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  2. Arie of the Yellow Sedai variation. Boring. *cries* I've hit the lull point of every day is the same and there is no variety in life, just a different child argument (maybe). I had hoped to go camping multiple times by now with family (because I own no equipment and my parents always have extra).. but alas, I can't go camping without spending a lot of money on tents and cooking supplies, etc.... and I'd be doing it alone with the kids. Yeah, this summer is the pits. 😞
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  5. In chapter 8 of Crown of Swords you'll catch up to the epilogue of LOC. The books have so many story-lines and perspectives that things are starting to overlap, sometimes backing up to give us events from a different POV.
  6. A very happy birthday amid this super crazy time! party!
  7. Name and rank please and thank you! and also, how's your summer/winter going so far?
  8. I dunno. But being locked down counts as being busy. It's not like he'd be any more available under the Covid restrictions than he'd be without them. Probably less. I'm a little aggrieved that there haven't been any additional casting announcements in the last couple of weeks. Fan casting can be fun and all, but with an actual show with actual cast in the offing, it's quite a bit masturbatory. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's a pale imitation of the real thing. I wanna see Min, Elayne, Morgase and Elaida.
  9. I am SO confused... Can America pleace explain the consept of snickerdoodles??? There's no peanuts in it, not even peanut butter...and there's no CHOCOLATE... As far as I can see the only commonality is sugar...
  10. I bought my first brand-new refrigerator. I've wanted a brand-new one for years, but I only ever got used ones. So this is exciting! It has ice and water in the door, and it actually works! The one we bought with the house didn't work. The freezer is a little smaller than the old one, but the fridge side is bigger. Considering we have another freezer, that works for me. Other than that, same old same old. Still working from home. Church is opening up tomorrow, but I'm going to continue to do church online.
  11. Ah sounds perfect! I always hear voices, specifically my own (cause I keep on talking to myself😁)
  12. Any updates on this?
  13. Rajiv Moté is Dragonmount's book blogger with a lens on the craft of fiction writing. When he's not managing software engineers, he writes fiction of his own, which can be found cataloged at his website. Spoilers below for The Wheel of Time books, and the prologues or epilogues of The Handmaid's Tale, A Game of Thrones, The Deathly Hallows, and The Return of the King. The Eye of the World begins with one of the most memorable prologues in epic fantasy, a confrontation between a fallen hero-turned-madman and a villain who takes no joy in his apparent victory. It drops tantalizing hints of a world that is never fully explained, along with the idea that this battle has raged through an endless cycle of ages. And in Chapter One, on an empty road, thousands of years later, the actual story begins. I love prologues and epilogues. They let authors--and their readers--play at the edges of the story. They bridge the installments, expand the world, or just provide more emotional build-up and release. The early-release Wheel of Time prologues, beginning with “Snow” from Winter’s Heart, were like trailers for long-awaited movies. The epilogues of comic books--and the post-credits scenes of the movies comic books inspire--suggest possibilities sometimes more exciting than the stories themselves. “The Grey Havens” in The Lord of the Rings taught grade-school-age me the notion of beautiful melancholy. In The Wheel of Time, the only books without a prologue are New Spring and The Shadow Rising. In the former’s the first chapter, “The Hook,” Lan’s witnessing the end of the Aiel War feels isolated enough from the main story to feel like a prologue. In the latter book, parts of the first chapter were, in fact, a prologue in the advanced reading copy before being integrated. The Shadow Rising’s first chapter surveys a number of points-of-view, a technique both Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson used in subsequent prologues. “Snow” and the prologues that followed, seemed to be written specifically for advance release, checking in on several characters--major and minor--to tease the upcoming book. By contrast, Lord of Chaos is the first book where Robert Jordan used an epilogue, a practice he did not pick up again until 2003-2004, with Crossroads of Twilight and New Spring. But even as early as The Eye of the World, when Moiraine told Lord Agelmar what must be done with the Horn of Valere, and spied on Rand while declaring “the Dragon is Reborn,” Jordan used the final scenes less to conclude the arc of the current novel than to set up the next one. The final chapter, “After,” of The Great Hunt, was even more explicitly an epilogue, switching to an omniscient point-of-view to describe how the ending of the Hunt reverberated across the continent. Prologues and epilogues, whether labeled so or not, are consistent features of The Wheel of Time. They give readers a look at the story’s place in the larger world, either through new point-of-view characters (in a story with dozens already), or sweeping narration across ages and geography. Most Western notions of story demand that it begins when the protagonists face a threat to their status quo, and ends with a new status quo. In big, secondary world stories, prologues and epilogues allow readers to break outside the structure of Aristotle's unities (action, place, time) and Gustav Freytag’s dramatic acts (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement). We glimpse people and events that inform--but are not part of--the story to come, or linger in the denouement, seeing how the story ripples beyond its bounds. We get to enjoy further the world in which they are investing hours of imaginative immersion. The Eye of the World’s prologue puts Rand al’Thor’s story into the vaster context of an eternal battle between the Dragon and the Dark One, where Rand’s struggle becomes Lews Therin’s second chance. This widening scope shares similarities with the epilogue of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It occurs hundreds of years after the events of Offred’s story. An academic puts Offred’s harrowing and uncertain fate into the context of the rise and fall of the oppressive regime of Gilead. In both novels, these story fragments, separated in time, reframe the main tale. Both offer hope in the long arc of history. They imply other stories. The “Dragonmount” prologue introduces readers to the saga’s real stakes. On the way to Tarmon Gaidon, though, there are hundreds of pages focused on the Aiel, the return of Hawkwing’s armies, the Shaido, the Bowl of Winds, Andor’s royal succession, and the schism and healing of the White Tower. The prologue keeps readers’ eyes on the prize. The prologue in George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones does the same, letting the readers know that the Iron Throne is a distraction from the real threat: the Others are coming (someday?) with The Winds of Winter. The scope of epics means not every plot thread gets wrapped up when the core story ends. Falling action and denouement can be a narrow frame for the catharsis readers want. In “To See the Answer,” the epilogue to A Memory of Light, we know that the Light triumphed in Tarmon Gaidon, but we still want hints of what the future holds for our surviving heroes in the Fourth Age. The answers give us just enough to imagine the future. And like Sister Night stepping out onto a swimming pool at the end of HBO’s Watchmen, a mysteriously lit pipe suggests an entirely new set of possibilities that will only live in our imaginations. The Wheel turns. Sometimes we want more than just assurances that the story goes on. It’s not essential to know that, at the end of The Lord of the Rings, the mallorn tree that Samwise Gamgee planted became famous, and the beer of 1420 was remembered for generations. But it feels good. And fans young and old were glad to know that after Voldemort’s destruction, Harry married Ginny, Hermione married Ron, they all remained friends, and their children attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, surely to have adventures of their own. After spending years invested in a story world, readers take comfort not only that the world continues, but that it’s a better place for the struggles of its heroes. Readers need structure to navigate a sprawling epic. But they want emotional payoffs too, and everyone has a secondary plot line, character, or detail they hold especially dear. Prologues and epilogues, the stories around the stories, give the reader this richer satisfaction. When I return to these worlds, they’re the first parts I revisit. What’s your favorite prologue or epilogue?
  14. I don’t think too many actors are actually busy now. Stupid COVID
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  16. The Lord of Chaos epilogue shows Moghedien escaping and Egwene finding out about it, but in Crown of Swords Moghedien is still there and no escape is ever mentioned. Edit: I also might've missed it but another epilogue shows Asmodean being killed but the next book never seems to mention or acknowledge it in any way
  17. Hey Banders! Band Roll Call for August 2020 How is everybody doing? Crazy that it's August already. How is everybody dealing with the Corona? Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! 1. Cairos ~ MG
  18. LOL! Don't worry i have a red streak in me. The reds in the WT here like to snugglebite. I'm bonded to 2 of reds.
  19. I'd say he's too old, as well. Moridin should be of the same age as Rand, more or less. But not decades older, that would make the body-swap weird, and raise even more questions about Rand's status at the end of the series, if we get that far. Rhavin would be a decent choice. It helps that he'd really only need to appear once. We can first see him when he's Compelling Morgase before she breaks free, and in that same episode's climax could be the fight scene between him, Rand and Nynaeve/Moghedien. Bel'al could be a good choice for much the same reason, but even moreso. We only ever see Bel'al at the fall of the Stone. Bandersnatch Cumberbund would be a good pick for either of those as well, for the same reasons. But I don't think he'd bail on the Witcher to take up a long-term role on WoT. It would probably be hard to get him for just one episode, or even just one scene. Even if he were such a fan that he'd agree to do it at the base actor's union rate, his schedule is pretty packed. It's possible, though, much of the Witcher is filmed in Hungary and Poland, which is just a day-trip from the Czech Republic. I dunno what Briarpatch Candybum is doing atm, except for his Marvel role, but he's likely pretty busy as well.
  20. My one sister had a siamese cat which was called Bast (after the Egyptian cat god), but we all resorted to calling it Poephol. That's Afrikaans for A-hole 😛 It morphed into Polletjies after the Dominee came to do house visit one day. Dominee being the Preacher.
  21. Not a horrible choice. I could even see Rhavin. Buuuut, he might be too busy between Witcher & future DC movies.
  22. i am new here and want to know about forum in detail
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