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View Poll Results: Was Felix for real?
Felix was real. Perhaps disturbing, but real. 7 38.89%
Felix was elaborate satire. 5 27.78%
I still can't decide. 6 33.33%
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You can read Felix's last thoughts on AMOL here, because he hasn't tweeted anything since. That's a WoT-related account he created. He kept his @FelixPax account for non-WoT stuff, but even that has been dead since a few months before AMOL came out.

I leaned more and more toward Felix being Not For Real as time went on. He was too ridiculous. I know that some people saw him, a live person, in California, but I'm still not convinced he was for real. I think he was satire all along. His theories were too absurd, and he posted stuff like this. I just noticed that his @TinkerPride avatar is the cover of a book called Why Cats Paint, which is apparently a very clever satire aimed at art criticism. (Read the reviews.) So, I think Felix was a very clever satirist. There seems to be no other logical explanation for his existence.

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There seems to be no other logical explanation for his existence.
Don't be too proud of this technological error you've constructed. The ability to destroy a theory is insignificant next to the power of the Cape.
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Don't be too proud of this technological error you've constructed. The ability to destroy a theory is insignificant next to the power of the Cape.
So what you're saying is, you wore the breeches of Felix?
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Would I ever defend the idea that Mat is the actual DR?
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Oh, I don't know. I can see it.
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Were there not reports of him pestering Sanderson at LA signings? I suppose that could have been with keeping in character however.

Also seem to recall him leaving DM after accusing the mods of "bullying". It seems like that type of response would play right into someone like thats alley as opposed to driving them away.
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I'm going with parody. The tab veren thing clenched it also
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Were there not reports of him pestering Sanderson at LA signings? I suppose that could have been with keeping in character however.
In keeping with character, and to lend some authenticity to his act. It could be that Brandon is in on the ruse.
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You know, Terez, I actually had a similar thought, that Brandon was somehow behind the Felix posts.
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More likely Peter. But halo saw Felix in CA too, so it was probably someone else.
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If it was pure satire, it makes sense. But it makes me dislike him even more. Satire should be witty at the highest end, funny at the lowest. He wasn't. Satire should be fun. It wasn't. Satire should have a point greater than just trolling folks. This didn't.

Glad he is gone, hope he doesn't come back anytime soon. Satirical mocking and causing trouble---and admit it, he caused trouble---is not very nice. If there is no actual underlying point to it (what, fandoms are over-the-top? The books are dumb? I mean, really WHAT?) then he failed miserably other than just being an asshole. Go bug the Twilight fans.


I would be quite disappointed if Brandon was involved in something that was meant to disrupt/mock/hurt the fandom of a beloved series that he was given the chance to finish. His sincerity in his feelings wouldn't seem to point towards his involvement, and just "as a person" I don't see it. If Peter was involved I would also be disappointed. I would think he had better things to do with his time. He is a little more odd than Brandon though.

Being aware of it and encouraging it are two different things.

Interesting that he fell off the map though.
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Don't worry, SBC. I'm sure Brandon wasn't involved. It was just a thought I had where I pictured him stroking a cat and saying "Bwahahahah" but in reality, Sanderson is one of the kindest people on the Net.
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So, I think Felix was a very clever satirist. There seems to be no other logical explanation for his existence.
Its not often, or at all, that I disagree with you T but I must on this occasion.

Not on the whether he was for real issue (I do not think he was) but on your use of the word "Clever" to describe his satire.

Clever satire often goes unnoticed. It is subtle and achingly plausible.

Felixpax was a subtle as a Will Ferrell movie.
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I used "elaborate" in the poll option.
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I think we can take a look at his name, Felix Pax. On the surface this would seem to indicate

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  • pax = peace
But does Lucky Peace make sense? No, of course it doesn't.

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Felix is also the name of a cat from cartoons. And Pax is an obvious reference to PAX East, the video game expo held in Boston every year. Using these clues we see that

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So, an eastern cat. But what does this refer to? The Great Sphinx of Giza, of course. The Sphinx is a riddle and an enigma, and, according to wikipedia, has been adopted as a Masonic symbol for mystery. It also ties in with Felix's cat book.

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I don't know if I'd call Felix satire, but I do think he knew he was being ridiculous with some of the things he said. I'd classify him as someone who was intentionally and knowingly "out there" at times, and at other times just being himself. If that qualifies as satire, then so be it.

Regardless, his knowledge of the books and his willingness to participate in discussions were both positive additions to the community here (within limits, of course).
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Felix's theme song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w9t...e_gdata_player
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Rand. You win this thread. LOLOLOL
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I have video proof of Felix's existence. The first Q&A for TGS I taped, and someone asked this absolutely ridiculous question about the Aiel being created by the one power, and Brandon looked absolutely perplexed. He asked the audience if he had missed something. Later on he talked to me and a few others about language drift among the Ogier and darkfriend Ogier living on the shadow coast.

I'm at work, so i cant listen to the audio, but here is a link to the first part of the QA, its somewhere in there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1J6pQhGjjI

It's entry 6 on the TGS Signing report: http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=476

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