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  • 1

    Interview: Jun 21st, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    RJ wrote the Mat/Tylin scenario as a humorous role-reversal thing. His editor, and wife, thought it was a good discussion of sexual harassment and rape with comic undertones. She liked it because it dealt with very serious issues in a humorous way. She seemed to think it would be a good way to explain to men/boys what this can be like for women/girls, showing the fear, etc.


  • 2

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2000

    Brandon Fincher from Abilene, TX

    Mr. Jordan—What rough percentage is devoted to Mat and Perrin in this book? I must admit I was disappointed Mat wasn't in The Path of Daggers more.

    Robert Jordan

    In The Path of Daggers, you have to remember that Mat had a building fall on top of him. I personally don't think that Mat lying around in a bed with bandages and splints is very entertaining, and it certainly wouldn't have done anything to advance the story. Mat does have an encounter with pink ribbons that some of you might find amusing in this book.


  • 3

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2000

    Laure from Montreal, QC

    You said earlier that Mat would get 'stuck' with someone and you mentioned Pink Ribbons. Eighteenth century condoms were attached with such it linked?

    Robert Jordan



  • 4

    Interview: Nov 29th, 2000

    Robert Jordan

    Many people asked him about the 'pink ribbons' and he laughed. Said that throughout all of the book signings, only the guys asked him about that. Said that some women have written him but none asked him at the public signings. He said he guessed women didn't need to know, that they already knew.


  • 5

    Interview: 2012

    Twitter 2012 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Brandon Sanderson (29 August 2012)

    I'll be reading a new section from A Memory of Light at Dragon*Con. My complete schedule is here.

    Brandon Sanderson (2 September)

    Tor dot com has posted the excerpt from A Memory of Light that I'm reading today.

    W.S.E. (3 September)

    A little disgusted that you included a throwaway line about Tylin raping Mat. Still buying the book though. Probably twice.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hard to ignore that it happened, returning to the city as he was.


    ... you re-awakened the Mat/Tylin sexual assault vs. super funny joke fury. Ahh the indignant fandom. *sighs*

    Brandon Sanderson

    *sighs in agreement*


    I feel the same way about all the characters saying "you go Tylin" in A Crown of Swords, too.

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is one of the WoT's most controversial sequences, to be sure.

    Brandon Sanderson (4 September)

    The three excerpts of A Memory of Light that have been released so far:


    RJ apparently said that it was supposed to be seen as rape, and that it was also supposed to be funny. Some fans took the humorous treatment of the subject very badly (because rape is, after all, quite serious), but RJ was likely trying to draw attention to the double standard.