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11-29-2010 @ 1:09AM
@roseclown - Well, while I am a T/J shipper myself, I'd like to think that my comments were more objective than not. There's a reason I said "feels like" rather than saying that's actually what the intention was. Aggra and the development of the relationship was not well handled, on it's own merits. "OTP" hate doesn't need to enter the equation.My point was mostly that the entire thing comes off as very clunky and forced, both the heavy handed "Thrall must find a mate" portions early on in the book as well as the actual interactions between the characters. I don't necessarily have a problem with the idea of Aggra and Thrall winding up together, but it would have been nice to have gotten to know the character quite a bit more on her own merits rather than tying her together with Thrall almost immediately.It's very hard to come to a conclusion other than that Aggra was only created as a character to be Thrall's mate, with little to no characterization on her own merits. That has nothing to do with being "butthurt" over another potential pairing being turned down.As I said before, had we spent a lot more of her time in the book to construct her character, and let the romantic developments actually develop over time instead of rushing it to fit it in by the end of the book (am I mistaken or isn't Golden writing at least one more Pre-Cata book?), the situation would be much easier to swallow.
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