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  2. I am in, I think I will stretch my WoT writing legs with my Yellow/Black Eqwina.
  3. They also need to keep the Manetheran story as it basically sets everything up but the Aridhol story can wait as I think bringing too many different magics too early will just confuse.
  4. Just finished "A Fire Within the Ways" (https://dragonmount.com/news/book-news/unfetterediiirelease/) a must read as it fills in a gap (at least to me) in "A Memory of Light" even though it is not strickly "canon" to the final story. But it is close enough to make me very happy to read or rather listen (now available on Audible) to these deleted chapters. And as an added bonus, it is preceded in the anthology, Unfettered III, by a short story from Dragonmount's own , Jason Denzel (The Stone Golem of Qual'Jom) which is also quite good. Highly recommend both!
  5. Purple, followed closely by green (at least some shades), followed closely by blue. At any point those three might switch places.
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  7. I wouldn't really agree there it is more to do with the reality of the world than acts of killing. Compare and contrast Arya's journey to Harrenhal with Nynaeve being able to reach Bearlon unmolested. One is brutal world based on the reality of medieval times and the other is a PG 13 world.
  8. When Moiraine was cast, I was very excited. Just about hit it on the nose. But I am not excited about the new casting. Mat it perfect. Rand is acceptable, but the rest are completely off the mark. It's pretty disappointing. I sure hope they do a better job for Lan, Elayne, and Thom. I assure you I am not racist at all. That has nothing to do with my opinion. These actors are not right for the people that come alive in the pages of the books for me. Wheel of Time is my favorite books of my life and I have read a lot in my 60 years. I really want to love the show. And I have waited so long for it.
  9. If you truly think someone with Zoe Robin’s complexion can’t blush red or go pale, I’m genuinely concerned.
  10. Do you really think they’ll cast Min so soon? I half wonder if she’ll be entirely cut, or at least up until appearing at the WT to guide Siuan. I’d like some casting news too for Siuan, Logain, Lan, Thom, and Tam. I hope they introduce Caemlyn in season 1, to establish Elaida as a villain and counterpart to Siuan/Moiraine’s mission.
  11. Does Galad do anything significant enough to warrant keeping? I kept waiting for his connection to Rand to become important but it never did. I agree with most of your points except this. There’s no plot reason to keep Morgase alive as it’ll just make things confusing for viewers, add to the bloated cast of characters. Plus the logistics of keeping actors over long periods. For that I think any character that disappears & re-emerges later should be killed off. I think they’ll likely play with the timelines quite a bit (they barely make sense in the books lbr) so the bowl plot might get merged with another one of the girls’ adventures and make it all one cohesive mission.
  12. Not sure how reliable this is but
  13. Except that kinda takes away the huge moment for Lan that sums up his character so nicely. Besides I think Egwene defeating Demandred in a battle of the power is a bit far fetched... I do agree though that it would be nice if the Ashaman would have a bigger part even though I think Logain’s story arc there was nicely done (turning his back on power, overcoming his fears to do the right thing and achieve the recognition for himself and the Ashaman that he’d been seeking).
  14. That sounds like Avatar's <element>-bending, which was very cool, and made for wonderful visuals. However, it would cause a few plot problems in WoT, such as how Rand gets out of the box when he can't move. There's even some discussion in the books about how the AS's hand gestures are probably only necessary because that's how they've been trained, whereas other channelers don't need them.
  15. Id say poor Tom, but I am sure he still has plenty of Myspace millions to enjoy. Still, I cant help wondering if he feels intimidated when he runs into Zuck at the grocery store
  16. And not to mention the White Tower & Warders *grins* Anyhoo, welcome to DM, Constance! I hope you'll find a home hear, as many of us did.
  17. I think they should have literal threads of light, with different colors to represent each element, with are directed by hand movements. It won't be he same as in the books where the channelors use their minds to control the threads, and literally look like they stand still to non-channelers, but it would make for a great visual element. I'm picturing it as something similar to Tai Chi, and the threads being woven from the movements.
  18. I do hope they change one thing with Egwene. I hope they drop the "flame of tar valon" at theend. I think it was a cop out, to suddenly be able to reverse balefire, which, until that time, had a mythos about it of being so dangerous that the shadow even hestitated to use it. It kinda destroys the purpose if youcan literally "unburn" threads that were burned away by balefire. Also, I want her to die defeating one of the OTHER forsaken,and leave Taim to the Asha'man. Logain and the Asha'man spent several books fighting against Taim and his dreadlords, and it felt anti-climatic to have them have no hand in his actual defeat. It would be better to have an epic Logain vs Taim battle. Maybe Egwene could die defeating Demandred after he kills Gawyn.
