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Old 11-21-2009, 11:42 PM
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I mean, what should be the specific explanation for the "Maybe it's so that we can have a second chance" line, because the construct theory is convincing due to explaining the sense of every occurence of LTT voice.
Honestly? I'll go with "because it gives the issue some very nice and heartfelt closure within the larger context of the story itself." In other words - for literary purposes.
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Honestly? I'll go with "because it gives the issue some very nice and heartfelt closure within the larger context of the story itself." In other words - for literary purposes.
Would RJ (or BS) do that, if the result is destroying the very thing the scene is supposed to do: settle the issue?
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Would RJ (or BS) do that, if the result is destroying the very thing the scene is supposed to do: settle the issue?
I thought we'd already been told that they won't settle the issue?
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I think it makes sense from all points of view:

The voice WAS real. It was a real voice Rand was hearing in his mind. Semi wasn't wrong on that front, and it is possible that she knows from other experiences that those voices DO often sound like "prior lives" because they get overlaid with the voice pattern from the memories.

The voice WAS a construct. Regardless of feeling on how it got there (product of Taint, product of self-induced construction, etc), it was "made" or "distorted" into LTT's voice.

Unified String Theory of Looney Voices.

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Like I've said before, you can get lost in semantics on this debate, but the questions that actually define the debate have more to do with how the passages in question are interpreted, and in that case, the two views are mutually exclusive.
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I thought we'd already been told that they won't settle the issue?
But why not settle it in the books?

It's like saying RAFO, and then we read it, and we still don't find out.

Something is seriously messed up with leaving it completely open to interpretation, even in the books.
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Something is seriously messed up with leaving it completely open to interpretation, even in the books.
~shrug~ Can't argue for or against that sentiment, as I'm not the author.
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But why not settle it in the books?

It's like saying RAFO, and then we read it, and we still don't find out.

Something is seriously messed up with leaving it completely open to interpretation, even in the books.
RJ never intended to settle the issue definitively, but BS most definitely did settle it. It was pretty clear to me from the book signing notes that BS departed from RJ's plans on that point. I mean seriously! How could anyone still think it's open to interpretation?
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I mean seriously! How could anyone still think it's open to interpretation?
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RJ never intended to settle the issue definitively, but BS most definitely did settle it. It was pretty clear to me from the book signing notes that BS departed from RJ's plans on that point. I mean seriously! How could anyone still think it's open to interpretation?
I'm sorry, but could you clue me in as to which notes you are refering to? And what exactly do you mean BS settled it?
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