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Old 05-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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Personally, I'm more disturbed by Nynaeve's ogling of Valan Luca's calves...guess she's a leg-woman.
Well its the only upright you can normally see in public so its all she got to judge them on

It will give her a general idea how fit someone is and strong legs would probably be needed with her.


Dont really get the calves part of it but I look at girls legs all the time so this never seemed odd to me
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How is it not? He meets a female, checks her out and moves on with his life. He's a 21-22 year old guy...this is what 99.9% of heterosexual guys do at that age.
Speaking as a 21-22 year old guy, it's very much true. But if a woman has nice legs, that's also very... um... well liked. Especially if they are runners. Or just in really good shape.
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Speaking as a 21-22 year old guy, it's very much true. But if a woman has nice legs, that's also very... um... well liked. Especially if they are runners. Or just in really good shape.
10 years later, that doesnt really change.

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I would certainly hope not!
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My original point was this.

RJ didn't get that much more fixated on breasts in his writing.
It was the many Mat POVs that drove the number up in KoD.
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My original point was this.

RJ didn't get that much more fixated on breasts in his writing.
It was the many Mat POVs that drove the number up in KoD.
We have Karede remembering how he liked to stare at Setalle's bossom; We have Thom and Riselle's memorable pillow; We have Olvar and his bossom affection; We have Selucia slapping the soldier that took her horse in the Band's camp; (in TGS), we have Talmanes appreciating Joline's cleavage; etc...

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We have Karede remembering how he liked to stare at Setalle's bossom; We have Thom and Riselle's memorable pillow; We have Olvar and his bossom affection; We have Selucia slapping the soldier that took her horse in the Band's camp; (in TGS), we have Talmanes appreciating Joline's cleavage; etc...
So, men like breasts in Randland?

I think this requires a Faction.
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I think this requires a Faction.
Was trying to give other examples of that Faction so as not to single out Mat and blame him for all the bossomy references and scenes.
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So, men like breasts in Randland?

I think this requires a Faction.
I don't know. I think it deserves Theory treatment.
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There is nothing frivolous about boobys.



They are, afterall, beautiful creatures.
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They are, afterall, beautiful creatures.
Very graceful creatures, they are. *nods head sagely*
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Ugghh, every girl pov in the wheel of time at least once considers a man's well turned legs. And the way Galad and Gawyn are described by some of them, I think Mat is relatively proper in his observations of women.
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It's also really a case of descriptive language. Believe it or not, most women fold their arms under their breasts. (I started typing this sentence and one walked around the corner doing just that. I'm sitting in the Starbucks of a book store. All she's doing is looking at books and she's got her arms folded under her breasts.)

And yes... she's hot.

But the point is this. The phrase "standing there with her arms folded under her breasts" creates an immediate mental image that tells you exactly what the woman is thinking without saying one word about. I don't you but I don't just picture the posture but also the expression on her face. The glare.

And Mat is more likely to get that pose from women then most of the other male characters just because he's Mat... So, it's not necessarily a case of RJ having a boob fixation as it is a case of him trying to be descriptive.

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Perrin likes, um, well skinny big nosed women that verbally abuse him.
Perhaps instead of the sa'sara, Faile should ask Mr Lehrer about a certain tango.
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Better that than the waltz.
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I am a breast, leg, and thigh man myself but then again I could be just be saying that I like all types of fried chicken.
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Ah, but I do not consider the wing a vital part of fried chicken culture. The wing is its own subspecies of culinary delight. I love wings, but do not like breaded wings as I feel it detracts from the sauce that is hot.
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