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So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony I am still not even remotely making this up

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:33 PM

Of course, just as there is a valid reason why randy poor thor did his challenge fully clothed while the hot lady morraine had to run in the nip
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:34 PM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 04 October 2019 - 12:33 PM, said:

View PostTsundoku, on 04 October 2019 - 10:47 AM, said:

This isn't misogyny, he just couldn't write anything to do with women well at all. IMHO


Thank you. I get sick of the "misogyny" argument being thrown up in relation to any criticism of Jordan's handling of female characters. The dude was just straight up bad at it, and it's perfectly valid to say and feel that.

Also, speaking as a female with hair long enough to braid, who does in fact do so on occasion - I can promise I don't spend my day tugging it whenever I'm annoyed. That nonsense will give you the mother of all headaches after a while! Posted Image



What's your opinion on a well turned calve? Gets you all hot and bothered I should imagine
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:03 PM

View PostMacros, on 04 October 2019 - 12:34 PM, said:

What's your opinion on a well turned calve? Gets you all hot and bothered I should imagine


Well, I mean you've got me there. I get all flustered and have to put the embroidery down...
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:19 PM

View PostMacros, on 04 October 2019 - 12:33 PM, said:

Of course, just as there is a valid reason why randy poor thor did his challenge fully clothed while the hot lady morraine had to run in the nip


Ever read your post back and thought "I really didn't write in the post what I meant in my head"? I just did that.

Fair enough - I didn't make my point very well at all there, apologies. There are definitely examples, the above being a brazen one - but not everything I cringe at with the women is problematic. Some of it is just bad, a la braid tugging.

Fourteen books... plenty of room for both (and doesn't Jordan make ample use of it...)

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:43 PM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 04 October 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 04 October 2019 - 12:34 PM, said:

What's your opinion on a well turned calve? Gets you all hot and bothered I should imagine


Well, I mean you've got me there. I get all flustered and have to put the embroidery down...


You could just straighten your skirts. And stare icily at someone.
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:05 PM

View PostAbyss, on 04 October 2019 - 03:43 PM, said:

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 04 October 2019 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 04 October 2019 - 12:34 PM, said:

What's your opinion on a well turned calve? Gets you all hot and bothered I should imagine


Well, I mean you've got me there. I get all flustered and have to put the embroidery down...


You could just straighten your skirts. And stare icily at someone.


And according to Jordan you also make sure everyone focuses on your boobs by crossing your arms over them.

(How this shit was EVER relevant to a description of women crossing their arms is so beyond me; it made me cringe every time)
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

Speaking of girls posing to draw attention to certain things - hed have a fit on instagram today #thighgaplife
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:48 PM

View Posttehol1769, on 04 October 2019 - 05:26 PM, said:

Speaking of girls posing to draw attention to certain things - hed have a fit on instagram today #thighgaplife


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Now I'm quite intrigued at any potential of going "full HBO" ...

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:59 PM

Just saw that Michael McElhatton (recently Roose Bolton on GoT) is on board to play Tam al'Thor. I can see that. It'll be strange seeing him smile, which I would think he is going to need to do as Tam is not a dour man. Possibly an expanded role for Tam, considering he is rarely seen after the early part of EotW?
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:03 PM

View Postparan falcon, on 06 November 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

Just saw that Michael McElhatton (recently Roose Bolton on GoT) is on board to play Tam al'Thor. I can see that. It'll be strange seeing him smile, which I would think he is going to need to do as Tam is not a dour man. Possibly an expanded role for Tam, considering he is rarely seen after the early part of EotW?

Tam is a pretty constant presence throughout the series because he's one of the Two Rivers men who leaves the Two Rivers with Perrin.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:34 PM

View PostTerez, on 06 November 2019 - 10:03 PM, said:

View Postparan falcon, on 06 November 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

Just saw that Michael McElhatton (recently Roose Bolton on GoT) is on board to play Tam al'Thor. I can see that. It'll be strange seeing him smile, which I would think he is going to need to do as Tam is not a dour man. Possibly an expanded role for Tam, considering he is rarely seen after the early part of EotW?

Tam is a pretty constant presence throughout the series because he's one of the Two Rivers men who leaves the Two Rivers with Perrin.

