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    Default Roland - General discussion

    If you ask me Roland's taste of humor is... amazing. It rocks.
    Maybe we can't feel it so much in his character ( however I do) because:
    - first of all his humor is very different from Eddie's
    - secondly he doesn't like to waste his time with it,
    and here we can see how different they are, I mean Eddie and Roland, Eddie has to say out loudly every funny things that comes to his mind, Roland gives them a free way just rarely.

    But he did prove so many times that he has a good sense of humor.
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    Default Roland's Allegedly Absent Sense of Humor

    Since Jean requested it, here it is...

    What do you think? Did Roland truly not have a sense of humor? Do you think maybe because Eddie's was so "in your face" that it made Roland seem more serious? Or was Roland more a practitioner of wit than outright humor?



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    Dear ladies,

    I merged those threads, keeping Daghain's title. Since Letti's thread was chronologically first, Letti's post comes first, too. If you think it should be merged in any other way, or renamed, or moved to Villagers, we can always discuss it in Midworld facilitators' forum.


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    Looks like great minds think alike, Letti.

    Thanks for merging, Jean!



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    I don't beleive there's a single person anywhere who has absolutely no sense of humor. I think that what Letti said was right: That he doesn't waste his time with it. But Roland obviously does have at least some sense of humor, or else the situation with Dandelo wouldn't have taken place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Rag View Post
    I don't beleive there's a single person anywhere who has absolutely no sense of humor.
    I've got a former boss's wife I'd like to introduce you to.

    But I agree, Roland does have a sense of humor. It's just a very subtle one, a side he doesn't put on display.

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    Roland's sense of humour is a much drier, matter-of-fact view. Eddie's lies in sarcasm, observation, and puns.
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    I think Roland does have a sense of humor but like so many others have said, joking around is simply very low on his list of priorities.

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    I think Roland is pretty damn funny sometimes, but it's a dry humor.
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    I agree hannah. and as the series goes on I think he relaxes a bit more and lets his humor out. He was alone for so long and i think ones humor kind of gets left in the dust when you have no one to share it with. Once he was with his ka-tet, i think we see a bit more of his dry drawl.



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    Roland's one liners may be few and far between, but that just makes the ones we do get that much the funnier. Like the Zen Buddhist line, they are like rare gems, when you do find one you appreciate them.

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    I agree. His humor is a lot more subtle, and rare, which makes it unexpected and somehow more funny.



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    Well, it's often funnier because it's unexpected or seemingly out of character.
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    LOL Blake I think I've met her sister.

    Subtle sense of humor is sometimes the best. I used to work with a guy who rarely said anything funny, but when he did...oh man you would hurt yourself laughing.



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    From The Wastelands.

    Roland had just made Eddie take the gun, and then take the knife.

    Eddie Jammed the knife into his belt and then looked defiantly at Roland. "Now can we go?"

    "There is one more thing," Roland said.

    "Weeping, creeping Jesus!"

    The smile touched Roland's mouth again. "Just joking." he said.

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    OMG!!

    I just mentioned that scene in another thread yesterday. Its in the Wastelands book forum.

    It was a great way to end it right there, with a Roland joke.
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    [Cues Buddy Rich to do a rimshot]
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    That is a great scene. I think I laughed so hard I cried.



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    :radioactive: Can you forgive him? *spoilers around*

    Of course it's a question about Roland. If the question doesn't make a sense for you I am sorry but I wouldn't like to describe it. You can mean it as you wish. I would like to see your deepest feelings.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I said it didn't make sense to me, only because I don't think there's anything to forgive him for.



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    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    I said it didn't make sense to me, only because I don't think there's anything to forgive him for.
    It's an absolutely great answer. Thanks for it.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    I said it didn't make sense to me, only because I don't think there's anything to forgive him for.
    except his unbearable penchant for demagogy. I can forgive it, though, after everything he has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    I said it didn't make sense to me, only because I don't think there's anything to forgive him for.
    My thoughts exactly. He tried to better himself all through the quest. he was a changed man from The Gunslinger to The Wastelands. I don't think there is anything to forgive.



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    I cannot forgive him because he keeps trying to kill the Crimson King and save the Dark Tower. How can one forgive the one whom one hates so deeply?
    "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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    I cannot forgive him because he keeps trying to kill the Crimson King and save the Dark Tower. How can one forgive the one whom one hates so deeply?
    Sometimes I really don't know if you are serious or not.

    Roland would have understood.

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