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  1. Thanks for describing how your theory about how saidin and saidar wouldn't be kept separate by Jordan ultimately failed. It reminds the reader about one of the main themes of the series, which is: division doesn't help, and unity includes everyone to create a tapestry, a complete whole. He alludes to this in the forces of light and dark as well as male and female. As a person who knows both my own light and darkness I could argue that the dual states don't really exist because I experience both day to day. And life is a mix of the two. Jordan intended the point to be made clear: that humans need both dark and light to be whole. He also argues that people need both male and female energy to be whole; to accomplish the biggest feats of power. His vision was one of transmutation and togetherness, of bringing the whole to fruition instead of picking it apart in division. The forsaken represent the latter. They want to keep people's minds divided, focused on differences not similarities. Readers are free to interpret the series as they wish but it'd be a shame if they overlook the existing themes of togetherness to focus on the divisiveness of exclusion. I set my counter argument to you, writer: which is that the show should not try to shoehorn concessions to modern fashion in this theme, but rather doubles down on carrying the message of inclusivity no matter the current circumstances of our world. The wheel weaves as it wills, not as I will it to. Nynaeve isn't an aberration because she's strong, nor is she not feminine, nor is she stereotypically male. She's just an individual with enough power and self awareness to be herself, and her motive is to help others. That motive makes her a productive member of society and of use to the wheel, regardless of her sexuality, gender etc. The wheel weaves a universe and populates it with diversity to tell a story. I can't agree that the show should tackle stereotyoes using its own voice because RJ had already done so, and I'd prefer the show to authentically convey his ideas of unity instead of trying to concede to fashion.
  2. You've never heard my rendition of Turtle Dove (Ralph Vaughan Williams) :)
  3. I mentioned it after seeing it in articles, posts, news alerts and main page headlines on this site. Saying I'm the only one who mentioned it is incorrect. Sony would not have publisiced them acting as producier if they were not signed up as producers. That does not guarantee the show will get made; it merely indicates there are producers attached to it. I'd have thought this was self evident yet here I am pointing it out to you. The 'evidence' you seek is in the news posts described above, where it mentioned by name those who would be producing this show. I made no attempt to portray anyone as wonderful; that was your own interpretation. I think most people will be content to trust in the outcome and see what transpires during the show's production and I do count myself among those (for future reference).
  4. Wouldn't have thought it mattered if he was a good boy scout and can perform the requisite Hail Mary's. What should matter here is having deep pockets which, as he's still strongly affiliated to Sony, he seems to have. He only has what he steals. He blew through the money he inherited and moved on to theft and fraud, It's not like he's changed his ways. He's in ongoing litigations for the same things. He was a poor choice, as bad as red eagle, and it makes me really wonder what kind of legal advice the estate gets. Not sure how being affiliated with Sony means anything, or he the supposed depth of his pockets changes the fact that he's a con man but whatever. As mentioned already, he can provide the financial backing for the project to succeed and even get off the ground.
  5. Wouldn't have thought it mattered if he was a good boy scout and can perform the requisite Hail Mary's. What should matter here is having deep pockets which, as he's still strongly affiliated to Sony, he seems to have.
  6. Radar was founded in 1982 through its origin at Interscope Communications. Radar is headed by Ted Field, a proven and respected icon in the entertainment industry with a 30 year plus career as a creative and business executive in movies, music, television and digital media. Radar and its management team have produced over 60 feature films that have generated over $7 Billion in revenue, and is considered one of the industry’s top Producers. For updates on our current release slate please refer to www.imdb.com http://www.radarpictures.com/#
  7. This. TV is a different medium than books, so writing style doesn't have a lot to do with the end result. That said, I'd not mind if they skipped him when it comes to WoT. He already has too many things on his plate and I'd like to see the series finished someday, even though my enjoyment of it has waned significantly since the first book. I think WoT has quite the potential to be a good series, but its success will owe to more than one element in the whole process :) Agreed. He would definitely do it properly, though. :p
  8. Where has he done this outside of aSoIaF? See above; also mentioned in the link is that he's been writing for TV since 1984.
  9. People in this thread don't seem to realise that GRRM is a top-notch editor and screenplay artist. You don't need to enjoy his books, writing or abilities to appreciate the experience he has in adapting fantasy books for the TV screen... He's probably the best in the world at that today. Also, a WoT TV series might have more in common with a Napoleonic series than a LoTR or GoT series...
  10. Get George R.R. Martin (or his crew) to help with the screenplays.
  11. Moridin is obviously a double agent, he knows that in order to win the game and capture/kill the Fisher he has to play both sides or risk a war of attrition that reduces his chances of success. That's why he's ruling the black tower, masquerading as Taim, and yet still helps or hinders Rand as he sees fit.
  12. Ohh, *chortle chortle*; we're all so glad you're here to get the jokes for us.
  13. Elayne is one of my favourite characters. She's positive, bright, ambitious, sexy and funny. She's been told she'll inherit the throne of Andor and this is why she puts on airs. When she first arrives back to the palace and Birgitte is telling her she needs bodyguards, Elayne blushes because no-one should see a queen being disagreed with. That sort of thing exasperates her, and she uses intelligence to plot revenge against people that do it to her, but always with a wink and a glint in her eye. RJ is sure to humiliate her soon after though: she's attacked by 3 men, 1 with a poisoned dagger, and Birgitte insists on a bodyguard of 20. Elayne again gets her back by promoting a womanising Lt to Cpt - knowing that he might unsettle her all-female bodyguards and thereby irritate Birgitte too. :) She's someone that accepts her duties without question, genuinely considers the needs of the 'less fortunate' and capitalises every step of the way. An impressive young queen!
  14. Luckers is an admin on this site and it seems to me that he abused this privelege by setting forth, in public, a problem he has with a book writer. Luckers took a twitter post personally and used his site admin priveleges to air his anger. Not impressive. He then locked the thread once Mr Sanderson made clear the fact that his twitter comment wasn't aimed at Luckers. Luckers, either get some distance or take a holiday, or risk making further errors of diplomacy where your ego overpowers your objectivity. Your complaint reeked of someone trying to take advantage of their status as a consumer. Are you not aware that suppliers placate consumers? What purpose did your thread really serve? You do not speak for me or any other 'WoT fan' and this is a post I'm writing to make that clear, no matter what you choose to do to the thread.
  15. They nerfed channelers for balance reasons in the d20 game. The OP has a far better interpretation.
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