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Mr. Micawber

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  1. I wanted to respond to this. My issue with this whole book largely stems from my final inability to suspend belief I could have handled amateurish writing and terrible editing and so on But the plotting was even worse than ADWD and after what seems to be the millionth time, you know the light's getting out by being lucky because of mass idiot ball holding In Rand et Al's previous Big Climaxes, there was some something different at work: Rand trapping Asmodean, Nynaeve getting Moghiedien, hell, even Mat's triumph over the Finns It wasn't at all dumb luck. Victory resulted from more than luck, from our usually young heroes learning a la Joshua the Computer. Once you lose the sense that the Shadow is competent, it just kills the internal reality of the story. The Shadow was a nothing burger
  2. Sanderson doesn't really understand that the reason Jordan didn't do so much with the gimmicky channeling stuff because they were supposed to be so powerful.
  3. Editors are the weak link in the fantasy world. Successful authors create fanatical nerd bases who'll buy their stuff. So it becomes very difficult to rein them in. Jordan was an example, Martin is currently the leading light after the godawful Dance, and Sanderson is kind of lost in the woodwork because while he's not really that successful, he's the next big thing in Tor's stable
  4. It was an example of terrible writing or rather editing
  5. Uh, no. Aes Sedai = servants of all Asha'man = guardians We've known these words since book 6
  6. I don't know how you can exceed? (What's exceed in the other direction?) Leigh's
  7. So, uh, pretty sure they could have annihilated Caemlyn, bro
  8. Jaric Mondoran turned the second greatest city of the Age of Legends into a lake of glass by himself.
  9. Batcaver, I don't want to sound unfair, but Jordan's battle scenes and sword fights are orders of magnitude more dramatic than anything done by Sanderson. And they manage not to overwhelm the narrative
  10. Yeah, but you have a safe word, and you can always choose. I don't know if you get what's going on here. This isn't BDSM. To borrow a phrase from a far greater author, it's "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."
  11. My bad, bro. I wrongly thought she would be an objective observer. Her cheerleading in that review was appalling "Like I said, flawless? No. Pretty damn stupendously awesome anyway? Yup."
  12. If you know the city is just a giant Trolloc encampment, *you kill it with fire*
  13. yep. but it's Camelyn! Who cares if every city in the North is burned to ashes....not the pretty one! we like that one! *rolls eyes* 100% exactly what they should have done. Is this where the church lady screams "OH WONT SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN". Lol. We're fighting for existence itself. Guess what? Eff morals. There's no "sadness" anymore at this point. Embrace death indeed And they spent three or four chapters telling us there are no folks left in Caemlyn!
  14. Bro, Leigh could think my views are one hundred percent wrong. That ain't my problem. My problem is more that her review is, well, pretty obsequious and cringing. When I read it, I nearly cried
  15. I mean, thing is, they actually did do something like this in TOM for everyone's favorite Dark Side congealing assassin
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