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  1. I gave up HBO after GoT ended (would have been happier if I'd given it up before the final season). This does sound interesting though. I'll have to wait until Netflix or another streamer picks it up.
  2. They nailed Cenn Buie and Daise Conger - according to what I always imagined them to look like. The only small complaint I'd have from seeing these is that Michael Tuahine is quite less rotund than I've always expected him to be.
  3. Yes! Besides, I wouldn't waste Malcolm's talent on a throwaway role. Be'lal literally dies like a bitch. Famous last words: "No..." I can see Malcolm as Thom Merrilin, though. Come on guys, while Sean Bean's characters do get killed often in fantasy series, he's still too good of an actor to put in a throwaway role. Honestly, I think he could be a great Ishamael/Moridin, but I think that role has already been cast.
  4. I haven't been high in over 30 years, it wasn't the herbs Imlad. I'm not trying to mock or be rude by saying this, it was just pretty hard to understand. But having said that, my best guess is that @death masks bravery is trying to say is something about how a movie can attain symmetry / balance if the characters are introduced in the correct atmosphere/scenery. Doing so makes it more poignant and pulls the audience in deeper. If that is what his point was, I agree.
  5. Wow, they seem understated to me, yet still intricate. I really like those... My only question is why they didn't take one final (logical) step and make the front cover more in line with the most predominate storyline within that particular book. For instance, why have Mat's ashandarei the cover for book 9? Wouldn't Fires of Heaven or Knife of Dreams have been more appropriate? The Laurel crown would obviously been better suited to book 7, right?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Great to see more fan discussion! Welcome to DM
  9. I love that the WoTonPrime series is bringing more people to the community! Welcome
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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