ukulele 9 points ago +9 / -0

I did not watch it (not even one episode), but there are no rules anymore: 3 women destroy every enemy, and the show totally destroyed the plot, the lore, everything. It's not even 'WOT in name only'.

ukulele 16 points ago +16 / -0

It's a basic old english farming village:

'Perrin blushed very red'

'Mat and Perrin, with their faces white'

'Mat's face paled', 'Mat's face reddened'

'Startled, he [Perrin] stared at her, then at his own bare chest. It was a mass of color, the newer, purple blotches overlaying older ones faded into shades of brown and yellow. The purple splotches faded to brown, and the brown and yellow paled, some disappearing altogether.'

'Cenn's face went red as a beet'

Egwene's cheeks turning pink'

'Egwene had been getting a good bit of sun; she really could have passed for Aiel except for her dark eyes.'

'[Egwene's] face went as white as snow'

'to hide her [Egwene's] crimson face'

'Nynaeve said in a stiff voice. The red still colored her face.'

'Nynaeve’s deep brown eyes stared through her. Her knuckles were white on a thick braid as dark as Birgitte’s was golden, and her face had gone beyond pale to a faint green.'

'Nynaeve's face went white.'

'Slowly Nynaeve’s face turned purple'

'Nynaeve’s face flashed pure scarlet'

'Nynaeve's face had gone white'

'Nynaeve's face was a white mask of determination'

'Nynaeve's face paled for a moment'

'Nynaeve's face went white'

'That insufferable smile slid greasily off Nynaeve's face, replaced by bright spots of color in her cheeks.'

'Nynaeve went pale'

'For some reason, Elisa's [Egwene's sister] face turned bright red. Very bright red.'

'Now, except for her [Egwene's] big dark eyes, she could almost have passed as an Aiel woman, and not only for her tanned face and hands.'

'He snatched up his shirt and coat, suddenly feeling the cool. “I’m going away, Egwene.”


“Somewhere. I don’t know.” He did not want to meet her eyes, but he could not stop looking at her. She wore red wildroses twined in her hair, flowing about her shoulders. She held her cloak close, dark blue and embroidered along the edge with a thin line of white flowers in the Shienaran fashion, and the blossoms made a line straight up to her face. They were no paler than her cheeks; her eyes seemed so large and dark'

'Two of the fellows could have been from Andor or Murandy or even the Two Rivers, but the third had eyes tilted like a Saldaean’s, and his skin was the color of honey.'

'The clerk who was coughing, a smooth-faced fellow younger than Perrin who, by his face, might have come from the Two Rivers, began hacking more roughly, and covered his mouth with a hand. He cleared his throat loudly, but the harsh cough returned. ...

What remained of the fellow was a pale flat thing inside his clothes, like a wineskin that had been emptied.'

ukulele 9 points ago +9 / -0

As far as I know (and read), even the most ardent show defenders went mad after watching the last episode, so if Amazon will give permission to make another season (a third one), numbers of S2 will be very low.

ukulele 7 points ago +7 / -0

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights has ruled that a transgender woman was discriminated against when she was banned from accessing the female changing rooms at an unnamed fitness centre.

The centre said it did not want other women and girls to be confronted by the transgender woman’s male sexual organs while in the changing rooms and had asked her to use the men’s locker area, the women’s toilets or the staff changing area instead.

The transgender woman, who had not undergone a sex change operation, refused and complained to the human rights institute. The institute said in its ruling that in Dutch law ‘a sex-change operation is not (no longer) necessary to be recognised in the opposite sex’. This means, the institute said, ‘you cannot make a distinction between ciswomen (a woman who was born with the gender characteristics of a woman and who also feels feminine) and a transgender woman, or grant one more rights than the other. They are both part of the same category: woman.’

The Netherlands introduced new legislation in 2014 to make it possible for transgender people to register that they are officially changing sex without having to undergo tough medical procedures, including sterilisation. The human rights institute has an advisory role and its findings are not binding.

ukulele 8 points ago +8 / -0

'the moronic showrunner for Wheel of Time had the same philosophy but he seems obsessed with lgbt representation amongst other things'

From the very first interview: 'I'm a homosexual and a feminist.'

