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ElusiveAthena

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  1. The name "JesusJuice". Apparently MJ used to drink it. Awesome! *starts moonwalking*
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    Rand and Mat

    I like the sense of speed conveyed here by Rand (who looks a bit Ben Barnes-ish which is awesome).
  3. This is lovely - and I recognise the reference - it's from "thecastlecloset" right? Beautiful!
  4. I've wondered this too, and I've hypothisized that it's because of Rand's "connection" with Moridin - maybe that when the streams of balefire crossed (I assume Moridin was wielding the True Power) that opened up not only a connectiion between Rand and Moridin, but gave Rand an extra connection to the Dark One. So even when he embraced the Source (which is clean) he was still "touching" the Dark One. This idea could be completely wrong though, so if there's a well-established theory or a "legit truth" then I look forward to knowing it.
  5. Ha - that's a cool idea. And it might make her more mature to be given all that responsibility.
  6. Welcome - you are in for a treat with this series! And present yourself at the White Tower - it's the best social group of them all!
  7. I hope the Discworld fanbase gets woken up too, because Granny Weatherwax is awesome! I wouldn't know who to root for in the finals then. Moraine wouldn't be able to kill Granny with the Power as Granny is as far from a Darkfriend as it is possible to get, but Granny wouldn't want to kill Moiraine either... I think of Granny as being a bit like Cadsuane.
  8. My question is: Michael Jackson fan?
  9. I just read Luckers' essay, and I think it's a fair point. However, it certainly does not imply that the Aes Sedai have never accomplished anything, it's more a critique on the institution rather than on the women themselves. Also, it does NOT go so far as to hope that the WT gets utterly destroyed and/or replaced with the Black Tower. And Logain becoming Amyrlin is still utterly preposterous, unless the WT and BT become combined, in which case it should of course be the best man OR woman for the job. "What is the Future for Aes Sedai I think it's bright. They have an Amyrlin who by and large escaped the indoctrination process, which is added to by the sudden influx of so many novices including mature women, which means that sooner or later their will be many more Aes Sedaiwho aren't indoctrinated with the idea of being Aes Sedai. Fresh thought will finally be introduced. And it is the perfect time for it. They’ve been slapped in the face by the Seanchan and the revelation of the Black Ajah, which should combine to be enough of a wake-up call that even the most idiotic sister will hear, if not act upon. That means that they are in a state of flux, the perfect mentality for new thought to be introduced. Add to that the ability to Travel and I suspect much more prodigious recruitment will begin." I like this ending. It's rational and hopeful, unlike some of the posts in this thread.
  10. WHat's with all the hate on Aes Sedai? You mean you actually want them to all become damane? Or for Logain to take over? I think Logain should become the head of the BT, but to want him to rule an all-women's organisation is horrifying. Patriarchal domination of a group of self-assertive women. It makes me sick! The WT and the BT should exist with equal powers and influence - and then Logain as M'Hael could balance the Amyrlin. And to suggest that "the Aes Sedai have no competant decision making capabilites" is utter rubbish and laughable in the extreme. Certainly, the WT became corrupted, but that could be said of every government - or of the UN. However, clearly the Aes Sedai have for three thousand years been of invaluable service in fighting against the Shadow, mediating between kingdom disputes and trying to prevent wars. If you have read the 14 books and come away thinking that the Aes Sedai are utterly worthless (which is what you are implying) you must either have consistently read wrong or be misogynist in the extreme.
  11. Doesn't Pevara see Taim being extremely cruel to the other Ashaman - I mean, he broke someone's skull for being rude, and denied them Healing! Logain, on the other hand, goes around kissing Aes Sedai to bond them - but he's never cruel like that. That's evidence enough for me.
  12. Doesn't Pevara see Taim being extremely cruel to the other Ashaman - I mean, he broke someone's skull for being rude, and denied them Healing! Logain, on the other hand, goes around kissing Aes Sedai to bond them - but he's never cruel like that. That's evidence enough for me.
  13. I think RJ made a running theme of opposite halves of something making a whole - a continuall motif of Light and Dark coming together. So maybe Rand and Moridin are halves in a more allegorical sense?
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