Psh I love the direction this thread went in. Hilarious. As for gay characters in WOT its an interesting thought. I love the concept of pillow friends, though I agree that it is ambiguous if that is how it was meant. It certainly makes sense, especially in later books with Elaida. Part of me always looked at Rand and Mat that way a little too - Mat seemed more upset about Rand channeling than anyone else. And the way they were together in EOTW sometimes was downright adorable. And the scene in Rhuidean? Whether or not they are... what was the term... bunk buddies? Whether or not they are bunk buddies, I still think Mat cares about Rand a hell of a lot more than he'll ever admit!!!