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Continuous read-through of Robert Jordans Wheel of Time Spoilers for all books, Spoilers unblocked and blatant

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:09 AM

I'm still waiting for an official pub sign for the Nine Horse Hitch...
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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:31 AM

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View PostMaark, on 07 December 2014 - 09:21 AM, said:

Incidentally: Is there a pub in Jordania that doesn't have a hammered dulcimer player? Genuine question as I seem to recall every one did.

There were some that had no music at all.

The hammered dulcimer might seem like a noteworthy instrument in the modern era, but at one time they were pretty ubiquitous in Europe and in the Middle East. Nowadays even pianos in bars are rare because of electronic music, but before electronic music, most establishments had some kind of piano. Before pianos, there were other types of keyboard instruments, and before keyboard instruments, there were dulcimers, lutes, etc. Anything that could play chords to accompany a singer.

<---has degree in piano performance, studied keyboard lit and historical instruments

P.S.óRJ always said that the WoT world was basically 17th-18th century without gunpowder. Well, make that 17th-18th century without gunpowder or keyboard instruments.



Ah, excellent. I actually rather enjoy the sound of a dulcimer. Nice to see someone else with a degree in some form of music or other (mine was in technology).

At some stage I may book myself in for a rereard of the series, but it'll be a goodly while yet. Maybe 3-4 years odd, being that it took me over a year to read the series the first time.
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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:13 AM

WoT is 10x as good the second time around. No other series has anywhere near as much foreshadowing.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:33 AM

View PostTerez, on 07 December 2014 - 07:55 PM, said:

Is there any particular reason why you are trolling this thread, Maccy, or do you just have nothing better to do?


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

I started to check one of these out from the library over the weekend, the first one w/ Sanderson at the helm, and I just couldn't do it. I was thinking that I might like to see how the series ends up, but then when I randomly opened the book, all I could see was Elayne admiring skirts and Egwene tugging braids & so forth.
HiddenOne. You son of a bitch. You slimy, skulking, low-posting scumbag. You knew it would come to this. Roundabout, maybe. Tortuous, certainly. But here we are, you and me again. I started the train on you so many many hours ago, and now I'm going to finish it. Die HO. Die. This is for last time, and this is for this game too. This is for all the people who died to your backstabbing, treacherous, "I sure don't know what's going on around here" filthy lying, deceitful ways. You son of a bitch. Whatever happens, this is justice. For me, this is justice. Vote HiddenOne Finally, I am at peace.
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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:18 PM

Odds weren't in your favour to be fair
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:44 AM

View PostTerez, on 08 December 2014 - 08:13 AM, said:

WoT is 10x as good the second time around. No other series has anywhere near as much foreshadowing.


I agree I did really enjoy my 2nd time. There will be 3rd at some point but I really would like to read Malazan for the 2nd time before I do that. Also loved my 2nd trip of ASoIaF a lot.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:35 AM

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View PostTerez, on 08 December 2014 - 08:13 AM, said:

WoT is 10x as good the second time around. No other series has anywhere near as much foreshadowing.


I agree I did really enjoy my 2nd time. There will be 3rd at some point but I really would like to read Malazan for the 2nd time before I do that. Also loved my 2nd trip of ASoIaF a lot.


You haven't re-read Malazan yet? Do it now! My second read was like reading new books. I plan to have my my 3rd reread next year, preferably when Fall of Light comes out
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:23 PM

Lan would have Anomander Rake.

Discuss.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:33 PM

View PostMaark, on 26 March 2015 - 01:23 PM, said:

Lan would have Anomander Rake.

Discuss.
If he had that little trick he pulled off in the Last Battle, I think he's in with a shout.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 04:40 PM

Difficult to say. Rake with Dragnipur would have a huge advantage. Without, ...Lan would win. Frankly I would be more interested in seeing Dassem Ultor vs Lan.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 06:57 PM

Lan is a cool dude but Rake is a superhuman dragon man who, let's remember here, can move faster than even inhuman eyes can see. He's got this.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:22 PM

The only reason Lan even does the suicide move is to escape Nynaeve's worst moments.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:26 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on 26 March 2015 - 06:57 PM, said:

Lan is a cool dude but Rake is a superhuman dragon man who, let's remember here, can move faster than even inhuman eyes can see. He's got this.


Even Perrin would have him
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

View PostMaark, on 27 March 2015 - 12:26 PM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 26 March 2015 - 06:57 PM, said:

Lan is a cool dude but Rake is a superhuman dragon man who, let's remember here, can move faster than even inhuman eyes can see. He's got this.


Even Perrin would have him


Oh please, Perrin would take 3 months just to motivate himself enough to swing a weapon
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

I suppose I'm only lashing out because
Spoiler
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:06 PM

View PostMaark, on 27 March 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

I suppose I'm only lashing out because
Spoiler
.

It helps to indicate what exactly you are spoiling. :D

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:52 PM

Bella would probably beat Pust's donkey in an armwrestle.
Hello, soldiers, look at your mage, now back to me, now back at your mage, now back to me. Sadly, he isnít me, but if he stopped being an unascended mortal and switched to Sole Spice, he could smell like heís me. Look down, back up, where are you? Youíre in a warren with the High Mage your cadre mage could smell like. Whatís in your hand, back at me. I have it, itís an acorn with two gates to that realm you love. Look again, the acorn is now otataral. Anything is possible when your mage smells like Sole Spice and not a Bole brother. Iím on a quorl.
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:54 AM

View PostTerez, on 27 March 2015 - 08:06 PM, said:

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View PostMaark, on 27 March 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

<br>I suppose I'm only lashing out because
Spoiler
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<br>It helps to indicate what exactly you are spoiling. <img src="http://forum.malazanempire.com/public/style_emoticons/Malazan/p.gif" class="bbc_emoticon" alt=":D"><br><br>Y'all have forced me to unsubscribe from this thread (<img src="http://forum.malazanempire.com/public/style_emoticons/Malazan/crybaby.gif"><font size="2">); there is nothing I hate more than who-would-beat-who-in-a-fight threads.</font><br><br><br>
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Spoiler
<br><br>I literally threw the book across the room when that happened. My fiancee's raised eyebrow of 'I say, peasant?' was something to behold but I genuinely lobbed it and then took to Twitter to send Sanderson some choice words over it.

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