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  1. From Maria's statement : " RJ Did have a list of actors he said the characters resembled" I will take Sandrson's tact and say the changes due to Rafe's own vision. And as Sandrson also said its okay to disagee with another person's vision when looking at changes in an adaptation. I just simply think that due to the isolation of the Two Rivers and therefore the necessary inbreeding that occured over 2 thousand years having a racially diverse cast of Emmond's Fielder's is a step too far. Also the actor chosen to portray Perrin may be large but he has nowhere near t
  2. No such list exists. However in 2014 his notes which given to the Universty of Charleston revealed that he based certain characters on well known actors. Egwene was based on an 18 year old Audrey Hepburn. Nyneave on a young Jacqueline Bisset and Perrin on a young Val Kilmer. He did not intend that this actors play the charcters in any future production instead he based his descriptions of the characters generally on how these actors looked. "There is lots of sex and lots of nudity. There is torture, rape and, graphic violence." All those things are obviusly in Wh
  3. The books do not say the Emmon's Fielders have dark skin. By Elaida's actions it's obvious they have darker skin tones then Rand's ginger look. However, just about everyone thought that they were as dark as a typical mediterranian person in our day. Think Spaniard, Italian, Greek, or light skin Arab but not obvioulsy black.
  4. "Siuan's in particular would be problematic for modern audiences." ? "To say that her and Siuan could be lovers does not mean that they are spending any more time together on the show than in the books. This is obviously a path they want to go down, so, to me, emphasising an element already there, and with a character whose own romance is tacked on at the end, makes more sense than just making someone like Egwene gay, whose relationship intertwines with other events in the books." I think it would be truer to the books for Moraine and Siuan to be bisexual,
  5. And to be honest a good portion of the first books focused on Moraine (and on Egewene and Nynaive) and a large portion of the all the books centered on the doings of female characters. If you are going to be faithful to the story as written by Jordon (and finished by Sanderson on Jordon's notes) the series is going to have to focus on both the Three male Ta'varen male characters but also on the significant female characters that are the focus of many of the subplots in the books. Further, since the all the scripts and plot lines that have been written or discussed by the showrunners essential
  6. Seems to me that most of the things that are mentioned on the list simply can not be cut. actually the only things that might be reasonable are" " number of AS is limited to <10 number of Fs is limited to <3 number of WOs is limited to <3 I do not think that the numbers actual numbers are accurate but limiting then actual number of AS,Fs or WO's that actually get air time vs those that appear in the books is a likely neccessity. The suggestion that material covered in any book after LOC has to be cut is simply stupid. You have to hav
  7. Yia I read the same story I have also read other stories that in their agreement with Sony they gave up all control. The Execative Producer credit is common in the business where an entity has onwed a property sells control of it but keeps a financial interest. It's sort of a consolidation price to save face. It's the same for Harriot and Jordon's estate by the way. They get a credit and have a financial interest but no real say on how the tv series is shaped. Usually when an author or previous owner of a literary property retains real control over the shape and content of a production its pro
  8. "That Red Eagle is Involved" Where exactly is that from, from what I saw Red Eagle while retaining an interest in the property basicly sold control of the property to Sony?
  9. I think the Official Anouncement has already been made and quoted in the article you cited. The "Official Announcment" would be the Announcment by Amazon entertainment. Any announcement from Harriet or team Jordon might be valuable especially if it went into a facet of the production that has not yet been disclosed but it would not constitue the "Official Announcment as Harriet and Team Jordon are only tangentally associated with the proposed series. They long ago sold off the rights to the series and have no veto power or likely any real way to effect the shape and direction of the series (wh
  10. Frankly it's not surprising in this day an age for a writer in a pop medium to stress the woman centric aspects of WOT especially as the writer appears not to actually be aware of the content of the entire series but from the description her knwledge of the series seems to based on having skimmed a synopsis of the first book. I am not at all worried about her ignorence. If the showrunner or writer had written the article then I would be more worried. Instead she seems to have clipped statements from the showrunner that support her rather shallow understanding of the story. That bugs me but d
  11. It will be an Amazon production and geared to it's American audience (in both Amazon's and HBO's case their audience is worldwide but if their American audience fails to materializethe economics become problematic. So American sensibilities will likely prevail over European or Asian attitudes towards sex and violence. Thus figure male nudity to about the same extent as in HBO's Game of Thrones with likely the same type of imbalance with showing male and female nudity and a rather large focus on the bloodier parts of the novels (The Dumai Wells battle will be particularly spectacular for it's b
  12. If you have Faile then Perrin is definately in. How do you do her story line without her having a love interest? The fact that the Three boys seperate early on in the story means that it would be almost impossible to have Faile be involved with either Matt or Rand. Plus, the whole wolf brother thing seems to be much easier to pull off on screen then other aspects of the "magic" in WOT. Although the whole transgender thing can be explored with the Forsaken that are reincarnated in the bodies of members of the opposite sex!
  13. Think you guys are missing the point. From what I gathered from what the author said Avi is not being cut nor turned into a dude. What likely will happen is that Sister Wives relationship will be a springboard to have Avi and Elayne in a Lesbion relationship. The concept was alluded to in the actual books with at one point two of the wives women basicly betting on who a Third wise woman that was involved in a Sister wife relationship seek out when returning home her husband or her sister wife. I see nothing particularly wrong with developiong a relationship between Avi and Elayne
  14. cubarey@outlook.com and I accept

