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  1. I doubt your second question: "Where did Demandred get Sakarnen?" will ever be answered. It really is strange that he managed to get a sa'angreal, as I remember some of the other Forsaken saying that if they had an angreal they would be the strongest (not sure if this is just boasting or if it is fact), so it seems strange that Demandred just happens to show up with what seems to be one of the stronger sa'angreals. Wouldn't it be cool if we got an outrigger talking about Demandred's rise to power? Too bad it'll never happen... I have a question myself though: say Lanfear managed to get P
  2. I'm a little confused exactly what this thread is for, but I like comedy so I'll attempt to revive it. The Rand-Mat exchange about who had accomplished the most had me feeling really conflicted. On one had, I did chuckle at its corny-ness, but I was also cringing a little at such a potentially groundbreaking reunion between Rand and Mat (who had not seen eachother since Rand sent Mat to bring Elayne back in... LoC? ACoS? somewhere around there) being spoiled with cheesy jokes. Thoughts? And sorry if this wasn't the intent of the thread...
  3. I'm a gonna say Graendal/ whatever her new name is. I have a few criteria for this: 1. The DF/Chosen must be alive (even if they have to be reincarnated by the DO) for the entire series (ie they participated in the Last Battle in some significant way). We're left with the DO, Ishy, Lanfear, Demandred, Graendal, Moghedien, Taim, Slayer out of the important DFs (not counting Alviviarin, Lady Shiane... etc) 2. They have to have contributed something significant to the dark cause that had a lasting impact. Not counting the DO (who knows what he's been doing, other than those bubbles) we ha
  4. I have never been a fan of that type of thing either especially in a genre like fantasy. If you have things like trollocs then trying to establish that "Death can happen to anyone at anytime" just seems like a waste. I have been a huge fan of Gareth Bryne so reading "Oh and Gareth Bryne just ran into a bunch of trollocs and died" just makes you want to throw the book at a wall. What was the point of Siuan and Gareth's death? Just another "shocking twist"? The Wheel of Time didnt need "shocking twist" so I dont see why the last book had to catch up with a whole bunch of them. Isn't th
  5. Haha... too bad this isn't on the other board. I think i'd pull a Mr. Ares and live life to the fullest while I can. Moral, immoral, what difference does it make if I know that I'm going to die insane? Praying for Cadsuane (how old was she in the year 700? she must have been really young) is impractical, going to the WT is suicidal, becoming the DR would suck, and going to the Blight wouldn't accomplish much. If I'm going to die insane and alone, I mind as well enjoy life while i can.
  6. I literally laughed out loud at this one... in the middle of a library so everyone is staring me down atm. Quote of the day here folks.
  7. On that topic, did we ever figure out what that viewing about Carlinya meant, seeing as she presumably died in the Battle in TAR (ToM 37)?
  8. Well, Melaine and Rand was hinted at, that would have been hawt. Or how about Min/Perrin, Mat/pretty much all the hot chicks, or Riselle and someone? I think a Riselle/Thom pairing would have been CLASSIC
  9. In the epic RJ vs BS debate, my personal opinion is that Brandon never wrote anything as boring as Crossroads of Twilight. Two excellent posts by Terez and Finowe about appreciating the closure of the saga. Thank you both :) That pretty much sums up my opinion on this whole thing also. As disjointed or deus ex machina BrS's work may be, at the very least it kept me in suspense and entertained when I was reading it. The fact that there is an active board of discussion about his work is a testament to the fact that regardless if it is amazingly written or not, it was successful enough t
  10. The whole thing with Boots in ToM was great writing, some of it is in my sig. When Mat is awakened from his drunken stupor by Elayne and Nynaeve, who apologize to him and he's all like "Meh, it was nothing..."
  11. Well, this seems to be about right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100 or to see the full list: http://books.google.com/books/about/The_100_Ranking_of_Most_Influential_Peop.html?id=4Q-i8Ir6R4QC I mostly agree with the top 3 there, Muhammad who was not only a religious figure but also a great political and military leader, Newton who established basically everything we know about physics and most of calculus, and Jesus of Nazareth who founded the largest religion in modern times. Although, if you wanted to say "influential" as in not only the person but their offspring, Genghis Kh
  12. Hmm ok so then how can we say that Nynaeve is unskilled with Earth or Fire if perhaps she is merely lacking the Talent in that area? if we are defining a Talent to be able to go above and beyond what should normally be capable, then just because Nynaeve does not demonstrate these Talents (Cuendillar, perhaps finding ores although that is disputable) does not necessarily mean she lacks skill in these areas. I really don't think we have received enough if any evidence to show that Nynaeve is obviously more skilled with one power than another, for she seems to be able to form weaves of many diffe
  13. @fionwe Out of fear that I'm gonna quote you but then put in the "Fuzz1717 said:" box like i did before, i'll just do it this way: How do we distinguish Talents and general weaves though? Is every weave a talent? For example, it is well established that Nynaeve has a strong "Talent" in healing, which Egwene does not, Egwene has a strong "Talent" in both dreaming and detecting ores which Nynaeve does not and Elayne has a Talent of making terangreal. So i suppose my question is can we really say that Nynaeve is not good at earth because she lacks the ore-finding talent? certainly having tha
  14. So i don't understand the new quoting system at all so I probably messed the quotes here up, but you get the idea. Yes, I was forced to retract the WOT Wiki quote, but if we say that Nynaeve does not struggle with any flow, aren't we implying that she is decent with all the powers? I mean, we're saying that Egwene is good with everything (or at least 4/5) and Nynaeve is bad with nothing, is there really that much of a distinction? I do not believe that Nynaeve ever tries to make Cuendillar, but based on the fact that she can perfectly replicate almost any flow she sees, can't we assum
  15. Yeah it's specifically stuff like that which is the reason the Wiki is not an accepted source in the fandom. Way too many mistakes and assumptions. Yeah I sorta assumed, i just googled "Nynaeve five powers" and hoped that I would get something useful. Whoopsies. I still stand by the first part of my statement: EDIT typos
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