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Shield Anvil
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  1. In Topic: The new Doctor Who.

    Yesterday, 07:46 PM

    Loved that.


    Could not be happier to have Russel T Davies back. Can't wait for Christmas Day!
  2. In Topic: So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony

    Yesterday, 11:46 AM

    View Postamphibian, on 08 December 2023 - 05:51 PM, said:

    There's much joking about how so many of the women characters tug braids or fold arms under boobs or do whatever

    I agree with Amph's whole post, but this bit.... listening to it in earbook form really brings home how often he describes "X folded her arms beneath her breasts" and how often it's put there in such a way as if to suggest it's something they're doing deliberately to distract/annoy/catch the eye of the men in the room.

    .... where else do you think women fold their arms, Robert Jordan?
  3. In Topic: So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony

    07 December 2023 - 05:59 AM

    I would say the problem isn't so much their individual characters (Faile aside, who is just genuinely terrible), it's Robert Jordan's limitations when writing women showing through - he relies a lot on what would today be considered very tired tropes.

    What you'll start to get a lot of repetition of is them all thinking that the men around them can't possibly do anything without their guidance/nagging/yelling, and any time women are together (with the exception of Egwene, Elayne and Aviendha as the series progresses) it turns into a bitch fest, or they get competitive over a man and want to scratch each other's eyes out. It's tedious.

    Whilst the show has it's flaws, what it's done to elevate Liandrin and Lanfear in particular cannot be overstated, and I hope the same sort of thing will apply for the main ladies going forward too. I like the little we've seen of Elayne and Aviendha, and I like show Nynaeve predominantly for the actress. Based on what she did with the damane scenes, I expect show Egwene is going to be brilliant if the series survives to the later books.
  4. In Topic: So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony

    06 December 2023 - 06:31 AM

    Thanks for that, I just had a look. He and the lady playing Hermes do an incredible Wait For Me!
  5. In Topic: So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony

    05 December 2023 - 04:01 PM

    Bonus trivia - new Mat is playing Orpheus when Hadestown opens in the West End in February! :D


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    01 Nov 2023 - 19:29
    happy birthday TRB :)
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    02 Nov 2022 - 09:16
    Thanks! :D
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    01 Nov 2022 - 20:11
    Happy another one :)
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    02 Nov 2021 - 06:38
    Thank you! :D
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    01 Nov 2021 - 20:00
    another one, have a great day
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    01 Nov 2020 - 20:32
    happy birthday falcon girl
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    02 Nov 2018 - 10:23
    Happy birthday Hermione
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    28 Nov 2015 - 19:16
    What Hoosier said. Loved your reading sessions on Youtube. Do you still do them (I ask because I'm hoping for more)
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    07 Aug 2015 - 08:22
    Your videos on YouTube are awesome. It's always different hearing the voices in another person's tone and accent. Really enjoyed them, thanks so much!
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    17 May 2013 - 06:41
    Aww thanks very much, you know those videos only started because the Malazan fans on Tumblr dared me... then they just kept going with request haha! I should really do a new one :)
    How are you? :)
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    Studious Lock 

    17 May 2013 - 00:35
    Hey! Just popping in to say well done on the blog! Also randomly found you on youtube completely by accident. Really enjoyed the quotes vid :)
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