Yes that's true. Perhaps I should've said that he's out of the picture for a good length of time, in the books. Isn't it a couple books, at least, before he reappears? I could be wrong, its been a while since I've done a reread. He could obviously reappear on the show more quickly, depending on what the showrunner(s) choose to leave out. It just seemed to me at first thought that this is a pretty significant actor whom all concerned wouldn't want to be offscreen for a lengthy time. Or maybe not.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

The shift to focus on Moiraine may keep some of Rand's more prevalent supporting cast in the background.
Or not.... it's not like this is even slightly limited by the source material. They could have Tam follow Rand around the entire first season then die in the cliffhanger finale.
Then bring him back in season 2.
Only now he's working for the Dark One.
And a vampire.
And has an icky but entirely consensual sexfeste relationship with Egwene.
Who also becomes a vampire.
...because vampires are so hot right now because Sony has that Morbius movie coming out, right? Right???
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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:44 PM

View PostAbyss, on 07 November 2019 - 03:55 PM, said:

The shift to focus on Moiraine may keep some of Rand's more prevalent supporting cast in the background.
Or not.... it's not like this is even slightly limited by the source material. They could have Tam follow Rand around the entire first season then die in the cliffhanger finale.
Then bring him back in season 2.
Only now he's working for the Dark One.
And a vampire.
And has an icky but entirely consensual sexfeste relationship with Egwene.
Who also becomes a vampire.
...because vampires are so hot right now because Sony has that Morbius movie coming out, right? Right???


And vagnomes. You forgot vagnomes.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:50 PM

View Postparan falcon, on 07 November 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostTerez, on 06 November 2019 - 10:03 PM, said:

View Postparan falcon, on 06 November 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

Just saw that Michael McElhatton (recently Roose Bolton on GoT) is on board to play Tam al'Thor. I can see that. It'll be strange seeing him smile, which I would think he is going to need to do as Tam is not a dour man. Possibly an expanded role for Tam, considering he is rarely seen after the early part of EotW?

Tam is a pretty constant presence throughout the series because he's one of the Two Rivers men who leaves the Two Rivers with Perrin.

Yes that's true. Perhaps I should've said that he's out of the picture for a good length of time, in the books. Isn't it a couple books, at least, before he reappears?

There is some discussion of him in those books because he and Abell Cauthon went to Tar Valon to try to find the Two Rivers folk. That was off-screen, but they could easily make it on-screen. Perrin returns to the Two Rivers in The Shadow Rising (book 4), but we're not expecting them to do one book per season. Once Perrin returns to the Two Rivers, Tam is a constant in his plotline; he had a leadership role and they can make him a very important and visible character without straying very much from the books at all.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:30 PM

View Postparan falcon, on 07 November 2019 - 11:44 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 07 November 2019 - 03:55 PM, said:

The shift to focus on Moiraine may keep some of Rand's more prevalent supporting cast in the background.
Or not.... it's not like this is even slightly limited by the source material. They could have Tam follow Rand around the entire first season then die in the cliffhanger finale.
Then bring him back in season 2.
Only now he's working for the Dark One.
And a vampire.
And has an icky but entirely consensual sexfeste relationship with Egwene.
Who also becomes a vampire.
...because vampires are so hot right now because Sony has that Morbius movie coming out, right? Right???


And vagnomes. You forgot vagnomes.




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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:27 AM

I posted this over in the Other Literature forum. Sorry if it's old news.

https://arstechnica....-wheel-of-time/

It talks about new actors for specific roles for Amazon Prince's WoT production.
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Posted 25 December 2019 - 09:01 PM

I will watch the hell out of this even if it sucks. We've been listening through the audio-books, and it feels like discovering this world all over again for the first time. As for Jordan's writing of women, apart from some of the main characters, I've always thought of it as progressive writing for Evangelical readers. Clichs and stereotypes notwithstanding, I liked the arcs the women went through (for the most part - especially those who weren't too tied up with Rand).
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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:09 PM

Some more cast announcements have been made. Don't know much about this actor. Looking over his IMDB page, I see he's been in a Harry Potter movie and the show Vikings.

Not sure about his acting chops, but looking at google images when searching him, he pretty much looks like a spot on Cenn Buie. Posted Image

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:06 PM

He was great in The Detectorists.
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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:23 PM

View PostAbyss, on 07 November 2019 - 03:55 PM, said:

The shift to focus on Moiraine may keep some of Rand's more prevalent supporting cast in the background.


They are doing what now? Did I know this and just forget?

How does this make sense?
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