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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Don't listen to the jerks
« on: April 02, 2011, 04:29:32 AM »
I guess its a big deal to have to wait longer, but wouldn't you rather have 3 more books (of awesomeness) instead of having it all crammed into one?  Especially if an author says "I couldn't do it justice in 1 book."  Boggles my mind. :/

Has that link not been updated for the full bracket?  I wanted to know if Perrin made it to the finals also or not.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Don't listen to the jerks
« on: April 02, 2011, 12:16:44 AM »
If people have waited since 1988 for Wheel of Time to be finished.. they can sure as hell wait an extra 6-8 months.  I can't believe people are really on Brandon about that.. man, that sucks :/

Yeah, Vin is winning by like 4000 votes now. 

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 26, 2011, 04:59:14 PM »
I liked Wizard's first rule. It's heavy on the philosophy so it's not a fast read, but still really good.  I actually put it in the same catagory as Ender's Game.  Both are really good, but enough was resolved in the first book that I didn't feel a need to read the rest of the series.

Yeah, but at least the rest of the Ender's series was decent, if not anywhere close to as good as the first one.  I really enjoyed the Bean sequels, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Shadow Puppets.  The ones that followed Ender's line were... kind of boring :/

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 24, 2011, 07:30:55 PM »
guessingo, did you mean Vin?  Haha, Min vs anyone would be cool, but she's not the best :P

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Recommend a book
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:30:58 AM »
DragonLance is good, though i wonder how long it would take to read all of them or if its even possible.
Dragoncharm is AWSOME i strongly suggest it.
and if for some reason you haven't read the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, or the Silmarilion those too of course.

Yeah, Dragonlance is stellar (my name is even a Dragonlance character :D ), I would suggest the main trilogy, by far the best.  And then if you read any of the other ones, the references will make a lot more sense.  The original series, while not required to read any of the others, it really helps to see the greater picture.

I think you've all missed something.

Moiraine was not the first woman on his list, no matter what he said.  He *claimed* she was the first woman on his list because he was trying to deny death by insisting he was not Lews Therin.

The first woman on his list was Ilyena (spelling?), and she has a pivotal role in his epiphany.  Among other things, it allowed him to admit to himself who he really was.

So I think Moiraine was a red herring in this regard.  She's still needed, but not for the purposes speculated above.  "Coming to terms with himself" was what Rand needed to do, and this meant admitting that Moraine did not have the preeminent spot on the list.

I can see what you mean, but I really think it was a lot more than this.  The way you are putting it, it seems like the only reason Rand is having issues is because of letting the women around him die (or causing their deaths).  Someone else already said it, but think of all the things hes juggling.  Imagine you are the Pope, the President of the USA, the leader of the UN, and organizing multiple disaster relief coalitions, and even fighting an alien invasion (Seanchen).  Its impossible, literally.  It is much more than just the women, while I agree that they are a chunk, they are definitely in no way the largest.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: where is hoid in elantris
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:21:18 AM »
Its been quite a long time since I read it, but isn't he like a weapons smuggler or something?  I forget to be honest, but I'm almost positive he is a merchant of some sort who helps Sarene.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 10, 2011, 01:21:36 AM »
I think if he told us, it would reveal too much about Hoid at this point in the Cosmere. :)

Yeah, I didn't find it that big of a deal.. and he needed to come around sooner, rather than later, and he couldn't afford to wait for Moiraine to get out of the Tower of Ghenji (spelling?).

Plus, like Xavien said, the list started before Moiraine, and definitely didn't end there.  He just needed to come to terms with who he was, and who he was becoming.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:09:45 PM »
Yeah, I really can't see Rand al'Thor ever losing to everyone.  I know I might be biased because I love WoT, but come on...  Even without a sa'angreal he should be able to instantly kill anything short of a God (we will have to find out how he stands up to a godlike figure after AMoL comes out :D).  Vin is great and all, and there are many characters I like more than Vin and Rand, but no one would stand a chance in shear power.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 09, 2011, 06:39:41 AM »
About last year's competition.. I'm trying to think of people in any book that could possibly beat Rand al'Thor in this "duel to the death".  Really can't come up with a single person who would even be close, who did he fight for the championship?  Was it close?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vote for Vin!
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:25:37 AM »
Done!  The write up "prediction" was pretty cool, despite the fact that Vin could have just destroyed him at the start.  Just seemed like they were giving Logen a chance even though he never had one :P

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK: Kaladin and Syl *Spoilers*
« on: February 10, 2011, 09:51:28 PM »
Also, I think the Honorblades are the Herald's uber-Shardblades. 9 of which are probably still  stuck somewhere or other, and one of which was last seen lying next to it's unconscious owner. (he ain't dead, cause Brandon sez he gets an expanded role later and he can't if he's dead. )

(edited to fix highly-unfortunate typo)
He dies in the first chapter, is refered to as "having a tendency to choose seemingly hopeless fights and win them. He also had a tendency to die in the process." and shows up in the last chapter, only to die (we know he dies because his blade drops to the ground).  What gives you the idea that death does much more then slow the Heralds down?

Pretty sure Shardblades and Dawnshards operate in the opposite fashion.  When you die with a shardblade, it remains, and when you die with a Dawnshard it vanishes.  This is from the Prologue.

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