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  1. Again, no reason to believe an air cocoon could not be made to provide lift with a fire/air thruster on it. It wouldn't be anchored to anything because it would be mobile, and push you along with it, just like any solid would. You would not be lifting yourself, as you would be pushed by a solid mass of air moving independently. Not sure why that's hard to understand. J
  2. Sometimes I think you're missing my point on purpose. Why would you need to anchor a cocoon of air? It's being given lift properties by its very shape, and propulsion from the air/fire thrust weave would eliminate the need for "anchoring" J
  3. Actually, we haven't seen anyone raise themselves on a platform of air with the True Power. We saw OTHER people raise Egwene, we saw Siuan Sanche lift Nynaeve, and we saw Ishamael on a platform of air, but Ishamael doesn't use the One Power, he uses the True Power, different rules apply. Lifting yourself with a framework of air is fundamentally different than creating a ward. Creating a ward is like building a fence. It is around you, but does not touch you. The framework of air would have to directly touch and support you. What do you call the bridge of air Rand makes to the Seafolk ship in CoS? I can't see a qualitative difference between that and the air-frame discussed above, except that the frame would be more three dimensional. J
  4. I still have yet to see why one could not wrap himself in a cocoon of air, and use an air/fire weave for thrust. You would need no contact with the ground. J
  5. By that logic, if an interior does not exist, there's no way to brush up against it from the inside at all then, and hence no cutting. J
  6. No, I don't think so. Why are we getting this accurate in terms of physics with flying, but not with other forms of channeling? Aside from that, if you had thrust and lift, you wouldn't need contact with the ground. I think if you tore apart every power like we're doing with flying, you could rule out everything because on some level it does not conform with the laws of physics. J
  7. i've been familiar with this series since the second book was published and have no other word to describe them. how would you describe them if they were in your house lifting you off the ground, throwing balls of fire around or healing a broken bone that protruded through your thigh? angels? i don't know what rj has defined them to be in his world but it seems not every character has that power. it could be that everyone does but only a few show the inborn ability or want to develop it. I certainly wouldn't call them witches, as would not you if you had any understanding or respect for the religion of witchcraft. Witchcraft is not a religion. I think you're referring to wicca, and they practice witchcraft as a tool. Of course, the concept of witches predates wicca, and it's not necessarily accurate to deny all interpretations of the word witch because Wiccans would not approve. J
  8. Um .... isn't that what I just proposed? And disposed .... I suppose it is what you proposed, but you're not weaving on yourself when you shape air around yourself, so I fail to see why it couldn't be done. J
  9. How do you know that? It's not happened. The spinning gates in KoD were outside edges. I can't say for sure that the interior doesn't hurt you, though it makes sense to me, but I don't think anyone can for certain say that it does. J
  10. Well then, why not use the power to provide thrust/lift for a person, using air to provide some sort of frame? It just doesn't make any sense that you wouldn't be able to fly with the power. I mean if people are trying to offer physics as a reason, then how come there's no recoil from shooting lightning, etc? The reason? It's magic... J
  11. So, if sho-wings were built using the power, and they could fly, doesn't that mean you can fly with the power? J
  12. As far as the gateway question: My thought has always been that if you bump into the border from the outside, you get sliced,but if you were to touch from the inside, you would not. J
  13. I don't believe Cyndane's strength has anything to do with Lanfears at the time of her death. Death would reset her. If you are recycled, you're recycled. There's no need to *heal* anything... It seems more likely to me that the DO decided to teach her humility by weakening her slightly, though not enough to make her less useful, practically. Remember, she did conspire against him. J
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