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Old 09-21-2011, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by GonzoTheGreat View Post
All right, so Mat has dynamophobia, and you blame him for that.

Loial has gynophobia, do you think he's unlikable because of that too? (If you do, that would probably bother him a lot, what with you being a woman and all.)
no, it's not a phobia. A phobia is being afraid of something. Mat is not afraid of change, exactly (at least, that's what I think you mean by dynamophobia, although the actual name for a fear of change is kainotophobia or metathesiophobia depending on which site you believe. Or did you mean a fear of moving things? in which case your whole argument makes no sense at all). He is more... irrationally convinced in a Harm Done to Him and apparently unable to reconcile the reality to his prejudices.

Kind of like Felix is absolutely convinced that Terez's only reason for existing is to torture him. Sure, she sometimes pokes him but not nearly as much as he thinks she does. And, you know, a lot of Terez's energy is spent elsewhere as well, on annoying Younglings and a few particular Heroes and ... well, you get the point. And sometimes Felix only gets caught in the crossfire.

it's a case of... despite overflowing evidence to the contrary, every time the One Power is used in a way that makes Mat uncomfortable, he goes "see? see??? I was right all along!" Even though most of the time the One Power is not doing anything at all to him. Not even trying to do anything to him.
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