|Thus Spake The Creator
Sex and Sexuality (you asked!)
Q: You approach the issues of sex love and the like
with all of your characters while maintaing an almost
virginal perspective and yet there is a GREAT deal of
nudity throughout the novels.No problem with this but
when are Rand and Matt and Perrin going to stop thinking
the other has the upper hand?
Q: What cultures and socieities
did you base Saldaea on? And <nervous grin>, is the
sa'sara supposed to be a sort of belly-dance?
Q: Tell us about those seafolk rituals during the
Q: You might also want to ask him about the sexual preferences of Galina, Bain and Chiad. :-) A: RAFO.
Q: Mr. Jordan- What rough percentage is devoted to Mat
and Perrin in this book? I must admit I was disappointed
Mat wasn't in the Path of Daggers more.
Q: You said earlier that Mat would get 'stuck' with
someone and you mentioned Pink Ribbons. Eighteen century
condoms were attached with such ribbons...is it linked?
Q: What exactly is the "hot" ter'angreal
played with so enthusiastically by Elayne and when will
we see it actually put into use?
Q: What exactly IS a Nine-Horse Hitch? C'mon, tell us.
We can handle it.. we're all big boys and girls.
Reports from signings
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? :-) ] Did Jordan really say that or is someone making this up? - Raina
First, the question of Hake's inn in TEotW is answered: it is _not_ a whorehouse, at least not more than any other inn. :-) Due to the increase in women's power, the very concept of prostitution is unknown; but women have much greater freedom in choosing their partners, both casual and permanent. He specifically mentioned Mat's little escapades with various maids and serving-girls.
He wouldn't answer the question about the nine-horse hitch. (said he'd have to marry me if he told me. I'm kinda disappointed we didn't get a RAFO.) We figure it's his version of "figs and mice".
Hawk found a way to get RJ's attention. Brandish a whip. You see, RJ IS a dirty old man.
Anyway, Mat has indeed had far and away more MPS experience than our other young heroes, and intends to get much much more. I believe the quote was something like "The world is full of beautiful women, and Mat wants to romp barefoot though them all. (or was that with them all. same thing.) He's slept with lots of women; he's slept with women old enough to be his mother..." Also, Mat makes the Aes Sedai nervous. Sigh, and if RJ had shown all of this "on-screen," y'all wouldn't be complaining about the lack of explicit sex in TWOT!!! (And the books would read like _The Fallon Blood_.)
RJ also said Berelain is attracted to Perrin partly bc he's the first man she wanted and couldn't get which is interesting, partly because he's buff, and partly bc she thinks it'd be kinky to make it with a blacksmith. (On the anvil???)
Then I asked about Elayne's Rod of Pleasure, and got a RAFO with the explicit warning that we might not ever get to the FO part.
Me: What happened with Elayne and that warm
Q: Will there be more talk about necklines?
I don't remember how we got on the subject, but at one
point he made mention of the whole lesbian issue.
Something to the effect of, "Well, you put fifteen
year old girls in a tower filled with almost entirely
women, with their hormones raging on overdrive, keep them
away from men, because you can't afford to loose any of
them, and what do you think is going to happen?" I
think this answers the questions about whether there are
really lesbians in Randland, and if they are intentional.