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Khizan
Jul 30, 2013



If you haven't read New Spring yet, Tor's giving it away as their free ebook of the month until 9/21.

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Sublimer
Sep 20, 2007
get yo' game up


Calenth, I read your posts. Those stories are so cool and Iím insanely jealous. I know someone already asked you for more several years ago, but Iíd still love to hear more. Did you ever partake in the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and/or pipe collecting with him?

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Hieronymous Alloy posted:

There are two alternate canonically valid interpretations of loial





I hope they do Loial as a muppet. Trollics and everything else can be CGI, but I need all ogiers to be muppets.

Im actually pretty excited for an abridged version of the WOT because there is a shitload of fat that can get cut out, looking at you Valan Luca.

Also, I really hope they flesh out the Black Tower more. I still feel like it was one of the biggest missed opportunities in the series, especially before the cleansing of Saidin.

I also wonder how they're gonna work in New Spring, they definitely can't do it first.


Oh, and they better loving give cameos to Micheal Kramer and Kate Reading

The Glumslinger fucked around with this message at 04:04 on Sep 18, 2019

mossyfisk
Nov 8, 2010

FF0000


I'd be 100% okay with all non-humans in the show being done by the Henson company.

Stormangel
Sep 28, 2001
No, I'm not a girl.

The Glumslinger posted:

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I also wonder how they're gonna work in New Spring, they definitely can't do it first.


My guess would be as interludes after Moiraine "dies" to keep her in the series until the end.

cryptoclastic
Jul 3, 2003

The Jesus


Reading everyoneís spoilers has made me realize I remember very little about the end of the series. I did a reread leading up to the last book, and then havenít touched them again after finishing it. Maybe Iíll start a reread again soon.

Atlas Hugged
Mar 12, 2007


Put your arms around me,
fiddly digits, itchy britches
I love you all


I'm doing a reread for the first time since the last book came out and holy wow is the style so different. But I'm echoing what's been said here or in the other thread and there's literally nothing to suggest that anyone is Caucasian in the village except for Rand. Everyone is described as dark in tone and complexion, dark hair, dark eyes. Rand is marked as the odd man out and no one seems particularly bothered by it but some lovely Coplins and Congars who get punched in the face for it and it's never brought up in Rand's childhood again.

VAGENDA OF MANOCIDE
Aug 1, 2004

whoa, what just happened here?





College Slice

By fantasy default most people still think they're European dark, so like, still white.

Democratic Pirate
Feb 17, 2010



No no itís their aura thatís dark, not their skin

Mad Hamish
Jun 15, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.




MORE TAXES WHEN posted:

That sounds great, cool that you had the chance to interact with him! I guess I should trawl that thread.

This last part though, the anime structure - I'm but an old retired weeb, so I'm not sure if I'm too young or too old for that similarity to become apparent, but I can't really see it. Like, what specific elements are you referring to with this? The way it kind of bounces around between the giant cast?

Read the sword fight Rand has with the Seanchan dude in Falme. It's anime as all hell, they practically yell the names of their attacks before they make them.

Mad Hamish fucked around with this message at 12:58 on Sep 20, 2019

aparmenideanmonad
Jan 28, 2004
Balls to you and your way of mortal opinions - you don't exist anyway!

Fun Shoe

Mad Hamish posted:

Read the sword fight Rad has with the Seanchan dude in Falme. It's anime as all hell, they practically yell the names of their attacks before they make them.

I agree that it's anime as all hell, but I always pinned that on a mutual influence - that being actual Kung Fu/wushu/asian martial arts in general as well as the film and fiction that dramatized them to the American public in the mid 20th century.

Submarine Sandpaper
May 27, 2007



I recall reading that the sword scenes are legit sword techniques

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




I assumed all the sword techniques were funny made up names.

ONE YEAR LATER
Apr 13, 2004

Fry old buddy, it's me, Bender!


Oven Wrangler

It's probably both. They're clearly descriptive names of sword techniques but it's up to the reader to imagine what Parting the Silk or Heron Wading in the Rushes look like.

Hieronymous Alloy
Jan 30, 2009


Why! Why!! Why must you refuse to accept that Dr. Hieronymous Alloy's Genetically Enhanced Cream Corn Is Superior to the Leading Brand on the Market!?!



Morbid Hound

MORE TAXES WHEN posted:


This last part though, the anime structure - I'm but an old retired weeb, so I'm not sure if I'm too young or too old for that similarity to become apparent, but I can't really see it. Like, what specific elements are you referring to with this? The way it kind of bounces around between the giant cast?

Just off the top of my head:

Galad is bishounen

Avienda is tsundere

Tar Valon is a school for magical girls

Rand has three girlfriends, color-coded: one blonde, one redhead, and one brunette

The series took twenty-three years to finish


that's just off the top of my head

Stormangel
Sep 28, 2001
No, I'm not a girl.

Hieronymous Alloy posted:

Tar Valon is a school for magical girls

That has lesbian/Yuri subtext

NinjaDebugger
Apr 22, 2008


Stormangel posted:

That has lesbian/Yuri subtext

You can practically hear the OOOOOHOHOHOHOHO to this day.

Hieronymous Alloy
Jan 30, 2009


Why! Why!! Why must you refuse to accept that Dr. Hieronymous Alloy's Genetically Enhanced Cream Corn Is Superior to the Leading Brand on the Market!?!



