History Trivia / TheWheelOfTime

16th Sep '15 3:59:48 PM jmparker78
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Nowadays, ''Series/TheWheelOfTime'' is considered by many to be a horrendously cliched example of how all fantasy books are too long, with series that go on seemingly without end and yet little happens in them. When the first volume was published, in 1991, most fantasy novels were actually quite short, and/or tended to be trilogies or quintets at the very longest. However, he inspired so many other writers to [[{{Padding}} pad out their volumes]] and stretch their stories over ten or twelve volumes that by the 2000's he tended to get lumped in with those he inspired, often cited as the UrExample, but rarely acknowledged as the man who started the trend.
14th Sep '15 11:27:14 PM Fireblood
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*** The big one is that while RobertJordan was a veteran and graduate of the Citadel, BrandonSanderson has problems with battles and combat in general. In A Memory of Light, the forces of the Light make glaring mistakes that aren't explainable by the corruption of the high command. The forces holding a pass are mostly cavalry, while the forces fighting a rearguard action (in a forest!) are mostly ranged (with artillery!). The forces for an assault on (and subsequent defense of) the enemy main base are, a good part of them at least, irregulars without real equipment and supply. Also, a often used tactic for cavalry assaults is to rip the ground apart before they hit, as to make sure the horses stumble (in an assault!).

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*** The big one is that while RobertJordan was a veteran and graduate of the Citadel, BrandonSanderson has problems with battles and combat in general. In A Memory of Light, the forces of the Light make glaring mistakes that aren't explainable by the corruption of the high command. The forces holding a pass are mostly cavalry, while the forces fighting a rearguard action (in a forest!) are mostly ranged (with artillery!). The forces for an assault on (and subsequent defense of) the enemy main base are, a good part of them at least, irregulars without real equipment and supply. Also, a an often used tactic for cavalry assaults is to rip the ground apart before they hit, as to make sure the horses stumble (in an assault!).
17th Feb '15 7:14:46 AM hbi2k
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* Supplementary links: (Spoilers Galore!)
** [[http://wotfaq.dragonmount.com/ The Wheel of Time FAQ]]
** [[http://www.encyclopaedia-wot.org/ Encyclopedia WoT]]
** [[http://pop.wheeloftime.org/index.php?topic=635.0 ISAM's mock summaries]] (An AbridgedSeries parody, up to Book 10)
** [[http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/A_beginning Wheel Of Time Wiki]]
** [[http://www.tor.com/features/series/wot-reread The Wheel of Time Reread]] with BigNameFan Leigh Butler, former curator of aforementioned WoT FAQ. Treat as you would any {{Recap}} section.
17th Feb '15 7:14:28 AM hbi2k
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* AshcanCopy: On February 9th, 2015 (at 1:30 AM!), ''Winter Dragon'', a 30-minute adaptation of the introductory chapter of ''The Eye Of The World'' appeared on [[Creator/{{Fox}} FXX]]. What keeps it from being just another OneEpisodeWonder are the circumstances of its production. [[https://twitter.com/Sedavision According to the director's tweets]], [[ChristmasRushed filming began on January 20th and post-production was completed on February 4th]]. The TV rights to the ''Wheel of Time'' series were set to revert from Red Eagle Entertainment (who has held them since 2004) to The Bandersnatch Group (which is owned by the Robert Jordan estate) on February 11th. Needless to say, [[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/wheel-of-time-pilot-harriet-statement Jordan's widow was not pleased]]. Lawsuits are currently flying.
27th Oct '14 4:39:30 PM Fireblood
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** While BrandonSanderson did a fine job indeed some differences are glaring

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** While BrandonSanderson did a fine job indeed some differences are glaringglaring.
13th Sep '14 10:22:32 AM StarSword
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jordan died after book 11, BrandonSanderson took up the mantle.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: AuthorExistenceFailure:
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Jordan died after book 11, BrandonSanderson took up the mantle.



* TropeNamer For:
** LegendFadesToMyth
** SilkHidingSteel

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* TropeNamer For:
** LegendFadesToMyth
** SilkHidingSteel
ShrugOfGod: Jordan's stock answer to many things was 'RAFO' - Read And Find Out. Also the official stance toward the conclusion of the series--WordOfGod is firm that anything that happens after the final page is strictly up to the reader.


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* TropeNamer For:
** LegendFadesToMyth
** SilkHidingSteel
* WordOfGod: Robert Jordan, occasionally putting long arguments to rest... when he didn't point the finger at [[ShrugOfGod RAFO]]. See {{Jossed}}.
1st Sep '14 12:22:13 PM morenohijazo
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* PromotedFanboy: Brandon Sanderson, who now gets to complete the series.
16th Jul '14 5:13:04 AM beagel
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*** The big one is that while RobertJordan was a veteran and graduate of the Citadel, BrandonSanderson has problems with battles and combat in general. In A Memory of Light, the forces of the light make glaring mistakes that aren't explainable by the corruption of the high command. The forces holding a pass are mostly cavalry, while the forces fighting a rearguard action (in a forest!) are mostly ranged (with artillery!). The forces for an assault on the enemy main base are, a good part of them at least, irregulars without real equipment and supply. Also, a often used tactic for cavalry assaults is to rip the ground apart before they hit, as to make sure the horses stumble (in an assault!).
*** Another is usage of military organisational units. One commander thinks how good it is that she has two whole banners of crossbowmen, which would be any number from 100 to 1000 (at the most), in an army numbering tens of thousands...

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*** The big one is that while RobertJordan was a veteran and graduate of the Citadel, BrandonSanderson has problems with battles and combat in general. In A Memory of Light, the forces of the light Light make glaring mistakes that aren't explainable by the corruption of the high command. The forces holding a pass are mostly cavalry, while the forces fighting a rearguard action (in a forest!) are mostly ranged (with artillery!). The forces for an assault on (and subsequent defense of) the enemy main base are, a good part of them at least, irregulars without real equipment and supply. Also, a often used tactic for cavalry assaults is to rip the ground apart before they hit, as to make sure the horses stumble (in an assault!).
*** Another is usage of military organisational units. One commander thinks how good it is that she has two whole banners of crossbowmen, which would be any number from 100 to 1000 (at the most), in an army numbering tens of thousands...thousands, fighting an enemy with one or two hundred thousand soldiers...
16th Jul '14 5:07:31 AM beagel
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jordan died after book 11, BrandonSanderson took up the mantle.
** While BrandonSanderson did a fine job indeed some differences are glaring
*** The big one is that while RobertJordan was a veteran and graduate of the Citadel, BrandonSanderson has problems with battles and combat in general. In A Memory of Light, the forces of the light make glaring mistakes that aren't explainable by the corruption of the high command. The forces holding a pass are mostly cavalry, while the forces fighting a rearguard action (in a forest!) are mostly ranged (with artillery!). The forces for an assault on the enemy main base are, a good part of them at least, irregulars without real equipment and supply. Also, a often used tactic for cavalry assaults is to rip the ground apart before they hit, as to make sure the horses stumble (in an assault!).
*** Another is usage of military organisational units. One commander thinks how good it is that she has two whole banners of crossbowmen, which would be any number from 100 to 1000 (at the most), in an army numbering tens of thousands...
27th Sep '13 8:19:40 AM LahmacunKebab
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** [[http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386600 ISAM's mock summaries]] (An AbridgedSeries parody, up to Book 10)

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** [[http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386600 [[http://pop.wheeloftime.org/index.php?topic=635.0 ISAM's mock summaries]] (An AbridgedSeries parody, up to Book 10)
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