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A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY

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  1. They, like the Orbit covers, make them look like they are very sophisticated and professional covers. They look like they belong alongside the Lord of The Rings bright red book on a bookshelf.
  2. Happy Birthday Harriet!! Because of The Wheel Of Time, I know that even my country has it's share of ambitious people that can turn bad. I also know that they are not always bad people, just complicated people that make mistakes while trying to live their lives and do what they think makes the country better. Thank you for helping bring this amazing reading experience to life.
  3. I have read the books and loved them, however, I have had a thought after watching Nae'blis's Youtube video on the Dragon Prophecies. In the comments, I had a little exchange about them, and it got me thinking. This could have been asked before too, so I apoligise in advance. In part of the line in the Prophecy at the beginning of Lord of Chaos, these three words "The unstained tower" got me thinking....Does this fit the White Tower at Dumai's Wells like I thought...or does it fit the Black Tower more? Does the unstained tower hint at the Turned Asha'man being stained in these three words? Also, in addition, another question: considering the Prophecies also mention a broken tower, could this be the Black Tower both times? Now the story has ended, and taking into account the details of how the story ended, I ask, because does this hint at more than first thought?
  4. My only concern with this show, and this is something everyone should be mindful of, is if the show says Egwene is the Dragon Reborn. That to me is botching the show. I have no issues with the casting decisions. I am more worried about the world and its mechanics like the One Power and how the characters interact with the world around them. Particularly if they make Egwene the Dragon, which completely turns the story inside out. That causes a snowball effect on the whole story, and kills the product when the audience goes to the books to see how they did it there. Particularly after the show ends. How it performs affects any other take on the story in other mediums like animation or video games. We have seen a lot of those projects that have been anywhere from brilliant, to average, to awful and everywhere in between. I have my hopes for the show, but that scenario above is my biggest worry. As for next casting announcement, I need Lan. How his actor works on screen makes or breaks Moiraine and Nynaeve both.
  5. I am excited. Looking forward to it. Now all we need is the casting for Lan.
  6. Except, Robert Jordan wrote The Wheel of Time, some of the themes included how the views of hope, love, despair and hate were present in the story and how those views shaped the world. I absolutely reject the theory that Rand is the Dark One. The figure of Hope and sacrifice at the Last Battle actually the figure of despair and submission? I thought Moridin embodied those beliefs, or why enjoy his villainy?? or Ishamael's villainy for that matter. There are plenty of books that have that flipped. Those for me are depressing stories, and ones I do not like at all, and do not like the messages they show. I love and thoroughly enjoy what I read in these books. These are stories where the worst villains eventually get what they deserve, instead of those villains walking away to get pats on the head for success. It is good to read a story that has that clear good message. It has been lost too much in other stories I have read.
  7. Yes. That is also a part of it. Because the Dark One will never stop fighting. Incidentally, neither will the Champion of Light. It is just the details of the battles change as each one is fought. We got a glimpse of the far bigger picture with Rand fighting the Dark One directly.
  8. Except, I suspect that Ishamael says that because he knew he would be Nae'blis. The title Nae'blis locks in the outcomes of the battle if the Dark One wins. The Last Battle had that outcome, because Ishamael was in command. Put Lanfear in that Nae'blis title, and she would rule the world with Perrin her devoted lover. That possibility would still happen, it was just that Moiraine saw that would be the most likely outcome after the docks, but Lews Therin would be in Perrin's place. The Dark One would lock in that result. He showed Rand the possible outcomes that he showed the Forsaken. We find out during the books Demandred did not care about afterwards, just to kill the Dragon, Asmodean just wanted to compose music and live forever, Semirhage most likely favored the Blighted world, knowing her pleasures, while all the rest liked the Compassion less world more but would be fine with the Blighted world, or any world the Dark One made, as long as they ruled forever, while Ishamael was the only one of them that favored the Nothing world. All these outcomes were possible, but the Forsaken that favored any outcome had to be Nae'blis going into the last Battle, and assist the Dark One in defeating the Dragon Reborn. It is how he encouraged the competition between the Forsaken, however, the fight with Rand revealed how he enticed them to fight for him and submit.
  9. Jordan saying the Shadow winning a minor victory is what happened at the end of the previous Age though. The technological level of the world at that time was completely lost, saidin was tainted, the Breaking had begun and would continue for 300 years. That was actually a minor victory for him. No matter what happens, if there are people still willing to sacrifice to stop the Dark One, then he loses. How much he loses by depends on what his followers achieve in the time he has access to the world, and how much his influence impacts the world going forwards. Rand's assessment of the Dark One just before re sealing him back up is the correct ultimate purpose of the Dark One and his relationship to the Wheel Of Time and the Pattern. I suspect the Creator also has the same relationship to both as well. Also, to kill the Dark One without destroying Creation with him, the Creator must also be killed at some point during the events. It would be like deciding that if you eliminate Hell, then Heaven must also be eliminated, for exactly the same reason along with all that is associated with both spiritual realms for the reality around them to survive.
  10. Except the flame of tar valon is the discovery in this conflict. It perfectly balances the discovery of balefire in the War of Power. While the discovery of one weave undid an Age's achievements, it makes perfect sense for the discovery of the other weave to preserve the current Age's achievements, further showing the theme of balance. Logain's saving those innocents is the perfect way to redeem the Asha'man, in addition to being Sealbreaker, which is a critical moment. The seals situation is also of the theme of balance and must be included as is, since it is the summing up of the history of mistakes that have been made by the Aes Sedai over 3000 years. If Egwene needs a Forsaken to fight against, then I suggest Mesaana surviving to the Last Battle, since she is the perfect foil for Egwene. The three duels is critical to the Last Battle, since Demandred dominates the fight entirely, except when distracted, which the duels provide. If done well, Lan's duel could easily beat Vader's and Kenobi's duel. Logain, I agree should be the one to take down Taim, by fighting him instead of Logain fighting Demandred.
  11. Cool! Now, whom is playing Lan?? Pike will kill it, she always does in the roles she does. Whomever plays Lan must complement her.
  12. It is a risk. but after reading this, I am still really excited.
  13. I like it!! Even reading the Cleansing myself, it felt like a medical procedure being performed. It is really cool. Of course, I then went into the nuking theory, which re reading told me was wrong. Thanks for this!! No one has explained the Cleansing well, too many mathematicians here using equations that lost me.
  14. Greetings Yruc!! Welcome to Dragonmount!!
  15. I think they are saying that if you find a way, somehow, mental illness can be lived with. But it requires not only a strong personality from , but a great upbringing and the right people around you that care.
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