Monthly Archives: January 2013

Another place to look

I was speaking with Narysse Sendai of the Brown Rajah at TarValon.net this morning in IRC. She gave me some tips for researching and understanding the Aiel. I will supplement my research with other cultures by which RJ may have … Continue reading

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Federal holidays.

Just had a 4 day weekend. It would have been ideal for working on this project, but I decided to spend the weekend with friends and do nothing productive. Now that I am back to the daily grind, I can … Continue reading

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One More Thing

Light be praised for the Kindle. Some keywords to search within each book Aiel Maiden Dance Spear spear-sister handtalk Aviendha Wise One Rhuidean Waste Yup. Awesome. I am excited to get some initial results using the Kindle search method.

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Maiden Handtalk vs Seanchan

Sonea Sedai asked me a question today at http://www.tarvalon.net. “Have you researched how it differs to The Empress (May She Live Forever)?” Short answer is no.  Though I did consider researching both languages briefly, I ultimately decided to focus solely … Continue reading

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Facts, Assumptions, and Questions: Part I

Robert Jordan says very little specifically about Maiden Handtalk in the books of the Wheel of Time. We see a lot of “her fingers flashed…” but hardly anything precise. A single chapter in the sixth book, Lord of Chaos, tells … Continue reading

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Beginning!

I’m starting out the research process with the logical resource–The Big White Book.   Page 31 talks of Avendesora.  But now the cat has decided I need a break and has chosen to tell me via lying on my keyboard. … Continue reading

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Maiden Handtalk

The last Wheel of Time book, A Memory of Light is out.  It has been read if not absorbed and fully comprehended. I feel that now I really must dive in head first into a thorough reread. With what purpose? … Continue reading

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