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  1. Oh dear. I mean it is an entirely meaningless marketing blurb and I should not get too pessimistic (and neither should one get too excited), but this might not bode well for the series' faithfulness considering that Celebrimbor nor Sauron ever intended to give the Rings to Men or Dwarves and that Sauron was not a "recipient" either. Also the repetition in the title is rather questionable.
  2. I wonder, as with other things, if that might be becaue Butcher lost his flow during the (comparitively) long pause after the release of Skin Game. The Pancake scene was something that Butcher imagined happening long before PT came out, if I recall correctly, and is probably a relic from an earlier draft. I suspect that pause is also responsible for the absence of actual peace talks in Peace Talks, the general roughness of the last two books and THAT THING I am still mad about.
  3. 1.) Well that would not be good news for Moraine's character arc 2.) You are right, still that is some rather improbable maneuvers for a pregant woman even if she is supposed to be Aiel
  4. 1.) If going to the EotW causes anyone who is not the Dragon reborn to die, what does Moraine intend on doing now that she and Lan can not go there either? 2.) Why is the Aiel fighting with swords? 3.) Why does it appear like Angelmar is arrogantly refusing help?
  5. They were fine with having self-contained seasons and every book was greenlit before the first episode of Book 1 aired. https://www.vulture.com/2013/09/legend-of-korra-creators-on-the-series-plans.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Korra#Development
  6. I mean money does not need to be the Estate's motivator here. They might genuinely believe that getting at least some version of the Akallabeth out there to the non-Silmarillion reading Lotr fans is worth having Amazon make changes and they do not want to endanger further projects by being to "purist". Then of course we do not know exactly how extensive the Estate's veto powers really are (I doubt that Amazon would sign a contract that would let the TE sink their billion dollar project) and how closely they follow the project.
  7. Yet another leak/rumor and I am getting major Hobbit flashbacks: https://twitter.com/FansFellowship/status/1454888076044550147
  8. Finrod is not necessary for the Downfall. The only thing really "necessary" for the Downfall is some bit about the War of Wrath like what Jackson did with the War of the Last Alliance, which threw out Arnor, Numenor and Gil-galad, and implied that Isildur was the last king of Gondor. I would definitely prefer a more faithful and fuller adaptation of Tolkien's work, but stating that most of the SA is going to be compressed because of "necessity" is rather nonsensical when Amazon makes the time for a storyline about a multicultural, multicethnic, indigenous tribe of Hobbits.
  9. From what I could gather, it is a bit more elaborate then a simple framing device: And then there is the rumor that we are also going to get some First Age material with Finrod, something that is (almost certainly) unnecessary for the portrayal of the Downfall. Well as long as it is not Helm Hammerhand
  10. And yet they apparently found the time to include Hobbits. EDIT: Does the destruction of Eregion also not count? Not to mention that Tolkien believed Sauron's surrender to be a feint and (iirc) that the Ring might have helped him in corrupting the Numenorians.
  11. Or they are doing regular flashbacks during the main Isildur plot. Honestly compression seems kind of inevitable when you are dealing with those timespans and do not have enough immortal characters to cover everything, though why one would then also waste time on Hobbits is anyone's guess.
  12. Neither Isildur (after leaving Gondor) nor his descendants exercised the office of High King though if I recall correctly. The premise is not really false.
  13. That king being Earnur. The claim of Aragorn's line was rejected a thousands years prior to the events
  14. Considering that Books 3&4 were already greenlit by the time book 1 aired, that book 2 released roughly a year after book 1 and that an episode (if I recall correctly) of this kind of animation takes roughly 1 year to produce, I would say that this is likely the case. Overall I very much prefer The Last Airbender over Korra and I would go as far as to say that the only things Korra does better are technical animation quality (excluding the first half of season 2) and maybe music. The only good season is in my opinion season 3 and even it is not as good as standart ATLA. Add to that that dumb and fanficcy stuff like the "Dark Avatar", sudden Airbenders and first Avatars, and I really find myself wishing that they had not made Korra at all.
  15. The whole of Korra's two seasons (each containing two books) were already greenlit before the first episode even aired. https://www.vulture.com/2013/09/legend-of-korra-creators-on-the-series-plans.html
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