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  1. Elaida points out Rand's skin color is different from other Two Rivers people when she pulls his sleeve back. (It's obvious she knew what she'd find based on his height and hair color).
  2. Yep. Basically the Aiel are the most pale people in the world when they aren't constantly in the sun, and Rand thinks to himself Aviendha is really pale where the sun doesn't hit her. A paragraph from the book saying that Emond's Fielders are darker than Rand where the sun doesn't touch doesn't show that the Emond's Fielders aren't White, given EVERYONE has darker skin than non tan Aiel. That's like saying anything warmer than an ice cube is on fire. On the flip side, there is no definitive statement showing they are all Caucasian/White, either. So the TV show can really do whatever they want depending on their interpretation, or they can just pick the best actors regardless. My only thing is Rand needs to look different from any of the people in that area, so hopefully none of them have red hair and they dye his hair red.
  3. I think it'd be better if Mat looked a little more like the other 3 but as long as Rand is the only redhead, and the rest of the Aiel are redheads, it doesn't matter a whole lot.
  4. What a disaster that would have been.
  5. I don't know why I keep thinking about it or why I think it relates, but in Deathly Hallows I when Hermione is telling the story of the Hallows, they made a cartoon out of it and it worked great. When I think of scenes like the box, I think they can actually visualize the power. Not as weaves coming from Rand but kind of how I pictured it in my mind when reading it. The knots aren't seen but they could show them somehow, in a Sci-Fi way. Or maybe even show the Aes Sedai in some cloudy/hazy bad ass looking way as he defeats them. Then show him in the box straining, then the chest explodes.
  6. I think they will make a huge deal out of the procession of Logain and the Aes Sedai and that would be enough. Especially if it's the first introduction of Aes Sedai besides Moiraine. The idea of the Aes Sedai changed a lot once we knew more than one of them. But yes they can add in some back story as well, maybe make us aware that Siuan exists.
  7. Someone made a good post on this in one of the bigger threads that was much more thorough, but I thought it would make a good topic on its own. Most of my guesses are going to be short and sweet. We have titles for episodes 1-4 and 6 so far. 101. Leavetaking - I'm hoping this will be a longer episode, at least an hour and a half. Seems like a lot of time should be spent introducing the main characters, but clearly by the end of the episode they must either be fleeing the Two Rivers or, possibly but less likely, fleeing the farm and heading to the Two Rivers. 102. Shadow's Waiting - Seems pretty obvious 103: A Place of Safety - Arrival in Baerlon 104: The Dragon Reborn - Traveling to Caemlyn - maybe we hear a bunch about Logain and to Rand he will seem to be the Dragon Reborn. Could also have some of the channeling Rand is unaware of doing, so the title is actually about him. 105: Unknown - Arrival in Caemlyn 106: The Flame of Tar Valon - Rand sees all of the Aes Sedai parading/escorting Logain through the streets. He meets Elaida at the palace, then Moiraine shows up. This would be a good episode to learn some extra stuff about the White Tower and Aes Sedai. They leave Caemlyn at the end of the episode. I've seen people use this episode's title as evidence they'll fit 2 books into 1 season and this is Siuan's arrival to Fal Dara. I find it far more likely this is just where we see a lot of Aes Sedai and learn a lot about them, and the flame will be on their cloaks of course.
  8. This nails my feelings on it. I don't think anyone should feel guilty or think it's privilege thinking the characters are Caucasian, or argue that because some of the actors aren't Caucasian that the book characters MUST be non-Caucasian too and they were wrong all along. The books don't explicitly state either way, and there are several examples of RJ complaining about height and eye color and hair color in the artwork. He never complained about his main characters being whitewashed - I would think that would have pissed him off. To me, it doesn't matter who they cast for the TV show as long as they nail the characterization, and I'm more excited about the show now than ever. But there's nothing wrong with merely thinking RJ intended those book characters to be Caucasian. Where people go wrong is getting pissed off that the actors are not Caucasian or getting pissed off at people who interpret them as not Caucasian, or obsessing over it, or accusing people who think they're Caucasian of being racist just for thinking they're Caucasian.
  9. I find it odd that in a conversation about TV rating you bring these up. These would barely be PG-13. We don't *see* Egwene's torture. Rand is fully clothed, just suffering. Rating is usually for visuals, not for tragic horrible crap that isn't gory.
  10. I don't think anyone thinks Min should be cut. People are just being realistic and trying to think of possibilities for what the TV show might do, and Min has been mentioned because Rafe said Rand isn't going to have 3 women. I don't think that means those characters won't be there, though. If Min isn't the woman they choose for Rand, she can still be one of his best friends. And having her in the show makes sense because she brings suspense with the negative things she predicts. Loial is much more likely to be cut because although he is a beloved character the main parts of the story can be told without him, and because of the difficulties bringing him on screen would add. The cost might outweigh the benefits with that character.
  11. I think you covered that the time period that closely resembles WoT times had violence, but the time period that resembles GoT is even worse. My thoughts on the general topic of rating are that in WoT more of the gory details are glossed over. In GoT we get details of seemingly ever awful thing that happens.
  12. Hey, stupid people do exist in real life ?
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