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Everything posted by Mathias

  1. That is good news. For me, I only care about getting the rest of the comics I paid for initially. Getting promised 8 comics by Red Eagle and getting 5 was unacceptable. Dabel Bros. came through big time. Red Eagle has no credibility as far as I am concerned. I get the impression they are playing at being uber-media tycoons without the wherewithall to pull it off...
  2. FINALLY! I don't know how many of you subscribed, oh... ages ago?, to the New Spring graphic novel that was being published by Red Eagle entertainment and Dabel Brothers. Well... Red Eagle dropped the ball big time and the 8 issue series was kaboshed after 5 issues... DABEL BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE!! They are finishing the series!! I just received issue 6 yesterday. Excellent. Dabel Brothers you are terrific.
  3. Actually, "friend" Sanderson is working on the rewrite. If you look a bit harder you will notice the bar entitled "Rewrite of AMoL's First Quarter." You should note that the prologue falls within the first quarter of a book. In the future when you have a smart, snotty comment to make I suggest you have a better grip on the facts. Better yet, keep it to yourself because it certainly is not welcome here.
  4. Sanderson and TOR should release the prologue.... Jordan did as much when he was writing the series and by his own admission Sanderson is 46% done with the rewrite of AMOL.... I want the Prologue! :-\
  5. Thank you Rand... This has been my contention since the beginning.,, I hope they make the films...
  6. It's been a while, years, since I even looked at a WoT book, but isn't Nynaeve travelling to the Boarderlanders telling them to meet Lan, who is riding to take on the Shadow by himself? If that is the case, I would think that it is possible that the last stop on Nynaeve's trip would be to meet up with Lan somewhere, along with the convenient arrival of a ton of heavily armed Borderlanders.
  7. I was watching TV and came across a movie made in 1955 about Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh. It is called The Virgin Queen with Bette Davis. The costume styles and interior decor scream Wheel of Time. There is even a scene where the captain of the Queen's guards (Walter) is assembling and reviewing his troops and ladies of the court are in a balcony crooning over the soldiers below. It is reminiscent of the Warders and Aes Sedai in the White Tower. For anyone who wants a glimpse at the world of the Wheel of Time this is it.
  8. Comments such as this evidence a true lack of education. One's level of education should be immediately obvious without having to notify others of that fact. Doing so merely undermines your credibility and makes you look like a buffoon. Also, you may wish to review sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization before you write anything in the future.
  9. We can only hope. Red Eagle attempted to produce an 8 issue graphic novel of New Spring. They got as far as book 5 before it all fell apart. They are totally unprofessional and incompetent. I am happy RJ was displeased with their unacceptable performance. I certainly am. Hopefully the rights will go to someone who will do the series justice. I am of the opinion that a good job could be done if the books were to be translated into movie form. I'm not a huge fan of the comparison, however, visually and story-wise they did a pretty good job with the LoTR (albeit those books were about half the length), and a lot of the descriptive language RJ uses can be effectively translated into film in much less "space" and time than in a novel. The idea is that ANY more contact with RJ's world of the WoT would be most welcome. The graphic novel format would also be acceptable. I never was a "comic book" fan, but the artists who produce graphic novels now-a-days are highly talented and sophisticated. Before it fell apart, the New Spring series produced a nice visual link to RJ's world of tWoT.
  10. The object of war is to kill your enemy. There is no "sanitized" or "political" way of fighting a war. Stalin, brutal as he was, summed the concept up very nicely: “Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.” Of course, that goes for reality, and even now people try to fight a political war, not unleashing every means at their disposal to achieve victory. Fiction requires a certain idiocy in terms of the "bad guys'" decisions. Like when the main villian leaves right before the hero gets chopped by a laser or something, giving the hero the needed 3 seconds to escape, or when they shoot Batman in the chest, where he has tons of body armor, instead of in the face, etc. etc. If the villians did what they should, the "good guys" would get whiped out every time.
