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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #135 on: December 19, 2007, 12:52:11 PM »
Insomnius: if you read carefully between the lines than you see that the wise ones wanted that Aviendha and Rand got something, so that he was bound to the Aiel on a more personal way.

Rand not offending anyone was an extra plus and they gave that as official reason.

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #136 on: December 19, 2007, 06:28:41 PM »
I am so excited that the Wheel of Time is going to be finished and by the look of your credentials, I think it is going to be an excellent book indeed.  I'm rather glad that you as a good writer (and a member of the church) got the call to write it. I cannot imagine what would have happened if the likes of George R.R. Martin would have got his mitts on it. Yes, the writing would have been well done, but it would be full of horribly descriptive love scenes, not to mention that we might get Myrdraal raping women and be forced into a description in minute detail. YUCK!

So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that you were picked. I am even now looking for your books and I have started the one that is on your site.

Good work, I look forward to the rest. :)
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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #137 on: December 19, 2007, 06:40:19 PM »
You guys aren't taking into account that Aviendha saw all the paths of her future and discussed it with the Wise One's. I think they have other ways of seeing what happens than Min's foretellings. Also Min said something was 'wrong' with that foretelling. I think (and totally just from that little bit) that they aren't Rands children at all. But I read to much and often see more in things than is really there.

I do get things right sometimes though. ;)

I agree that it is acceptable to mention that there is an 'encounter' without going into explicit detail. I don't think Brandon will fail on that part.

EOUL does this make you uncomfortable?  ;)

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #138 on: December 20, 2007, 09:55:40 PM »
Well I shot Brandon an email from his website but as I know he will be overrun with Jordan fans in that email I came looking elsewhere and look what I found.....

Like everyone else I hear this unknown name of Brandon sanderwho? and I think, hrm... Harriet picked it, this man must be near as one can come to having a chance to do Jordan justice.  I put my full faith in the shade of Rigney's heart, knowing that she has been there for the whole long ride of WOT, and that if there is anyone that would know it would be her.  She holds the fate of Rand and the Two rivers in her hands more so than any living person.

As to Brandon and his skill at writing, I shall find out first hand when like so many others I pick up his books.  As to the writing style and content.... LDS doesnt mean he is not capable of writing any given style.  It is his religion the foundation of his beliefs.  Not the end all be all of who and what he is capable and willing to do.

Have you seen an LDS member drink caffeinated beverages? drink wine? beer?  Perhaps you've seen one spank their kids?  Have you heard one cuss?  Have you known an LDS member go into the military and use their M60 to level hoards of enemies?  Have you seen the blood of an LDS woman when she gives birth to her children?  Have you been intimate with a member of the LDS church?  If you have, and I've seen most of this my friends, then you know that an LDS member is nothing more than a person, a human being like you or me, each with strengths and weaknesses.  If we chose now to judge him by his faith then we chose to dishonor not only his religion but our own.

Within the foundations of WOT I have enjoyed greatly the sexuality as well as the battle scenes.  Go read Goodkind, you will see a very similar story, but you will find a graphic nature that makes you sick.  Jordan was a master at telling us how the very earth was rendered in the red blood of friend and foe without telling us the details and yet we see it in our mind.  Aviendha and Rand first make love, and there is no descriptions of body parts and orgiastic pleasures... it was subtle and and we saw it better for it.  I've no desire nor want to hear the minute detail of the gore of battle nor the intimate secrets of lovers.  I would sooner believe that Brandon will write closer to Jordan than Goodkind.  I love Jordan for his subtleties it is why I have stayed with the series so long and bought the hardbacks the moment I could.... lesser authors if I bother, I wait for softbacks, because they are not worth the money.

To Brandon, I laugh at those who would bother to bring your faith into this matter, for in my mind it has no bearing, if you were making porn perhaps it would be in contradiction, or if you were asked to run an establishment of strip clubs.... but for writing a book from an author who was the king of subtle description I would say the LDS faith should be an asset not a deterrent.

Good luck, may you find the shade and water you need to finish the series we have waited so long for.  I am as yet torn at the thought of the words being finished by other than Jordan himself, and yet, like so many others I want so much to see the final story on paper, and the Wheel of Time to finish its circle that it can once more begin to spin again.

