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  1. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get into the NFL this year. It just didn't interest me at all, even my team that I've followed for over 50 years. I think in future years, 2020 will be remembered as a crucial point in history for so many reasons. ...and if we haven't had enough proof already, here's more proof that we may not have any future: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless
  2. Hi Joey, Welcome to Dragonmount. The Wheel of Time is an incredible series that has many devoted fans, many of which you may meet here. The Whitecloaks havve no real authority, at best it is nostalgic authority from people remembering 1000 years before during the time of Artur Hawkwing. You''ll learn about Hawkwing later in book two I believe (I haven't reread in a while, can't remember where you get his story right now). Other than that, it is merely a might makes right situation. The Aes Sedai do have a recognized authority in most countries, but not all. You'll learn more about that as you get further into the series. Hawkwing hated Aes Sedai, so also the Whitecloaks hate them. They (whitecloaks) consider Aes Sedai as darkfriends.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Great to see more fan discussion! Welcome to DM
  11. I love that the WoTonPrime series is bringing more people to the community! Welcome
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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!
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