    1. Krakalakachkn


      idk man, maybe check your spam folder? 

  15. It looks like a California Book tour. You have Chicago as the only city in the Midwest and Raleigh and Mount Pleasant as the only stops in the south and no stops at all in the Northeast!
  16. True enough except that the SJW's still tout them as THE SCI-FI/Fantasy Award. It's a bit said as at one time when Sci-fi.fantasy was a minor gendre it was the Award but by the late 1960's early 1970's it became increasingly the toy of the SJW's who hand it out to each other on the bases of hw PC they can be.
  17. Well Jordon was ex-military Shaara's The Killer Angels was a major influence military writers so it would not be surprising if Jordon would have read Shaara nor that he was influenced (possibly subconsciously) by his writing but that could be said of many writers that were influential at or just prior to Jordon beggiining work on WOT.
  18. I would only recommend this series to serious readers. The plot is immensely complicated and characters multiply as the series goes on. If you are not into detail and not a focused reader the series will be a waste of time. If however, you are willing to put the time and attention the series can be quite gratifying. In my estimation its without peer for complexity and political intrigue, but individual characters prove to be less significant then the overall plot progression.
  19. Not an original Jenn Aiel but one of the original AS that directed the Jenn. She never died but went into hybernation, was awakened shortly after water was brought back to Rhuidian and is nafariously returning to her role in directing the Aeil. Either that or just another creator figure that RJ wanted put in to play with our heads
  20. Trying to finish the Malazan Book of the Fallen series (on the 9th of the original 10 books). The most frustrating series I have ever had the pleasure to read. Could of rivaled WOT in my eyes if a decent editor would have been employed.
  21. Lord of the Rings, Dune series, Dickens, Crime and Punishment, The Gambler, The Old Man and the Sea, Don Quixote, everything from Faulkner, Everything by Edgar Allen Poe, W.E.B. Griffin's American military series's. Jane Austin, could go on but that is a good smattering of what I like.
  22. Really liked the first 4 books, the shifting focus thereafter left me less then happy with books 5-6, having a really hard time getting excited enough to read the 7th book.
  23. My guess is that its a term that is included in RJ's notes but RJ never used in one of the books and Brandon picked it up in order to meat out the scene and in the minor Hand member that uses it a back story ( an ex-gleeman from the borderlands- who else would likely know an archane and little used title)..
  24. "And one that pretty much all the major characters got without trying. " Outside of Rand and Lan who else killed an Eyeless in single combat? Maybe Thom Merlin in the first book (although its not clear that he actually killed him) but who else?
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