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The Dirty Landry

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  1. I did not think of that AT ALL. You sir, have a strange mind to make that connection. Imagine that guy in bed. He wouldn't scream his partners name; he'd scream his own! LEEEERRROYYYYYY JEEEENKIIINSSSSS! Hahahahahahahaha. Thanks I'll take that as a compliment...I knew being completely random sometimes had to work in my favor. I bet Leroy "pre's". haha
  2. Day 12: Leroy Jenkins. Haha for some reason the "Enough Talk" just reminded me of that video. On a serious note, agreed with above.
  3. OSU: always pretenders, never contenders!

  4. Well, yeah. The only way that it would be possible is if she was some kind of Jenn ghost. Of course, I think that is pretty unlikely. I'm with you, I think it was Verin..I'm just not going to shoot down the possibility, its not like we are reading nonfiction here. :p
  5. For some reason, I got the feeling that she was the last of the Jenn Aiel its definitely not out of the realm of possibility. *shrugs*
  6. In "A Storm of Light", Ituralde mentions Rand destroying the Shadowspawn with Deathgates. Is it likely that he would know what a Deathgate was? The only way I could think he'd know would be if some of his Ashaman told him. that doesn't seem plausible. As far as I know, the only Ashaman that know of the Death gates are with Rand, not Ituralde.
  7. Yet in the end, all his ridiculous power isn't going to help him defeat the DO. If that was the case, he would have just kept the CK. I had no problem with the scene. He's done the same against Trollocs before. The only thing that matters though, is that the LB will not be a cakewalk for him. If it was going to be easy, I think you'd have a good complaint.
  8. Yeah, as much as I enjoyed reading the BT scenes, it was almost sad because I had a feeling we'd be seeing some characters we liked become DF's against their will. Why is Taim waiting to convert Pevara? It seems a little strange that he would do them piecemeal. Can he only convert 1-2 channelers in a limited amount of time? There must be some kind of restriction for him not to just do them all at once.
  9. It wouldn't surprise me at all that it was Verin. Her presence was there in parts of the book. Not only is there a letter given to Tiana, but in one of Perrin's scenes, Galad?, a character gets a mysterious letter. Verin's part isn't done quite yet, I think
  10. I wouldn't be surprised if that is EXACTLY what Rand wanted to happen. He didn't want to argue and wrangle with the Aes Sedai, which he knew is what would happen. I could be wrong, but it might be that Rand wasn't trying to "taveren" her. The straight up impression I got, was that Rand was just manipulating her. It worked pretty well, I might add. This meeting between all of the Light is where he'll lay down the Dragon's Peace. As to whether he is right or wrong....I don't think that's a simple question. I think he is right to break the seals, but that there is other stuff he is missing. He doesn't have all the pieces yet, obviously.
  11. Just about all the male channelers are now 13x13 turned Dreadlords. As poor Barriga found out. We haven't heard of any male aiel channeling since Rand cleansed the taint. Also, for people wondering where all the wise one's were, I believe its indicated that they have all been either leashed or killed.
  12. Yeah, I've always wanted to be a huge fan of Egwene as well. I really enjoy her character when she is only around Aes Sedai, but whenever she's around Rand, Mat, Perrin she kinda treats them like crap. I think that RJ intended Egwene to be a somewhat sympathetic, yet frustrating character. Much the same way he probably would have written Latra Posae.
  13. Its no doubt that RJ intended to Egwene to be Rand's "Latra Posae". The difference is supposed to be that this time, hopefully Rand will find a way to work with her. He KNOWS what happened at the End of the War of the Shadow, and he knows the consequence of men and women being separated in this battle. This is one of the largest themes (if not the largest) of the series, that the greatest things are done with men and women working together. I'm kind of meh on Egwene. I love her when she's being awesome, but I can't stand her when some of her annoying qualities are in the forefront. I do not think you can deny that Egwene almost never gives Rand his due...and to be fair (unless it changes in this book), Rand never really takes her seriously as well. Eventually Trust, another huge theme in the series, will have to be in play for both sides to do what needs to be done.
  14. Ok... will someone play nice and explain that? Maybe I just have a dirty mind, but I believe its referring to one of the characters getting "sexy time".
  15. Rand with his Lews Therin memory stated that Graendal always used compulsion on people close to her. If Rodel visited her, she used some compulsion on him - it is her MO. As for whether or not it was heavy compulsion or not, well that I guess will be revealed. Yeah i know that, but if it was heavy compulsion I don't think there would have been any viewpoints from Ituralde...he wouldn't have been able to think anymore. lol. It would make sense that she only used enough to make him loyal to whatever she said while he was in her presence. After all, he wasn't one of her pets and he had to retain his mind (i.e. battle knowledge) in order to spread chaos more effectively.
  16. During one of Graendal's viewpoints she is visited by Rodel. We never see on screen what happened. However, there is no indication in the books that Graendal did anything drastic to him. Unless this was contradicted by RJ, if she put any Compulsion on him...it was likely light Compulsion.
  17. What a piss poor performance

