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  2. Novices are required to keep a kitten in every post for a week? 😄
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  4. Does the artwork on the books hold any sway? Were they approved by Jordan? If so there is no argument that Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve, are were cast without thought for the characters they will be portraying. Hopefully they are so talented that I forget about it... This indicates two things about the show I find very distressing. One is how much respect Judkins has for the source material, at this point it seems very little. And second is the tone the show will have. If it is more important to Judkins to have a diverse cast instead of being faithful to the source material I am worried that the tone he is going for will be less serious and more young adult, like the atrocity that is The Magicians television adaptation. It could simply be meeting a certain diversity quota. I hope it is the latter.
  5. In school this year I'm learning how to program in both C# and Python. Next year will be Java.
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  7. It's a great idea sig. and the road trip was good. There was a stop for an ice cream cone. and we had leftover pizza sauce turned into gnocchi with meat sauce and butter and Romano cheese nom when we got home. now I have a cat cuddling me and am sleepy and watching GoT. it was a good day.
  8. Yes, there should definitely be kittens mmmhmm.
  9. So, Liitha's 31, then she heads to Amador which would take at least 7-10 days of travelling on horseback. (A bit over 1000 miles at an average of 8mph if trotting. Clearly will be faster and slower at times, so I allowed for that.) If on foot, much longer. Plus however long her training takes with Con once there. I don't know where she meets Anton or where they travel to so I can't comment on that. Also don't know where Liitha's Farm is so I have no idea what the distance is from there to Baerlon with Cara...or even if they went somewhere else first. But obviously +3 weeks between their first and second meetings. How long were they captive for in the kidnapping and how long did it take them to break free? After that, given Cara knows how to create Gateways, distance becomes fairly irrelevant as far as time passing is concerned. It's just a matter of how long any actual action takes while they're in the Borderlands and, likewise, what time frame is covered by the RP's after returning to the Tower. Since they Travel back, the journey is irrelevant. I'd venture to say it can't be more than 2-3 years at most reading that over but it's going to depend if you tied any of the RP's to main timeline events; by referring to changes in the weather for example. We're mid 1001 NE now because I've tied the book year we're working on to our own year. You could always just fudge it, ignore the logistics and call her 35 as of this point in the current timeline.
  10. Oooh, excitement! I did really enjoy 12... especially Egwene's storyline.
  11. Generally exhausted, lol.... after 7 years of working a later shift (10:30 AM - 7PM) at a job I was very good at (but a little bored with) we had a bit of a shakeup. My company made a major acquisition last year that basically made my entire division redundant, and in an effort to integrate the new acquisition into our company structure, they started reassigning groups of us last month to the company they bought. I was in the "guinea pig" first group, suddenly given a new role in a new company and working a much earlier shift (7 AM - 3:30 PM) doing much more complex work. After 2 weeks of classroom training and 3 weeks of OJT, I have just finished my second week post-training and on any given day I only feel utterly baffled 5-6 times a day. And I'm a QUICK learner. Some of my team is still struggling with more basic stuff. >.>
  12. This was really hard. I didn´t even know where to start. So I picked characters from some of my favourite books. 1. Iroh - Avatar: The last airbender 2. Moiraine - WoT 3. Minerva McGonagall - HP 4. Arya - ASOIAF 5. Katara - Avatar 6. Toph - Avatar 7. Frodo - LotR 8. Bran - ASOIAF 9. Sam - ASOIAF 10. Verin - WoT 11. Loial - WoT 12. Jon Snow - ASOIAF 13. Severus Snape - HP 14. Death - Discworld 15. Rand - WoT 16. Moridin - WoT 17. Vin - Mistborn 18. Sazed - Mistborn 19. Marasi - Mistborn 20. Gollum/Smegol - LotR If you ask me tomorrow the names have probably changed. :)
