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Have you seen his cow spies theory? It's so awesome, it won an award.

I had to footnote his questions a few times in the database so the readers wouldn't be scratching their heads and wondering what they were missing. And so Felix tells me on Twitter today:

And then I had to explain to him that, no really, it was necessary.
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Yes, that's my point of view.

It's also a reason why I suspect most reader's tended to approved of Brandon's style of writing #TGS, #ToM books MORE THAN, how Robert Jordan wrote #ACoS to #CoT books.

Most #WoT readers seem to dislike #ACoS to #CoT books, because they do not understand what Robert Jordan was doing. There's an alternative narrative underneath the Rand centered Dragon narrative... and Robert Jordan's unique prose is a window into narrative.

In my own case, it took a very long time for me to apprentice Robert Jordan's style of prose. However after paying better attention to details, word definitions, and poetic styles of writings--I find this structural style of a narrative attractive. It's more fluid, dynamic and descriptive.


It's quite jarring to read, Brandon Sanderson's style of prose in the Wheel of Time in contrast. Perhaps this is because Brandon, does not fully grasp, how Robert Jordan interwove his net of symbolic prose?


One just cannot grasp Robert Jordan prose, by reading an eWoT summary of the #WoT series. It's simply is NOT possible. eWoT like the vast majority of #WoT fan forum writers, has blind spots and misses where Robert Jordan's prose is heading to.


After reading two #WoT books, with Brandon Sanderson's impressions place upon them, I am hesitant to trust his literary judgment in this universe. He once had my trust, but has since lost it. At this point, I question whether his heart & mind are into writing an high quality book, or has this become a marketing pump and dump operation?


I'm love to listen to what Harriet's, Alan's and Maria's point of view is, after everything is said and done. Afterall, #WoT has been is their livelihood for years and years. Unlike Brandon, the #WoT series is their only baby. Whereas Brandon has his hands in multiple other ongoing series. There's an inherit incentives conflict:
  • Brandon's a Pluralist.
  • Team Jordan is a Monogamist.
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After reading two #WoT books, with Brandon Sanderson's impressions place upon them, I am hesitant to trust his literary judgment in this universe. He once had my trust, but has since lost it. At this point, I question whether his heart & mind are into writing an high quality book, or has this become a marketing pump and dump operation?
I think the indications at this point are that Brandon is taking fan criticism to heart, and is dedicated to making AMOL better than the previous books. He won't match RJ when it's done, but I think he will get closer, and that's all we can ask for at this point. I mean, at least he can construct sentences properly. We could be reading WoT written by Felix.

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I'm love to listen to what Harriet's, Alan's and Maria's point of view is, after everything is said and done. Afterall, #WoT has been is their livelihood for years and years. Unlike Brandon, the #WoT series is their only baby. Whereas Brandon has his hands in multiple other ongoing series. There's an inherit incentives conflict:
  • Brandon's a Pluralist.
  • Team Jordan is a Monogamist.
lol. I think that's not so much a conflict as a balance. Now, there's the fact that Brandon is a bit of a minimalist, and RJ hated minimalism. But at the same time, Brandon feels weird trying to write any other way. I think he came a long way between Mistborn and TGS. It still wasn't perfect, but it showed the ability to improve.
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So most people don't understand what Jordan is doing(including possibly BS) and are wrong about where it is heading but you have managed to "crack the code"? Good work old boy, should be interesting to discuss post aMoL.
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