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  1. ...While I am still carrying a 24 year grudge with her, Melanie Rawn is a great example of 80s/90s female gaze pioneering new aspects of the fantasy world. Her Dragon Prince/Dragon Star series are mostly equal, but strong females exist, thrive, and often rule in the stories. And her Exiles series was based in a matriarchial society. However, while book 1 was well celebrated, book 2 suffered from the fact she hasn't finished the series and probably never will. But, if you like to torture yourself, give that a try. 🙂
  2. Another good question! So far we've asked: 1. Can Ilyena channel? 2. Why was she born with 3 names? Are names handed down throughout generations? How long do those names last? Can a name be revoked? 3. Do only women take last names when marrying? Or is it based on who has the most clout?
  3. Anyone could earn a third name, as long as it was through great means. Did Harriet ever address this? Or Brandon at a Q&A or AMA?
  4. But cloudberries are a real berry, here, in our time. (our slice of the Wheel, if you will)
  5. You know, that's a really good point. I didn't consider that Gawyn was classist. However, I do think he was able to examine that ignoble thought, especially right before he returned to Egwene. I think a lot of this was that they didn't know what to do with the romance after a while. The guy wallowed in a village for soooo many books.
  6. It was addressed in the books. The backside of the gateway looks misty, and when asked about what might happen if a person were to try and step through the gateway from behind Moggy was a bit distressed by the idea. Pretty much your last sentence answers it. If you can't get the answer that way, it was the True Power doing evil True Power things.
  7. I'm on the rape side. No matter what, this was coercion in the beginning. Flip the genders around, and it's just as bad. As said above, there are many unhealthy power dynamics in the books. Morgase gave us some insights into someone who had been forced upon many times by multiple partners.
  8. I went looking in the forums, and the search bar is not cooperating, so I will ask it here. Could Ilyena channel? Was it ever written in RJ's notes? I cannot find anything for or against, but I was really curious about that.
  9. Rand got sick because he was holding the One Power to form the portal for Traveling. He pretended it was the books so not to worry Min who hadn't bonded him yet.
  10. JJLXL, yes, while they can't be seen by others, I thought it'd be a better representation for TV/Film. Thanks for pointing that out, I wasn't clear enough. I hope they keep Min too, I really liked her.
  11. GREAT looking actress, pretty much what I could have hoped for. I am furious, furious, that they put such a sad misspelling in the tweet! It's "shone" not "shown"!!!!!
  12. @imlad I agree; the Aiel should probably be a bit tall. It was a defining factor for the entire nation of people. I think the way you said it made a lot of sense and can agree. :) I am awfully tired of people saying this person can't play X character for physical characteristics though! :)
  13. 1. Hopper is now a different species. Yes he died in reality and the Wolf Dream. Now his soul is inhabiting another creature. Maybe a particularly noble bunny. 2. Rand actually planned that stuff to happen to the Black Tower as a red herring. 3. The TV series actors do NOT need to be the same height as their book counterparts. (Yeah. I said it. Tired of seeing that complaint.)
  14. So, according to you, Robert Jordan was a racist, WOT is a racist series of books, because 95% of the characters are white? And do not forget, 99.9% of the characters are heterosexual! This is so disgusting! My advice, do not read such bigot books at all! ...I...wait. What? I didn't say that. My point is that Chernobyl is a real life event, and to change ethnicities of the people within would be an odd choice. The Wheel of Time is a fictional series, and it's strange to try and put apples and oranges in comparison. Are you going to be okay? It see
  15. Chernobyl is a real life event. WoT is not, no matter how much we want to believe in the Wheel.
  16. I wasn't trying to insult you. I was quoting the line from The Big Lebowski. It was meant as a joke and it wasn't taken that way. I'm very sorry.
  17. Forgive me. No one has said it yet: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man... xD
  18. If anyone is looking for a metaphor, the best comparison is that Rand is going through the stages of grief. He fluctuates through them throughout the books until he accepts that his death is inevitable.
  19. Tall with light skin and hair can be a Tarian, an Illianer, an Andoran, a Gheledan, or from Amador. IMO it's good not to beat a horse to death. I would recommend using the fez only with mustaches, or the veil and mustaches.
  20. I completely agree with you regarding Perrin's role. I felt that his entire arc was wasted with a torturous (mostly for the reader) time in Malden, and retreading the same tropes ad nauseum. Perhaps his ascendancy to the throne of Saldaea when Lord and Lady Bashere bit the dust was to be a larger part of the Last Battle, but I have a feeling the same could be said about Moiraine, the discussion and signing of the Dragon's Peace, and yes, the Last Battle too. However, I'm complaining about the hamburger I was served. I am gonna eat it... ...but I'll be dreaming of the
  21. Perrin becomes a king when the Lords and Lady Bashere kick it in the final hours of the Last Battle. It's oblique and no one really talks about it, but its's there.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
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