  19. According to the author: 'Elisa's face turned bright red. Very bright red.' 'Perrin blushed very red' 'Egwene cut in angrily. "Nynaeve says ..." She broke off, her cheeks turning pink,' ... 'Her face went redder, and she fell silent.' 'Egwene's face went scarlet to her eyebrows, and she spun away with a muttered, "Men!"' 'Egwene, whom he had grown up with. Now, except for her big dark eyes, she could almost have passed as an Aiel woman, and not only for her tanned face and hands.' 'Nynaeve's face paled' 'Her face and dress were even dirtier than Egwene's, and the same dark circles fined her eyes, though her hands, too, were clean.' /See Hermione and her panda-face.../ 'Abruptly Nynaeve buried her face in her cup. Rand's eyes widened. She was blushing. Nynaeve never showed herself even the least bit disconcerted. Angry, yes; outraged, often; but never out of countenance. But she was certainly red-cheeked now, and trying to hide in the wine.' 'Dark-eyed and slender, Nynaeve wore her hair in a fat braid'' /Her eyes are dark, but her skin is not./
  20. They could have one of her sisters end up as a Novice. I'm surprised that one didn't anyway.
  21. Loial is the only character I see with heavy CGI. The fades are gonna be mostly just makeup. They said from the start that they want to do that.
  22. Well, for one, I am sure they will cut out the 10 weeks of riding around in the woods that basically filled up half the book before they all met up in Caemlyn. I think that Winternight, the Road to Taren Ferry, and everything leading up to their ending up in Shodar Logoth will happen in the first episode. And their arrival at Shadar Logoth, meeting Mordeth, fleeing the city and being separated will happen in episode 2, as will the Perrin and Egwene's meeting with Elyas, Rand, Mat and Thom's catching a ride on the Spray, and Nynaeve meeting up with Moiraine and Lan. After that will an episode of them being separated...to give time for Rand's acrobatics on the Spray's mast, Mat sitting by himself jacking off to a dagger, and Thom wanting to kill himself for even knowing either of them. And of course Perrin, Elyas, and Egwene's time with the Tinkers, if they are gonna still have Arem, and all of that. and everything else that happened, and that episode can end with the Fade attacking them at Whitebridge, and Thom's "death". There is not reason at all to even have Rand and Mat's actual journey, unless you want to use it to introduce the idea that darkfriends can be anyone and live anywhere. Because it was the first actual confirmation of darkfriends. They were merely mentioned before this, but personally, I don't care. I would just as soon have their first scenes be of them arriving at Caemlyn.
  23. I've only read the first two so far but it doesn't seem overly dark. I hope your right though as I'd rather it be mature than young adultish. It doesn't have to be smut obviously lol but when I think of times with swords and such I think of a gritty way of living. Obviously its fantasy but it's based somewhat on reality and back in them days if you lived to 40 you were the exception. Things moved quicker because you didnt have as much time. I dont know what I'm rambling about I just hope its good.
  24. If you guys aren't sure about Nynaeve looking the part, try googling the actress. There are better pictures of her's out there. The ones with flowing hair look the part in my opinion. Very much like many of the renderings of Nynaeve. Here's one I found: I'm more concerned about how Rand doesn't know he's not his fathers son at this point. Would seem pretty obvious to anyone? Not sure how they will pull that off: Tam Al Thor - "Well you see son, yer kind of a two rivers albino see...just a recessive gene activating that's all. Maybe you can roll around in the dirt a bit just in case some ole Aes Sedai come along"
  25. I've read both. I've always thought WoT was darker and for that matter has more sex than GoT. The language just isn't as graphic. There is lots of sex and lots of nudity. There is torture, rape and, graphic violence. It doesn't get much darker than. Asha'man kill!
  26. Except, of course, the quote only talk about hair and eye color, and Elaida need to see his untanned arms to be completely certain Rand is not from the Two Rivers. They might be great actors, but we are already getting a diverse Two Rivers (they look nothing alike). A big part of RJs world is his diverseness, but that is diverse from region to region and not in the most isolated village in the world. Either Rafe or the exec's bungled the main casting, and the fear is now that we'll get another Legend or Shannara Chronicle, where they unnecessarily sold out the source material going their own "creative" way. Still, we'll have to see with the next announcements and when pics of the sets and wardrobes come out. So far all they have done is lowered the expectations for a faithful adaption quite severely and split the fan base.
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