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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2009, 08:34:36 PM »
So the hole in the building....

I don't know the story behind it but it appears there was a door there before because there are stairs leading up to the hole.

Is there a reason why there's no debris and it's cleanly circular? So it wasn't an explosion outward or inward with jagged logs or that upset the balance of the house, etc? Someone decided to burn a hole out of the door and wall instead of opening the door?

I haven't read the series for quite some time so maybe there is a story behind the background that makes sense.

Maybe someone who knows the story could elaborate.

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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2009, 09:29:22 PM »
perhaps it is just filler for a painting that looks like it was done in 20 minutes by an intoxicated man.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2009, 09:52:53 PM »
Maybe it's that scene toward the end of KoD where Rand loses the hand, and we can only see, Nyneave and Rand.  The hole could be the result of a gate, if the artist forgot that gates are rectilinear.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2009, 11:50:00 PM »
I kinda thought it was supposed to be balefire, but it doesn't look like a very clean cut.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2009, 12:05:08 AM »
Now that you mention it it looks charred so neither balefire nor a gate is reasonable.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2009, 10:32:58 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that you can't see Rand's eyes?  I think this may lend into the Fisher King theory about him losing his vision.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2009, 04:39:08 PM »
I have yet to like any of the cover art, honestly.  It doesn't bother me though.  I like to use my imagination, and I think now the artwork is for recognition more than anything else.  I can spot a WoT book from a mile away, now.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2009, 12:57:20 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that you can't see Rand's eyes?  I think this may lend into the Fisher King theory about him losing his vision.

that sounds a bit too subtle for Sweet.

considering he can't even get perrin's age right on the cover of one of the books (path of daggers, was it?), I don't put much stock in anything 'foreshadowed' on the cover.  See also: trolloc helmets.  eg: great hunt
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2009, 02:07:23 AM »
Perrin was on Knife of Dreams, Path of Daggers just had Rand. I think PoD was one of the better covers.
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2009, 04:22:07 PM »
Does anyone else think Sweet's name is inappopriate for the quality work he turns out?
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2009, 12:11:15 AM »
Wow I thought this thread would have died by now.  Kaz, don't you think that's an unfair snipe?
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2009, 02:09:36 AM »
Don't you think that is an unfair cover?
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2009, 04:12:24 PM »
Know i thought the snipe was completely fair as it was honest...
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2009, 04:20:39 PM »
*intercepts Kaz's cyber-five and turns it into mutant cow that eats him*  :P
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Re: Official Gathering Storm Cover Impressions
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2009, 08:57:18 PM »
There is a site that just trashes the covers to the series and lets the readers know whats wrong with them all, as in how they make the characters look different than what the text says they look.  It's all different.