Morbid Hound

Stormangel posted:

That has lesbian/Yuri subtext

please we call them "pillow friends"

edit: oh, every magic user has a literal numeric power level; the protagonist has the maximum power level

Hieronymous Alloy fucked around with this message at 22:27 on Sep 19, 2019

Mat Cauthon
Jan 2, 2006

The more tragic things get, the more I feel like laughing.

Fallen Rib

Stormangel posted:

That has lesbian/Yuri subtext

Subtext?

Brolander
Oct 20, 2008

i am but a vessel

Been waiting for this thread to pop up. I don't know about this Rafe guy. Casting is fine, it was funny to see, almost invariably, some Slavic-sounding last name dude bemoaning the Forced Diversification. There are a couple of physical things other than skin color that don't feel right to me, but they are minor. I have a pretty strong emotional connection to these books and characters, so I at least hope we get something adequate if not spectacular. I was always on the "Make it an Epic Anime " train.

Mostly I just hope the Seanchan sound like Texans and not the weird thing the (very good) audiobooks did.

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





Hieronymous Alloy posted:

Just off the top of my head:

Galad is bishounen

Avienda is tsundere

Tar Valon is a school for magical girls

Rand has three girlfriends, color-coded: one blonde, one redhead, and one brunette

The series took twenty-three years to finish


that's just off the top of my head

There is literally a thing in it called Sean-chan

SerSpook
Feb 13, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Sean-chan is so dreamy.

Plorkyeran
Mar 21, 2007

Plorky Pig, let's get that Maria+Holic typesetting done yeah? You're starting to develop the requtation of lazy and slow, so ammend that for your own sake



I donít think it ever outright says that pillow friends have sex so I guess itís kinda subtext.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009



Plorkyeran posted:

I don’t think it ever outright says that pillow friends have sex so I guess it’s kinda subtext.

If it was a straight couple you wouldn't say the relationship was subtext

Torrannor
Apr 27, 2013

---FAGNER---
TEAM-MATE


Hieronymous Alloy posted:

Just off the top of my head:

Galad is bishounen

Avienda is tsundere

Tar Valon is a school for magical girls

Rand has three girlfriends, color-coded: one blonde, one redhead, and one brunette

The series took twenty-three years to finish


that's just off the top of my head

There must be an anime term for Gawyn's particular strand of stupidity.

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009



Torrannor posted:

There must be an anime term for Gawyn's particular strand of stupidity.

Protagonist

fauna
Dec 6, 2018

by Reene


i have decided to murder robert jordan

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers

Death of the author indeed

Rumda
Nov 3, 2009



fauna posted:

i have decided to murder robert jordan

Can I borrow your time machine when you've finished with it?

fauna
Dec 6, 2018

by Reene


Rumda posted:

Can I borrow your time machine when you've finished with it?
it can only be used once

Flesnolk
Apr 11, 2012



https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3643994

Brolander
Oct 20, 2008

i am but a vessel


drat, it's impossible to like more than one kind of thing, you've really opened my eyes

fauna
Dec 6, 2018

by Reene


it is done. he is dead

GlassEye-Boy
Jul 12, 2001


VAGENDA OF MANOCIDE posted:

In terms of economy of storytelling they could parcel out his impact to the other characters, but I sincerely hope not because the infinitely layered onion that is the badassery of Thom Merrilin is one of the pure joys of the books.


How popular are do-over fantasies in general? I guess there's a distinction in really bad wish-fulfillment where the character goes back in time to fix specific things, bone their sister, and get rich off the stock market, but the WoT one is a lot more philosophical than that. Also, Rand bones a distant/distaff cousin.

Do over fantasies are huge in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese media, mostly recently in web comics and litnovels.

Plorkyeran
Mar 21, 2007

Plorky Pig, let's get that Maria+Holic typesetting done yeah? You're starting to develop the requtation of lazy and slow, so ammend that for your own sake


Rumda posted:

If it was a straight couple you wouldn't say the relationship was subtext

There wouldnít be a cutesy euphemism involved if it was a straight couple.

How are u
May 19, 2005

I AM A PIECE OF SHIT IGNORE ME

Ask me about defending a xenophobic pants-shitting racist rapist


Well gently caress. I got into these books in undergrad like 12 years ago and now this thread has caused me to buy The Eye of the World on kindle.

Here's to the $130 I'm inevitably going to spend on that poo poo over the next year.

seaborgium
Aug 1, 2002

"Nothing a shitload of bleach won't fix"


How are u posted:

Well gently caress. I got into these books in undergrad like 12 years ago and now this thread has caused me to buy The Eye of the World on kindle.

Here's to the $130 I'm inevitably going to spend on that poo poo over the next year.

I'm planning on skipping books 6-9 myself, and probably a good bit of 5 if necessary. There's wiki summaries if I just can't handle it.

calandryll
Apr 25, 2003

Ask me where I do my best drinking!



Pillbug

Book 6 is the worst one to skip. It probably has the best last quarter of a book with Dumai's Well.

RC Cola
Aug 1, 2011

Dovie'andi se tovya sagain





6 is good. Skip 8-10 if you are going to skip anything

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Tahirovic
Feb 25, 2009


Fun Shoe

As bad as it makes this series look, we probably should compile a list of chapters worth reading in books 7,8,9 and 10.

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