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    Default Getting the drop on Roland

    I just re read Everythings Eventual with this story in it and its so wild how easily Roland was taken.

    It just never occurred to me that this was another case of someone getting the drop on him after what happened at the Circle K in Wizard and Glass.

    So anyway, does Roland just not cover his rear or what?
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    Good idea for a thread, Matt my man..

    I have noticed that there have been times where folk have been able or almost able to get the drop on Roland before...I believe it was Aaron Deepneau's neice who sneaked up on Roland too. Just shows that even though he is amazing in so many ways, he is definitely human.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I just re read Everythings Eventual with this story in it and its so wild how easily Roland was taken.

    It just never occurred to me that this was another case of someone getting the drop on him after what happened at the Circle K in Wizard and Glass.

    So anyway, does Roland just not cover his rear or what?
    Oh and by "Circle K" I'm assuming you're not talking about the convenience store chain, but the "Bar K"?
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post

    Oh and by "Circle K" I'm assuming you're not talking about the convenience store chain, but the "Bar K"?
    you don't remember when roland went into the circle k for a couple of hot dogs and almost got his head blown off?

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    Hey! I got the K right at least.
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    it's your b-day, you get a freebie on that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post

    Oh and by "Circle K" I'm assuming you're not talking about the convenience store chain, but the "Bar K"?
    you don't remember when roland went into the circle k for a couple of hot dogs and almost got his head blown off?

    Now that you mention it, I do. He was sucking down a Slurpee too..
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Now that you mention it, I do. He was sucking down a Slurpee too..
    whoa, careful now. Isn't "Slurpee" a patented 7-11 product? i don't know what Circle-K calls their version.

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    you rule SJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    you rule SJ.
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    But, but, but... I'm so off topic!
    I haven't even read Everything's Eventual...
    I shouldn't even be in this thread.


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    You definitely need to read it, especially Little Sisters of Eluria and Everythings Eventual.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    That's the plan for this summer, to read as much as possible.
    I'm calling it the Summer of Stephen King.
    It's gonna be great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfound One View Post
    That's the plan for this summer, to read as much as possible.
    I'm calling it the Summer of Stephen King.
    It's gonna be great.
    Now that you're done with Insomnia you should read Little Sisters of Eluria! The way you tore through Insomnia, it'll probably take you a day to read, maybe half.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    SJ, do you have Everything's Eventual? I can send you a copy, i think I have two.

    Besides, Roland only had the problem at Circle K because of brain freeze. It dulled his spider senses.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    I thought about this and after finding out the timeline of the events I think maybe Roland was stricken with grief over his friends' (and basically everyone he knew) deaths. I mean I know he's Roland and everything, but that has to be a lot to handle.

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    I agree with Beamhome. Roland is still wee sad miss-mah-friends Roland, he's not gross old friends-who-needs-em Roland. Plus, he probably has a lot on his mind.

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    Gross? That's one adjective I've never thought of in relation to Roland.

    In addition to being grief-stricken, I think he was ill at the time. I'll need to check the story to confirm, but it's 20 whole feet away and I'm still on my first cup of coffee!
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    I must've slipped the whole Bar K deal. What's it all about? I can't even seem to remember reading the name.. :/

    And yeah, I have read W&G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallvard View Post
    I must've slipped the whole Bar K deal. What's it all about? I can't even seem to remember reading the name.. :/

    And yeah, I have read W&G.
    The Bar-K was the abandoned ranch which the boys used as their base in Mejis. (Well - the ranch-house was burned down, but the Bunkhouse was still there & they used that).
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    has anyone ever noticed that "Bar K", when put together, is the word "bark"?

    okay random but it just popped into my head....


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    I thought it was interesting how the piano man almost got the drop on Roland in the first book!

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