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Tyler Aybara

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About Tyler Aybara

  • Birthday 07/30/1987

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    Reading, Writing, Football, Lacrosse, Weight Training, Video Games and with a liberal amount of dancing, drinking, and flirting.

    Basically, live like Rand, love like Perrin, flirt like Mat

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  1. I read today about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado and amidst the pain, anguish, and senselessness of the act of destruction that was perpetrated I found a thread in that story that touched me deeply. It was to the four men who shielded their girlfriends and, in the end, gave their lives to protect those they loved. It's hard sometimes in today's world to think of anyone but yourself. Social media drives a narcissism that seemingly feeds on itself which can manifest in us asking "What about me?" "What do I get?" A constant concern about the individual and its need to assert itself, for self preservation that seems to happen at greater and greater frequency. What these men did flies in the face of all of that. They did what they felt was right, they, naturally, without hesitation, shielded those they loved. They sought to protect and preserve that which they held so dear that even their very lives were worth forfeiting. What I found written in those stories and in the emotional interviews of those they saved and loved, was the very best that humanity has to offer, the naturally nobility that, for all of humanity's faults, vices, flaws, and corruptions, to me, makes me love the human race. The hurt and vacuum that these men, and all of the victims, have left is a hole in the fabric of life that cannot be mended, yet around these holes, beauty and love can still grow. A testament to sacrifice made on an inconspicuous night in Colorado. All I can hope is that should I be in such a situation I show such bravery. We do not know what is beyond the veil of inevitable eventuality that all must stride through. No person is certain. So what we have is the here and the now to live and love and be good to one another and, if need be, to sacrifice all that we know so that others may have a chance to continue on and to let the warmth of love shine ever brighter.
  2. Malazan Empire: Book of the Fallen has totally hijacked my fantasy reading. I promise I'll be back WoT. I promise!

  3. 15% through Crossroads of Twilight and, for now, I'm actually liking it. Haven't run into the Weevils of Evil yet though.

  4. Logain! You dog you! That with only a kiss too. He must derive all of his power from his lips.#PathOfDaggers

  5. Diablo III is cramping my WoT style. #NotThatMadAboutIt

  6. If anybody needs to drink more its Elayne and Nynaeve. Blood and bloody ashes, relax a bit! #APathofDaggers

  7. First time reading through the series and I'm reading at a breakneck pace for myself (started the series in February and just started A Path of Daggers) so, understandably, I'm anticipating missing some more nuanced pieces of information or forgetting some minor characters but, in A Crown of Swords, I realized I had been operating under a hilariously incorrect and huge assumption: The Seachan and Atha'an Miere are the same people. I dunno if it was the Aiel talk about clans and septs or the multiple factions throughout the novels but I assumed that the Seachan were just some sort of militaristic faction of the Atha'an Miere looking to conquer. I don't really remember what chapter in aCoS it was but I do remember physically smacking myself in the face when I realized my error. So, don't worry RJ, I got it. Took me seven books, but I understand now.
  8. Took me until A Crown of Swords to realize the Seanchan and Athan'Miere are not the same people/different factions....woops. #APathofDaggers

  9. Berelain is from Mayene. Which is a city state, so a bit more of an underdog than Murandy. So much of an underdog it didn't even make it to your poll - and neither did Tar Valon or Far Madding. So I'm going to say those three, just to be awkward. Swing and a miss on my part. I forgot Falme too. Good thing I voted Shienar anyway! haha
  10. Would somebody please kill Padan Fain already?! Blood and bloody ashes! #CrownOfSwords

  11. I am sure that this topic has come up before but I couldn't find it using the search so I figured may as well create this topic. Which of the Westlands would you live in taking into account culture, values, threats, etc? For me it came down to two, Shienar and Murandy. I think I would enjoy the purpose of Shienar and the values they carry with them. Though, I'll admit, it would not be the best place to raise a family, something about their culture and customs draws me to it. On the other hand I think I would also enjoy Murandy. Everyone loves and underdog and there doesn't seem to be a bigger one in the Westlands. Also, they seem to be a culture I would enjoy as well....Berelain doesn't hurt either, haha. So, where would you live?
  12. Beslan surprsingly cool with Mat being a Mother-Lover. Well, every Mother's Day does deserve a mother's night. #Crownof Swords

  13. Rand and Min leading in my WoT Relationship power rankings after that sizzling chapter in CoS. 1. Rand/Min 2. Rand/Aviendha 3. Mat/Foxhead medallion 4. Perrin/Faile 5. Rand/Elayne

  14. If you wanted to be a Warder, how hard are you rooting to get picked by someone from the Green Ajah? 110%? 120%? #CrownOfSwords

  15. Oh Colavere you got got! Get 'em Rand.#CrownOfSwords

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