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  1. 1. Post the name of the WoT character who is the author 2. Post the title of the book that they would write, if they were so inclined to write that book specifically about another WoT character 3. The follow up post must guess as to who that book was written for, then post one for themselves _________________________________ Author: Thom Merrilin Book Title: "Romancing The Stone"
  2. Your right. I was reading several things on several open web pages and came back to write this and ended up off-topic. For what it is worth, I was supposed to write about the Light having the strangest culture and my thoughts didn't keep in-tune with my writing...
  3. My time is coming to an end.... You have one question to ask. One question only. Once you hear the answer you die. There is nothing else to life. You don't exist. You get one question and one question only. You get one answer and one answer only. Of course this is a WoT realated....so.. What do you ask? You ask. You get an answer. You die. So......what would it be? Me: I have seen relations to norse mythology, to the Lord of the Rings, to various chinese cultural monsters and also to such references like Shirlock Holmes, so RJ...after it is all said and done, after
  4. Rand is but a fake from dual creek! I hate him! The greatest character ever written is Mordeth! Padin Fain! How can you not love him? Seriously though I honestly think that the dual nature of Mordeth and Padin are probably the workings of the greatest villian in history. He outshines Lector by a mile and that is saying something. I love hero stories, don't get me wrong. I am not dark, emo-loving, satist by any means...but I love...LOVE characters that truly jump out of the page at you, that grab you by the throat and make you really think. No character ever, in all my readings, in all
  5. For me, the most real song was a Metallica song to be honest. Listen to "All Nightmare Long" while thinking about the long chase of Osama Bin Laden. Literally, you cannot find a more on-point song. I truly think they had him specifically in mind when they wrote it. I know this isn't WoT related but many of us long time Metallica fans find their lyrics to be...prophetic to say the least.
  6. I am just curious and decided to toss this out there. What started you into fantasy and ultimately into the Wheel of Time? Here is my story (short form): I was very young, like 8'ish and I saw a cartoon on Lord of the Rings. I was absolutely captivated. That is where it started for me. After that I found out my older brother had played this game called Dungeons and Dragons. He didn't play with me but told me a bit, so I basically made up my own version and played with a couple friends. We had some epic adventures for really not even knowing how to play and only a minimal knowledge of t
  7. Here is my take on Shara: RJ added it as a land of mystery so to speak. He could reference it for different purposes but the basic idea was that it was a land clouded in mystery. It was also meant to intrigue the reader and keep them guessing. RJ had said that he never intended to dive to deeply into the lands and as you have read in the story, he affectively walled it off from the reader. We get a few glimpses here and there but it is meant to captivate the reader, nothing more. If your good, and pay attention you will notice several references in the books about Shara's people coming int
  8. This would be so much simpler if the person asking had said "his soul" instead of HoL. But as Ishamael in text was referring to Rand, not some generic hero of the light, this would indicate Rand's soul has gone over in the past. Touche.
  9. No. I have read the series for over 11 years. I am ready to read the ending. Call me crazy, dub me stupid or what you will but if the last book is four sentences long, I would care more about just reading the ending at this point. I want to know what the ending is and have waited for a very long time to know. I of course would like the last book to be long and well written and thought out but I seriously am more interested in reading how this long journey finishes. I for one will move on in life and not look back. I will thank Rand, Mat, RJ, Brandon and all the cast and crew for a lon
  10. Who would Rand be if born today? The Wheel of Time takes place in OUR past and future; the wheel spins. We see evidence of this in the series and it's accepted I believe by most theorists. I also think RJ made such a comment at some point. That is the back drop to this answer. The soul that is Rand/Lews and others is a champion of good over evil. Rand knows that his soul had never knelt to the Dark One. He faught him time and time again since the beginning of the wheel, e.i. time. The soul that is currently in the series known as Rand is a man's soul who's life is tortured, powerful a
  11. I do truly believe that and I promise you I have read plenty. Care to name any character who has taken such a long, drawn out tortured life through a book or are you going to just toss a rather childish, "I disagree therefore clearly right" type of response? I think you just don't understand the concept behind what happened to Rand. He built up that "new zen Rand" through out the entire series. He simply came full circle after having battled both internal and external demons from book one. He was growing during that entire conflict, learning, changing...it was a constant struggle. Whe
  12. This and the fact that Matt represents Odin. Odin was the center of it all. I think it has several meanings but these are the most important to that character.
  13. Good stuff here no doubt. For me, the absolute most powerful thing said in the entire series though is, "You may call me Rand Sadai." When taken from the book as a whole it is the most important statement made. Nothing even comes close. But the things said here, especially sleep well and wake are really cool.
  14. This ^^ Add that to character development of both Fain and Matt and you have your answer. RJ could've killed off Matt but decided he had more use in the story yet. He was developing the character of Fain here and the battle Fain had with leading the Faid rather then being led.
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