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  • Birthday 01/16/1987
  1. I think one person briefly mentioned the idea of Verin being Amyrlin. I think Verin would be well suited as Amyrlin, certainly capable of doing the job, but might she be a little too... I don't know, I guess "detached" is the word I'm looking for? She doesn't seem as involved in the politics of the Tower as a lot of the other AS, but I have always gotten the impression that she could play those games, but usually chooses not to. I mean, she's certainly caught up in the Tower's own version of Daes Daemar (spelling?), but she usually seems to be doing her best to avoid getting mixed up in
  2. 1) Yes, I do mean Voldemort. I was trying to be whimsical. 2) You're right - Viserys doesn't fit that part to a T, but he does possess many of those qualities (particularly the rather messy end with which he meets) - it might have been more appropriate to put him into the same category as Wormtail. I thought Viserys belonged in there somewhere, but I couldn't really define him as a separate archetype. If anyone can, do so - but please give us other examples of characters in this type so we have some sort of comparison.
  3. That was epic. I can do nothing but stand in amazed silence at the brilliance of that post - then lol at the image of Moiraine as an Aussie.
  4. I might be just slightly off-base, but isn't the whole idea of the Wheel and the Pattern sort of based on a Hindu concept? (Any Hindus on this board?) The idea of being a single thread woven into a "universal fabric" and the idea of being reincarnated is one of the bases of Hindu belief, if I'm not mistaken (which I may very well be).
  5. Yes, but keep in mind that there are a lot of AS who still aren't convinced that saidin is clean. That could make a big difference in their opinion.
  6. Fantasy or high fantasy? Most of your examples suggest the latter, although those archetypes you list are not confined to fantasy/science fiction. I was generally thinking of high fantasy ('Tolkienesque' fantasy, as I like to call it), but as you said, it could really apply to any fantasy (or fiction in general). As for my promised list of villain archetypes, here it is: 1) The personification of evil (the "Beast" or "Dark Lord") who intends to conquer and rule/reshape the world in his/her own twisted image. This archetype may be manifested as an evil ruler or sorcerer/sorceress (or
  7. It's funny you should mention ZTP - I was just thinking how much I thought of Moiraine when I saw Zelda in that game. But for my big, long explanation: I think that almost all fantasy stories have certain 'threads' (if you'll pardon the expression) running through them, which have been around since before the oral traditions of Beowulf (although great pioneers of high fantasy such as Tolkien and Lewis certainly gave them a little more structure). Fantasy and science fiction are, after all (as Gene Roddenberry said often), metaphors for life as we know it - by taking the evils (and p
  8. The Perrin/Wolfkin thread of the story hearkens somewhat back to Jane Lindskold's 'Firekeeper' series. (I think WoT actually came first, but Lindskold's books were really what got me into reading fantasy...)
  9. They are forced to watch a continuous loop of all the political ads from both sides of the 2008 US presidential campaign. That is the worst form of torture I can possibly imagine.
  10. Yeah, good. Is this your first read-through? (Like, did you check the books out of the library before?) If it is, this board is full of spoilers. You might want to go to the structured board. (Someone pointed that out to me when I first started here.)
  11. Well, why not? Stranger things are happening. I believe there might be some sort of "Narnia" waiting for us somewhere out there.
  12. I think it could be that having three incredibly strong taveren in the world at one time might have something to do with it. Taveren have the latent 'ability' (though they really have no control over it) to basically change the Pattern around them - is it possible that the threads of these three taveren are somehow twisting around each other and causing some sort of link? Are the three threads becoming braided into a single thread?
  13. The story is interesting; from a technical standpoint, however, Martin is not a very good writer. Many of his important characters are underdeveloped, and he often kills them needlessly. His grammar could stand some significant improvement, as well. I'll probably read his next volume (if he ever decides to finish it), but I think WoT is much better - when I read EotW, I began to wonder why I ever spent so much time on SoIaF.
  14. That whole thing really made me think of a spoiler from A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. Anyone who's familiar with that series knows what I mean. Could it be that Aviendha will give birth to literal dragons? That passage of WH really had me wondering what would happen next. I'm also curious as to what will happen with Elayne's twins.
  15. -Neither would I. I don't know who'd be more psyched, me or the people I healed. -Yes, whether word is true or not (especially here in Virginia/United States). Our society thrives on rumor and gossip, which explains why Weekly World News managed to survive so long. -Especially the ones who are into alternative/holistic medical practices. -Star Trek IV.. Ahh, good times, good times. :) But you might fear for your life from hard-liners who'd think you were some kind of freak dabbling in the occult. Unless you live in Sweden or some other coun
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