Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Leala al'Dareis, Feb 15, 2018.
Mat, obviously considering my name and avatar, lol.
I guess a mix of Rand and Perrin.
Literally almost everyone. The downside of being an empath.
I just found a reason I relate to Mat. Just finished Book 13.
So it's when rescuing Moraine that he "pays the price" and they took his left eye. I had a cornea transplant when I was 7 months old. Partial sight in my left eye; am considered legally blind in that eye. I deal with lack of depth perception. I could feel his concern with regard to being able to fight, defend himself, and fearing how Tuon will respond. I've learned to do things in my own way and to accept myself, but it was a journey growing up.
I like Mat for his cocky attitude and daring. Deep down he cares. And now he will deal with some if the challenges I've faced.
I feel like a weird combination of Mat and Loial/Generic Brown Ajah. I spend a lot of time with my head in the clouds/reading books, socially awkward, worrying a lot, oversharing, but trying to be helpful to others.... mixed with being a total smart ass who sometimes just says eff it and does the fun thing
I relate a lot to Egwene, at least lately. The constant need to know everything, always feeling like I want to help people as much as possible, and sometimes doing so against my own self-interest. Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT handle not knowing things very well. I enjoy leadership roles, as well. And, I think Egwene sometimes forms not-the-healthiest attachments to things, which is definitely a quality I know I have, just caring so. dang. much. all the time
I got started reading the books because a friend of mine who was also in college at the time kept telling me I reminded him of one of the characters (Elayne). I asked him to explain further and he told me it was partly personality and partly because she became a teacher of sorts in one of the books (4 or 5? I forget, because this was before I had read them). He talked me into reading the first six one summer and that's how I got sucked in. I'm sure that I paid more attention to her as a result, but I kind of had to agree from time to time.
Essentially this for me. Egwene is not my favorite, but I have always related to her the most strongly. I always thought it was because she was a female character of my age when I started reading the books, and so it was natural to hook onto her, but my feeling hasn't really changed over time. I need to know everything, I want to be in charge so things can be done the "right way," and I enjoy re-thinking the way things always have been done to make sure they still make sense. I've got a heron-marked sledgehammer (not really) and I'm not afraid to use it. She can be a stubborn PITA, and honestly, so can I, haha.
Nynaeve is not one of my favorite characters but I relate to her desire to heal and help others. I like how even Mat notices that she took death personally.
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