Drew’s Wheel of Time Reread – The Dragon Reborn Part 3

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Welcome back to Drew’s WoT Reread! Today I come to the realization that there is just plain a lot of Mat and Egwene in this book.

As always, spoilers for the entire series are present. The introduction post is here. You can find all previous entries here. And now, onward. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time! Continue reading

Drew’s Wheel of Time Reread – The Dragon Reborn Part 2

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Welcome back to Drew’s WoT Reread! Today we talk a lot about Mat and Egwene. Like, really a lot, and sadly not all of it is great (spoiler alert: all of Mat’s stuff is great).

As always, spoilers for the entire series are present. The introduction post is here. You can find all previous entries here. And now, onward. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time! Continue reading

Drew’s Wheel of Time Reread – The Dragon Reborn Part 1

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Welcome back to Drew’s WoT Reread! Today we will cover the first third of book three, The Dragon Reborn. We get to talk about Ogier dietary habits, a couple of really foolish girls, and what Rand means to this book.

As always, spoilers for the entire series are present. The introduction post is here. You can find all previous entries here. And now, onward. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time! Continue reading

#WoTMe – The Wheel of Time Community Stands Against Bullying

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I had no expectations of this Friday being anything but a normal end of the work week trudge. Instead, I got to witness one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen: a community and fanbase come together in defense of one of its own, in a stand of solidarity.

Last night, on a Wheel of Time Facebook group that features over 5000 members, one fan posted a selfie and asked which character he most resembled. He was greeted by a vitriolic bully, persistent and cruel.

Thankfully, an admin on the group was alerted to it and actually rousted herself from bed to handle the situation. That’s pretty awesome by itself, but the aftermath was the stunning part.

Selfies. An absolute flood of selfies, from all over the world, from all kinds of people, many of them professing shyness and taking their own photos down after posting, only to be encouraged and repost them. One giant demonstration of support and the start of a trend: #WoTMe. It’s been one constant outpouring of solidarity, and the best part?

The guy who was originally bullied so fiercely over his picture came back and posted again.

Awesome work, WoT fans. Keep being cool, and help get rid of those obnoxious online bullies.

Drew’s Wheel of Time Reread – The Great Hunt Part 3

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Welcome back to the reread! Today we finish The Great Hunt and I ramble on about the injustices of Randland. It’ll be fun, I promise.

As always, spoilers for the entire series are present. The introduction post is here. You can find all previous entries here. And now, onward. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time! Continue reading