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  1. Quote Thanks for the helpful input dude! I like that that is the only thing you saw as input. And seriously the cake saying is dumb, what the hell else are you gonna do with cake?
  2. Thank you for moving it, I got a little confused between the main and sub forums. Brown hair can turn blonde sometimes! Yeah, I am more interested in the implications of Moridin choosing to save Rand (if indeed that's what happened) than the mechanics of it. Ultimately I don't care much how it happened, just for my part. I will go back and double check this, though I'm at work at the moment without access to my book =/. It is kind of a conundrum, isn't it? Haha, if you balefire yourself wouldn't you be reversing the actions of person who did the thing that made you disappear? The more strongly you do it to try to overcome this the further back it reverses your removal of yourself. Trippy! I had a friend ask what would happen if you balefired the guy who invented balefire. We debated for a while on if the pattern would simply allow it to exist again through someone else's invention as it was an inevitability. Someone could always discover the weaves. Again though, if he wanted to stop existing, he could have jumped in front of Rand's or any of the Forsaken's balefire's at many points in the series (some where he was physically present for the rest of the fight). That's assuming a fellow Forsaken wouldn't do it for free (probably only due to fear from DO retribution). Such notes and people may exist out there, part of why I asked on here. I'm not huge on 'word of god' answers to questions in fiction, but it is ultimately the best resource. Anyone who can confirm an absolute RJ/BS answer to this would be greatly appreciated, even if it will probably shit on my dreams =). I uhh... will try not to sound like a smartass in answering this but, that's exactly what Balefire is? It removes you from the Pattern forever. That's exactly what he wanted. Again, I don't see why he couldn't have done it (or arranged for it to happen) if he really wanted complete and total, "quantum" existential annihilation. Again, this is the backbone of my theory that what he really wanted was to be proven wrong, but he went about demanding better answers from people like a sulky teenager, huffing around and spewing angst on anything that got in a 1 mile radius of him. I know we saw nothing of desiring redemption throughout the whole series, that was the angsty teenager bit. My theory revolves around the idea that at the very very last minute, he got the one thing he was dreaming of ever since he hit his hitch in logic back in the First Age: A way to reconcile hope and a belief in the perpetual preservation of the Pattern under the Light. Haha well someone had to do it. Here again, would be okay with this, if someone has such information. I'm asking to see if it can be found if this issue hasn't been tackled yet, though again ultimately I don't need author confirmation, nor would I necessarily abide strictly by it even if I had it. Well, there are two things to say here. The first is that, Rand saving Moridin because he figured out the tricky riddle of Egwene's dreams/Min's vision seems a bit cheap to me. It reduces the "two rivers" heroic virtue you mentioned of saving the life of someone who was your enemy to "remembering to grab your spare body on your way out the door." I feel this is a bit of a cheap interpretation, even if it's the truth, because it makes Rand, essentially, into less of a hero and more of a functionary that fulfilled his job and wanted to have his cake and eat it too - at the expense of another being's consciousness, I might add. That just doesn't sound very genuinely heroic to me. I didn't call anything about the Two Rivers heroic, they are simply good people who aren't going to let people suffer just because they can. That's not heroic that's humane. Lets assume Rand hadn't interpreted the visions, and he just dragged Moridin out so a human being wouldn't die or be trapped in that pit, now you have your "hero", I still see humane. But I think where we largely differ is in the title you are giving Rand. You called him a hero and/or heroic, I don't see Rand as a hero, I see him strictly as a protagonist, when he descended into his darkness I would call him an anti hero, and that's only because I don't feel antagonist would be appropriate to use there since he was still doing what he felt was best for the rest of the world. And don't forget early on in the series Rand was completely trying to find out how to survive the last battle (that cake saying is dumb) when he asked the Aelfinn/Eelfinn how he could survive his fight with the Dark One. So from the jump he was looking for a way beyond the Last Battle.
