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    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    Well, they don't have to describe fucking Whitebridge every time a new group hits the city. That'll save some time.
    Yeah, I do agree. Robert Jordan was really bad at filler, but it did help shape his world as well because it made it easier to picture what the settings are like. Thankfully all the skirt smoothing and braid pulling filler or people arguing will not impact the story at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Yeah not impressed by those visual effects. I get the whole weave thing, but it seems very clunky to just have that show up in the air. Wasn't it always described as something you can't actually SEE but more like feel through the power? Could have done that better, I think.
    I think it's both.

    I'd have to go reread some parts but I want to say Channelers using Saidar could see the weaves they used, while Saidin were stuck feeling things out alone.... or maybe it was that they're blind to each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Yeah, I do agree. Robert Jordan was really bad at filler, but it did help shape his world as well because it made it easier to picture what the settings are like. Thankfully all the skirt smoothing and braid pulling filler or people arguing will not impact the story at all.
    Yeah, the old saying about a picture being worth a 1000 words really applies here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Yeah not impressed by those visual effects. I get the whole weave thing, but it seems very clunky to just have that show up in the air. Wasn't it always described as something you can't actually SEE but more like feel through the power? Could have done that better, I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by mickybrighteyes View Post
    I think it's both.

    I'd have to go reread some parts but I want to say Channelers using Saidar could see the weaves they used, while Saidin were stuck feeling things out alone.... or maybe it was that they're blind to each other
    From what I remember, those who could use the power could see its weaves.

    Those who used Saidar could see the weaves of other Saidar user, and those of Saidin could see the weaves of other Saidin users. There were parts of the book that described newer channelers who were particularly adept/smart learning new weaves just by watching others do them, or colleagues working side by side imitating the weaves of those next to them to accomplish the same goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    From what I remember, those who could use the power could see its weaves.
    That's what I meant by "feel", sorry for being unclear. I never read it as being something that's actually visible, as in visible to anyone - but rather something that's picked up in some different kind of perception. Just like how 'reaching' in and manipulating a weave probably doesn't mean actually plunging your hands into something, it's just a metaphor for using the power to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    That's what I meant by "feel", sorry for being unclear. I never read it as being something that's actually visible, as in visible to anyone - but rather something that's picked up in some different kind of perception. Just like how 'reaching' in and manipulating a weave probably doesn't mean actually plunging your hands into something, it's just a metaphor for using the power to do it.
    Except "viewers" need to see something. The visuals are for viewers. Likely not seen by characters themselves. But who knows, we see lasers in movies all the time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbond View Post
    Except "viewers" need to see something. The visuals are for viewers. Likely not seen by characters themselves. But who knows, we see lasers in movies all the time..
    Oh I get that, I'm just not sure I agree with the choice to do it like that. You could have shots from the perception of users, for example, to highlight what's going on - and only show the visible effects otherwise. But I totally get that's a subjective preference - I like things understated instead of overdramatized and laden with CGI. Other people may prefer the visual spectacle, even if it's not in line with the books. That's a legitimate aesthetic choice a show can make, and I don't have to like it

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    They have recasted Mat for Season 2

    https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/...178591749?s=19

    "EXCLUSIVE: EXCLUSIVE: A major character on Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television’s high-profile fantasy series #TheWheelOfTime, headlined by Rosamund Pike, is being recast for Season 2"

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    Is it just me or does Donal Finn look a bit like Orlando Bloom?

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    Appearance-wise he looks to be a better fit.

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    No word on why he bailed from the show after just one season - you' have though there would be some form of contractual obligations for a project this big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    No word on why he bailed from the show after just one season - you' have though there would be some form of contractual obligations for a project this big.
    Contracts have exit clauses, too. It's not like they can FORCE someone to be an actor; or, conversely, it's not like an actor can force them to let them keep a role.

    We don't know why it was recast yet. Maybe the actor wasn't a good fit. Maybe the actor was dissatisfied with something. Maybe it's some unfortunate situation like they have cancer and a year left to live or whatever. Who knows. Could be anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus View Post
    No word on why he bailed from the show after just one season - you' have though there would be some form of contractual obligations for a project this big.
    Like Stuart Townsend "leaving" LOTR?

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    When I this coming out again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    When I this coming out again?
    3 first episodes releases on 19th November

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    anyone know if Season 1 is covering just the first book? I heard it might cover aspects from Book 2 and 3. Maybe some things shuffled around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreuger View Post
    They have recasted Mat for Season 2

    https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/...178591749?s=19

    "EXCLUSIVE: EXCLUSIVE: A major character on Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television’s high-profile fantasy series #TheWheelOfTime, headlined by Rosamund Pike, is being recast for Season 2"
    I tried to find an update that explains why, and no surprise there is no new information for the reason Barney Harris left. I have to say, at first blush, and completely subjective, Barney looks like a spoiled douche bag, at least in his pictures - that face you kinda want to punch, if that makes sense in a ephemeral way. Whereas Donal Finn looks a little more grounded. Please don't beat me up for that - I know it defines the word subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    anyone know if Season 1 is covering just the first book? I heard it might cover aspects from Book 2 and 3. Maybe some things shuffled around
    Sanderson talks a bit about it here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvt-...andonSanderson

    But mostly book 1 with as you said, something from bok 2/3 aswell to set up season2 and on

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    I tried to find an update that explains why, and no surprise there is no new information for the reason Barney Harris left. I have to say, at first blush, and completely subjective, Barney looks like a spoiled douche bag, at least in his pictures - that face you kinda want to punch, if that makes sense in a ephemeral way. Whereas Donal Finn looks a little more grounded. Please don't beat me up for that - I know it defines the word subjective.
    Liked him in the Witcher so Im not sad about the recasting, eventhough its not ideal to have to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreuger View Post
    3 first episodes releases on 19th November
    Thanks!!!

    I hope Rosamund Pike pulls off Morarine well. Or the show will be meh for me.

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    Matt is supposed to look exactly like a mischievous rogue, belying his superlative military genius.

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