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  1. Moiraine embraced as much saidar as she could hold, while Lanfear was channeling and using an angreal to do so. The door might have flared because both were holding to the Source and that interfered with whatever the doors did to teleport people to that new realm. Or it might be because as Lanfear and Moiraine fought that the door was affected by their weaves and melted. Or the Aelfinn/Eelfinn decided to do it to ensure that Mat makes their way back to them since he had gone through both doors. The Wheel weaves and it does what it must.
  2. That's a good question Demandred. I think of it as: The Dragon has sided with tDO before, it was mentioned that it had happened in the past. I believe it was Moridin that said that. Since it has happened, the Wheel has had to course correct when it does. Since that's the case, there are backups to make certain the Wheel always turns, even if it has to have a hiccup now and again.
  3. I think this might be in Knife of Dreams, actually. I cannot check now, but I recall her discussing these thoughts in that book when she meets with Silviana and the chapter describing Egwene's first days back in the Tower while Elaida ruled it. You may wish to check there.
  4. This one might be a bit dark, but was not done with malice. I was reflecting over my own trials with these very thoughts and wondered about how some people suffer from chronic depression...and then my mind went nutso with this thought: 12. Those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and the like, along with their increased suicide rate is because their souls were reborn in this a without a body that can access the Power. They then act as if they were severed, and so to them, life seems to have far less meaning. Their souls were just born at the wrong time. I took from this the ideas about being gentled/stilled and how when Aran'gar/Osan'gar were put into those bodies. As Osan'gar ruminated over their changes (Aran'gar was furious at that time if you recall) in these new bodies he specified that only certain vessels would do. I took to interpret that as they needed bodies that could allow them to channel though as Lanfear said in AMoL that channeling is a thing of the soul. For whatever reason, thinking of my own diagnosis of depression, this helped me to feel better.
  5. Well said, tkarrde. :) We'll have to hope that the series will be able to balance all the requirements that fans want, and newcomers will expect. I am tired of cheap titillations. I was never too fond of the GoT series, though I did read the books and watch a few of the seasons. I have never found it as deep or compelling as WoT did. The world building, the explanations, and the perspective are all so very different.
  6. Yes. Fain did not have tDO's powers; however, his were evolving. When I wrote my initial response, I kept thinking about the fall of Aridhol and how the citizenry went about looking for a way to out Dark One the Dark One. Moiraine remarked that the things done in the name of the Light were awful by the citizens of the doomed city. Eventually Mordeth was trapped in the city with Mashadar. Mordeth showed great change once Mat & Co. let him free, but I always thought that Mashadar had something to do with Mordeth's twisting, or he it, or it was a mutually beneficial relationship. Who knows what would have happened if Mordeth's power was allowed to grow, change, or evolve. I am particularly minded of the frequent repeats throughout the books that tDO is bound outside of The Pattern. Since we do not know too much of what constitutes outside of The Pattern we did see that the Dark One had some abilities, including shaping reality. While Fain may never have those possibilities, this thread has had me thinking that perhaps Fain was to be the one sealed in the Bore once Rand killed the Dark One. If he did, and was forced to eject Fain from The Pattern, would Fain change? Could he? I'd imagine he could, particularly since his soul seemed to be melded to Mordeth's. Furthering the suppositions on the evidence here, I think perhaps Fain would take the place of tDO within the Bore, and Rand et al. try to explain to everyone/simplify things to that tDO is locked up once more. This may be a particular function of The Pattern, for whatever reasons it may have. There may always need to be a Dark One trapped within the Bore, or at least, there may always need to be something trapped within the Bore for the Wheel to function. It weaves as it wills. As Rand chose not to kill tDO or Moridin and that someone (possibly the Creator) applauded him for the decision, perhaps the Wheel allowed Fain's thread to be removed from the current weaving as he was not needed. Perhaps he was just, in the end, the Pattern's ace in the hole.
  7. This is really not in the right area, considering what you really want from us. Instead, I recommend you bring your chaptered "screenplay" to somewhere more fitting on this board, or instead a site like: fanfiction.net
  8. But Fain did have powers. They kept evolving as the stories progressed. From the darkening of people's natures, to illusions in Far Madding (A place where the Power can't be used) and then of course, everything that happened on his way to Thakan'dar. He had powers, and he was evolving. Honestly, I think I prefer this over the Philosophy 090 class we got in AMoL.
  9. By the time they finish writing Season 1 and 2, (Even just wrangling one season out is gonna be difficult) cast the principle parts, scout the right locations and get everything rolling, Kiernan will be a few years older. If they do enough makeup, and play their cards right, she'll be fine. Even though she's supposed to be several years older than TTR men, it's rarely mentioned after book 6 and if you listen to the audiobooks, rarely is her voice correctly shown. I appreciate your comments. I would like to remind you that the series will probably not strictly follow the series. I see no reason that Min's stated age in the series means much of anything in the long run. It is not a major plot point like Rand's height, which you stated and I agree with. They will need someone tall for his character.
  10. I have thought of this saying in two ways: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermill The Wheel is the power for the threads of The Pattern as a watermill's wheel does the same for those early factories. Please remember, this is only their interpretation of the cosmic forces of the planet. In a another metaphysical way; As the Wheel weaves the threads of energy beneath it, the Pattern swirls in response much as water whirls about in a river. The threads of the Pattern bind themselves in ways that follow the natural principles of reality.
  11. I will have to reread the intro of tGS, as I didn't get that Masema was being manipulated by a Forsaken. I really thought that was a mad delusion of Masema's. Do we have other evidence that Masema was being manipulated by the Forsaken in another book?
  12. I completely agree. There are multiple instances in the book where they talk about perception in the One Power as a reason for or against abilities. For example: When Toviene is forcibly bonded she mentions that men believe they must see for their weaves to continue to work, and so their weaves fail without it. The whole weaving of Fire, Earth, Air and Water is actually holding channelers back; I truly believe if they saw the OP as one flow instead of many they might be able to do more.
  13. I kind of think that maybe Kiernan Shipka (In a wig or not, I don't really care) for Min Farshaw. She has a delivery method and a low voice that makes me feel like she'd do a great job in the role.
  14. That's a really good idea, Dex. I'm not all that invested in most of Rand's relationships for many reasons that are not necessary to get into here, so I'd have no complaints about it, though some shi
  15. There was a great deal of tedium in the stories about Whitecloaks, Amador, and Morgase. I wonder if they can tell a cohesive story without the Whitecloaks as they're part of Perrin's journey to becoming a Wolfbrother.
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