I knew at once that WOT is DOA.

ukulele 5 points ago +5 / -0

I don't understand them: WoT, Foundation, Brave New World etc, everything is fleshed out in the books, you don't have to do anything special just very carefully cut a few bits. Or teach the people to read.

ukulele 6 points ago +6 / -0

Me too. They use the title as a lure, but they totally rewrite it. But it looks like the ratings are abysmal, and while Amazon tried to praise the ratings, they were so vaguely about them that it must be a catastrophe.

ukulele 6 points ago +6 / -0

Perfect description of the situation.

ukulele 3 points ago +3 / -0

Book 12 (AMOL): Jordan wrote about 15 000 words ('A lot of these are fragments of scenes, a paragraph here and there, or a page of material that he expected to be expanded to a full chapter.')

ukulele 1 point ago +4 / -3

WOT in unfinished. The last book in the series is KOD.

BS wrote fan fictions.

BS himself admitted back in 2008-2013:

'Scenes for the last book, either in written form or dictated during his last months. This includes some completed scenes. [BS later admitted that he rewrote the last scene: putting POVs, characters into it etc.]'

'A lot of these are fragments of scenes, a paragraph here and there, or a page of material that he expected to be expanded to a full chapter.'

'What was handed to me was a big pile of half-finished scenes or paragraphs where he wrote, "Well, I am either going to do this, this, or this. I was thinking of this, but it could be this."''

''Harriet handed me full creative control for the first draft. But going into it, nothing was off-limits. So I wrote them like I write any novel. Nothing is taken for granted, nothing is sacrosanct.''

''Finally he [BS] spoke of plotting, and how sometimes Jordan's notes have said two contradictory things 'maybe I'll do this, or maybe I'll do this other completely opposite thing'. Brandon said he then often had to choose between them, or sometimes choose a third thing entirely.''

''The thing about the notes is that a lot of the notes were to him, and so he would say things like 'I'm going to do this or this' and they're polar opposites. And so there are sequences like that, where I decide what we're going to do, and stuff like that.'

'Did you have to invent any of it yourself, or did Jordan leave a lot of it for you?

Brandon Sanderson: He left some of it for me, and then I had to make the rest.

'In the interviews that were posted this week, Brandon said he wrote Egwene's death scene [Jordan was undecided about it, just as in the case of Bela, Siuan etc or in the case of Aviendha, Galad etc], came up with Lan's final scene in ToM, and that it had been his idea to reunite Rand with Tam. Now that the final book is out, I have a feeling we're going to hear more about who wrote what, and that many fans will be surprised at how much Brandon had to come up with on his own. '

'Hey Terez any thoughts on Jason's statement in a recent interview that the outline was done by Harriet not RJ? That was the first I'd heard of that and was curious if you knew how it worked?

Terez: We've been told several times by Brandon that Alan was the outline guy, and Maria assisted him. I think Harriet gets technical credit sometimes for what Alan and Maria do, which is not to say that Harriet's own contributions aren't essential.'

ukulele 2 points ago +2 / -0


"Y: THE LAST MAN is about gender, about how oppressive systems inform identity. We had a gender diverse team of brilliant artists, led by women at almost every corner of our production. Producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, production design, costume design, stunt coordination, and more. It is the most collaborative, creatively fulfilling, and beautiful thing I have ever been a part of. We don't want it to end."

ukulele 6 points ago +6 / -0

Karl W. Smith is an idiot.

ukulele 1 point ago +1 / -0

"The voice that spoke with capital letters in the series is always the same person, per Brandon Sanderson"

That's not true. See Egwene's words (written by RJ)

BS is a shitty writer. He will burn in hell.

ukulele 2 points ago +2 / -0

And no one allowed to post this list or the quotes on the big WOT sites: post deleted, thread locked, instant ban.

No one allowed to quote from the author of the series...

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