  13. Of countless memorable chapters/scenes in the Wheel of Time-books (among them Dumai's Wells, the Cleansing, Egwene with the Sa'angreal at the White Tower attack, Moiraine vs Lanfear at the doorframe Ter'angreal to name a very few) the one with the 'Fall of Manetheren' is the one which touched me the most too. It gives me shivers almost thinking of it even today, having read the books - and that chapter - many times over the years. I was in fact so emotional/moved by that scene/telling and Moiraine's words those many years ago (DM ca 1999) that I sat down with inspiration and a full heart and wrote/composed a poem in tribute of it (and of Robert Jordan and the Wheel of Time) based on Moiraine's storytelling. Other oldtimers here at DM may have seen this poem which I have occasionally posted OOC in various settings (in a tribute-post to Robert Jordan for example) and which I have also used in character-RPs with my Warder-character Elessar at the site (performed by gleemen in my RPs). For newcomers to DM who have not seen or read it and may be interested, here is the tribute-poem I wrote below. ‘Rose of the Sun (The Fall of Manetheren)’ “Carrai an Ellisande!” For the honour of the Rose of the Sun! The Shield against the darkness, the Hammer weight to Stun. The Sword that could not be broken. Was shattered in the End. As valiant Manetheren, no longer could Defend. Brave fighters of the land. Fought with pride and with Heart. Under Red Eagle banner, they resisted Shadow’s Start. Until Mountain Home was taken. Noone came to their Aid. Weep for Manetheren!, all their allies were Afraid. King Aemon and his men ran to aid from Field of Blood. Countless miles they covered, daring river huge and Flood. Slaughtered beasts of Shadow. Crying battle cries of Might. “Carrai an Ellisande!” echoed everywhere in Sight. Brave warriors, brave King! They fell to Darkness’ Yoke. When Aemon husband died, Queen Eldrene’s heart Broke. Woe to the Shadow! With anger, grief and Pain. An Aes Sedai of might, she struck out like Insane. She filled herself to bursting. The Power oh so Sweet! The Sa’angreal beside her, glowed brightly with its Heat. She was an awesome figure. Her arms she lifted High. And then she threw her Balefire and Storms of Lightening Nigh! A harbinger of death. She destroyed the Shadowspawn. The messengers of Darkness disappeared from Battle’s Lawn. But her body came on fire. Flames of Saidar burned her Soul. In her agony she cried out, for Manetheren, her Goal! The destruction levelled all. Old Manetheren was Dead. The Rose of the Sun, she was gone, it was Said. But she would live forever. In many people’s Hearts. And Manetheren’s bravery, is eternal in its Parts. Oh Ellisande! Greatest Queen, we won’t Forget! Your fight against the Shadow and the death you Met. Mourn for Manetheren! The bravest place of All. Honour to the Mountain Home! Your enemies shall Fall. -written by Elessar (at DM ca 1999)
  14. Like some powerful people in WOT and real life, he was probably one thing to the commoners and another thing entirely behind closed doors. Had RJ lived, we might've gotten a worse picture of Lews but the notes probably concentrated on more important stuff. Some of the foresaken probably switched sides and then realized they were in way over their heads but it was too late by then.
  15. Yeah, they were really excellent! I enjoyed the tv-series adaptations too. To have covered all the incredible detail and intricacies of the brick-size novels the tv-adaptations would have had to have been much longer and more detailed, but I too thought they made a good job of it, presenting the essence of the books. I have also read Whirlwind (another 'brick') and enjoyed that too, as you say emotional stuff in the middle of Iranian turmoil and revolution. I also read another of his novels, Tai Pan back in the day (a kind of 'prequel' to Noble House). James Clavell was a very accomplished writer I would say, among the best out there. Of all these Shogun has meant most to me though, in part because I thought that book was particularly impressive and brilliantly written but also in part because of my special interest in Japanese culture- and history (incl. Japanese martial arts, the history of Ninjas, Geisha and more). I have read that ca 1200 page 'monster' of a book about 8 times through the years and I enjoy it just as much every time.
  16. What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?
  17. I'd love to have you but I definitely have a feeling we won't be starting before Aug. 30.
  18. *splutters* ... that's my Extra Ultra Special Mountain of Doom blend!!!!!
  19. A bunch of little things like someone telling Elaida maybe somebody will learn to make ter'angreal again, which Elayne eventually does. And Bertome thinks to himself that whatever Weiramon wants, it isn't what it seems on the surface. "Even this Tairen oaf was not that simple."
  20. Here you go, Mother. *Offers Kaf to everyone..*
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