  11. Ya, you're right. I have my chronology off.
  12. Ok, TSR, wasn't that still before he was healed?
  13. I don’t have the books with me…In TDR the weddings I was thinking of are caused by Rand. In any event, Mat's luck surpasses that of the other two ta'veren. I still think it has to do with the dagger. No need to get snotty' date=' and any evidence would be circumstantial, espically since I can't look anything up at this point. Good Point.
  14. I think that business about fire and blood means that there will be an eventual fight between the two factions, but I don't think that that will be the end of the Black Tower per-se. Also, the White tower has rent, with the "rebels" seeming to do well enough for themselves without the "White Tower." I think that after TG things will go back to a sembelance of what they were in the AOL. Both the male and female Aes Sedai will be back to working together. Espically since they can now that the taint is cleansed.
  15. It still happened to Rand. You don't see Mat getting worked over because of his women...
  16. Rand is SO lucky that he is blind, one-handed, has two festering wounds in his side, that not only can't be healed, are fighting each other... let's see what else... I think there is a line between plot conventions that will allow the story to continue by keeping the hero alive, and ta'veren influenced good luck. But, even in the instance of ta'veren coming into play in terms of Rand's life being saved, the pattern's, and maybe the Creator's, will would hardly be served if the main catalyst for change were toasted before he/she/it performed its task. That is still different than Mat's case, where he personally has unnaturally good luck. All ta'veren effect those around them (I think Perrin causes weddings too in the Dragon Reborn)
  17. I don't think Mat's luck is tied to the Horn. The Horn almost takes a back seat in the series after Flame and isn't a huge part of Mat's storyline. I think his real luck began with the dagger. Before that, I think, he was more known as a trouble maker, which would mean he was always getting caught, which would mean he wasn't that lucky. The healing bit comes in, I think, in that the Aeis Sedai couldn't totally heal Mat from the damge done by the dagger. Thus, it seems possible that the part they couldn't heal could continue to be contributing to his good luck. Whatever the case, I think his luck surpasses general run-of-the-mill good luck and passes into the realm of supernatural assistance. That could just be his being ta'veren, but Rand, for one, certainly doesn't have that great of luck so I don't think ta'veren is the sole reason. This just occurred to me: Did Mat play dice, and win, at all in the series prior to his contact with the dagger?
  18. Let's try to discuss this as civilly as possible. I would rather all work together to try and figure this out rather than getting upset. I understand that people have strong opinions about this subject, that is why I wanted to try and work together to get to the bottom of it, and I think that can be accomplished. That said, I appreciate your comments, Cybertrolloc, in relation to possible motives for Lanfear. I also think that almost anyone had a motive to kill Asmo - espically the other Forsaken. (Of course, all of the Forsaken had motives for killing each other, ie. who would be Nae'blis, but Asmo is the main focus.) All the more reason to try and find specific areas in the book where Asmo was specifically threatened. Also, to back up comments, it might be nice to try and tie them in as closely as possible with actual passages in the book so as to provide a basis. I am trying to stay as far away from speculation as is possible, or practical, with a mystery such as this. Cybertrolloc, or anyone else, what about my comment regarding Lanfear and Asmo's relationship in the Waste? Did it in fact happen as I remember it? As I understood it, Asmo was on thin ice with Lanfear as it was and the only reason she left him alive was to teach Rand.
  19. I would just like to chime in on this thread and say, to everyone else reading this, that the people in the Illuminators are very polite and helpful. I had a couple of questions and I instantly had help and assistance from multiple sources. It has been a pleasant experience and I have only been posting in that section for a few days. I highly recommend becoming involved with the Illuminators' activities.
  20. Cybertrolloc, you hit on exactly what I was shooting for. If Lanfear said something to that effect, espically before Asmo's actual demise, it would be possible that, when in Finnland and faced with having requests granted, she felt like following through on her previous threat. I was looking for stated motive (specifically for Lanfear, and specifically prior to the actual act), and Cybertrolloc, I appreciate you providing that.
  21. Something else just occurred to me: I can't recall, did anyone ever specifically threaten Asmo with death (other than Rand, of course), or mention that they wanted him dead? It would strike me as a good place to start if, in fact, Asmo received death threats, either directly or indirectly, from other characters and a list could be compiled.
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