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Old 07-17-2012, 03:10 PM
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It's hard to name a single favorite scene so I'll list a few of my favorites

- Ingtar confessing to Rand and Begging for forgiveness. And then going off to to find his salvation.

- Rand's trip through the glass columns

- Birgitte revealing to Mat she knows he blew the horn.

- Verin betraying the BA to Egwene.

- Perrin figuring out what Balwer really did for a living and the interaction that follows.

- Nyneave (Strongest AS) Telling Daigian (weakest AS) that ranking AS by stength in the OP is unfair.
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Favorite story arc: Rand's trip to see the history of the Aiel

Favorite scene. The Cleansing of saidin

Favorite main character: Rand

Favorite secondary character: Verin

Favorite book: Lord of Chaos
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:10 AM
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Sebben Baldwer

This guys is given A LOT, and I mean A LOT of screen time.

I am hopeful his role is explained in detail in the final book and he doesn't just *poof* die offscreen. Quite honestly I see him as the manifestation of Theoryland...the one who ferrets out little nuggets of info, the one who figures out this bit and that, then ties it all back together and reports. He is untrusting until you prove yourself, he can be quiet, stealthy, useful, spiteful. I like this little man and truly want him to survive. And not turn out to be evil incarnate.
Maybe he is Bela's clever brother. After all, Sherlock Holmes had one too, didn't he?
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Oh, but I love the concept of Evil Balwer. It's always been a pet of mine.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:26 PM
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Favourite lines/rants: Surely a Mat quote.
Ahh...Mat. I do love it. Who was he talking to in that second quote? (I can't remember, but the nature of the responses makes me think of Thom.)

I just have to say that I can't stand Gawyn or Elayne. I'd rather hang out with Galad, even though I'd probably end up executed as a 'Darkfriend.' Actually, while we're at it, let's add Faile and Cadsuane to the list of "protagonists" that I can't stand.

Now, for the happy bits...

Favorite Comedy Duo: Mat and Talmanes are absolutely amazing together. Especially because of how often Mat reflects on the stiff, boringness of Talmanes.

Favorite Fight Scene: Mat vs. Galad & Gawyn - he could barely even stand up!

Just the First Favorite Moments That Come to Mind:
  • Perrin blacking out and killing two Whitecloaks the first time Hopper died (even though Perrin was still terrified of his connection to the wolves)
  • Mat reading the script on his Ashandarei for the first time (because that's when the Odin-connection finally clicked - yes, at the most obvious moment... good for me)
  • Rand finally breaking through the shield, busting out of the box, and sneaking around, stilling AS like a sniper at Dumai's Wells
  • Rand finally telling Cadsuane to get out of his face
  • Perrin witnessing Rand's transformation atop Dragonmount (for some reason, I'm really happy it was Perrin who got to witness that)
  • Verin
  • Pretty much anytime Lan gives Rand advice
  • And, this fantastic little interaction between Perrin and Leane, which I just read today (from Ch. 7, TGH):
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Ahh...Mat. I do love it. Who was he talking to in that second quote? (I can't remember, but the nature of the responses makes me think of Thom.)
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Favorite Comedy Duo: Mat and Talmanes are absolutely amazing together. Especially because of how often Mat reflects on the stiff, boringness of Talmanes.
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Rand finally breaking through the shield, busting out of the box, and sneaking around, stilling AS like a sniper at Dumai's Wells
Rand only stilled the 3 AS who were left to maintain his shield. The others were only shielded and knocked out.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:32 PM
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So... I unwittingly answered my own question? Awesome. Er... I mean... good job uncovering my purposeful attempt at in-post foreshadowing, Mr. The Great.

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Rand only stilled the 3 AS who were left to maintain his shield.
Well, now you know why my name's not Munin. Thanks, Landro. By ruining that "memory," you probably saved me from a pretty disappointing, or confusing, reread of that scene.

And, now, some real foreshadowing, which I just read today:
Verin, TGH, Ch. 12 - "Well, child, remember that even a blackthorn bush has flowers sometimes, beautiful and white among the thorns."
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Favorite ta'veren: Honestly? Perrin. Rand's a sulky prat for most of the series, and Mat's a bit of a cliche. Fun, though.

Favorite of Rand's trio: Aviendha, then Elayne, then the plot device in pants.

Favorite support hero: Lan. he's a cliche too, but damn if he isn't badass. And Nynaeve rulez and is my favorite character in the series.

Favorite Aes Sedai: Moiraine, Siuan, Verin, Cadsuane. All have the air of mystery, the power, the self-sacrifice to reach their goals.

Favorite couple: Lan & Nynaeve. It makes the teenaged girl i was when i started reading this series all dreamy-eyed.

Favorite ruler: Sorelia. She is SO badass it defies logic.

