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Everything posted by Terez

  1. It's possible RJ had forgotten it too.
  2. It's not conclusive because Min sees viewings around non-channelers too. She also said nothing about viewings of Birgitte when she first met her in Salidar, but when she saw her again in WH she had more viewings than she'd ever seen around anyone else.
  3. You really believe that? Clearly you haven't been here long...
  4. That is the key word, and he was asked that several times in different ways. And he did say that about the alter ego, and even said that some fans online had guessed it, which wasn't true. We didn't know anything about noblemen in Shara; from what we were told, there weren't any, aside from the Sh'boan and Sh'botay. So it's the "who" bit along with similar words "Demandred's identity" or "alter ego" which makes it disingenuous.
  5. Have a quote for either of those?
  6. Look harder. Try the Demandred tag if you haven't already. He also extended that to TOM, and implied in another book that his books were a package deal on that particular front.
  7. Did they say that? I recall Brandon stating that Demandred's alter ego had not made an appearance as of KoD, but that's it. Brandon made lots of comments about Demandred's alter ego. Any time someone asked if we could figure out "who" Demandred was, Brandon said yes. Misleading at best, disingenuous at worst.
  8. Timing is wrong for the boat. The future teeters on the edge of a blade. Presumably, Rand's future. I doubt there's anything significantly dire after his 'death'.
  9. It sure doesn't seem like that, but I'm sure RJ had some kind of metaphorical interpretation in mind. I'm just not sure he/Brandon quite pulled it off convincingly.
  10. RJ said her viewings are absolute. When she sees options, then one of the options will happen. The only prophecies that aren't certain are Dreams, and those that were given after the Pattern began falling apart (around COT or KOD), but we only know of a couple that didn't come true. Like a Seanchan woman handing Egwene an a'dam, which I suspect was only left unfulfilled because ewot missed it on their list of prophecies.
  11. That was my first reaction too. But I agree with Sid - it's weird to give this line to Faile given that she's never seen Bela before. It's not weird in context. I'm also hoping that we will but a couple of people in this thread claimed that according to some interviews the VOICE at the end of tEoTW will never be explained. Not true. Harriet just asked Brandon to keep quiet about it, to the point that he wouldn't confirm or deny it was addressed in the book.
  12. I don't think it's accurate to say that prophecies were forgotten about, exactly. Just that some of them are fulfilled allegorically, in a way that can be frustrating/annoying.
  13. It may not have much to do materially, but it is important nonetheless. Without this, the idea of killing the DO still persists, maybe in Rand's mind, definitely in the reader's mind. This was needed to wrap up some things about WoT metaphysics that had not been explicitly shown before. Rand's idea about killing the Dark One was stupid. It wasn't important to the plot in any way, which is why it is extraneous.
  14. No one said good/evil was new, just that evil/free will is a conflation. And it is, despite religious precedent.
  15. This is part of the problem with spoiler boards. I have a problem with that particular scene/concept as well, but in a way it's extraneous and has nothing to do really with how the Bore is sealed. Don't get the idea that the solution revolves around it. It doesn't.
  16. I'm not so sure. Ishamael played that game back in TEOTW. He tried to make the vision more believable by taking away Egwene and Nynaeve, but it was still a sham, even to the whisper at the very end as Rand used the Power to destroy the Illusion. Also, Rand's thought is a regret, not a promise to himself. Or rather, it was a promise to himself...a promise he could not keep: The bit in AMOL was a direct quote of that, along with many other direct quotes from the RJ books scattered throughout.
  17. I like Androl, and I don't particularly have a problem with his role. (The only thing I don't like about him is that he's done everything. Or close to everything.) Older readers had a similar problem with Cadsuane, lol. They asked RJ things like, did you have her role in mind from the beginning, or did you just decide to come up with her when writing ACOS? Apparently it was annoying that characters like Moiraine disappeared to make way for Cadsuane.
  18. It was not the abruptness of the ending that disturbed me. Just the lack of explanation for some things, and the fulfillment of certain prophecies in a very underwhelming or even illogical way.
  19. As Luckers likes to say, "drop, meet bucket."
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