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Tweets March 21-March 25


BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
Another one for the “Huh, never noticed that before” file. Some Aiel tell Mat is death for him to enter Rhuidean. And they’re right. #wotrr

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson Are they?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 By Mat’s perspective. Though he’s not 100% sure.

thelastgoodkiss Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson Wait. No. Mat does not die in Rhuidean, does he? I thought his death came when Rahvin strikes him with lightning.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@thelastgoodkiss Mat thinks it counts. Of course, that whole Rahvin thing isn’t something he remembers…

VancityAllie Sun Mar 20
Just finished @BrandSanderson book Warbreaker at the gym. Have now read every single one of his books. By far my fave author of all time.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@VancityAllie Thanks!

Darth_Andrea Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson Timeline wise, was Aviendha’s meeting with Nakomi in the waste before or after Verin had met with Egwene and died?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Darth_Andrea Ha. It seems everyone wants to know if this is possibly Verin. There will be timestamps in AMOL to let you guess.

heridfan Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Darth_Andrea there are enough existing timestamps to show that Verin can’t be Nakomi. but I don’t believe timestamps in ToM

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@heridfan So far as I know, there are no timestamp errors in TofM. I have a solid timeline from people better at such things than I.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@heridfan There COULD still be mistakes, but I think the book is more accurate than people assume because of the Tam issue.

heridfan Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson I don’t mean Tam issue. there are for example clouds breaking in Caemlyn in Ch 8, way before Rand’s epiphany on Dragonmount

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@heridfan That’s a good note. I’ll fire that one off to Team Jordan and see if we made an error. Got any others?

LiraLeirner Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson What airline is this?! Will make sure to book with them from now on. #TwitterOnFlight

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@LiraLeirner It’s Delta, but I think it’s a special promotion for a few months only.

MMasonDCroz Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson I’ve been wondering this for a while. Will other authors ever be allowed to tackle outlier novels in the WoT world?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@MMasonDCroz Unlikely. Team Jordan feels strongly that WoT shouldn’t be come an endless franchise.

MMasonDCroz Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson Also, was there ever a plan to tell more the back story of Tam al’Thor?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@MMasonDCroz There is a slim chance you will see Outriggers and/or prequels. (One of those was about Tam, by the way.)

keithpishnery Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson was reading the Liar sample chapters again today. Really want this book to come out… any idea when/if it will show up?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@keithpishnery It’s a long way off. I’m displeased with some of the aspects of it mid-to-late in the book.

jeremyhore Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson is it possible to get a script?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@jeremyhore A script…? Sorry, I lose track of which tweets people are responding to, sometimes.

aaq84 Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson I heard a few years back that there will be a possible movie on WOT is it true?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@aaq84 There is a chance of a WoT movie. Universal has the rights.

KristaLJensen Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson 8yo looked at your avatar: Awww. Me: What, the donkey? 8yo: it’s a llama. Me: I thought it was a donkey. 8yo: It says LLAMA.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@KristaLJensen Fear the Llama! 🙂

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
On the Ipod: Metallica’s cover of Turn the Page from Garage Inc. This song resonates a lot with me a lot lately…

Terez27 Mon Mar
21
@BrandSanderson There is a lot of emptiness and loneliness in that song. Also a sort of inevitable detachment. I find it odd in a way that you relate to that song, mostly because you seem to rise above that sentiment most of the time. But it’s understandable.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 I’m on the road a lot these days. I like visiting fans and going to conventions. But I am not a traveler at heart.

VflatDvorak Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson Lots of “pages” in the series… no doubt) #wotrr(closet Metal-head?) =)

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@VflatDvorak No closet about it. I’ve always loved good metal. Not ALL metal, mind you.

kehvN Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson funny how that track stands nearly alone on Garage Inc.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@kehvN Gotta say, I love Astronomy, Wiskey in the Jar-o, and Tuesday’s Gone as well. Solid album.

EricLake Sun Mar 20
@BrandSanderson So Aona is a synonym for love, hmm? Is Charity the correct Shard name?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@EricLake Not quite. I’m trying to remember what the guesses were for the other Shard on Sel. I may have dismissed them too quickly.

EricLake Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson How about Mercy for Aona, then? The guesses for Skai’s Shard include Devotion, Obedience, and Order

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@EricLake Okay, I was right, then. Ha There’s something very ironic in all of this.

Cam27022 Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson I’m excited for the last WoT book, but I’m also eagerly waiting the followup to TWOK. Any idea of a timeline for a sequel?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Cam27022 Next year, hopefully.

woberttodd Mon Mar 21
Going to listen to Elantris by @BrandSanderson for my road trip in the coming week. @audible_com

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@woberttodd Hope you enjoy it!

JMDougall Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson can you help me understand what the LARP project you spoke about is? I was intrigued.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@JMDougall Live Action Role Playing. Basically, people take the roles of characters in the game. (Warders, ambassadors, and Aes Sedai.)

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@JMDougall Then they play a game where they try to achieve different goals. Like a much more extensive “how to host a murder” game.

gabapple Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson BTW I’m so sad that you won’t be at @wifyr this year. I loved being in your class before! BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE!

