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  1. The whole Verin situation made me cry a bit.
  2. I see it as a classic struggle of good and evil that extensively covers a whole lot of coming of age stories along the way. 90% or more of the main characters have been seen to grow and develop into their niches in this world while siding with good or evil. In short...it's about humanism.
  3. 34 year old (35 in a month), Male, Gay (thought I would throw that in there given the other long winded discussion that is going on in the forum right now)...Favorite character...Nyneave of course!!! Duh!!! Close second Egwene. I've loved watching their characters change and grow over the course of the series.
  4. OK...any major updates on Siuan...I saw that she kept an Angreal that allowed her to be pretty powerful, but let's face it, at the end of Gather Storm, she had just bonded Bryne, and then Egwene was really angry at her. Does Egwene calm down a bit toward her in ToM? Do Bryne and her get to spend some time together 'on screen'? Siuan is probably up there in my list of top 5 (maybe 10) favorite characters in the books. I'm really curious what kind of 'screen' time she gets, if any. Thanks in advance.
  5. nearly universal theory is that it's Artur Hawkwing's sword Justice. IIRC, he saw Hawkwing using it WAAAAAY back in TGH. Thanks much...just found out...I appreciated the answer though.
  6. Can anyone tell us whether there is any further information on the sword that Rand got in A Gathering Storm. I seem to re-call him recognizing it, and there seemed to be a mystery left up in the air about it. Can't remember the exact context, but he specifically said that it was his own memory, and not LTT's, that he remembered it from, and it REALLY thew me for a loop. I was hoping maybe that would be explained in ToM?!?!?! Never mind...checked Encyclopaedia-wot and found out that it was Justice which was Artur Hawkwings sword, which Rand saw when the Horn of Valere was blown by Mat. Sorry to waste space on here.
  7. Above all...MOIRAINE!!! Second to that...Rand feeling the wrath of the true Amyrlin Egwene and finally...Egwene feeling the wrath of the true Dragon Rand in response to my second statement above. I LOVE Egwene now...and after Gathering Storm, way more than ever before, but I want to see her put in her place in reference to the prophecies of the Dragon, and consequently, the entire tower put in their place behind her.
  8. My favorite memory is finding the Dragonmount website. There are two many other memories to list really, but when I first found this website and realized that there was a whole community of people who loved this series as much as I do, I felt that I had found a place to 'belong'.
  9. I COMPLETELY agree. I was already an Eggie fan before this book...I have been for quite some time, but this just locked it in place for me. She may have a couple of shortcomings, but she is without a doubt one of my top favorites in the entire cities and she totally stole the show throughout the entire book.
  10. Is it considered identity theft if it's your wife and you're still together?! That's a moral quandry I don't want Judge Judy to answer!!! ;D
  11. Your Gender: Your Age:32 Your political affiliation (Dem Rep None Other Decline):Dem Do you think censorship is sometimes ok? yes Is pornography an artform? yes Should pornography be banned from the internet? no Does art transcend morality? yes Personal Response: What (if anything) distinguishes art from pornography? I don't believe anything does. Pornography is a form of art. I'll grant that it's a form of art that should not be seen by everyone, but it is a form of art. As long as it's being kept away from children, all adults have the choice of whether to look at it or not look at it. There is no reason to ban/censor it's existence when there is a choice for the onlooker to make.
  12. Late is always better than never...thanks for the additional input man.
  13. Cool idea...I'll be entering them all in Google Earth later today. Ashburn, VA-USA here
  14. Almearafan


    Welcome Imperium. I'm fairly new myself...at least to posting, not to lurking. But so far having a grand ol time. Other should be along shortly to help welcome you as well.
  15. My partner and I are sitting here in America watching the opening ceremonies, and it's about 11:45PM EST the night of the 8th for us. First off, the opening theatrics, were nothing short of amazing. The precision of the people, and the level of technology we witnessed on screen were just phenomenal. Next off, I have to mention just for grins, that both my partner and I are quite in lust with several different olympian men from SEVERAL different European countries. Just thought I would mention that...anywho!!! I think the most enjoyable part of summer olympics for me is gymnastics. For some reason I really enjoy following them when they're on. Not really a big sports fan generally speaking most of the time. Just my two cents...Have a good night all.
  16. Battousai - I saw the trailer last weekend when I was digging around for information on the new series, and on one hand, I'm excited to see one of my favorite series' come to life on screen (although I think it would have been better to do on HBO/Showtime), on the other hand I was not 'super' impressed with the trailer I saw. I'm hoping they pull it off well, but only time will tell. On the bright side, this is the only way I can get my other half to get into one of the series' that I love. He's into Harry Potter right now, but won't read the books, he just waits patiently for each movie to come out. That would drive ME crazy.
  17. Haack - Thanks for the input! I was hoping at least 1 person on here would have one and be able to give me a real experience with it. Much appreciated.
  18. I agree with Mighty Chin on this one. I think once on the other side Lanfear showed her normal true colors and they didn't like it. Another possibility would be if somehow Moiraine managed to kill her on the way through the door, however; I don't think that's likely. I have a feeling that as soon as they got through the door and natives immediately grabbed them up and began the questioning process. Creepiness and all!
  19. I'm with you on that...I would want this specifically for lightness of carrying a book or multiple books with me on the move. At home, I would continue to buy books like I always have I think. I find them pretty comforting.
  20. Good point Celdiruen...I hadn't even thought about the idea of them meeting, I would also like to see what happens when Egwene has to take control of the WT because Elaida isn't up to the task.
  21. So I've been reading a lot of reviews about the Kindle from Amazon, and while the price point is a bit high at $360 US bucks, everything I've seen about it makes me salivate. This is close to the second coming of Christ for me I think. I wanted to know if anyone has one of these, and if so, are all the positive reviews really true: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=amb_link_6369712_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0K5682CN1836EC2KBRXV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=420983701&pf_rd_i=507846 It's one of those things that I REALLY REALLY want to put on my Xmas list, but I don't want my partner to go out and spend the money on it, and then have it be disappointing in the long run. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  22. This is DEFINATELY going on my Christmas list. Big Harry Potter fan here!
  23. My partner and I are both 360 players at home. Especially when the prime time season of television is off. We've played Bioshock and LOVED it. Interesting little tidbit...There is a Bioshock movie being made and there is a link to the trailer on youtube here: it actually looks pretty good...although I think there are a couple of scenes in the trailer that are still animated at this point. Other games we have fallen completely in love with: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Ninja Gaiden II, and we're both DYING to see Fable 2 when it comes out this Fall. It will be one of those rare games that we will buy the day it comes out, and then spend the following week wringing as much content out of it as possible. You can see clips of some of the game play here: http://www.gamespot.com/search.html?type=11&stype=all&tag=search%3Bbutton&qs=fable+2 if you click on movies you can view some of them. As a matter of fact, Gamespot in general is a really good site to look up just about any game that's been made and get a feel for whether you would be interested in it or not before you run out and spend money on it. Hope that's what you were looking for.
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