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About Theodisc

  • Birthday 04/28/1970

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    The Master-Tolkien, philology, reading Beowulf, old english noun declension, greek, Electronica, mute records, Depeche Mode, Juliette Noureddine = my favourite chanteuse who loves the works of the Master Tolkien, & whose music makes fitting accompaniment to WoT
  1. Really, reading some of your commentary makes me yank my beard in anger... hmmmph!
  2. I see you get the usual pithy Mills & Boonesque finger-down-the-throat-and-retch please awful american cover. Thank the gods for the restraint that the UK/AU/NZ covers from the series shew. As for B.S., I don't know what the fuss is all about. He has fulfilled his job admirably to the point where his style is different enough to not be an ape of Jordan's, yet fits in perfectly to the canon. Marvelous!
  3. The Warp and Woof of theSpinning Wheels End. I always knew in my heart of hearts that Moiraine would return to us from that other world. To me she is the rock that makes up the base of the great bastion that is The Wheel of Time and it's canon. Jordan's Gandalf, tho much more grounded on the matierial plane than Gandy, despite the connexions of her sisterhood title Aes Sedai with the celtic mythologies (aes sidhe a race of elves or fairies)from a time that is a time ancient before the Age of Legends:our time and before it(and a connexion back to Tolkiens canon, to Morgoth or Melkor and his chaining, and Tolkien stated he would try to get free again(and again?)). I say this alot in these forums, but when I read Moiraine I get Kate Mulgrew's voice and image come into my my mind. Her utter sense of command within herself and how she gives that out on Star Trek Voyager equates so well with the Moiraine we read in the series(and it goes without saying that Judge Judy DESERVES to become Elaida, just for being who SHE is). I do wish Moiraine had come back to us sooner, but I was proud of Matrim for doing what he did for her, and Thom. I'm rather hoping she puts Cadsuane in her place, as the latter is far to contempuous of men to have learnt any of her lessons from Rand's surprising (and welcome) behaviour toward her. I rather think the Nynaeve will end up Healing Moiraine just to teach her her own lessons that she wishes to impart to Moiraine, but I think she may surprise herself at how she sees and feels about Moiraine(she'll be holding her braid in her hands after she rips it out of her own skull lol) and perhaps it will be Moiraine's coming back and not Cadsuane that will finally teach The Dragon Reborn to laugh tho I wonder how happy will any of them be on first learning of her come-backance. I do wish Verin was there to see Moiraine come back too, another Aes Sedai whom I admire, despite what happened to her. Moiraine was with us from the very start of the Wheel of Time. I cannot imagine her not playing a major part on how the skeins tell out the end of this wheels revolution. It remains to be seen what she will do and how she does it and why.
  4. I wish Faile would die because she's a pain in the arse. But I dont wish Faie would die because then Perrin would give himself over to the lupe and...die, or commit suicide... *sigh*
  5. These covers appear very underwhealming. For instance book one has what looks like Elijah Wood a-hobbitting apon his tree branch but what must be Matrim Cauthon on a boat (posing for Thom?)whilst it sails past the Tower of Ghengei? How does this and the other covers end up in attracting new readers shopping instore or online amongst a plethora of many other canons and their authors all struggling to reach their story out to the buyer. The Sweet Eye of the World cover reached out and grabbed me the first time I saw it, so much so that the picture of Moiraine along with how Jordan writes her reminds me of Kate Mulgrew, and I use her voice when reading Moiraine. When I read that there were new covers I shuddered at the memory of some of the later ones from the series, ones that looked like Mills and Boon romance titles. I hoped we would not see a repeat of that. Yet this first cover does little to alter that perception. We, or you, are faced with the fact that compared to UK/AU/NZ titles, taste seems to go out of the window with the dishwater when it comes to many US dustcovers. Garish, bold lettering and awful imagery are frequent unwelcome guests on US edition covers. Case in point are the first editions of the US Lord of the Rings books compared to the UK ones. Tolkien found them ghastly and compared to the UK ones they do leave much to be desired. I think these new WoT covers need reviewing. I think sales wil be a deciding factor in whether they keep them or move the books on to something better. Eye of the World in particular, by it's very nature and it's position in the canon needs a complete change. What is it you americans seem to say often these days when finishing a comment online? Ah yes, thats right: "I'm juss sayin'.".
  6. I just want Kate Mulgrew(played capt. Janeway in Star Trek Voyager) to play the part of Moiraine in all the WoT movies that ever get made(down here in new Zealand). That small yet commanding stature. Those cristalline chimes along with those ageless features. I always hear her voice when I read Moiraine. Oh and don't laugh but misery loves company so I think Judge Judy can learn to act so she can join up as Elaida.com. Oh to see her get her just deserts by getting raked by the Seanchan... bye bye bee-arch, have a safe flight on A'dam Air. lool
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