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@gabapple Yeah. I’m just so busy these days, taking a whole week out at once like that is tough.

chersti Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson It’s really too bad, because you are one amazing teacher! @gabapple

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@chersti Thanks, chersti.

TodfromNJinPA Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson Tks for turning me on to Rothfuss. Great books. Any other long ones you like other than Jordan/martin/you/rothfuss?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@TodfromNJinPA Melanie Rawn’s Sunrunner books and Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep.

TodfromNJinPA Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson hate to be a pain but only one audible here and not exactly my type any other suggestions?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@TodfromNJinPA Codex Alera? Jim Butcher.

atheistcanuck Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson The Almighty’s original name was Tanavast, yes/no?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@atheistcanuck Yes and no. The concept of the “Almighty” in Roshar has a lot of meanings, many of them wrong.

atheistcanuck Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson But the person who held the Shard Honor was originally named Tanavast?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@atheistcanuck Yes. You wiggled it out of me. That was the name of the original holder of the Shard Honor.

MMasonDCroz Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson I’ve asked you this before in an interview. But when can we expect the next Stormlight Archive book? That’s my next reread.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@MMasonDCroz Next year, I hope.

Terez27 Sat Mar 12
@BrandSanderson …As for the female nudity…just no. :p I mean, I know you read all the interviews at one point. ‘No Male Nudity’ (NMN) was not quite as popular as RAFO, but it was definitely one of his favorite stock answers (especially in reference to movie questions—it was his ‘one rule’) for a good few years. He was pretty blatant about his preferences there, and while I’m sure he had several cultural influences in mind, in the end it’s pretty clear that he just enjoyed writing about naked women more than he enjoyed writing about naked men… (cont) http://tl.gd/98ff6u

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 Also Re: NMN. I’ll give you this point in regards to Rhuidean. No good reason for Avi to be nude when Rand/Mat don’t have to be.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 As for the Aes Sedai ceremonies, they still feel very similar to sacred feminine ceremonies I’ve read before.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 Are you sure the nudity doesn’t play a practical role in the ter’angreal. I note that in both the accepted rings and the final test the woman must be nude. Strange, two seperate rituals taking the same form.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I think Terez’s argument is that women end up in these situations suspiciously more often than men.

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@feelieking @BrandSanderson But we’re at the same time not trying to make RJ out to be particularly sexist. He wasn’t, esp. for his Age.

feelieking Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson *nods* I’m more saddened by the almost complete lack of gay WoT characters—but that’s just my personal bias.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@feelieking @Terez27 Well, at least there wasn’t the “Gay=pedophile” implication that some fantasy of the era made…

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@feelieking @Terez27 Of course, being Mormon, perhaps I’m not the best qualified to speak of someone’s treatment of LGBT issues.

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @BrandSanderson Again, it’s about balance. The ‘suspiciously more often’ bit. I feel you are being overly defensive about it.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson I’m not being defensive—rather I don’t see the problem. The female nudity was never vulgar… it just was.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @WoTLuckers I’ve got to side with Terez on this one. It IS there. RJ did a LOT of things with great equality, but…

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 …when it came to nudity, he liked showing naked women more than men. I don’t think it was vulgar, though.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 I still think that implies a little too much premeditation in the depiction, but I’m happy with your description.

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @BrandSanderson Okay then. Do you think that RJ’s insistence that there be no male nudity in the films was ‘organic’?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @WoTLuckers Ha. Well (though I’m on your side) it could be argued that’s a marketing decision.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson I didn’t know about this insistance. That’s a little… weird, honestly. No, ok, a lot weird.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 It’s cultural, unfortunately. You can have female nudity and get a PG13. But not Male. Of course, that leads us to the whole topfreedom debate, which ISN’T something I really want to get into.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 That’s really stupid—but does make some sense. Also, I don’t know if you remember T but for a while there was some fairly rampant pockets of homophobia amongst the fandom—I had this discussion with @zemaille at WorldCon

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @BrandSanderson There still is. It’s mostly visible at tor.com—some staunch conservatives there.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson *nods* And as sad as it is to think that RJ was wary of this—it’s reasonable to avoid alienating your fans

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @BrandSanderson Well, if he was trying to avoid alienating THOSE fans he wouldn’t have included lesbians either.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson Mmm. Lesbians have always been the safer homosexual depiction—which says alot about our society.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson I will say this, though—the complete lack of any sort of hetero-normative assumption in WoT gets RJ my vote.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I wish this plane would let me use Twitlonger to jump into this with more teeth.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 This whole issue—homosexuality, conservatism, and the wot—deserves a serious, thoughtful post.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I just can’t do that in 100 character bursts.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 Yes. More teeth would be awesome! But we aren’t going anywhere.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I will say that there IS a gay male in TofM, placed there on my part as I felt similar to you on this issue.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I was going to tell you who it was, but figuring this out is the sort of thing you guys love, isn’t it?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@feelieking @WoTLuckers @Terez27 I’ll note that references to his sexuality was cut merely because I moved the chapter with mention to AMOL.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 So, gay character in TofM. Hopefully not Denezel or Hatch—their wives would be furious. 😀

