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  1. I think she just needed a real good f..well, you get the idea...
  2. I'm pretty sure the Third Age is everything from the Breaking until now. The Second Age was the Age of Legends, and consists of everything from the sealing of the Bore backwards until we-don't-know. Therefore, the Third Age has been roughly 3000 years. I don't think the lengths of the Ages are uniform, either.
  3. Ah, that does make sense. I guess that's what I get for viewing things like a wetlander.
  4. I noticed something strange about the Aiel that I think must be an error or inconsistency on the part of RJ. The Aiel refer to people by both their first and last names, and via Aviendha POV's, we know that she feels awkward just calling someone by their first name, as per Aiel custom, you only do that when you're really close to somebody. But the thing is...Aiel don't actually have last names. It could be a custom that just refers to wetlanders, but since they're so rare in the Waste, I doubt any of them have ever stuck around long enough to get buddy buddy with an Aiel. Anyway, that's just a little something that finally jumped out at me after three or four rereads :p
  5. Although I agree that Noal isn't a Darkfriend...I don't think Padan Fain would agree with your reasoning. ;D
  6. Forget hoards of Trollocs, bring on the worms! (or jumara, for you sticklers out there) I'd like to see the Isle of Madmen, but that probably ain't happening
  7. Probably a typo...there's a scene in Lord of Chaos (after Alanna bonds Rand) where Alanna is twice referred to as "Manna".
  8. Pillow friends have a sexual relationship. "Pillow friends are not just good friends. Oh, they are that, too, but they also get hot and sweaty together and muss up the sheets something fierce. By the way, pillow friends is a term used in the White Tower. The same relationship between men or women elsewhere would be called something else, depending on the country. The Official Robert Jordan Blog, September 30, 2005" And don't forget this: "“…I had a little talk alone with Shalon. After a little gentle questioning, she spilled out the whole story, and Ailil confirmed everything once she realized I already knew. Soon after the Sea Folk first arrived here, Ailil approached Shalon hoping to learn what they wanted with young al’Thor. For her part, Shalon wanted to learn whatever she could about him, and about the situation here. That led to meetings, which led to friendship, which led to them becoming pillow-friends. As much from loneliness as anything else, I suspect. In any case, that was what they were hiding more than their mutual snooping.” “They put up with days under the question to hide that?” Cadsuane said incredulously… Verin’s eyes twinkled with suppressed mirth. “Cairhienin are prim and prudish, Cadsuane, in public at least. They might carry on like rabbits when the curtains are drawn, but they wouldn’t admit to touching their own husbands if anyone might overhear! And the Sea Folk are almost as strait-laced. At least, Shalon is married to a man with duties elsewhere, and breaking marriage vows is a very serious crime…” - Winter’s Heart, Wonderful News I recommend reading the FAQ "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pillow-Friends" on wotmania.com under the FAQ section.
  9. I find the "Great Aravalon" part of this interesting...the future of Tar Valon, I'm assuming?
  10. Luckers might have a point. Sanderson could have just found out what little information we have about the possible outriggers/prequels, or something as minor as a one sentence description of them. Remember, I think he said in an interview that he didn't know for sure if Moiraine was alive or dead, which implies he hadn't read Knife of Dreams yet. I did infer from his statements that there are some notes that at least sketch out the prequels and outriggers, but, really...we just don't know :p
  11. I think the relevant part of the quote is this: "and I now know what the prequels and outriggers would have contained." This seems to imply that there's at least something he knows more about the prequels/outriggers than what we know, that he presumably read in the notes.
  12. You said you weren't reading any more of this, so consider these to be just hypothetical questions for the rest of the people still reading this thread. I have no problems with your beliefs, but it kind of boggles me that the things that offend you in the books are lesbianism and polygamy. I mean, there are plenty of other things that are in this book which to me, seem should be seen as more offensive than lesbianism and polygamy. How about murder? Rape? Torture? Think of some of the acts that the Forsaken have committed. Are they actually less offensive than a culture where lesbianism and polygamy are considered acceptable (the latter referring only to the Aiel...the other Randlanders are pretty shocked by the polygamy). Granted, reading about these things doesn't offend me, but with all those examples, I find it odd that you would be offended about lesbianism and polygamy over these other atrocities. Now, I know what some people might be thinking..."These are just books, none of these violent acts are actually occurring," and to that I say, "neither is the lesbianism or polygamy."
  13. I agree with Luckers...the Aes Sedai are hypocrites. Compulsion is banned, but they just don't consider the Warder bond the same type of Compulsion, even if the results are similar. In defense of the AS however, Warders are supposed to know what they're getting into when they become bonded, so I guess it's just part of the package.
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