inside jokes are so amazing and powerful like you can say one word one fucking word and have a person on the floor laughing or glaring at you while saying your name in complete exasperation while everyone else is just utterly confused
Ok, so there’s a contingent of angry ex wot fans who complain about the sexism, racism, transmysoginism (pretty sure I butchered that) and many other isms prevalent in Wheel of Time
While I think it’s good to look at any piece of literature through different lenses and to examine the bias of the author, I think it’s important to point out when and by whom it was written.
For an old white dude from the south who started writing these in the 80s (published first in 90 I think) he did a dam good job of not replicating the same tropes and shitty writing of women from earlier fantasy novels.
Does WoT stand up in 2014 as a shining beacon of a perfect and nonoffensive piece of writing? Hell no. Do I still love it while acknowledging its faults? Hell yes.
at like midnight there was just a handful of us left after the party so we started a fire in the backyard and this really drunk guy just goes, “THERE ARE TOO MANY DAMN LEAVES OUT HERE” and proceeded to rake leaves in pitch darkness for the next forty five minutes