So I am 22 year old Sculptor trying to figure out how this "real world works". I'm rather short, only 4'9". By the ones who love me I am called a dwarf because not only am I short but I have red hair and work well with metal and wood :P so I just accept it. I'm also crazy about a few things such as comics/tv shows/BOOKS/and DRAGONS ! ! ! so if you want me to go all crazy on you just mention one of those. I also love to cosplay and to use my artistic talents to help with that.
(Note. This blog of mind is kind of all over the place at times. From my art, others' art, pretty pictures of nature or cute ones of animals, to cosplays and other fandom stuff. Anyways One day I may get more organized and make one just for art, or just for fandoms, but for now, this is what it is. Hope you enjoy it !)
One of the things I noticed reading the Wheel of Time this time ‘round is the similarities between Mat and Nynaeve.
The two hate each other quite a bit, though would never actively hurt one another, but they are surprisingly alike. They both, for most of the series, like to pretend that they are the same person that they were when they left Emonds Field, but in reality have changed quite a lot. They also both think the other person is incapable of handling themselves properly, and in need of their own help. This is equal parts amusing and frustrating, but still, I find it interesting that they both think this. They both change great amounts throughout the series, and are, by any and all accounts, heroes. But Nynaeve thinks herself cowardly at best, and Mat insists he’s no bloody hero. They both simply do what needs doing in their minds, and are hailed as heroes and generals and saviors because of this.
Though their interactions with each other are frustrating for all parties involved (myself especially), they are incredibly similar, a fact which I’m really glad RJ developed and included. He could have made Nynaeve whiny and annoying, and completely glorified Mat, but instead their thoughts and behaviours run on similar tracts, and neither are treated with more or less importance than the other. They also develop in similar, though in many aspects different, ways.
I never really knew why I liked both characters so much but hated reading of them together, but now I know that it’s because when you put two like minded people together, or at least similar in the ways that Mat and Nynaeve are. sparks will definitely fly.