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  1. I did several, but Tiger King wasn't among them. That type of story doesn't interest me - though I can see why it interests others. A few I watched (And recommend): - A Very Secret Service (French/dubbed into English): This was hilarious to me, but I don't think it's for everyone. It's a comedy but doesn't have a laugh track, and many of the jokes are referencing events that occurred in the Cold War around 1960 so if you're not a history buff you may a miss some of the funnier situational jokes. I am really hoping that they will get to make a 3rd season. - The Witcher. Likely doesn't require synapsis. I tried many others, but most I didn't get into. There was another one that I wanted to get into - Poldark; a British historical piece about a soldier returning to Cornwall after the American revolutionary war. The acting was excellent as well as the cinematography. I watched several episodes before realizing that it was far to soap-opera-ish for my tastes. If that's your thing, then you'd love it.
  2. That was a nice Q&A blurb, but I think he wasn't completely truthful when he stated that he's read the books... just a feeling I got when he said that he had.
  3. Great to see more fan discussion! Welcome to DM
  4. I love that the WoTonPrime series is bringing more people to the community! Welcome
  5. I think RJ wasn't referring the anything like the modern day treadmill as you are thinking of @PaigeJohnson, he was likely referring to the type the Romans used to power the lifting of a crane boom (think: water mill wheel). In that context, his usage of treadmill isn't anachronistic and not an inconsistency. While trying but failing to find a good example online of how the Romans used them, I did find this article showing that the first treadmills weren't electric: Prison Treadmills These more modern ones were invented in 1818 according to the linked article, which would be too recent for WoT.
  6. Rods of Dominion - Tar Valon Library library.tarvalon.net › title=Rods_of_Dominion May 7, 2016 - The Nine Rods of Dominion were symbols of office (December 19th, 2005) during the Age of Legends. None of the Forsaken were among the Nine Rods of Dominion. Today, the Rods are largely forgotten and some historians, although not all, believe that the Oath Rod of the Aes Sedai may be one of the Nine Rods of Dominion. https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Rods_of_Dominion I'm not sure if there is anything in the Companion or the Encyclopedia; I don't own either of them
  7. That was pretty cool. Hearing him talk about it made me feel a lot more relaxed that it is in capable hands and we'll get a/the series we want to watch!
  8. I felt the same way, wanting to know more about what each character actually did in post-Tarmon Gai'don life. I think it's normal for readers that loved the story to feel that way. That we didn't get more is (I believe in notes/instructions to Harriett) due to RJ wanting to leave things for each character standing as we last saw/knew about each characters situation. That way, each of us if free to imagine them as we like, and not be constrained to a role that the author placed them in at the end which may have made some reader dislike the ending for a particular character. To be honest, after seeing how the HBO production of Game of Thrones ended, I think RJ made a good choice (if it was RJ's decision). There were several characters in GoT that I despised how their stories came to an end.
  9. If RJ had not made any enemies strong, there wouldn't have been a real story. Imagine if all of the 'bad guys' were literally only rats, for instance. Would you have been as interested in a 14 book "epic" series where the worst enemy was a huge number of rats? I find it somewhat of an ironic complaint since most readers complain that the Forsaken were under-powered and too tame. They didn't get taken to anywhere near their potential is typically the complaint that I've read.
  10. "Bloody" definitely is British cursing, but it is so common it probably isn't considered to be a curse word anymore, I don't think it would cause offence to anyone anymore. I've never heard the English use "Flaming" as a curse word, or seen it used in written form as such. I've always felt it was purely Jordan finding a way to make his world unique. Perhaps one of our British forum-goers may confirm.
  11. I don't recall getting an exact answer from within the books, but I think Jordan implies that because Channelers touch the Source, they are revitalized/rejuvenated. At least, that is the way I've always taken it to be. I haven't ever thought to ask that question myself, much less try to look it up on this forum or elsewhere. There may be something said about this in the books when we meet one of the Channelers (Kin/Damane) that are really old but haven't been bound by the Oath Rod, which shortens the Aes Sedai's lives. More properly said as: The Oath Rod reduces the potential length of life of the Channeller.
  12. Wow, it seems to me that some people need to take a step back, take a chill pill or something similarly relaxing, and then realize that not everyone on this board is writing in their native language. Sometimes, people take offense when someone else hasn't communicated concisely enough for the hearer's/reader's liking. This often occurs when someone is trying to communicate in a language that isn't their first and possibly not even their second language.
  13. Welcome to Dragonmount! I'll check out your discussions, it's always nice to hear other's take on WoT.
  14. The books are available in audio book format, narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer. Dragonmount may have them (check the STORE), but I only saw the ebooks available. https://www.amazon.com/Eye-World-Book-Wheel-Time/dp/B00026WUO6
  15. I haven't done a re-read for a few years now so my memory of it all is a bit shaky, but I do recall that Jordan gave little bits along the way. The first and largest being from Moiraine as she instructed Egwene and then Rand. In later books, and as each channeling character has moments, you sort of learn along with them. For instance, you'll learn a lot about the male half of the source when you reach book 6. What I'm getting at is that I don't recall there ever being a top to bottom listing of how the 'One Source' works and how it is utilized. Jordan just clarified points where the story needed to be clarified with regard to the magic system. I think he did it this way so that it was a constant story, rather than a huge exposition.
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