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Mr Hindley

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  • Birthday 09/21/1974
  1. I'm going to take a punt on Birgitte as being a character that most people can get behind.
  2. Likewise - I've clearly missed the original argument and have no idea of the rights and wrongs, but I think that someone who is willing to, unprompted, publicly stand up and admit to being wrong and apologise should be congratulated. If more people behaved like this, not just this forum but the world would be a far better place.
  3. You see, now you've got me imagining a TextsFromEgwene spinoff meme... http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com/
  4. I'm going to go with Slayer as well. Didn't Graendal or Moridin refer to him as 'the man with two souls'? That ties in nicely with the story title. While there are good arguments for Setalle Anan, or - my first thought - Alanna - I think the River of Souls refers to something quite specific, rather than just being something that sounds poetic. Maybe we'll learn something about transmigration, as someone mentioned above. Could something similar have been involved in the creation of Slayer? One interesting point is that Slayer was presumably 'created' long before the seals started to wea
  5. On another topic, about meetings people would like to see, I saw mentions of characters like Uno, Daerid and Breane. With Uno and Breane, I had to stop to try and remind myself where they had probably ended up, and with Daerid, I can't even really remember who he is, although I recognise the name..! In terms of numbers of books, I wonder which character(s) have been 'missing in (in)action' for longest i.e. not dead or deliberately concealed from the reader, but just absent even though the books visited the territory they were in, and probably just got left out due to lack of available scre
  6. Aren't they with the Rebel sisters outside the Black Tower..? If so, then they presumably haven't been 13x13-ed - at least not yet, anyway, depending on what happens at the BT?
  7. Ooh, that's a good point! I'm not sure that she's quite hideous enough, but still, that would be very clever indeed...
  8. That's certainly possible. I guess, though, he must have had some specific plan for what 'here' was. Most of the Forsaken have some kind of specific purpose in the narrative: - Ishamael, Lanfear - need I say more? - Aginor, Balthamel - Dramatic roadkill for Book 1. Then brought back because if RJ was going to bring back Ishy and Lanfear, he had to bring back these two as well. - Be'lal, Rahvin, Sammael - Dramatic roadkill for Rand as he progresses through the series, delivering kingdoms to him in the process. Plus causing the Andor succession problems (Rahvin), and leading to the stream-cro
  9. This spin on Demandred being involved in Shara by impersonating Rand is definitely an interesting one, and not one I've heard before. One argument against, though - wouldn't the Sharans have to come through the Waste..? Makes a sneak attack a little unlikely, unless Demandred has also somehow taught them travelling - or offered to 'help' them get there, a bit like what Sammael did with the Shaido and the foolboxes.
  10. I read somewhere recently that the concept of the Dreamspike and how it works is something that BS had to come up with; and also a suggestion that he wanted to feature Perrin prominently in ToM. Which suggests to me that the whole Perrin-Slayer-Graendal arc in ToM might have been something that BS came up with to fill a large gap. Perrin was behind in the timeline and needed to be caught up, and if BS wanted to bulk it up, then adding in a Forsaken-driven plot, that also involved Perrin's old nemesis Slayer, was a reasonable choice. (Although we can assume that RJ had always planned on Perrin'
  11. Ah, now isn't this nice? Let's all remember this warm fuzzy feeling the next time we're all ripping chunks off each other :) I'd like to thank you for setting your location to "Galad's pants". That gave me a chuckle. I hadn't spotted that, but that's made me laugh too. I'm not sure if we're using pants in the American or British context, but it's probably too late for Galad either way once SleepingHour gets that far with him. I'm sure Galad wishes he had your chin Mr Hindley I should probably confess at this point that, yes - my chin is Demandred.
  12. Ha - no, I'll happily take the masculine chin compliment, thanks. It makes a nice change from 'wonky'.
  13. Not quite what I had in mind, but the sentiment will do :) Oh, while I think of it, I was impressed by Mark Grayson's willingness to admit when he'd been out of order.
  14. This probably won't work, but having trawled through a few pages of the 'thisguy BS writing criticism etc.' thread, where there was lots of valid arguments either way but also lots of debate that went beyond being heated, to the point of veering on unpleasantness... That's probably inevitable, and so be it. But wouldn't it be nice to have a thread whose sole purpose is to remind ourselves that we all have lots in common, and the vast majority of people on here are smart, fun, passionate people with something interesting to say. So let's reflect that. And let's not just focus on the 'celebrity'
  15. Joline. 'Joline. Joline. Joline JO-LIIIIIINE. I'm begging of you please don't take my man...' Sorry. Couldn't resist. OK, back to the serious discussion.
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