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jwillis7

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  1. A Mary Sue (sometimes just Sue), in fanfiction, is a fictional character with overly idealized and hackneyed mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, and primarily functioning as a wish-fulfillment fantasy for the author or reader. While the label "Mary Sue" itself originates from a parody of this type of character, most characters labeled "Mary Sues" by readers are not intended by authors as such. Male Mary Sues are often dubbed "Gary Stu", "Larry Stu", "Marty Stu", or similar names. are yall crazy with rand.... Rand is hugely flawed or his arc has been, unless you are talking about this new rand which is not what a Mary Sue is, with a character after 12 HUGE books becomes. As much as egwene makes me mad she is just stubborn and is now in a position where very few people can put her in her place. but she has a flaw.
  2. awesome pics, again i like these articles. i had seen this perrin on deviantart and liked it http://wytrab8.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=336#/d9w6g4
  3. hey is there something wrong with the chat room, i have paid the money and got the email saying that it went through but it still does not work for me
  4. hey so i just payed for my PM i was just wondering how long it takes to activate
  5. BS just answered this in a Q & A. Its Lan, Galad, Gawyn in that order. Rand would have been 2nd had he still had his hand. i thought i had read this before i could not find the original q&a but this is from theory land
  6. these seem to me to be the same spear to me
  7. Towers of Midnight wasn't too bad. You must not have seen this eh? On the heights, the paths are paved with wood mulch... They kept him for consistency. People like all their books to look more or less the same on the shelf. (Which doesn't explain why they changed the flap format, but oh well.) So who is that in the Role Playing Game cover? I guess it's Rand (with the Seanchan spear), Loial, and ??? I would say Moiraine, since she is opening the ways. But she is not in blue, so I will guess Nynaeve. i say mat loial and nyneave, since that is the same spear he gave mat on the early cover of ToM
  8. do you need the answers to these, some of them are hard
  9. how many forsaken have 3 names
  10. I've always assumed the man with the sword on that cover was supposed to be Aram. Granted they have him with red hair, though I can't recall if RJ pointed out his hair color when he was introduced in tEotW. no its gaul, its from the prologue, it is almost exactly like the scene is described. but who wants a scene from the prologue on the cover of a book. My worst cover is TGS i just cant get over the size of his hand
  11. Are you reading my posts at all??? IF THAT IS THE PLAN I HAVE NO PROBLEM. i said in my last post that i was unclear on how the info came out. What do want from me. o and this is not Talkien's son putting notes together. there is for sure a plan, yes there are parts missing but the main story is there just maybe not the details
  12. then i was wrong about how it came to be known. But it still changes noting about my argument. If this is how it was planned (which people say that is was) then awesome i have not problems. I said i had a problem if it was changed. Which yall say it was not so no big deal like i said in all of my posts.