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 Yes. I won’t say if it’s a new character or one I made a decision on, since there weren’t notes either way.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @BrandSanderson I’m beginning to think it somewhat strange that I’m the one defending RJ the heaviest given your points and the fact that I’m gay. Does that mean my loyalty to RJ defies reason, or that I’m so used to accepting the dribbles that are depictions of homosexuality in fantasy? A disturbing thought…

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 You have good reason to defend him, Luckers. There ARE good examples. Arrela is one.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 *nods* Arrela’s love was beautiful. And your scene in tGS was heartbreaking.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 Yes, gay men are few and far between. But it could be much worse. See: Eddings, or worse, Goodkind and Newcomb.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 Goodkind disturbs me on more levels than that, but I do take your point—it was what i meant by accepting dribbles.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 And I do think RJ listened. I think he grew more sensitive on this subject as time passed.

sethbaker Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 @WoTLuckers I’m with you on that. I got bored reading Goodkind because of how annoyingly ANTI-PC it was.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@sethbaker @Terez27 @WoTLuckers Goodkind is…well, let’s not go there. It’s good, sometimes, to be anti-PC, as the world isn’t PC.

sethbaker Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @WoTLuckers @Terez27 In the end, I want my stories to refrain from editorializing. Tell the story, and tell it to your aud.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@sethbaker @WoTLuckers @Terez27 But if you’re going to delve in and editorialize, I believe it important to look at the other side too.

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @WoTLuckers Again, few people think RJ is all bad on this. But the fact that we are so appreciative of his rather biased…

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @WoTLuckers The thing is, he tried. And in the end, that’s the most important thing can ask. The second is that they listen.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 That RJ touched on it at all was good—especially when we remember when he was writing these books. It does well to remember just how much the degree to which homosexuality is depicted has changed recently.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 I’m curious if either of you read Rose of the Prophet, and what you thought of it. (Because of the gay male character.)

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @BrandSanderson This is true. I just feel that now is the time to blow it out of the water, for that very reason.

Terez27 Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @WoTLuckers Agreed, as I noted before re: the response to criticism. Again, it’s more about us than about him.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @WoTLuckers Ha. Terez, you NEED to read Newcomb. If only because I want to see your head explode when you do.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@Terez27 @WoTLuckers It is an incredible experience. Goodkind times 1000 in the anti-feminist department. And it seems unconsious.

WoTLuckers Mon Mar 21
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 Do you guys realise how much Rand’s early arc resonates with a gay teenager? A young man who—through no choice of his own—finds himself to be something hated and feared. Something judged to be morally wrong though no moral choice has been made on his part. The whole arc—the ‘men’s pride, men’s sin’ resonated very heavily with me.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
@WoTLuckers @Terez27 That’s FASCINATING, honestly. I’d never thought of that.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
And…half of my in-flight wot reread time was sucked up by a great twitter conversation about gender and LGBT issues in the wot.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
I have a new goal: to get Terez and Leigh Butler to do a feminist review of Newcomb’s 5th Sorceress for Tor.com. How can I make this happen?

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 21
There’s a new Writing Excuses episode on rewriting, with Tracy Hickman & Dave Wolverton. Also, a WARBREAKER annotation. http://j.mp/hmCh8V

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 22
I just passed the Perrin/Faile in the ways sequence. Like Egwene in the leash, this one always feels longer in my mind than it is. #wotrr

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 22
Funny, that we should find this—one of my least favorite sequences—right in the middle of my favorite book in the series. #wotrr

BrandSanderson Wed Mar 23
Vin is up against Zedd in the Suvudu Cage Match. Here’s how I think the fight would go down. http://j.mp/e8SHPL

BrandSanderson Wed Mar 23
Dannil just joined Perrin. If you missed it, he’s (kind of) the one who was the fourth two rivers boy on the cover of EOTW. #wotrr

MonkeySloth Wed Mar 23
Lex Luthor stealing 40 cakes has become DC canon http://t.co/sMQZWcc This will make @BrandSanderson happy.

BrandSanderson Wed Mar 23
@MonkeySloth Ha. That’s awesome.

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 24
Blarg. This head cold will NOT go away. I started feeling it Sunday at Vericon, and it’s still lingering. #wotrr is suffering a tad.

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 24
Some international editions arrived. Turkish ELANTRIS, Portuguese ALCATRAZ, Japanese MISTBORN 3 parts 2&3. http://twitpic.com/4cvjwa

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 24
InkWing is running a contest to give away a Stormlight Archive or Mistborn T-shirt. http://bit.ly/gbZbMR

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 25
Beginning of Chapter 36 in Book Four. The Waste is described a lot like Moab, Utah. #wotrr

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 25
The Hugo nomination deadline is tomorrow. Here’s a reminder of what I have that’s eligible. http://t.co/44xMems

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 25
As of the middle of TSR, Rand still depends on his sword, rather than Channeling directly to kill shadowspawn, in fights. #wotrr


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