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I haven't read the books in awhile but my favourite characters are Rand, Perrin (outside of the 3 book bullshit) Nynaeve, Min, Moiraine, and Cadsuane.
I am pretty neutral to Egwene, Galad, Thom, Loial, and more positive towards Lan than not but I just found him to be pretty 1-note the entire series.

My least favourites are Elayne, (though it's mostly because I just found her chapters were written in a boring manner. I don't like her decision making generally or whatever, but it's just really a pain to read her chapters) Androl, Aviendha, Tuon, Mat. (Mat's entertaining to read but his character is nearly unbearable)
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He may think that Hurin is far too obsequious towards nobles. Think of it this way: Weiramon would approve of Hurin.

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This is half right. I generally disapprove of characters fawning over someone without any real cause. And some abandon dignity to such an extent that they're almost sniveling little shells of hot air. Inhuman. At least while fawning.

But that's almost the sum total of Hurin's character. He's basically just Rand's hype man (and an exposition machine). Loial's almost as bad: he basically has 10 lines in the entire series, and just says them in different ways (though part of it is how much he killed the 'cool factor'. First rule of being cool: if you mention it, you're a tool).

And Moiraine was way out of Thom's league (and when the hell did they fall in love anyway?). Just throwing that out there.
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This is half right. I generally disapprove of characters fawning over someone without any real cause. And some abandon dignity to such an extent that they're almost sniveling little shells of hot air. Inhuman. At least while fawning.

But that's almost the sum total of Hurin's character. He's basically just Rand's hype man (and an exposition machine). Loial's almost as bad: he basically has 10 lines in the entire series, and just says them in different ways (though part of it is how much he killed the 'cool factor'. First rule of being cool: if you mention it, you're a tool).

And Moiraine was way out of Thom's league (and when the hell did they fall in love anyway?). Just throwing that out there.
Really, she is a step up from morgase, Queen of andor?

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And Moiraine was way out of Thom's league (and when the hell did they fall in love anyway?). Just throwing that out there.
Yeah, that never sat right for me either.

I really like the Mat/Tuon story arc. Tuon doesn't get enough screen time IMO, she kicks ass.
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Yeah, that never sat right for me either.

I really like the Mat/Tuon story arc. Tuon doesn't get enough screen time IMO, she kicks ass.
I dont have an issue with them being together, I'm just curious as to when exactly it happened since they basically spent like zero real time together throughout the books.
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I dont have an issue with them being together, I'm just curious as to when exactly it happened since they basically spent like zero real time together throughout the books.
They probably kept running into each other in Tear, when they were busy manipulating the same High Lords into not bothering Rand too much.
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Makes sense, Rand fell in love with Elayne during their 4 day whirlwind romance in the halls of the Stone of Tear. Clearly it is a place for lovers.
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Nothing to say on the actual topic as such but why, WHY is one of the tags "garethfuckingbryne"???
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I got that yes, but why not just "bryne" or "gareth"?
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Hah! Try telling that to Justin Bieber.
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I've defined art as "managing to get people to pay for it", and no one succeeded in coming up with a good counter to that (admittedly cynical) take on the subject.
What other explanation is there for modern art?
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What other explanation is there for modern art?
It's the emperor's new clothes effect. The vast majority of people who buy art don't understand what is art. They buy art in order to prove they understand it attacking their lack of taste with money. This is particularly evident in teenagers and in fact the big spenders in the world of art are people who never grew out of their equivalent of the pokemon phase.
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It's the emperor's new clothes effect. The vast majority of people who buy art don't understand what is art. They buy art in order to prove they understand it attacking their lack of taste with money. This is particularly evident in teenagers and in fact the big spenders in the world of art are people who never grew out of their equivalent of the pokemon phase.
I didn't grow up with pokemon, but I hate it for ruining the best puzzle game known to man.
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I dont have an issue with them being together, I'm just curious as to when exactly it happened since they basically spent like zero real time together throughout the books.
I found Mat/Tuon weird because while Mat has his prejudice to Aes Sedai it's weird he'd be ready and willing w/ someone who wants to make really inhuman pets of his best friends/pseudo-family

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