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Old 11-10-2009, 12:35 AM
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* Robert Jordan never really intended to clarify on whether Rand is hearing Lews Therin because hes insane or if hes really there.
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WSB: did you ask anything about LTT and can you confirm it as well?
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Well, then. I kinda like it!
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Maybe people will stop using the word "proof" in this particular conversation, then?

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Exactly: there is no proof, you can interpreted it two ways
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I didn't ask any LTT questions, sorry, but I will go through the recordings I took and post all the Q&A's later on today.
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Exactly: there is no proof, you can interpreted it two ways
It's funny you should say that.
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That's great. End of debate.


Guess we aren't idiots for seeing it our own way this whole time.
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So the obvious follow-up question is whether Brandon Sanderson intended to clarify it.
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Well, he did. It is now a lot clearer that you can interpret it in two different ways. One (the Realer) way is correct, of course, while the other is just wrong. But still, it is possible to be wrong. For others, at least. I may not have that capability.
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So the obvious follow-up question is whether Brandon Sanderson intended to clarify it.
Nope, it's not. Brandon is doing what RJ wanted.
Whatever brandon thinks is not canon.

BTW, Bela: you know how it goes in the heat of debate. The way LTT was debated always infuriated me.
In the past you can also find me saying stuff that it can be interpreted it in two ways.
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Nope, it's not. Brandon is doing what RJ wanted.
Whatever brandon thinks is not canon.
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Exactly: there is no proof, you can interpreted it two ways
Yes, the right way and the wrong way.
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Much confidence in Brandon have you now. Times do change.
Crispin: i have confidence in Brandon to finish the story. Not to decide on something that RJ didn't intend to clarify.
Besides we have a quote from Brandon from another interview in which he already hinted that LTT could be interpreted in two ways.
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Yes, the right way and the wrong way.
Pff, there is no right or wrong way, if RJ never decided what the answer was.
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Why are we accepting a paraphrased answer as canon? As with my paraphrasing, it's a form of proof, but tough to say "that's the end of the discussion". Kind of a "believe at your own risk" situation. Seems like we need some followup questions...
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hehehe...I'm sure we were all hoping for that anyway. We could get Tam to bone up on his interrogatory skills.

I do think it's funny, though, the varying amounts of weight we're willing to give answers from authors themselves.

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Why are we accepting a paraphrased answer as canon? As with my paraphrasing, it's a form of proof, but tough to say "that's the end of the discussion". Kind of a "believe at your own risk" situation. Seems like we need some followup questions...
To be fair, it doesn't really seem like there'd be a lot of wiggle room to interpret a statement like that.
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To be fair, it doesn't really seem like there'd be a lot of wiggle room to interpret a statement like that.
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Robert Jordan never really intended to clarify on whether Rand is hearing Lews Therin because hes insane, but he's really there.[/B]

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