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Mysoulisbrown

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  1. To fionwe1987 "Fishwives know to distinguish between good and bad sword strikes? Since when?" Why make such a silly comment? The point was clearly being made that the Green sister was simply encouraging her warders with basic comments like "good strike". Now I am no soldier but I am perfectly capable of acknowledging a good fighting technique, as is any average joe. This in no way means she has any specialist knowledge. If she had been demonstrating the fighting techniques then it would have proved otherwise. And to say that skirts, divided or otherwise prove no encumbrance in comparison to trousers when moving on foot over battlefields that are wet with blood and littered with craters from big explosions is obviously not true. Common sense and a chat with any female soldier in Afghanistan would answer that one.
  2. Mitsobar I agree about the creation of Ajahs being a bad thing in the long run. In theory yes it is good to have Aes Sedai specialists in different areas, so that united they make the Tower a more powerful force. But they just became little cliques that constantly bitched about each other. Secret Ajah weaves? Secret head of Ajah? The White Tower degenerated into a cheesy public school with silly "traditions". So true XXX47 - you don't fight wars in ball gowns! I'm betting they were still wearing slippers too instead of " stout Two Rivers shoes"! Mind you never know, they could all have been wearing skirts"divided for riding"!
  3. I agree, I had been really looking forward to this showdown. I couldn't wait for Egwene to shoot down in flames (not literally) the arrogance of the Seanchan and drop the bombshell that the Sul'dam could channel too. The response was NOT what I had been looking forward to! I was expecting huge big ructions that the Empress herself could channel, but this was just tossed aside casually. I thought it might be the start of an albeit rocky road to an alliance between the two sides, but it seems they are more entrenched than ever. It really would have been a great opportunity to have a Tuon POV and let us know just how much of a shock it was...
  4. The point I would like to raise is about the Green Ajah - and how disappointing they were! All through the books they have bleated on about being "The Battle Ajah", talking with a glint in their eye how they will be the first in line to deal with the Dark One's forces at The Last Battle. They have a sea of warders between them, and their Ajah headquarters are decorated with weapons and scenes of battles. So yes, they have made their point. So for almost three thousand years they have prepared for this, and what exactly did they prepare? Pevara shows that the Red Ajah knows some pretty nifty fighting moves to handle men that can channel, multiple weaves cast at once to both incapacitate and silence a man. "What did you think the Red Ajah does with its time? Sit around and complain about men?" Brilliant quote and helped give respect to an Ajah that most people thought was full of bitchy women who loathed anything with a Y chromosome. So here was me thinking the Greens would come into their own in the Last Battle. Now the thing is maybe they did? The air was said to be sizzling with the exchange of weaves during the battle. But never once were the Greens mentioned. All the sisters seemed to be warriors, regardless of Ajah (with the exception of the Yellows in Mayene). All seemed perfectly capable of "lobbing a fireball" or calling down a lightning bolt. If we take this as standard fighting fare - where were the Greens? Where were the nifty fighting weaves and tactics that they had presumably perfected over the millennia for just this occasion? Not a single mention was made and does beg the question - what on earth was the point of the Green Ajah? All mouth and no talk? In my mind I had all sorts of attacks playing out - three Greens on horseback converging together at a gallop beside the front line, linking together instantly, and using the combined power to chuck out an awesome killer weave (not a fireball in sight thank you). Then dropping the link and straight away galloping away in different directions so that each could channel and defend from incoming weaves. This tactic could then be played over and over to create destruction in enemy troops over a large area. Or even better, a long line of Greens, some sending out killer weaves that no other Ajah has even thought of, whilst others defend against incoming weaves, with trained methods to disrupt the weaves. I truly thought they would bring something jaw-dropping to the Last Battle, but was totally disappointed at the continuous lighting bolts and fireballs that were lobbed by each and every sister no matter what their Ajah. Egwene kicked ass in the Last Battle - the Green Ajah? Not so much....
