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  1. I was going to say that exact same thing. It will be very interesting to count the number of things in AMoL that are reactions to fan outcry around parts of TGS and ToM. Egwene's stance on seals, Mat's letter etc. I know I did my own share of crying out, but I honestly think it would have been better for BS to stick to his guns instead of making AMOL an apology tour for minor details such as Mat's penmanship, the taste of wines etc. In the grand scheme of things whether its a bandage or not is completely irrelevant to the story; whether Mat really had horrid penmanship and now
  2. no, I believe several were mentioned but none near Shayol Ghul which is deep in the Blight and has never been a nice place after the Breaking. I may be remembering incorrectly, but I think it was mentioned once that there was once a city in the Age of Legends near where Shayol Ghul currently is. And since they Ways are a pre-breaking creation (unless I'm also remembering that wrong), it would stand to reason there was once a Waygate very near Shayol Ghul. And if Rand is "dead", or everyone thinks he is, it might make sense he needs a way to travel incognito, but fast, to deal with th
  3. Not sure if my request would fall within Epilogue, or Forsaken, but I think the Cyndane/Lanfear issue needs a place to be discussed, with regards to "really in trouble" or "trap for Rand".
  4. Know what I would like to see? Androl getting bonded by Pevara, then linking and using added strength to break through the dreamspike. If Androl could almost get a weave to form, with him being as weak as he was, what would happen if he was linked with an AS?
  5. I agree with this, even after ToM. Mat got a much better grade this time, but still fell a bit short. It's not something tangible that you can really grasp and say "this is how to do it right" either. TDR through KoD Mat was amazingly clever and marvelous. Probably impossible to capture once gone. I hold out hope, however, that the last chapter of AMoL has at least one Mat PoV in it, even if it's somewhat short. If there is one, it would go far to soothe whatever ill feelings or sense of loss I've had pertaining to this. I read *somewhere* a few weeks ago, where someone had com
  6. Again, why? Makes no sense. What N said is too much like what the columns warned about, and got Avi thinking about future of the Aiel. Unless you think someone also messed with the columns? Why would the bad guys want to mess with Avi's head about the nature/future, when Tarmon Gaidon is here? They have other things to be doing, that would be much more productive. Power wielding at all doesn't make sense either, since it doesn't explain all the weird stuff going on in that whole scene
  7. I honestly think we can rule out the DF thing; based upon Avi's visions, the prompting of N seems to be too much of assistance/help/etc -- to get Avi thinking about future of the Aiel, and to challenge her thinking. A DF playing a long-range/backup plan thing seems too far fetched, its too close to end-game of this age to be thinking about the next one -- they have better/nastier things to do.
  8. The whole thing smelled like TAR to me, even though that seems implausible since there wasn't any indication of Avi dreaming. There being more coals all of a sudden, silverware and belongings appearing suddenly ... it all seemed like something that would happen in TAR. The person appearing/disappearing could be Power-ish, but everything else seems more TAR-like. I definitely got the impression she was Aiel, or an Aiel that was out of touch a lot (i.e. - Jenn that have been in hiding; yes, yes, I know they saw their extinction). As for who, seems to be more likely to be Jenn reminent tha
  9. I beg to differ. I agree, Mat is not stupid. However, he says what he thinks, things that he knows could be taken offensively, so of course he's rude on purpose sometimes, especially when the situation calls for it. And being smart really does not necessarily have to translate into excellent written communication skills. And being literate, in the sense of knowing how to read, does also not translate into good written communucation skills. And maybe before he had several drafts of a letter, whereas this one was first draft, one he didn't bother to rewrite, as he said. Or maybe he
  10. Oh :). Agreed on that ... I think it was definitely good, I think a constructive dialogue would be, well, constructive for everyone involved. With Cadsuane to help keep Rand's head level, and Nyneave and the Wise One's to keep Egwene's head level, I think it might turn out well. Lol even though with Rand's Taverenness, we obviously know how its going to turn out, or at least presume
  11. I have to ask ... why? Really, what does it matter who wrote it? Many agree that the trip through the columns in TSR is one of, if not the, finest moments in the series. RJ at his finest (he agreed, btw). I think it would complete RJ's awesomeness if he were the one to write that screen (or at least script it). Otherwise, it would feel like BS challenging RJ's achievement. Saying, "Look, I can do this too". I am eternally grateful to BS and like that he is trying to find his own voice within the series. In fact, I respect him a great deal for that. However, if he's just t
  12. I don't think we can say Egwene would be right for opposing Rand. I think at this point in time she has a basis for questioning Rand, due to a lack of explanations, but the issue of intentionally breaking the seals has been too central a point in the series for too long, IMO, to be wrong. It was Rand that brought the question up to Fel. Even if Fel's eventual response was forged to trick Rand, it was still Rand's idea -- and I'm sure RJ made Rand have that idea for a reason. Even if the DO also wants the seals broken, that does not in my mind invalidate the need to "clear away the rubbl
  13. I have to ask ... why? Really, what does it matter who wrote it?
  14. Does this imply TP? Or because of what happened, he's something different/more?
  15. Don't think that would do any good. It was established at Falme that the Heroes "...come to the Horn", but "... follow the Banner and the Dragon." Mat would need to grab the Banner and swing by and pick up Rand, too if he wants to be sure using the Horn will do any good. I don't think he has any idea where Rand currently is, although his Ta'veren Technicolor Telepathy might help with that. They will follow the Dragon IF he is around. And if his banner is around, they will need that too. Neither of them are necessary though. I'm not sure this is the thread for this, but I
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