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #139 on: December 21, 2007, 09:27:58 PM »
The great thing about this is if Rand gets in trouble at the end of the book, Vin will be able to come in and help save the day. Of course, Rand will want to try and marry her, but Elend may have something to say about that.   :P

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #140 on: December 21, 2007, 11:31:27 PM »
Yeah, her atium would really come in handy, especially against the gholm (spelling?).  :) 

Elend is a much better choice for husband than Rand -- I think if Vin was tempted to leave Elend it would be for Mat or Perrin... :)

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #141 on: December 21, 2007, 11:47:29 PM »
**shakes his head with a chuckle** you know... no.. nevermind.. I dont even want to contemplate the cross-breeding of those two series. **shudders**

Though, one wonders if the Fox Head Medallion would protect itself against Allomantic effects
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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #142 on: December 22, 2007, 12:12:52 AM »
Hello all im a avid WOT fan and havent had the pleasure of reading any of Brandon's stuff (apart from the first three chaps of Mistborn on the website which were ace!) because the stupid bookstores in Ireland don't stock the man so it seems! Bloody ridiculous I say! Anyway hopefully Ill get the mistborn series via the web soon. Just sending my wishes Brandon the best of luck in everything he has big shoes to fill but seems like he'll do a fine job.

Oh by the way Brandon I am part of the wotmud.org playing database so if you need some info on anything wot related just post on the forums there and you'll have your answer in a jiffy.

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #143 on: December 23, 2007, 12:51:25 AM »
I'm also sure he'll appreciate it if people don't speak for him.
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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #144 on: December 23, 2007, 01:21:46 AM »
fine bruce, i won't

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #145 on: December 23, 2007, 05:17:29 PM »
I too have been reading WOT for more than half my life, but I also knew of Brandon Sanderson books for a while now having read Elantris and Mistborn some time ago.  I believe I read Elantris in Hardback but I am not sure anymore.  I know I first came upon Jordan in Trade Paperback and I have judged ALL writers of Fantasy against The Eye of the World since then.

Mr. Sanderson I love reading your books...I love finding "new" writers of merit and was happy when I found you.  The same goes for a host of new fantasy writers out there right now that have captured what I think is a an unprecendented batch of "high end"  Fantasy as you and others have termed it.

There will be those who hate you for writing AMoL.  There will be those who will become fans.   There will be all kinds of people in between those two opinions, and you seem to have grasped that fact aready for that you get all the kudos I can give you.  (offically none btw because I my opinion is just that... mine.)

I do not know what all this discussion of LDS writers means or does not mean.  My wish is for you to write the characters as you and Harriet see fit.  If that means they have sex then they do.  I believe the character speaks to the writer and that they live in the mind of the writer.  If you reach that stage with characters I have cherished for so many years I will love rereading AMoL as much as I have reread the rest of Robert Jordan's books.

Good Luck to you but you won't need it.

"You will do well"-Moraine

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #146 on: December 23, 2007, 10:47:32 PM »
the only part I remember that might have talked about her was when Rand loses his hand,

O.O

Obviously I'm behind....

I"m gonna go back to reading the entire series again so I at LEAST know what the heck is going on....

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #147 on: December 26, 2007, 10:59:41 AM »
I do not see why anyone would be concerned with Mr. Sanderson writing  the "sex scenes" in AMOL. Robert Jordon's description of "sex" in the WOL series is as descritive as the sex seen in Warbreaker. Both authors set up the seen and allude to the fact that the characters were intimate but no actual "sex" is seen. Plus, the only sex that may be referred to in AMOL would likely be between Rand and Avi (and Avi will likely leave a wreath at Rand's feet prior to there activity), and this can be alluded to not necesssarily described.

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #148 on: December 27, 2007, 04:19:54 AM »
I love that nick name... Avi, I've been trying to convince my husband to give our next daughter the middle name of Aviendha. He's still not unconvinced, he says it's to obvious. So I said, how 'bout Eowyn, since she's just as cool. For some reason he just shook his head and walked away **shrugs**

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Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« Reply #149 on: December 27, 2007, 05:30:43 AM »
When me and my fiance (now ex) were talking about children we had decided on WoTesque names for them, or at least their middle names. Not directly characters from the books but characters we played in our WoT RPG, to bad we arent together anymore. Guess I'll just have to convince my next girlfriend to love WoT as much as I do.
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