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Forum: A Memory of Light 07-04-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Matoyak
Heheheh. That's adorable. :3

Heheheh. That's adorable. :3
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 04-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,837
Posted By Matoyak
No need to pretend: He is absolutely playing that...

No need to pretend: He is absolutely playing that role. Very intentionally so. It's a thing he does a lot - He was literally the "Imperial Fool" during the time of The Emperor's Soul (he's the one...
Forum: George R. R. Martin 04-27-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,628
Posted By Matoyak
Anecdotal - but every Tea Party member/supporter...

Anecdotal - but every Tea Party member/supporter I know personally (about a dozen people or so) have been either overtly racist, or overtly misogynistic (They're very good about revealing either...
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 03-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,837
Posted By Matoyak
On top of that, there is a time-frame to...

On top of that, there is a time-frame to consider. This isn't really the equivalent of our medieval period here on Earth. It's been 4500 Rosharan years since Aharietiam (depending on length of day,...
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 03-11-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,837
Posted By Matoyak
Seeker and I have long been of the opinion that...

Seeker and I have long been of the opinion that the Stormlight Archive is a meta series. This book only helped cement that. Sanderson has said he will keep it to where you do not have to know...
Forum: A Memory of Light 03-01-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,824
Posted By Matoyak
Oh, that one's incredibly, ridiculously easy: RJ...

Oh, that one's incredibly, ridiculously easy: RJ was horrible at writing women.
...
Explanation found.
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
Dude. Seeker JUST explained that. He listed them...

Dude. Seeker JUST explained that. He listed them out! :eek:
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
But...you can't rely on it enough to do that. If...

But...you can't rely on it enough to do that. If you were to, for example, make a theory about what a character could do Traveling-wise early on in the series it would most likely be flat-out wrong...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
Then maybe that should have been his name for the...

Then maybe that should have been his name for the entire series (instead it's the name of the first book, with the implication being that it's early stuff, not series-pervading stuff) and maybe if...
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
I explained this. Exactly this. Very clearly. But...

I explained this. Exactly this. Very clearly. But here we go again: It matters not one whit how MANY rules there are. It matters how those rules are handled, how explicitly the audience knows them,...
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
We aren't ranking them in like, terms of best to...

We aren't ranking them in like, terms of best to worst. We're talking about what Type of magic system they happen to be. Sure, WoT's magic system is closer to a "hard" magic system than a "soft" one...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
This is not true. It's set up as the focal point...

This is not true. It's set up as the focal point of the entire story, and the Big Thing that will be dealt with.
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
Just because WoT had more rules to its magic...

Just because WoT had more rules to its magic doesn't mean those rules didn't morph and change over time.
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 02-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,837
Posted By Matoyak
:D:D:D Yesssssss. I've got both the hardcover and...

:D:D:D Yesssssss. I've got both the hardcover and the kindle version pre-ordered - calling 'em an early birthday present to myself :p
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
The issue is that it becomes monotonous. If you...

The issue is that it becomes monotonous. If you do not include points of light, then the darkness blends together. There absolutely has to be contrast in order to make the extremes play out. (You...
Forum: A Memory of Light 02-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,536
Posted By Matoyak
We know that he did, at least in part. It's a bit...

We know that he did, at least in part. It's a bit of a requirement for something as massive as this book series - but on top of that, we know he wasn't entirely that big of an architect,...
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,089
Posted By Matoyak
I hear doing that during winter works out pretty...

I hear doing that during winter works out pretty well.
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
Eh, it's a feeling he's probably used to - he...

Eh, it's a feeling he's probably used to - he didn't know how to write anything but a good opening to begin with. Not having a clue what to do next is right up his alley.

...

...

Have I...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-13-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
Except that he's using tropes that were already...

Except that he's using tropes that were already in existence, already prevalent, and already done better. He's not subverting anything - he was just using a different (yet already in existence in...
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-13-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Matoyak
Congrats, Zae. :) God really gets around,...

Congrats, Zae. :)

God really gets around, doesn't 'e? There's a joke about Him being "inside us all", I'm sure of it.
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-13-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,709
Posted By Matoyak
GRRM's stuff is one of the prime examples of how...

GRRM's stuff is one of the prime examples of how NOT to do Darker and Edgier, Kill 'em All, and Anyone Can Die.* I continue to be shocked by how much people enjoy those books. I gave the series a...
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,344
Posted By Matoyak
I don't see how that's what you were saying, but...

I don't see how that's what you were saying, but I definitely agree there. Crowd sourcing ideas is a tricky business. You run the risk of dealing with groupthink, having way too many disparate ideas...
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,344
Posted By Matoyak
The default for games is bad. It takes a LOT of...

The default for games is bad. It takes a LOT of work to make them mediocre. Even more to make them good. Gearbox didn't give A:CM the time or money needed to pull it out, and Timegate was... well,...
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,344
Posted By Matoyak
Not if it gets people's hopes up, then dashes...

Not if it gets people's hopes up, then dashes them. For comparison, see Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Forum: Archived: Non WoT Discussion 03/2012 - 10/2015 02-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,344
Posted By Matoyak
If you're talking about the link you have a few...

If you're talking about the link you have a few posts back ("cause") I was interested. Until I read the article on it. They hit too many of my "beware beware" triggers for me to spend any effort on...
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