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  1. Faile.. She'd get herself kidnapped.. I wouldn't go looking for her.. and I'd inherit a fortune. Eventually, when Faile's "tragic" disappearence becomes old news, I'd remarry Galad.
  2. Mat's introduction in book 1 and the realization that he wouldn't likely be killed off any time soon.
  3. Favorite Character in WoT: Nynaeve. Which of the above should be removed: Mat. Who should be added: Graendal.
  4. So much SoT hate ;D I personally like the series (enough to re-read from time to time). I guess I'm just one of those people who can look past the astrocious (at times) writing and offputting, awkward rape scenes that border on sadomasochism. I also don't have a problem with how "preachy" the books are accused of being. TG himself referring to his series as more philosophical than fantastical in nature aside, his 5 paragraph lectures of the evils of socialism, of the same recycled material, is nothing compared to the 5 page descriptions detailing the clothing, gestures, postures, body language, hair, material possessions, etc. of every person in a given room. I tend to agree with a lot of what Wool-headed lummox had to say about the series, though i wouldn't go so far as to use it to discourage other readers from reading the series which is why I don't understand why 95% of the WoT fan population seeth at the mention of SoT and have a knee jerk reaction to point out all of it's obvious flaws, completely oblivious to the fact that their beloved WoT has it's share of flaws. You could argue that TG stop with all the damn preaching. I could argue that RJ stop all the damn lip licking. I mean really.. WoT wisdoms/healers seems to know enough about herbs to concoct sedatives and painkillers, but seemingly no cure for chapped lips?.. jeez. So, with that said, I would recommend SoT. Yes, there will be books in the series that you remain indifferent with.. some that may infuriate you (Naked Empire/Pillars of Creation were pretty iffy for me).. but what series doesn't have those? Don't let it stop you from finishing an amazing epic. I've only read tWoT series once, but I remember skimming through either WH or CoT. I just could not make it through the entirety of one or both of them. Also, TG has recently released the first of a three part book series that continues the SoT series. Titled "The Omen Machine", I wouldn't bother with it. It's trash.. a long winded short story written to pay off the mortgage. To say that I was disappointed is an understatement.
  5. The bolded bit is obviously the case as you can't not agree with what is written straight out. She hits, kicks and uses threats to enforce her will all throughout the first part of the story. She clearly felt the need to resort to this as a young Wisdom. It has been by far one of the most talked about aspects of her personality in the fandom. She does change somewhat in the later part of the books and even admits in TGS that her old ways aren't going to work on Rand anymore. TGS Ch. 32 In my defense, I've only read the series once and it's hard to keep track of every miniscule detail aside from the major plot. I guess I just didn't mind the bullying. I didn't really view it as bullying which is why I still don't see Nynaeve as the bullying type.
  6. Sorry but is that a joke? No. Ok well then you must mean that she isn't that type "now" as of ToM because that is just about all she did for the first three quarters of the story. I don't agree.. just as most fans wouldn't agree with my sentiments that Perrin and Mat are the most abysmally boring and unlikeable characters in the series. I agree wholeheartedly about Perrin and I think most fans would as well. The problem with your viewpoint on Nyanaeve is the facts are in the story. You can pull passage after passage of her bullying and browbeating people. It isn't even up for debate. I either don't agree, don't remember, or didn't mind the bullying. Feel free to pull a few passages from the bookes to prove your point.
  7. Sorry but is that a joke? No. Ok well then you must mean that she isn't that type "now" as of ToM because that is just about all she did for the first three quarters of the story. I don't agree.. just as most fans wouldn't agree with my sentiments that Perrin and Mat are the most abysmally boring and unlikeable characters in the series.
  8. Might have asked you this before but Nynaeve's bullying never bothered you at all? Not to mention much of the humor around her character is based on her acting in a hypocritical fashion. Does it not just hit as hard because it is played to comedic effect? I don't see Nynaeve as the bullying type. She has a strong personality and the ability to change, which is why most fans give her the benefit of the doubt. Still, I fell in love with her character since she was first introduced and I couldn't have been happier when it was revealed that she was one of the strongest channeler born in this age. I've never had a problem with her. Egwene, on the other hand, is just arrogant. One example is the fact that she would take any opportunity she could to put Nynaeve down after that instance I had mentioned earlier. And I bring this up because you seem to be placing Nynaeve on the same level as Egwene.
  9. Nynaeve is my favorite character fighting for the light.. so it really annoyed me when Egwene was acting all self righteous and insulted Nynaeve for being "so reckless" in T'A'R when she herself had basically almost got sucked into Gawyn's dream among several other near death experiences that was a direct result of her hypocrisy and arrogance. Oh.. and every other instance of her belittling Nynaeve after realizing that she could. I wouldn't mind her ego if she were punished more severely (or at all) for her blatant contradictions and flat out arrogance. Still, she's just a minor annoyance and I loved the role she played throughout tGS and the book that preceded that. She's not even one of my least favorite characters.
  10. Why Mat and Perrin? Why not Mat and Perrin? Perrin because he's boring to read.. I also blame him for introducing Faile, forcing me to read her chapters too (as well as her unnecessarily long winded rescue.) Mat because I find him terribly unfunny. Also boring to read. Just die already.
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    The Creator is the reason why time exists. You can't hold the Creator subject to an entity/principle that he/she transcends. It is for this reason that time is considered an infinite dimension (since it defines itself, there are no beginnings or endings).
  12. Oh yeah.. how could I forget the dramatic naming of Sheriam as Black Ajah? That too was one of my most favorite scenes in WoT.
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