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The Doctor

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  • Birthday 12/21/1977
  1. I know someone else mentioned this already, and I have to agree, this has something to do with Fain/Mordeth in my belief, and his control over Mashadar allowing him to possess trollocs. Maybe he possessed some Aiel. At this point I think he possessed Sammael, and he's the one sending Trollocs all over the ways.
  2. One of my favorites as well... although I'm a little upset to learn what a sociopath is... because I think I fit much of the criteria. I am also in agreement that Rand was manipulating Egwene into gathering his 'opposition' and depositing them where he needs them to be for The Last Battle. Great review! I'd like to add that the red masked Aiel, creepy, I bet they are possessed by Mashadar/Fain like the Trollocs in the prologue.
  3. Wasn't Avi exerting herself for days before the meeting? So much so that she was actually complaining of her feet hurting, and I've never seen her complain about something to that effect before. I'd have to re-read to be sure, I was reading in a hurry trying to get through to the end, but I believe that was the case, and if that was indeed the case, than I believe it is a good possibility that the whole thing was an hallucination of some sort. Wasn't there some culture that historically (although I could be totally off my rocker here and thinking of a fictional thing) would send it's members out into the wild upon achieving adulthood to fast until they hallucinated a spiritual journey of some sort? The more I think about this I believe I read that in the Celtic historical fiction Boudicca series by Manda Scott, but I believe much of what takes place in that series is structured around true life events. I also believe that one if the bases for Jordan's Aiel clan/sept structure was the old Celtic way of doing things (not sure where I read that). I mean these people are basically desert dwelling Vikings, so anything is possible. I'm voting hallucination/spiritual journey at this point. Oh and I realize Vikings weren't Celts, but Jordan made such a mish mash of cultural identifiers in this series, it's kind of fun to look for stuff like that. Like saying "The Aiel are Scandinavians that structured there society in similar ways to the ancient Celts, and speak like Native Americans."
  4. I'm definitely getting hosed. No local bookstores are doing a midnight release where I am, and the E-book isn't for sale yet, so I stayed up late for nothing!
  5. I always picture the Aiel as being sort of Celtic or Scandinavian, with a Native American sort of culture. I started leaning toward Scandinavian due to the height thing and the fact I've mentally assigned the Two Rivers to be kind of an Irish sort of place. I never made the association about Juilin's conical hat, but that hat in the link would look pretty cool. Some very interesting stuff brought up here. Also I like Mr. Ares' quote, very enlightening about the clan and sept thing. I think Pale skinned people could survive in that environment though, if they were hardy enough. I think the ozone layer was more potent then, and they had tools and an ability to give themselves some sort of rudimentary shelter.
  6. The Dark One and Olver are easily the best. Oh and the news report from Tel'aran'rhiod with the wolf and the falcon and the smackdown.
  7. Didn't Mat get like 6 answers? He asked his questions, then when he got off track he started yelling at them and they told him some extra answers while they were freaking out trying to get him to leave.
  8. Faile reminds of my wife a little... only in that they are both irrational and very mean to their husbands. Other than that I like her (and my wife).
  9. Sketching Sedai's comment at the top of page 2 here was the only funny Bela related thing I've ever seen. Actually right now I'd like to make a pretty funny glue comment, but can't think of one. I can't even make a Catherine the Great joke because this a PG-13 board (and Bela I believe is a mare, so it wouldn't fit. Maybe a gelding, but it still wouldn't fit in that case)
  10. I would like to select 37 options please
  11. That would be wicked if she emerged traumatized and insane, and just went around nuking people randomly with balefire.
  12. The behind closed doors scene involving rand and his 3 wives that hasn't taken place yet, that's the one I'd most like to see. Blond, Brunette, and Rehead, he's gonna pull a hat-trick! Or is it a triple double? I think a triple double would be more something Mat would have been involved in before he was married. Oh and the scene involving Perrin, Faile, and Berelain that hasn't happened yet... I gotta get my mind out of the gutter....
  13. I'm trying to get my wife to read it, but since it doesn't have any vampire love in it, it's probably not going to happen.
  14. Wow I wish I opened this thread before I posted in the how long did it take you to read the series thread, I feel stupid now, the post would have been much better placed here... ahhhh copy and paste will do though... I read Eye of the World when I was 14, I'm now 31... oooh Almost 32, but my B-Day is in Dec and I read Eye of the World in August of that year so I'll stick with 31... so with the amount of time I've had to wait for The Gathering Storm to be released it's taken me 17 years as well. Damn, I started this series the summer before I started high school, and it's been 13 years since I graduated, I'm married and have a child... Well at least these books are being released more rapidly than the Dark Tower series was. When I first started reading Perrin was my favorite and I was neutral on most of the rest, except I couldn't stand the shrewish Nynaeve and had a big problem with all three of the girls when Mat rescued them from the stone. When I got to be a little older Mat became my favorite character. Not that I'm in my 30's Mat is still my favorite character, mostly due to envy at my having had to grow up. And I still can't stand the shrewish Nynaeve. Not completely true, she's changed a little over the last 2 or 3 books, and is growing on me some, still don't like her earlier characterization, despite my supposed maturing.
  15. I read Eye of the World when I was 14, I'm now 31... oooh Almost 32, but my B-Day is in Dec and I read Eye of the World in August of that year so I'll stick with 31... so with the amount of time I've had to wait for The Gathering Storm to be released it's taken me 17 years as well. Damn, I started this series the summer before I started high school, and it's been 13 years since I graduated, I'm married and have a child... Well at least these books are being released more rapidly than the Dark Tower series was.
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