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It may not be fair. nossy Send a noteboard - 23/03/2013 12:12:44 PM

View original postMuch of the criticism of BS seems to focus on his ability (or lack thereof) of writing RJ's characters exactly the same as RJ.....mannerisms, dialogue, actions, etc.


View original postSo, my question is this. Is it really fair to hold it against him that some characters are not perfect? I assume this is extremely hard to do, inheriting a ton of characters from another author, especially from someone with a very distinctive style and history of exactness.

I still can't decide. However, I don't know that I care that much when an individual character isn't quite right; I care when they aren't even present. For me, it was worse to see my favorite characters do something major in one paragraph (or off-screen) or not do anything at all, when there were hours of Trolloc fights. I'm sure it was going to be that way with Jordan too, to some degree, but I do think he would have tied things up better for his main roles. I can't imagine he wouldn't have. What we got was very unsatisfying, for me.
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His ability to write RJ's characters "correctly"..... - 23/03/2013 03:10:46 AM 1516 Views
I'm not the most attentive or critical of readers... - 23/03/2013 04:50:53 AM 802 Views
Re: I'm not the most attentive or critical of readers... - 23/03/2013 05:10:41 AM 597 Views
I'm confused... What are you talking about? *NM* - 23/03/2013 11:53:16 AM 221 Views
The aliases Nighthawk is talking about... - 24/03/2013 01:58:14 AM 494 Views
Can you mention some specific examples of problems with Mat? - 23/03/2013 04:56:36 PM 538 Views
Some of it was before AMOL - 23/03/2013 11:33:22 PM 604 Views
Don't forget him making up aliases - 24/03/2013 01:31:05 AM 868 Views
It just goes to show the tone BS continuously set with Mat - 25/03/2013 12:18:15 AM 561 Views
It may not be fair. - 23/03/2013 12:12:44 PM 593 Views
Not perfect, but I did expect them to be good. And they weren't good. They were very bad. Awful. *NM* - 23/03/2013 08:30:23 PM 230 Views
Please give a few examples..... *NM* - 24/03/2013 04:09:28 PM 208 Views
Re: Please give a few examples..... - 25/03/2013 07:23:01 PM 768 Views
Re: Please give a few examples..... - 25/03/2013 07:45:26 PM 536 Views
Same here. - 25/03/2013 09:59:56 PM 544 Views
Well, part of the problem with Uno IS from way back when. - 26/03/2013 12:01:46 AM 526 Views
Well... - 26/03/2013 06:02:11 PM 667 Views
Re: Well... - 26/03/2013 11:54:42 PM 581 Views
Knowing how fast Sanderon's "re-read" was, it's no surprise - 27/03/2013 05:03:37 PM 562 Views
Thanks for the well done and detailed reply.....but I must admit..... - 26/03/2013 02:53:02 AM 623 Views
Re: His ability to write RJ's characters "correctly"..... - 01/05/2013 12:07:48 AM 529 Views

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