Funniest Moments in Books 1-4

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Chadouken, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Chadouken

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    As I'm reading through these books for the second time I'm noticing a lot of humorous moments I either don't remember from before, or I just didn't think were as funny the first time around. I previously read through Book 10 about 10 years ago before I decided I wanted to wait for the series to be complete and start over.

    Anyway, I wanted to know what moments other people thought were funny as they read. I know everyone has a different sense of humor, and I find that when someone points out something funny I can usually easily laugh at it, too.

    Here are a couple things I've laughed at so far (I'm almost done with TDR):

    -Anytime someone "curses" or uses "foul language." This is an obvious one, and there are many examples. Pretty much anything Uno says qualifies, especially when he calls someone a "bloody goat-kissing milk-drinker" in TGH. I don't remember the exact quote offhand (I'm at work right now and the boss isn't looking so I'm posting this:8)).

    -Another one is in the middle of TDR, when three of the main story arcs involve everyone being on a different ship at the same time. Mat and Thom sailing from Tar Valon on their way to Caemlyn; Nynaeve, Egwene, and Elayne on their way to Tear; and Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, and Zarine sailing to Illian. I don't know why this struck me as funny, but I remember laughing and thinking, "Why is everyone on a damned boat?!" :lol

    -Also, when Zarine says her name is Mandarb, the same name as Lan's horse- that cracked me up!:rofl

    There are quite a few more, too! I know these books aren't really supposed to be comedies, but there are definitely moments of comic relief. What are some of the things that made you laugh in books 1 - 4? Sometimes the more subtle, the better!
     
  2. Arecias Dezell

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    I like when everyone is dancing at the inn at Baerlon. Then someone (Rand or Mat I think) realizes that Moiraine is dancing too. They kind of freak out when it's their turn to dance with Moiraine and trip over their feet. :lol
     
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    Yup! I laughed at that part, too. I also like the recurring theme of how all three of the boys always think the other two are better at talking to girls than they are. And Perrin's initial frustration with Faile is pretty amusing as well:p
     
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    That's how it is with me here. Brandegoris and Madrin are always natural with the ladies, while I'm just awkward.

    When we first meet Loial is pretty funny too. Rand thinks he's a Trolloc. Then we learn how hasty Loial thinks humans are, and how he has to give a long story about everything.
     
  5. Megana Vallentin

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    I remember early on in the series I actually started saying "Light!" out loud now and then. Usually mumbled, thankfully, because it always sounded MUCH dumber in reality than it did when I was reading it. I guess that's not technically part of the books, but it certainly was hilarious for me. ^^
     
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    Imagining the fire behind Ba'alzamon's eyes and mouth make me laugh too because as hard as I try....I keep picturing him as a Jak'o'lantern :rofl I can't really take him that seriously!!!
     
  7. Chadouken

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    The part where Nynaeve flung Siuan against the ship cabin door when the Amyrlin was about to spank her with the One Power got me rolling pretty good. Any time Nynaeve gets pissed off is kinda funny, because she gets PISSED OFF! I think she's my favorite female character.
     
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    Oh yeah, angry Nynaeve is hilarious! I always wondered if she would go bald from all that braid yanking.
     
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    I think my favourite humourous-only-on-reread bit is very early in tEotW, when they're all leaving the Two Rivers... they hear a bird and Lan's all, "Better if it had been wolves." And Perrin's like, "WOLVES?!" Bahaha. Poor Perrin.
     
  10. Irinia Argyvni

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    Aside from Nynaeve's hilarious scenes,Perrin's and Loial's attempts to catch fishes.Then Moiraine entering the scene to catch their food!I'm sure Siuan taught her how to do it.
     
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    Like it when mat says "blood and ashes".
     
  12. Chadouken

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    Just read the part in TSR where Perrin visits the al'Seen farm and the old lady Mistress al'Seen uses her walking stick to hit people out of her way. Then she pokes Perrin and is surprised when he grunts. I don't know why, but this elicited a good LOL from me while reading.
     
  13. Morrighan Daghdera

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    This. :giggle
     
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    I'd have to say when Mat placed a bet that he could beat both Galad and Gawyn in a duel. The doubt that all the characters expressed and their shock when Mat beat the both of them made me laugh pretty hard.
     
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    I always find the image of Rand sat on top of the mast in tEofW really funny. Especially with Thom climbing up to get him :p
     
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    This. yes. all the lulz. :rofl

    That one was fun to try to imagine! I don't think I quite laughed, but it was entertaining. :p
     
  17. Irinia Argyvni

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    Every time Rand thinks that Mat and Perrin know more about women!When Mat thinks Rand and Perrin know more about women!!When Perrin thinks Rand and Mat know more about women!!!:giggle
     
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    Came to post that.
     
  19. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    Also me!!!! I <3 ur face off mat cauthon!! And yes... I mean that in a kissing way Matrim... :|
     
  20. Vodan Anuvos

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    This was going to be my answer too, I laugh every time. I love the story that Hammar Gaidin tells about the farmer with the quarterstaff.