Thom?
  12. Well with my experience with Borders (which was a large chain until they had to file bankruptcy and close two thirds of their stores.. *sad* ) you can ask someone to order all of the audio books for you like cindy said. In my town, we only have used book stores otherwise, so I'm not sure how it would work at a smaller book store. I just know that Borders, as a company, has always been about saving customers money and giving the best customer service, which I have respected them for. Plus the fact that they are on the brink of going out of business completely makes me very sad.
  13. i get all of my audio books from audible (or downloaded through torrents) but audible doesn't sell the actual cd, they only sell you the files so that you can download them and put them on whatever device you use (which you can burn them to cds but i don't think that's what you are asking). borders.com should have them and the two distributors that borders uses primarily are ingram and baker&taylor (can you tell i worked at borders? haha) ingram is a fantastic distribution company that is probably closest to "the author" you can get, eliminating many middle men. but i think baker & taylor does more multimedia and ingram is more paper book. worth it to check out either of those companies websites. edit: I can only push getting it from a book store though. Book stores are dying and going out of business because of ebooks and the decline in book readers. When you cut out the middle man, you are denying someone employment. It might save you ten cents, but is it worth it to eliminate employment? for a list of all of the options, i just found this website: http://www.mmpubs.com/distributors.html
  14. I had all the books laid out (minus 11, 12, and 13) when i first started the series. I bought 1-10 in mass market paperback and artistically covered the covers in colored duct tape (since the dt holds the books together better for rereads) and just seeing those ten books in a row was a big motivator to read them with no breaks. when gathering storm came out it motivated me to read faster so i could catch up. i can see that many books of that size intimidating people (anyone i have ever tried to get to read the series).. but to me, it was a bigger motivator. im not going to have to say goodbye to these characters any time soon.
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