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  1. Gud: 1) Can't respond to any post that leads with that type of personal disclosure without anything but sadness and anger. 2) That said, defining the range of "rational sane normal" behavior in response to a negative event like that by the reaction of a single person, even (or perhaps especially) your own, isn't really justifiable. More, I'd suggest that, in a sense, it's the same type of thinking that underlies the "she did ____ after she claims she was raped/assaulted? She must be lying. Nobody would _____ after being attacked . . ."
  2. This. Frankly, I don't understand the mindset of someone who could do a thing like that. Not even a little bit
  3. That drove me crazy. Pages and pages of Demandred screaming "Rand, where are you!" At the Bore, obviously. Where else was he going to be. Last battle, blood on the rocks of Shayol Ghul . . . come on, now. Demandred as good soldier destroying the armies of the Light so the DO/Moridin can face Rand 1 (2) on 1, that would have fit within the plot (though not his personality as it was revealed). Demandred as crazed guy looking for 1 on 1 duel with Rand in a stand up fight in Merrilor made no sense given the leadup.
  4. That's actually Sanderson's biggest problem as a writer - he has his characters self-narrate, declaim, or otherwise engages in way too much "telling" when he should be "showing". It's gotten a lot better since the start, but it's still a real annoyance when I read his (otherwise excellent) work
  5. he was an empty husk in the bore when Rand walked in he noticed the body Which was completely ludicrous. Honestly, much as I liked the book as a whole, the ending felt off and there were such obvious things that nobody was doing (like Androl just opening a gateway in Taim's chest or, once Androl had demonstrated the use of gateways to move lava, further use of that on the battlefield). Characters seemed off, and it just left me cold. Truthfully, the best thing this book could have done is let Talmanes die right at the beginning. Would have set a nice heroism/sacrifice/real danger
  6. he was an empty husk in the bore when Rand walked in he noticed the body Which was completely ludicrous. Honestly, much as I liked the book as a whole, the ending felt off and there were such obvious things that nobody was doing (like Androl just opening a gateway in Taim's chest or, once Androl had demonstrated the use of gateways to move lava, further use of that on the battlefield). Characters seemed off, and it just left me cold. Truthfully, the best thing this book could have done is let Talmanes die right at the beginning. Would have set a nice heroism/sacrifice/real danger
  7. An odd approach. It's possible to form emotional attachments to characters and this to add to the experience of reading when they die: it hurts, showing you are invested in the story and the writer was successful in drawing you into the series. Egwene's death in particular comes after fourteen novels of her being around and having lots of storylines and doing important things, and her death is the catalyst for Rand's victory (or the most notable one). Egwene earns her death scene as much as any of the characters in ASoIaF earn theirs. The use of character death in ASoIaF is more effective,
  8. Yep, No Costume was actually my girlfriend's contribution to the team :) TNS - I was the one in the Perry the Platypus T-Shirt on Friday
  9. This year's JordanCon installment - Car'a'Con - wrapped on Sunday, to the mingled delight and dismay of the attendees. Dismay, of course, because a great weekend had ended. And delight because, once again, JordanCon had fully delivered on its promise and premise, wrapping con-goers in the welcoming and non-judgmental embrace of a fully geeked-out Wheel of Time communal experience. From the informative and lively Writer's Track sessions with published authors and publishing insiders to The Last Ever WoT Theory Panel, JordanCon 2012 was a true home run. I can't do the entire con justice, but for
  10. The same as in every other 7th age that has passed. Hence nothing unique about this one. When authors get things wrong it is usually concerning eye color, or losing track of where a minor character is. He would not get something as important as this wrong. If you can find in any interview a quote that contradicts the one I provided please do so. As for the misquote maybe someone else could chime in but I have never heard of issues with the Marcon report. The statement is unambiguous and very straightforward. It's actually pretty pathetic, at least try to prove your theory with t
  11. Welcome to DM! But if you want people to reply to your threads, you're going to need to use better spelling, and definitely start including punctuation.

  12. So, I'm drafting a brief today and come across a case . . . Jumara v. State Farm Insurance Co. And all I can think is . . . man, those state farm insurance agents have courage, standing up to a Jumara like that. Help.
  13. It's actually got to do with the history of DM. Gather round, if you want to hear the tale. *pats floor by the fireside, hands out hot chocolate* Long, long ago, Jason created DM, the boards and the threads. And Jason looked at what he had created, and saw that it was good. And he placed Man on DM, and he told the Man . . . *pauses* OK, it's a funny meme, but there's no way I can maintain it throughout. Bottom line, when DM started, it had just a small server, and not much space for boards. Which was fine, for a while, since the site started small. But then it got bigger - t
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