  18. Or Tuon, herself, could be getting tested.... ;) Also "Use a Pebble" could be Elayne sending the suldam back to Tuon haha we totally posted the same thing 1 min difference haha, great minds think alike :)
  19. Or Tuon, herself, could be getting tested.... ;) Also "Use a Pebble" could be Elayne sending the suldam back to Tuon
  20. 25 - Return to Bandar Eban I like that this seems to indicate that Rand will return to Arad Doman to fix the situation he left in TGS. At least that is what I hope what happens., that part left a bad taste in my mouth. Even though it was well written. Chapter 50-Choosing Enemies I believe this will have to do with Tuon deciding to fight the Shadow instead of continuing to try to dominate Randland. It seems to make the most sense.
  21. Haven't we heard on a quote from Brandon, that "Gawyn will have to live with the fruit of his decisions for a long time"? I also don't believe that the vision means what we expect. As in, if Egwene and Gawyn get married, he might die the violent death. If he kills Egwene, he could end up living a long life. It states in the vision that she doesn't know which path leads to which. The way the vision is stated as well, leads me to believe that she also doesn't know which result will lead to which.
  22. My favorite female character by far is Nynaeve. It used to not be that way, but as I've grown older I've appreciated her character more and more. Some of what I like about her, and I think Leigh Butler has mentioned this, is that when the crap hits the fan she is a lot like Mat. They are extremely loyal and extremely competent when it comes down to it, despite their whining and complaining at other times. I love Egwene for her ambition and her competence, however her attitude towards other characters is what I hate about her. Along with her treatment of Rand, I was indignant that she says she will chew Nynaeve out for disappearing. Last I remember, even the Amyrlin Seat doesn't have control of what a AS can and cannot do. Nynaeve isn't some slave to be at Egwene's beck and call whenever she wants. Egwene, just like Gawyn, seems to believe the worst of everybody without any regard for facts or evidence. Maybe that's why they are so in love with each, haha. I'm kind of meh on Tuon. Its just hard for me to like any character that believes any type of slavery is ok. Cadsuane has gone up and down for me as I've read the series. I used to hate her guts, but on this last reread I think I've come to really appreciate her character more and more. She is the most competent AS alive and I think genuinely has the right intentions towards Rand. She wants what is best for him and for the world as well, which she has said straight out. There are times where I definitely don't agree with her methods, but she is a product of a matriarchal world, so I can understand where they come from. The only time I've actually had a really bad opinion of Elayne is in KoD. She comes up with the worst possible plan to storm a house full of DF's and BA, which results in 2 dead Aes Sedai. Then because of her capture, she loses several hundred soldiers. To cap it all off, she seems to show NO remorse about the stupidity of her actions. Why didn't you take angreal to protect you from being shielded, or better yet just start a fire inside the house and smoke everyone out?
  23. I think you'll like the Great Hunt, if you've started on it yet. TGH is one of my favorite books in the series because of the innocence of the Rand balanced by his awesomeness. Once you've read a few of the books, you should read what we call the "Big Book of Bad Art", its kind of like a compendium of the Wheel of Time. It has a pretty nice history of the Wheel of Time dating from the Age of Legends to the time of the books. Enjoy your first read through while you can, the wonder and excitement as you read each book is amazing. Especially when on re reads you realized just how much you missed the first time around. It makes you appreciate just how good Robert Jordan was.
  24. I think we're supposed to feel annoyed with Perrin. While this chapter was a Perrin POV, we're really supposed to see him through Faile's eyes and she's about ready to clobber him with something blunt. Having some 'real' problems for Perrin and Faile to work through would have been fun to read, but not really in line with Perrin's overall character arc. His main issue is that he's practically crippled by what -isn't- real. He imagines faults in himself that aren't there; he's afraid of mistakes he hasn't made; he pretends he's only a blacksmith's apprentice given overwhelming evidence to the contrary; he's terrified of his wolf nature that he doesn't fully understand. Perrin's near perfect victory at Malden actually did cause him to regress because it reinforced his belief that life is just a puzzle that, once understood, will work out perfectly. Remember how he even winced at the handful of casualties he suffered? Perrin has to realize that quite often you must act as best you can without seeing all the pieces and possibilities. -- dwn (Edited to fix a typo.) Very good analysis. Really, Perrin as a character has regressed from the point he was at in TDR. It seemed to us like out of all the characters, he was the most accepting of his fate and would do his duty. Unfortunately, that acceptance appeared to only be real if he didn't have to take the mantle of leadership. Perrin doesn't want to be responsible for anyone but himself. In a way it stinks, because Perrin used to be really fun to read, but since WH he has been agonizing to read.
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