Favorite Maiden of the Spear: Sulin. i'm convinced she's one of the top 3 best warriors in the series.

Favorite Great Captain: Tough one. Rodel Ituralde is downright brilliant, but i have to give props to Pedron Niall. He's like the Erwin Rommell of the series.

Favorite Ashaman: Don't really have one

Favorite Warder: Lan

Favorite Randland monarch: Ethenielle or Tenobia

Favorite Aiel Wise One: Sorelia. Therava was highly effective, but i still don't understand why she put up with Sevanna for so long.

Favorite battle scene: Seanchan attack on Tar Valon, and by the Last Stand in Emonds Field. Can't decide which I like better.

Favorite Foresaken: Semirhage, hands down. The others fought & hated each other, but they feared her. That's power.

Favorite Darkfriend: Mazrim Taim. Assuming the Last Battle is won, the damage he's done with the Black Tower will take centuries to repair.
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Favorite ta'veren: Mat, he kicks ass and brings the comic relief. Him and Talmanes over the last two books have been priceless

Favorite of Rand's trio: Aviendha since I can empathize with wanting to stab people all the time

Favorite support hero: Elyas. The guy sneaks up on ninjas.

Favorite Aes Sedai: well since there are only four actual ones to choose from (Moiraine, Siuan, Egwene, and Verin) I'm going to say Egwene. The mark of a good character is evolution and she has done some serious evolving over the series into an outright badass.

Favorite couple: Mat and Tuon. Watching them spar has been fun.

Favorite ruler: Morgase, the only one to have actually broken free of a Forsaken's influence all on her own

Favorite Ashaman: Hopwil, poor guy took one for the team big time.

Favorite Warder: Birgette

Favorite battle scene: Battle of Tar Valon and Dumai's Well in a tie

Favorite Foresaken: Moridin

Favorite Darkfriend: Mehlindra, that sneaky little minx

Favorite Scenes: Perrin forging his hammer, alternate lives through the portal stone, Mat breaking into the Stone, Mat in the ter'angreal in Rhuidan, the Aes Sedai kneel to Rand, Mat coming to Salidar to "rescue" Egwene, Mat's 1st encounter with the Gholam, Moridin and Rand's dream chat, Egwene fragging to'raken by the handful,
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Really, Sini? I'd have pegged you for an Egwene-hater.
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Oh I wasn't a fan at the beginning. She was an obnoxious know it all. The adam took her down a few pegs though as did the aiel wise ones. Once she got around siuan is when her character really took off. Like I said, she evolved. Her scene confronting elaida was awesome. She basically was the voice of the reader. Just like tam confronting cadsuane which was another one of my favorite scenes.
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Just like tam confronting cadsuane which was another one of my favorite scenes.
What book/chapter was that in? I am very sad to say that I don't remember it, and I don't think I can wait for my re-read to get that far before revisiting it.

After re-reading EotW, I've started thinking that Tam might just be the ultimate greatest character in the series... or, at least, the most downright, plain ol' respectable one.

Good call on Perrin forging the hammer, and Mat vs. the gholam, by the way.
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tGS, Reading the Commentary. Basically calls her out as the obnoxious, manipulative bully that she really is. Also forgot to mention Rand apologizing to the Aiel and Tam for being an idiot.
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TITLE: The Gathering Storm

CHAPTER: 48 - Reading the Commentary

Tam cut off as he was suddenly lifted into the air by unseen hands. "You recall, perhaps, what I said about civility, boy?" Cadsuane asked. "Cadsuane!" Nynaeve said. "You don't need toŚ" "It's all right, Wisdom," Tam said. He looked at Cadsuane. Min had seen her treat others like this, including Rand. He had always grown frustrated, and others she did it to were prone to bellowing. Tam stared her in the eyes. "I've known men who, when challenged, always turn to their fists for answers. I've never liked Aes Sedai; I was happy to be rid of them when I returned to my farm. A bully is a bully, whether she uses the strength of her arm or other means." Cadsuane snorted, but the words had irked her, for she set Tam down.
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Thanks, Sin & Ish. See? Respectable. Go Tam!

Yo, for real, though, Rand's apology to Tam (for nearly killing him, right?) is one of the moments that randomly pops into my head for no reason and brings tears to my eyes everytime. That, along with Mat's final gholam battle, Perrin's forging the hammer, Perrin's "...and the axe was a feather in his hands" for Hopper, and Nynaeve's refusal to leave imaginary Lan behind during her test for the shawl (i better not be misremembering that one).
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"Well, thank you very much for that," he said bitterly. "You did not have to scare me to death just so you could tell me there is no need to be frightened!"
Thank you, Perrin. Some people think you're slow, but you're doing just fine. (Except for the whole thing about taking way too long to embrace wolfbrotherness. Oh, and the obsessing over Faile thing.)
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