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Lohikaarme
02-08-2011, 10:10 AM
Will Tuon comment on his lower-class hairdo when they meet again?

Edited by Gonzo to remove inappropriate link. Hopefully that was just a mistake.

maacaroni
02-09-2011, 06:41 AM
bloody one-eyed hippy

FelixPax
02-11-2011, 03:07 AM
Will Tuon comment on his lower-class hairdo when they meet again?


Maybe. However, Mat Cauthon is his own man. He isn't a side of beef, for Tuon to command him what to do.

Rand al'Fain
02-11-2011, 03:54 AM
bloody one-eyed Tinker
Fixed. The word "hippie" does not exist in Randland!

Juan
02-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Maybe. However, Mat Cauthon is his own man. He isn't a side of beef, for Tuon to command him what to do.

Wow that has to be the shortest post I've ever seen you post, Felix. No theories, no Valan Luca. Come on, man, you're slacking here! Do you need my help again, bud? :P

subwoofer
02-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Will Tuon comment on his lower-class hairdo when they meet again?

Edited by Gonzo to remove inappropriate link. Hopefully that was just a mistake.

Dunno, brings up some questions tho'.

First, Tuon started to grow out her hair, although through necessity as a disguise, what if Mat likes Tuon with hair? Will she keep her locks to make her man happy? Turn and turn about- Mat shaves his head for the wifey, the wifey grows her hair for her hubby.

What about Mat having a really long mohawk that functions like a comb-over? He gets his head shaved, but no one can tell cause Mat is rockin' a whole new style.

And there is also the hat angle. Maybe even if Mat gets a haircut, then he has the hairs sewn to the inside of his hat to make it look like he has a full head of hair or something.

Don't forget Joe Dirt. Maybe Mat has somebody else' hair sewn to his skull?

At the end of the day I think Mat is going to be good ol' TR stubborn about his fashion sense. A little lace on the cuffs is one thing, shaving one's head- not for purposes of lice- is a whole other story.

Juan
02-13-2011, 12:53 AM
Mat shouldn't be married to Tuon. Mat can do much better than that.... tsk tsk.

Rand al'Fain
02-13-2011, 03:43 AM
Mat shouldn't be married to Tuon. Mat can do much better than that.... tsk tsk.

Well, before that it was the Queen of Altara, who ended up dressing him in pink all the time, and before that his Aiel lover ended up being a darkfriend that tried to kick him to death. So, I think this one is a bit better, even though she needs to go through a few crash courses in many things. Like learning about the actual prophecies of the Dragon. And that shaving half of your head just looks weird.

GonzoTheGreat
02-13-2011, 05:07 AM
Plus, what with Tuon not having any hair, she can't pull her braid at him. For a Two Rivers man, that has got to be a major plus in a wife.

FelixPax
02-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Mat shouldn't be married to Tuon. Mat can do much better than that.... tsk tsk.

Ah-huh... yet why stop at one female? How many willing individuals can a man or woman dandle at once?



Tylin hunted him. Check off one Queen. (dead now)
Tuon said the magic three world. Check off Seanchan Empress.


(Let's ignore Aludra, Egeanin for now.)



Next up:


Elayne who'll put the iron in the golden lily. Check off future 'Queen of the World, Elsbet'.
Aviendha who'll teach Mat a new type of dancing. Check off 'Wise One': 'Anla, the Wise Counselor'.
Min who always did like men who can dance & solve puzzles. Check off a woman "kidnapping a husband" to "sow(ing) her wild oats".



In Kandor he was a lord. He had visited the courts of almost every land, traveled with a small library, and won or lost gambling with the same easy smile. He could recite poetry and play the harp and dance like a dream. In short, except for being Rafela’s Warder, he was exactly the sort of man she had liked before meeting Rand. Still liked, actually, when she could see them for thinking about Rand.


Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49 "The Mirror of Mists" -- Min point of view; with and of Mahiro Shukosa (Warder to Rafela Cindal)



Who'd let Mat Cauthon keep his hair, but be one of women too?




Nynaeve. Check off pretty young woman, who loathes future husband.



“Who will ask him? Whoever does, he will make her beg. You know he will. I’d sooner marry him!”


A Crown of Swords, Chapter 13 "The Bowl of the Winds" -- Aviendha point of view; with Elayne, Nynaeve, Birgitte



Who'll push this most indecent proposal & solution?



Birgitte. Check off one of Odin's girls.


Oh, do wipe that smirk off your face, Birgitte. I vow, you are as bad as he, sometimes.”

