Monday, September 23, 2013

Four Articles Updated, Including Tuon's Parallels

By Linda

Four articles were updated this week. Three are articles on the Aes Sedai:

The Aes Sedai History: New Era article has a lot of new material discussing the actions of Egwene and the Aes Sedai as a whole in the Last Battle. (The Aes Sedai History from the Breaking to the Hundred Years War did not need updating.)

Aes Sedai Laws and Customs: Administration and Aes Sedai Laws and Customs: Society were also updated. This completes the updates for the Aes Sedai series of articles.

The fourth article updated is the essay on Tuon's parallels. A Memory of Light provided quite a few expansions of her themes and motivations.

As usual, new material is marked in bold.

In Other News...

By Linda

In many ways this blog exists because I have a 3/4 quarter hour train commute to work. Or did. Last week, due to continued downturn in the mining industry, my position was made redundant. I'm not alone; there are others in the same position as me both within the company, and nationwide - worldwide, in fact.

I intend to continue writing, not just updates for A Memory of Light, but new articles and also restart the read-though halted late last year. Right now I don't have much spare time at all. I have to refocus my career, and find another position, perhaps - probably? - in another industry. Although I have a very stable work history, I have changed industries before. Anyway, the updates take time, as you might have noticed, and they might be further apart as my professional life takes precedence.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Arthurian Myth Essays Updated

By Linda

It's been a while - three weeks or so - since I posted any updates, but that's because I've been working hard at researching and editing the two essays on the Arthurian influences in the Wheel of Time beautifully written by my good friend MJJ Sedai back in Wotmania days. I've added a lot of new material, and made a few deletions of outdated speculation and together the essays now total 30,000 words. Hence the slight delay. The essays are more balanced, just as the series is more balanced, with the increased on-screen parts played by the Forsaken in A Memory of Light. The villians feature as much as the heroes do.

The first essay is Matter of Britain: Arthurian Myth Parallels and the second Matter of Britain 2: An Arthurian Who's Who. I believe they are better read in that order, but it is not essential to do so.

As usual, new material is marked in bold.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Still Working On Updates

By Linda

I'm working on updating the two articles of Arthurian themes originally written by MJJ Sedai, and there is a lot of new material to add along with revisions. Hence the long gap between posts.