  5. The point I would like to raise is about the Green Ajah which Egwene wanted to be a member of - and how disappointing they were! All through the books they have bleated on about being "The Battle Ajah", talking with a glint in their eye how they will be the first in line to deal with the Dark One's forces at The Last Battle. They have a sea of warders between them, and their Ajah headquarters are decorated with weapons and scenes of battles. So yes, they have made their point. So for almost three thousand years they have prepared for this, and what exactly did they prepare? Pevara shows that the Red Ajah knows some pretty nifty fighting moves to handle men that can channel, multiple weaves cast at once to both incapacitate and silence a man. "What did you think the Red Ajah does with its time? Sit around and complain about men?" Brilliant quote and helped give respect to an Ajah that most people thought was full of bitchy women who loathed anything with a Y chromosome. So here was me thinking the Greens would come into their own in the Last Battle. Now the thing is maybe they did? The air was said to be sizzling with the exchange of weaves during the battle. But never once were the Greens mentioned. All the sisters seemed to be warriors, regardless of Ajah (with the exception of the Yellows in Mayene). All seemed perfectly capable of "lobbing a fireball" or calling down a lightning bolt. If we take this as standard fighting fare - where were the Greens? Where were the nifty fighting weaves and tactics that they had presumably perfected over the millennia for just this occasion? Not a single mention was made and does beg the question - what on earth was the point of the Green Ajah? All mouth and no talk? In my mind I had all sorts of attacks playing out - three Greens on horseback converging together at a gallop beside the front line, linking together instantly, and using the combined power to chuck out an awesome killer weave (not a fireball in sight thank you). Then dropping the link and straight away galloping away in different directions so that each could channel and defend from incoming weaves. This tactic could then be played over and over to create destruction in enemy troops over a large area. Or even better, a long line of Greens, some sending out killer weaves that no other Ajah has even thought of, whilst others defend against incoming weaves, with trained methods to disrupt the weaves. I truly thought they would bring something jaw-dropping to the Last Battle, but was totally disappointed at the continuous lighting bolts and fireballs that were lobbed by each and every sister no matter what their Ajah. Egwene kicked ass at the Last Battle - the Greens? Not so much...
  6. Definitely Perrin. He has the body of a Greek God, hairy chest, strong yet gentle. He catches people's eye left right and centre, never notices, although he ends up choosing the most annoying woman on the planet ( yes, even worse than Cadsuane and her "Phaw"s!)? Look over here instead Perrin - I've cooked a nice rare steak for you....
  7. Mysoulisbrown

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    You've expressed exactly how I feel too! It has also been 18 years for me since I first picked up The Eye Of The World. I'd liked fantasy fiction, but it was just something I dipped in and out of. But this book just blew me away. It was so exciting, monsters to escape from, magical power described so well that made you truly wish you had the spark too. And there was humour! Characters that you enjoyed reading, and not just full of dour quests and battles. That moment when they are all on horseback being pursued by trollocs from behind, hearing the horns getting nearer - and then suddenly hearing them from in front too coming at them from the other direction. My heart was in my mouth. I was also wishing for more than "just" a battle, I kept looking at the remaining pages and trying to work out how much would be given over to their lives in the fourth age, and praying that none of it would be wasted with that damn glossary! No glossary, but also no real reunions or interactions afterwards. In a way it's ok as I can make it all happen in my imagination exactly how I want to be, but it would have been good to read! That was a good thing about the start of the book as there were lots of conversations between characters where they FINALLY opened up to each other and things were said which they had always shied away from before. I have also looked at other series, but I haven't found anything to touch it. Robert Jordan was a genius to come up with the stories, and I think Brandon Sanderson did a brilliant job of finishing the series off - no easy task! I would love to read about the next few years after the Last Battle - how did male and female channellers interact? Who knows, maybe something will be written some day??
  8. Fair point, she took out the Sharan channellers, but it seemed a shame that no one else learned her anti-balefire discovery and she wasn't able to do the same to the unravelling pattern elsewhere. Mind I guess Rand sorted that out!
  9. You belong to the Brown Ajah! The Brown Ajah is dedicated to the gathering of knowledge. Browns are often historians of some kind, but members of this Ajah can be interested in any field of knowledge. It is said that Browns have little or no idea of what is going on in the world, and they can at times be absent-minded and easily distracted. Browns are, however, excellent researchers and know the ins and outs of the White Tower Library very well. This is your result in its entirety: Brown Ajah: 10 White Ajah: 5 Yellow Ajah: 4 Green Ajah: 3 Gray Ajah: 1 Blue Ajah: 1 Red Ajah: 1 Yay a Brown! But not happy about White being second.... :)
  10. I was genuinely shocked by the quick and brutal way Birgitte was killed. I was disappointed that Egwene died - it just seemed like such a waste to die just to kill Taim? If she was going to die I would have expected a far more amazing end with at least a few Forsaken dealt with, leaving Rand free to take on Shai'Tan. Didn't she deserve that after all she has gone through and how she has developed through all the books from innkeeper's daughter to most powerful woman in Randland? I can't believe how much Bela dying got to me. Just because she had been there from the very beginning and it would have been great to see her in the final scene. The way she knew what was needed, ran so fast and did her bit to save lives, a true Two Rivers horse! I was gutted when Siuan died too. I hated it when the good characters were killed off!
  11. Hello Randland! Been reading the books for 18 years and have just finished the final book. Considering I have been waiting for it for SO long I actually took my time reading it and savoured it for as long as possible. But then it just got so exciting at the end that I couldn't put it down, lol. It's weird to think how long this has been a part of my life and I couldn't even begin to imagine how many times I have wondered what it would be like to channel over the years. I'm actually glad the series is finished and is something I can go back to and read again and again. It's not like there aren't umpteen twists and sub-plots that MIGHT make a bit more sense now! My biggest thought at the moment is will the Black Tower have Ajahs, and if so I hope they have a brown one too because that would be the one for me!
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