||Thus Spake The Creator
Q: Is Tai'Daishar the foal of
Daishar? Could someone bond Bela?...pause....Why? Any
chance that Bela will foal during the series? Exactly how
old is Bela supposed to be?
A: * RobertJordan laughs * No...nobody
could bond Bela. And for the rest of it, read and find
out. Daishar is a gelding -
so I somehow doubt it. -Raina
E.S. from Denver: How did Kierkegard
and Sartre influence your portrayal of Bela and can you
discuss how the equus/superequus dichotomy played out in
the whole Asmodean murder scene?
RJ: (laughs) No, no, neither Sartre or Kierkegard
influenced me in the slightest, nor did they influence
the development of Bela. My wife thinks that they did
influence the development of Bela, but I don't and I'm
the one who did it, so there.
A: Oh, you're one of those people who believe Bela is
a darkfriend, are you?
us: No, she's the Creator herself.
A: No no, there's a whole body of thought, a whole body
of writing on the net, proving that Bela is indeed a
darkfriend, and possibly an avatar of the Dark One
Kura: We have the proof that Bela is the Creator.
A: You'll have to put it on the net then... (*blinks*
Jordan isn't aware of Larry Homer's essay? What a pity
indeed... Seems like he's still thinking as they did back
when the "where was Bela during LoC?" contests
were held in rasfwr-j...)
Kura: it is.
Reports from signings
Bela is the Nae'blis.
When told about the Bela in LoC plot contest he said
that he knew what Bela had been doing in LoC. WARNING!
Non-family newsfroup material! Quote made without consent
from the Great Lord of the Dark! "I wouldn't quite
call it lesbian bestiality. Rather a very close mutual
friendship with a certain female in Salidar." [ I
wonder who? :-) ] I'm sceptical
about these two reports - was Jordan joking or did
someone make them up? - Raina
As he grabbed my second book, I asked,
"Is Bela the creator?"
"No, she's Nae'blis," he said, laughing. He
went on to say something along the lines of: I know all
your theories about her being Nae'blis.
As he handed me my book, I asked,
"Is Bela the Dark One?"
He laughed. "Hmmmm," he said, "I might do
something with that... No, just kidding."
I stepped away but lingered as he signed the next
person's first book. As he grabbed the second book, he
"She's the avatar of Illyena Sunhair [I think it was
Sunhair. Is that her name?]."
He went on to say that Illyena died, but had bad karma.
I'm serious. Hmm, maybe that
first one wasn't made up after all. - Raina again
In response to the people in the back of the line (which
had circled around two book aisles to the RJ table again),
he asked the following question of them
Have you ever noticed how Bela and Shaidar Haran
are never in same scene? Those WERE Bela monkeys in
the back. And, no, RJ wasnt messing with them.
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