Literature The Wheel Of Time Discussion

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11:48:58 AM Jan 18th 2013
I really feel that the description should be rewritten - the tone doesn't really match the work in this case. I'd rather not touch something that's stood this long, however, and I'm not sure if I'd ever get around to doing it myself (for various reasons), but I just figured I'd throw it out there.
05:58:51 PM Aug 3rd 2013
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As breezy language is a goal for this wiki, and this shouldn't be a self-demonstrating article (just imagine a self-demonstrating article for a work, that would be impossible to do. Awesome though.) i don't see the problem. Now if the process of making the rules more and more rigid and constricting (honestly i see stuff like notability on the horizon) continues, that's another thing...
01:36:42 PM Aug 31st 2013
I personally prefer sticking to a neutral tone in work descriptions as doing otherwise can make the article confusing to people unfamiliar with the work, give the wrong idea about inserting opinions into the description, and ignores the fact that humour is very subjective. I'm not saying the article should be self-demonstrating, I'd just prefer a clearer overview of the series, free of the flippancy that is currently there.
09:28:25 AM Sep 24th 2013
This was one of the first TV Tropes pages I encountered, and it much endeared me to the site. "Ta'veren, an old tongue word which means 'Main Characters'"? Classic.
12:51:18 PM Feb 11th 2012
I'm reading through the series at the moment and when I finish a book read the tropes page for it. Possible to get individual pages for each book? I've already read two spoilers by temptation.
09:59:00 PM Feb 12th 2012
No, probably not. Wheel of Time is a pretty cohesive series, so having a page for each individual book would get repetitive fast. My recommendation is to stay off tvtropes when you're reading the books.
10:24:29 AM Feb 11th 2012
edited by Watashiwa
Well this sucks. went down a week ago (Feb. 4th), taking ISAM's parodies with it. Anyone know if they were hosted anywhere else?

EDIT: Crisis averted, it's back!
09:44:52 AM Dec 12th 2012
Well it's gone again. Anybody have a working link now? Hopefully somebody thought of hosting it somewhere else after it went down the first time.
04:43:50 PM Jan 15th 2012
Faux Symbolism. Perhaps this does not belong on the Wheel of Time page, or maybe it's a case of Your Mileage May Vary. The author spent a decade researching religions and myths so every character and every scene is symbolically exact. See Law of Conservation of Detail on the main page, it has a link detailing it. I do not think Faux Symbolism fits, as the author doesn't just add in names to make it seem more symbolic, such as naming a bad guy Lucifer or such things as Faux Symbolism has for examples. When he uses a symbolic name, the character's actions and descriptions fit the symbolism, making it not Faux at all. Furthermore, it's heavily implied that several characters are reincarnations of legendary people from our time, such as Mat is the reincarnation of Odin, Perrin is a reincarnation of Perun and Thor, Birgitte is Maid Marian and others, and of course, Rand is Jesus with magic, Played Straight and not just added in to be dramatic. What do others think?
02:03:03 PM May 6th 2012
I think that you're exactly correct. Of all series I've read, this is the most deeply symbolic, the most exhaustively researched. Further, to call Faux Symbolism is to miss the point rather spectacularly; this series is practically dripping Jung/Campbell. To eschew symbolism wouldn't work.
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