  3. I think you are a deranged fanboy that likes happy endings, but that's okay because you aren't wrong entirely. Personally I come to my own conclusions all the time on things like this, and then someone will get a look at RJ's notes and tell everyone "well it actually meant this". But I hardly ever pay attention to that because it isn't what I made it in my head when I read these books, and even though this is RJ's creation my own mind and experiences shape how I interpret the actions taken in the book. That being said, I don't think you're far off base on almost your whole theory, except for the part about Moridin in Rand's body carrying out his "friend" in what you see as his final redeeming moment. Saving someone you hate or at odds with is a very Rand/Two Rivers thing to do. I believe Rand was the one that carried Moridin out because he had interpreted something from prophecy that may have sounded like a dream Egwene had "Logain laughing, stepped across something on the ground and mounted a black stone; when she looked down, she thought it was Rand's body he had stepped over, laid out on a funeral bier with his hands crossed at his breast, but when she touched his face, it broke apart like a paper puppet" (CoS pg250 paper back) Or he may have interpreted this vision Min shared with him "I saw you and another man. I couldn't make out either face, but I knew one was you. You touched, and seemed to merge into one another, and...I don't know what it means, Rand, except that one of you dies, and one doesn't" (CoS pg675 paper back) That's the main reason I believe Rand was the one to walk out of the Pit, and that mind meld or brain transfer or whatever it was took place after. Anyway that is the only place I actually disagreed, but honestly it is your story as much as it is mine or RJ's, interpret it however you like and whatever completes the Epic tale for you is what is correct. P.S. I had those references from a spread sheet for the books that I put together here is the link if you want to take a look. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oOHhxV1MkcV_Rzk30Uwcky_TuxfPDgZRuTvJJiOfn5M/edit?usp=sharing
  4. Sorry you were right it isn't a movie, it is the miniseries. I only ever had it presented to me as a movie, so I thought it was a movie. Sorry
  5. Roots is a movie, it was adapted from the book
  6. I didn't like Nynaeve and Elayne through the entire series because of the POV's. They whined and bickered and it was never in an interesting or amusing way.
  7. Personally, I find it hard to remember specifically what happens in what book, outside of the first 2 or 3 and maybe the last 1 or 2. I honestly take it as a series, and through all of my rereads I take the slow or "boring" parts as bridges that are necessary to cross to get to and understand the next part of the series. TL;DR I like the series as a whole, and don't like to pick on specific books.
  8. 14 years originally, 8 weeks on a reread from New Spring to AMoL.
  9. I would gladly purchase one of those from you. Is it mounted and made for use?
  10. Not sure if I seen the new. Could you describe them (with words or picture)? http://www.bowhuntingbasics.com/images/Compound%20Bow.jpg These, they are harder to get drawn, but easier to hold back, depending on the tension poundage That picture was the first time I seen that particular kind of bow. The limb bolts lock together when the bow & arrow are fully drawn? I'm not entirely sure, but when you get it about 75% drawn it becomes a lot easier. It may be what you said I am not 100% sure but I believe it has to do with the pulleys, like the lower one is an odd shape, so it may rotate a bit and act as a 'lock' type deal makes sense
  11. Not sure if I seen the new. Could you describe them (with words or picture)? http://www.bowhuntingbasics.com/images/Compound%20Bow.jpg These, they are harder to get drawn, but easier to hold back, depending on the tension poundage That picture was the first time I seen that particular kind of bow. The limb bolts lock together when the bow & arrow are fully drawn? I'm not entirely sure, but when you get it about 75% drawn it becomes a lot easier. It may be what you said
  12. Not sure if I seen the new. Could you describe them (with words or picture)? http://www.bowhuntingbasics.com/images/Compound%20Bow.jpg These, they are harder to get drawn, but easier to hold back, depending on the tension poundage
  13. Bows in general are rough to use, especially these new fangled things they have today. But throughout the entire series (not sure how much you have read) RJ makes a point to state that few people outside the Two Rivers can use their bows.
  14. She is a old Aiel woman who is dead. The Pattern is unraveling more and more, instead of the dead just appearing, they can interact, and that who Nakomi is. Problem solved. She is nobody
  15. Bela was is and always will be the horse to end all horses. Even Mandarb had nothing on Bela
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