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2RiversFan

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  1. I've been watching it since about 2018. I almost stopped in 2020, didn't think that season (4) was as good, but season 5 has pulled me back in deeply. It really is a very well written and acted series.
  2. My vote was more towards what I want to see rather than believing that's what it will turn out to be.
  3. Prayers for your journey and your family!
  4. 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
  5. 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. Y
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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 Witch
  12. 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.
  13. Great to see more fan discussion! Welcome to DM
  14. I love that the WoTonPrime series is bringing more people to the community! Welcome
  15. 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 articl
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. "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.
  21. 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 l
  22. 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.
  23. Welcome to Dragonmount! I'll check out your discussions, it's always nice to hear other's take on WoT.
  24. 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
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