  13. because they are making it a big deal. If the book just would have been written as planned and this character's sexuality came out in the plot of the book then, big deal. The way it seemed is that they are changing stuff. As i said in my post that if this was how the character was thought of from the start then i dont care at all. if this had not been announced then when we get AMoL people would have been like "O WHERE DID THIS GAY GUY COME FROM" i don't know why they would yell but... and Brandon would say that was always how it was planned end of story. and i would have been fine with it just like dumbledore. that's why i care i wish people would write their stories as planned and if this is as planned GREAT No, Brandon is not making a big deal. Have you read the thread? Do you know how this thread came to be? (1) Terez, Luckers, and I were having a conversation on Twitter with Brandon about various aspects of sexuality in the Wheel of Time. (2) In response to a question, and in the context of that discussion, Brandon let slip that he had written a gay character for Towers of Midnight, but had moved that scene to A Memory of Light. (3) Based on that revelation, this thread was made to discuss that inclusion. This is not pandering. He's not publicizing it. He let it slip (yes, publicly, but not as a press release) to a couple of fans that he was having a discussion with, to which it was relevant. The book IS being written as planned. He has notes, but there are a lot of things he has to do to bridge gaps in those notes, and there's a lot of details he has to add in order to make the book fully-fleshed. That's why this is a labor that takes over a year. Because he's not filling in a couple of holes in a completed outline, he's taking notes and comments and forging them into a book. You can't "change something" in that unless you're expressly going against the notes themselves. He is not (because Harriet would not allow it). Perhaps RJ would not have written it this way, but based on what he's said of the world, it's possible that he would. Fine, you're not a homophobe. I still think you're putting too much importance on sexuality, in the overall scheme of the book, and you're completely misinterpreting the context for this revelation. EDIT: REALLY look at that chronology. Brandon had originally planned to put that in Towers of Midnight. It got moved to AMOL for space. The conversation happened WELL after the release of TOM. That scene very well could have come out exactly like you said. If anything, what you're saying is, "I'm really mad at Brandon for having a discussion with fans and casually mentioning something that is going to happen in the next book." you obviously are not understanding what i am saying, i'm not going to try and say it again. It seems you want me to be saying something i am not but I've given my thoughts on the matter, and that is NOT what i was saying
  14. because they are making it a big deal. If the book just would have been written as planned and this character's sexuality came out in the plot of the book then, big deal. The way it seemed is that they are changing stuff. As i said in my post that if this was how the character was thought of from the start then i dont care at all. if this had not been announced then when we get AMoL people would have been like "O WHERE DID THIS GAY GUY COME FROM" i don't know why they would yell but... and Brandon would say that was always how it was planned end of story. and i would have been fine with it just like dumbledore. that's why i care i wish people would write their stories as planned and if this is as planned GREAT
  15. So i don't know if this has been said but... in the dark prophecy in the end of ToM it says "...the prison of the Greatest One shall grow weak. like the limbs of those who crafted it." so bear with me, if Lannfear helped make the bore and then LTT sealed the bore would the bore not be the prison. and then could Moridin and co. not be trying to make the prophecy happen by breaking her bones over and over again. just a thought
  16. So because i think it is stupid to add a gay character, or change what we thought was a straight character gay, to appease a group or make them feel included makes me a homophobe? NO. I think people should tell the stories they want to tell. If that story has gay characters in it,ie Song of ice and fire, great. If not, that is the story being told. To me it is not the fact that it is a gay character being added, it is the fact that it feels cheep, a ploy to gain a wider audience. If this character was conceived gay the whole time and it was going to come out in the story in the last third of the last book then fine, but... i feel like i am repeating myself. I just got mad at the two posts above mine that made me feel they were saying if you had a problem with this you were a bigot or a homophobe. WHICH IS WAY OUT OF LINE. If people read a story and feel there is something missing, that the inclusion of something else would make the story seem more real...then go write a book.
  17. who are you and where do you think you are posting...haha
  18. Just how would Perrin rip someone into T'A'R? j he would need it done and TAR would make it so
  19. Perrin is loosing............ GO VOTE all of you quick ben traitors, here how it would go perrin rips quick ben in to TAR and destroys him. DONE
  20. i dont see what the big deal is, Martin has gay main characters that i had no idea were gay the first time reading the books, until i saw on forums and then in more rereads i saw the hints. But the characters were who they were not "o here is this character he's gay". If it was planned this guy was gay all along who cares. if they are adding it just to appease a group i think this is stupid.
  21. Jon vs Vin is up http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2011/03/cage-match-2011-jon-snow-versus-vin.html
  22. we know what the big unnoticed thing is, but where are you in reading the books before i say
  23. this was close Cage Match 2011 -- Who will win: Perrin versus Paul Atreides (Poll Closed) Perrin Aybara 50.13% (1,796 votes) Paul Atreides 49.87% (1,787 votes) Total Votes: 3,583 we can let it get this close again
  24. so i am reading, well listening, to LoC and we see Grady's son and it says that he is "clasped on her [sora's] breast"... this makes me think he is an infant but i have seen others say he is like 4 for something. i was just wondering if there is any other mention of how old Grady's son is
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