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Gowan
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03:07:10 AM Feb 4th 2013
In my opinion, the Adem culture is not a patriarchy flip. It might be a matriarchy, but since there is no hint that men are discriminated against at all (there seems to be no profession that is not open to men), it's more of an "matriarchy is better for everyone" culture than a patriarchy flip. We haven't met any male martial arts teacher, but it is obviously not illegal for men to teach, if they ask permission first.
1774689
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09:56:12 AM Nov 11th 2012
edited by 1774689
Names: Kvothe, Denna, Carter, Wilem, etc. Would Aerith and Bob apply to these books? There are some quite normal names, but also very weird ones. What is your verdict? As I reread part of the first book, the divede seems to be mostly class-related: Farmers and the like have names more in the range of Bob, but upper-class figures and supernatural creatures are clearly in the Aerith range, as well as characters important to the plot.
Dawnwing
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10:30:35 PM Oct 7th 2012
Does anyone think we should combine the seperate book pages into one trilogy page? It's a bit clunky to have multiple pages, particularly since there's quite a bit of overlap, and the Funny/Tearjerker/etc examples for the individual books are not very big and mostly copied word-for-word on the main trilogy's Funny/Tearjerker/etc pages anyway. As far as character count, they usually want pages split when it reaches around 400,000 characters, since the system breaks at 500,000, whereas the trilogy page and two individual book pages all combined total about 70,000.

Anyone else agree with combining?
CaptainCrawdad
10:56:43 AM Oct 8th 2012
I do.
Discar
12:53:31 PM Mar 20th 2013
These should not have been combined, and definitely not in such a sloppy way. The pages aren't just kept split for size reasons, but for spoiler and plot reasons as well. The standard is to have them split, and if you decide to keep them together you need to have more than two votes.

Reverting.
Iskro
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11:09:01 PM Aug 13th 2012
"As above, so below."

This used to be a very common belief, try googling "Hermeticism." While it's possible this is indeed a shout out, I find it more likely that it is merely the author being intelligent and doing research. Think of it as the equivalent of saying "There are dragons in this story, it is a shout out to Aso Ia F!" or "There are elves in this story, it is clearly a shout out to Lord of the Rings!"

Has the author ever said that this particular saying in the book was a shout out? If not, I vote that it be removed.
CaptainCrawdad
02:47:45 PM Aug 14th 2012
Yeah, this doesn't sound like a direct shout out. It's pretty common for people to get Shout Out happy on this site. I've removed it.
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