Birgitte's perfectly fine with the idea of sister-wives, asa... unlike Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve in 'The Dragon Reborn' book.

“Oosquai?” Birgitte mused, rubbing her jaw. “Is that anything like brandy? Hmm. I think the girl is blushing! She really is prim most of the time, you know. A joke, you said?” Suddenly she grinned, and spread her arms expansively.

Winter's Heart, Chapter 12 "A Lily in Winter" -- Min point of view; with Aviendha, Birgitte


Min did not understand that at all, or why Aviendha stared at Birgitte and suddenly began laughing about it being “a wonderful joke,”


Winter's Heart, Chapter 12 "A Lily in Winter" -- Min point of view; with Aviendha, Birgitte



Who's going to create of one richest jokes on Elayne, Mat, Nynaeve, Aviendha, Min, Tuon of all-time? Rand too?



Birgitte: An indecent proposal.


Birgitte often slipped back and forth between the Warder who obeyed and the older first-sister who instructed whether or not you wished to learn.


A Crown of Swords, Chapter 13 "The Bowl of the Winds" -- Aviendha point of view; with Nynaeve, Elayne, Birgitte


Just for kicks she'll wrangle in the Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor.


The soap-opera like tensions of current & future First-Brothers, First-Sisters, Near-Sisters, Sister-Wives and Asa... which is the Wheel of Time.



If this isn't an indecent enough of a proposal?



(1)Rand, (2)Mat, (3) Fortuona/Tuon, (4) Aviendha, (5) Elayne, (6) Min, (7) Birgitte, (8) Nynaeve.



How would a 'Nine Horse Hitch' sound instead? :o



“What is a Nine Horse Hitch, anyway?” she asked, getting to her feet. She had gone out front hoping for a hint, but the sign over the door bore only the name. “I have seen eight, and ten, but never nine.”

“In this town,” Siuan said primly, “it is better not to ask.” Sudden spots of color in her cheeks made Min think that she knew very well.


The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 11 "The Nine Horse Hitch" -- Min point of view; with Siuan, Leane, Logan


Who might be the Ninth Horse to Hitch?



Mierin (9).




Edit: One weakness in the current set-up of the Nine Horse Hitch indecent proposal idea... is the lack of Lan's presents in the grouping. Why? Because Lan has already married Nynaeve. Yes, it's only a rough-draft of a working hypothesis, not solid just yet. Maybe swap out Birgitte the proposer for Lan? Hmmm.

Terez
02-13-2011, 09:19 AM
You're in top form today, Felix.

Juan
02-13-2011, 12:50 PM
Much better, Felix. ;)

FelixPax
02-13-2011, 06:24 PM
Much better, Felix. ;)

I take it, you'd prefer to see a more in-depth blog essay like @astrida @asmzn2009 @BrandSanderson do?


Just gotta ease that badger onto that nine horse hitch, called a shotgun wedding ceremony.


Fortuona never did get a wedding ceremony... :o


“Oh,” Mat said. Riselle had worked quickly once she made her mind up. Her marriage to Banner-General Yamada had been announced publicly yesterday and was to take place tomorrow, though by custom there was usually a wait of months between. Yamada might be a good general—Mat did not know—but he had never stood a chance against Riselle and that marvelous bosom. Today they were looking at a vineyard in the Rhiannon Hills that the groom was buying for her wedding gift. “I just thought you might want to—I don’t know—take her with us, or something.”


Winter's Heart - Chapter 30 "Cold, Fat Raindrops" -- Mat Cauthon point of view


It does seem that Fortuona would view a 'breaking of marriage vow' as seriously as 'breaking her word' and a 'treaty'. Almost akin to a Sea Folk view of marriage vows:


Verin’s eyes twinkled with suppressed mirth. “Cairhienin are prim and prudish, Cadsuane, in public at least. They might carry on like rabbits when the curtains are drawn, but they wouldn’t admit to touching their own husbands if anyone might overhear! And the Sea Folk are almost as straitlaced. At least, Shalon is married to a man with duties elsewhere, and breaking marriage vows is a very serious crime. A breach of proper discipline, it seems.


Winter's Heart - Chapter 13 "Wonderful News" -- Cadsuane point of view; with Verin

FelixPax
02-13-2011, 06:36 PM
You're in top form today, Felix.

"Sex"..."Romance", it's what sells... books... and seals alliances. ;)

Res_Ipsa
02-18-2011, 01:59 AM
"Sex"..."Romance", it's what sells... books... and seals alliances. ;)

Or unseals them as it may be.