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Terez

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  1. Pat got a copy after all. He wasn't on the reviewer list Tor sent me, so I assumed he wasn't getting one.

     

    My memories of events back in October 2010 gave a more formal spin to things, but checking my old emails, my memory is faulty. Tor never formally said back then that they wouldn't send Pat a copy. Also, Justin was the publicist at the time, and he has since left Tor to go work for Amazon, so the current publicist wouldn't necessarily be aware of what went on then.

     

    [EDIT: I should also say that when review copies started going out, I had totally forgotten about Pat's October 19th, 2010 post until someone else mentioned it. And that I now have reason to believe the crap Pat caught for that post was undeserved.]

     

    I don't know that he really caught much crap for it. Some frustration, yes, but most of the ire was directed at Larry, and most of the crap Pat caught was for some snide remarks he made about the WoT fandom in general (which were definitely undeserved).

  2. Are you talking about the two paragraphs of today's memory? I suspected that they're unrelated (or rather, don't appear in sequence in the book), but your reply implies that you know that for fact?

     

    The email says so. Not that they are necessarily unrelated, but that they're separate.

  3. As Sharaman mentioned, appearance is "A Matter of Thought" in Tel'aran'rhiod. (There's a chapter by that name, and it's about the power of the mind in Tel'aran'rhiod.) And while Birgitte remembered all of her lives before she was ripped out, she remembered the more recent ones more clearly, and when she was ripped out she began to lose her older memories. Presumably it will be much the same for Rand, though he might remember less than Birgitte in the first place because he is apparently born less often.

  4. First clue was when he lined them all up for no apparent reason. But this was the bigger clue:

     

    "Meet my eyes, Weiramon," Rand said softly.

    "My Lord Dragon, surely I am not worthy to—"

    "Do it."

    Weiramon did so with an odd difficulty. He looked as if he was gritting his teeth, his eyes watering.

    "So it is you," Rand said. Min could feel his disappointment.

     

    Particularly that last line. Weiramon's reaction merely confirmed what Rand had already been told, and obviously didn't want to believe.

  5. I am sorry; I am not sure why I can't get that darn link to work ... When you go to the page with the link, just type "unresolved" in the search bar and hit return. Its the second entry.

     

     

    Fish

     

    You can't link to search results. But each entry in the results has its own link. You can click on that link and copy the url. Even better, you can do what herid did and add #entrynumber (in this case, #10) to the end of the url to link directly to that entry.

  6. Second, Rand was raised in the Third Age, so clearly he's familiar with the lore of the Age. It's his Age of Legends knowledge that should make him question it in the situation I described.
    Demandred's quote shows that he doesn't question it either. He is from the AOL too.

     

    HE IS NOT IN THE SITUATION I DESCRIBED.

  7. We have some conflicting info on the peaches. RJ said they actually evolved to become poisonous. Harriet said it was a fear-based legend originating in the poisonous pits. I have a feeling this one goes toward what Harriet said about it, and that someone will actually eat some peaches and prove they're not poisonous after all. But in that case I don't like it because Rand should have already suspected that from his Lews Therin memories; the Forsaken have said that they were not poisonous in the Age of Legends.

    The Forsaken also said that currently the peaches are poisonous.

     

    in Demandred's POV in WH, ch 11 he thinks this about Cyndane.

     

     

    The little woman drew herself up. By face and form she was a luscious plum, ready for plucking, but her big blue eyes were glacial. A peach, perhaps. Peaches were poisonous, here and now.

     

    So either the peaches have become poisonous through mutation since the AOL or Demandred simply accepts the currently prevalent view that they did. It is  not so surprising that Rand would do the same.

     

     

    Nothing in this post makes any sense. First, I never said that the Forsaken didn't think peaches were poisonous in this Age. Second, Rand was raised in the Third Age, so clearly he's familiar with the lore of the Age. It's his Age of Legends knowledge that should make him question it in the situation I described.

  8. We have some conflicting info on the peaches. RJ said they actually evolved to become poisonous. Harriet said it was a fear-based legend originating in the poisonous pits. I have a feeling this one goes toward what Harriet said about it, and that someone will actually eat some peaches and prove they're not poisonous after all. But in that case I don't like it because Rand should have already suspected that from his Lews Therin memories; the Forsaken have said that they were not poisonous in the Age of Legends.

  9. Fain's specialty is turning people against each other. Or Mordeth's specialty, anyway. He was trying to turn the Aes Sedai against Rand, and trying to turn Rand (and the Aes Sedai) against the Aiel. Both have the potential to get in the way of Fain's determination to kill Rand—personally if at all possible, but he wants Rand dead badly enough that he sent his Whitecloaks to kill him. Of course, it was just a test, to see what his defenses were like, and of course Rand's life was saved by Desora, a Maiden who took an arrow for him. Hard to kill a man if he's surrounded by people who give him such loyalty.

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