Times WoT Made Me Cry

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Illyria Corinye, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. Illyria Corinye

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    [Warning - Spoilers for Book One]

    Okay.

    I'm normally not a very weepy person. Even remotely. But I'll be damned if The Eye of the World didn't make my eyes water and my heart hurt several times. I truly love these characters. I made it up through KoD a very long time ago, so I have a fairly good idea of where things are going.

    I cried a bit when Rand held Mat and promised him they'd get home on the road to Caemlyn; I believe it was when Mat was first getting sick from the Shadar Logoth dagger.

    I cried a bit when Perrin decided he'd kill Egwene before he let the ravens kill her when they were on the run with Elyas. The whole wolfkin thing just makes my soul hurt in general - I know he just gets sadder. And sadder.

    I cried a bit when Egwene told Rand that he could be her Warder once she was Aes Sedai; along the same vein, I really cried when Lan turned down Nyaneve.

    I DEFINITELY cried when Rand learned he could channel, and tried to convince Moiraine that it was over, that he'd killed the Dark One: he's got thirteen books to go, poor kid, and he just gets more and more walled up. The last few pages detail the beginning of that... I really hope he gets over that. I can't remember if he does or not.

    Anyway. That was a rough 45 minutes, wrapping up the book. I forgot how phenomenally sad these books are. Or maybe they're just sadder the second time around because you know where it's all going. I swear I usually am not like this at all, but I guess that's what happens when you get invested in a series.

    At any rate, I'm starting up The Great Hunt tomorrow. There will probably be more tears. :p
     
  2. Rhed al'Tere

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    For me, I think it was sadder on the re-read because I know how things turn out.

    I definitely agree with Perrin deciding to kill Egwene before the ravens could. Makes my heart hurt.
     
  3. Ienella Al'Vara

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    Hmm, I can definitely see it being sadder for me when and if I reread... Especially with Rand... Poor thing... I'm on Lord of Chaos, so he's not completely mad yet (uh, if he ever goes completely mad, which I expect he will at least for an amount of time but I honestly have no idea) but I feel so sorry for him in all of his parts... He's 20 YEARS OLD and the things he has to deal with... Far, far too young :(. The saddest thing for me so far was probably Perrin losing his family, but that was probably just my involvement with the series at that time and where I was when I was reading, because I read WoT on and off between other things because I love always having something to read, and I don't know what I'll do when I finish... There was also, uh... I actually think that was the 5th book, so never mind. Unfortunately, as always with me, the first rereading and especially the first book when I wasn't into it at all really, weren't sad or emotional at all.
     
  4. Inanna Landred

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    For some reason I'm finding it even more emotional listening to the audio books. There are definitely some tear jerkers, which is the hallmark of a great book series. The first book I ever cried over was Clan of the Cavebear.
     
  5. Amina Coram

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    Spoilers for Knife of Dreams!

    I sob like a baby when Nynaeve inspires the Malkieri merchants to remember their heritage and ride for the Last Battle. I'm tearing up just thinking about it. :cheese
     
  6. Inanna Landred

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    Well, if I ever feel the urge to be depressed and cry my eyes out, I'll just come to this thread and collect all these emotions :lol
    :hug
     
  7. Illyria Corinye

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    I'm trying to get back on the horse with the Great Hunt. I just feel so bad for poor Rand... I know via the internet - spoilers for... Probably the whole series...

    He eventually comes to terms with himself and it isn't so horribly sad.

    but I really wish it would happen sooner!
     
  8. Dnae Ila

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    Spoilers for Towers of Midnight:
    There were several parts during the series that made me sad and choked me up, but I only remember one part that actually made me cry.
    When Aviendha went through the glass columns in Rhuidean a second time and saw the future of the Aiel. That really tore me up.
     
  9. Cerise

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    I am so sorry! I forgot to put the spoiler thing on! Please skip over this if you haven't read the Fires of Heaven! Sorry!

    I cried like a baby when I finished the series. I don't know why, though. It wasn't sad tears or happy tears, I just don't know. I just felt as though my brain couldn't handle the ending and the only thing it could do was cry. Or maybe it was the realization that the series was over, I just have no idea. Also, any major deaths- I cried. Except for Mat, but I don't know if that really counts.

    Now you're making me sad! :(

    Mod Note: This post contains spoilers from books not covered in this forum, and has been moderated to fit this forum.
     
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  10. Dnae Ila

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    I totally understand. I read the whole thing beginning to end over two years. The story so consumed me for two years that when it was over, I felt sort of lost.
     
  11. Renia Tevron

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    I am not sure how to have the spoiler alert tag on here, so I will post down lower then.



    I cried when Faile and Perrin were married. My wedding was officiated by a WoT individual and I had this quote in my ceremony “You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones”. When I got to the wedding in the audio books I cried thinking of that beautiful start to my new life with my husband.
     
  12. Dnae Ila

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    That's beautiful, Renia!

    Spoiler tags are done like so, without spaces:
    [ spoiler ] (put your spoiler text here) [ /spoiler ]
     
  13. Renia Tevron

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    Thank you so much for teaching me how to do that properly. I am new to forums and the manner in which you arrange certain items.
     
  14. Dnae Ila

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    Not a problem! You'll find most people around here like to be helpful.
    There's a tags instructions thread around here somewhere, but I'm not sure where. :look
    Perhaps there's a page in the Membership Manual, too. If I remember, I'll poke around a bit tonight when I'm on a real computer and find some resourses for you.

    Edit: also a note about spoiler tags, if someone reads the content of your post in their emailed notifications (as I often do) the spoiler tags don't show up, so if it's a really big spoiler, some extra space and/or a text warning in addition, like you did here, is still appreciated.
    Plus, we often put pictures and gifs under spoiler tags out of respect for people with slow computers/connections so the page doesn't take forever to load, so sometimes it's a good idea to note whether or not it's a real spoiler. (Although context works for that most of the time)
     
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  15. Cahalan Sothron

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    There was, I believe, only one scene that made me cry, and it came in Towers of Midnight:

    And that was when Verin died.

    I wept like a baby. I just started a reread, so I guess I'll see if there are more and I'd just forgotten them :p
     
  16. Renia Tevron

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    Thank you so much for helping me with this and continuing to help. I am just feeling the love from this group and I am loving it so far!
     
  17. Thaddius al'Guy

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    It's been over three years now since MoL released and I finished the series. I still feel a bit lost without continually reading/re-reading the books. I haven't really been able to start another series since then. I always get side tracked some how. I want to do another re-read of the whole series and I think after JordanCon, I really feel energized to get started on that re-read.
     
  18. Dnae Ila

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    I only made it one year before beginning a total reread. Halfway through now.
     
  19. Aduiavas Ida

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    Thaddius, we have a reread going on right now in the book 1-14 forum, if you are interested :) It is up through Path of Daggers, but we are doing a small break atm to let people catch up :look

    But you are free to use any of the threads there to discuss all the great things that happens when you reread this fantastic series :D
     
  20. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Awesome! I'm trying to start EotW again, it'll take some time since I have to get the momentum going, but once I do it will be hard to stop!