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Old 09-17-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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A great author dies.

The author, Robert Jordan has died from his rare blood disease. He was well known for writing the epic fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time" which is considered to be superior to the writings of Tolkien, who wrote the Lord of the Rings series.

He was working on his 12th and final book in the series, he loved his creation and its sad to see he couldn't complete it.

Here's the Link
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...ef=mpstoryview

The most famous quote from his series,
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose.... The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of time.
But it was a beginning."
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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Oh man! I have not even read The Wheel of Time and I know that it was a good book!

Truly, we have lost a great writer. ):
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:41 AM   #3
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Didn't Kurt Vonnegut Jr. die recently too?
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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The most famous quote from his series,
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose.... The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of time.
But it was a beginning."
It's a shame he's dead, I'd have paid good money to see ekiM sit him down and explain all the problems he'd have with that paragraph.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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that was childish
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:35 AM   #6
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that was childish
I have no shame.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:44 AM   #7
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Didn't Kurt Vonnegut Jr. die recently too?
April. I thought it was last year but it was in fact 2007...had to look it up.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:07 AM   #8
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It's a shame he's dead, I'd have paid good money to see ekiM sit him down and explain all the problems he'd have with that paragraph.

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:56 AM   #9
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You people need to learn to take a joke. Sheesh.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:33 AM   #10
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Whats a joke?

This is the internet dude!! Serious Business!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:53 AM   #11
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I havn't read his books, but it's sad to see a great author go .
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:25 PM   #12
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You people need to learn to take a joke. Sheesh.

Maybe we do, you however need to learn another 1000 lessons!!!!!
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Maybe we do, you however need to learn another 1000 lessons!!!!!
Like consistency and contradictions in writing, which is what this was all about! (drum-beat badumbum) (clapping of audience) (canned laughter)

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:30 PM   #14
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It's sad that you find humor in that. You have obviously never been exposed to death. You may watch it depicted on TV, play it in games, but you have no idea what the real experience of a death is.

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #15
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Don't turn this thread into a flame war due to some bullshit argument from a past thread. I respect good authors who die, and this one was indeed good.

May you not go to library hell and receive 1000 paper cuts, but instead go to the great fantasy library in our minds, as we continue to read your words through the passing of ages.
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Library hell is being forced to read Eragon and the rest of the Inheritance trilogy while watching brilliant books such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin be burned in the name of political correctness .

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You people need to learn to take a joke. Sheesh.
your joking about a dead guy. your insulting him. never insult the dead.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:04 AM   #19
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Adolf Hitler was a fag.

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Didn't Kurt Vonnegut Jr. die recently too?
Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)

How is it that Robert Jordan get's a thread yet Kurt Vonnegut didn't. Jordan didn't even deserve to hold Vonnegut's jock strap.

The asteroid 25399 Vonnegut is named in his honor.




so it goes........

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