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  1. Gigei

    Raksura Series by Martha Wells

    I'll have to check that out very soon.
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    The Witcher: Evil is Evil

    Yeah, it was all for show. Yennefer was watching. IMO, his character is pretty weird in the books, too.
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    The Witcher: Evil is Evil

    There is a spoiler reason which I've hidden here: Actually, in the books, that wizard (Vilgefortz) is damned good at hand to hand. It would be easier for him to just wallop someone, I guess but in that episode .... see spoiler note above.
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    Raksura Series by Martha Wells

    Martha Wells books?
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    The show needs to explain the elves. There's a reason why the first novel is titled Blood of Elves. I reckon Season 1 just introduces all the three main characters and how they all got together but Season 2 needs to start to flesh out all of the various cliques' motivation and why Ciri is so special. Hence, an explanation of the elves in the Witcher 'verse. As for Nilfgaard's motives, it can't be explained until a certain plot twist is revealed. That actually happened in the last book. At the moment, all the characters know at this point is that they are the usual expansionist imperialist power. I'm fine with it.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    Oh, a Polish tale! Thanks, I didn't know that.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    One thing that I liked in the books that wasn't in the TV show was the sense of melancholy of the Elder Races. Season 2 should be good for that. *crosses fingers* The Witcher world used to be covered in primeval forests inhabited by the dryads. The world was wild, untamed, and teeming with monsters. The witchers were created through magic and mutagenic herbs, mushrooms, etc. because they were needed to make the land safe for humans to live in. Now there's only one dryad forest, Brokilon. The monsters are also much fewer now, so much so that people think they don't even need witchers anymore. They omitted it in the dragon hunt story but in the books, there were regular humans (a shepherd? and a blacksmith?, I mean not even soldiers or knights, just regular people) who were convinced they could kill the dragon themselves. They poisoned a sheep that the dragon ate. Hence the people harassing Geralt. Witchers don't get much respect in the current era unless the people have a really pressing need for their services, and even then when the witcher is done with the monster killing, they still prefer that the witcher go away right afterwards.
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    Raksura Series by Martha Wells

    If you like Martha Wells, she has a very good standalone fantasy book: Wheel of the Infinite. Bonus point: the main character is an older (I reckon around late 40s) female in an Asian-inspired fantasy world. There's nothing like it that I have read. If you do know a series that is similar to either the Raksura books or Wheel of the Infinite then please do let me know.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    Hahaha, yes if I wanted to quarrel with Triss I'd be like "oi, shut it you carrot top!" lol. I feel like a bunch of stuff was changed in Lady of the Lake anyway. Bonhart was the weirdest one. The guy actually had Ciri captured for several days but never tried to rape her yet in Lady of the Lake he's suddenly super into raping her and Yennefer. Pfft. Just finished the last episode: I'm quite satisfied overall. Loved Cavill as Geralt. Not sold on Yennefer but hopefully, they will get there. Ciri is okay. Season 2 has already been ordered and I'm already looking forward to it. Some random thoughts: The pyscho doppler is still out there, right? I hope they improve the elf look. Yennefer's green eyeshadow that one time looked horrible. I had to heal myself by looking at some Elizabeth Taylor makeup looks. Geralt lost his sword many times. Maybe he should look into tying it to his wrist or something??? Butcher of Blaviken fight scene (bandits + Renfi) was the best this season. It's even better on rewatch. People are complaining about Cahir being evil this season but I'm okay with it. Also, good actor. MyAnna Buring (Tissaia de Vries) was phenomenal. I'm not even mad she got taken out by dimeritium powder in the face. I loved Triss' mushroom thing. Even in our non-fantasy world there are tons of super nasty poisonous shrooms. Deadly magical shrooms??? Killer!
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    Oh, you're right. My bad, I was wrong. It's in Lady of the Lake, the last novel and I probably already had the previous description in mind. Also, that is the attempted rape scene so perhaps I wasn't paying attention since it was distasteful. This still contradicts the previous description though. Sapkowski can sometimes give divergent physical descriptions of characters. Triss is described as having chestnut hair or red hair. I think it's just some people think her boobs are big, others do not. There's definitely no way that Ciri thinks her breasts are small, based on her thoughts, but Ciri herself is a bit underdeveloped so maybe her breast size standards are lower while guards' POV thinks they are small.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    I don't remember them being described as small. Perky, yes, but not small. I mostly remember Ciri musing on her boobs and they don't sound small, lol, though on my reread just now Ciri also doesn't mention size. But this quote makes me think Ciri does think they are big enough, definitely not small: Granted, there's no direct measure given but that really doesn't sound like small breasts to me. I don't think that if her breasts were smaller than average that Ciri would think that no one could have a more shapely figure. Where does it say she has small breasts?
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    I can't seem to edit my post above but I can edit my other posts. I've also found out how to do spoilers. I apologize for the format mess above. Anyway, to stay on topic. As of episode 5: Loving Cavill as Geralt. He does the best with the cringey dialogue; he looks the part; his sword fights are great. MyAnna Buring is likewise great. Someone said she's like Aes Sedai from WoT and now I can't unsee her as Green Ajah! Anya Chalotra is okay but not quite there yet. I want more bitchy, hard, and just downright mean Yennefer. This isn't entirely her fault though since her dialogue is very un-Yennefer-like. For example, in the first meeting show Yennefer says "I thought you would have horns or fangs" and then Geralt mansplains magic stuff, rofl. Whereas book Yennefer was like "who are you?" then attacks him when he doesn't immediately answer. Yennefer knows what witchers look like because she's a sorceress. She's like a post-doc in magic stuff. Yeah, I get that she was trying to needle Geralt but that is too mild compared to trying to assert dominance by trying to throw him across the room with a spell the way she did in the books. Come to think of it, I recall reading a comment that in the TV show Yennefer is basically a serial rapist since she enchanted all those people in the house into a magical orgy. Not sure what the show writer was going for there. I originally thought those orgy people were illusions.
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    My edit button doesn't work

    I can't seem to edit this post which has massive blank spaces when I quoted other posts.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    I have read the books but I haven't played any of the games. I'm on episode 5. I'm liking it so far! The problem, IMO, is the three different timelines. They are too confusing and unneeded. They could have just linearly told the story. And the other problem is that the original written material was the Witcher short stories which are all "monster of the week" types. People are getting confused about how the different monsters tie up with the main story... but the monsters don't even matter. Like, I know someone who thought the striga was Ciri's mother. I mean, since they surely wouldn't be showing a princess who isn't related to the main character who is also a princess, right? And is Renfri Ciri's other grandmother? Stuff like that. It seems random that there are random monsters and royalty running around who are not related to the main plot. If they can even identify the main plot at this point. Sorry, I can't seem to master how to hide spoilers. How do I look at the code instead of the WYSWYG post editor? Anyway, no spoilers here or just very minor background spoilers. Sometimes they kill everyone because they are clearing the land for Nilfgaardian farmers/settlers. It's in the books. Minor spoiler: Not all the "Nilfgaardians" shown are even Nilfgaardians. Many of them are from vassal states. They are like the Roman Empire. They don't kill everyone in the entire world, just everyone in certain places where they want to go scorched earth. IRL, the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus Africanus allegedly plowed over and sowed the city of Carthage with salt after defeating it. As for the hysterectomy, um in a real operating theater, her chest would have been covered. There was NO reason for this. It's a full-body enchantment. He straightened her spine and face, plus beautified everything. The hysterectomy was just one bit and, yes, her boobies most definitely were bared for the full-body enchantment. It's actually canon in the books that she had her boobs massively enchanted. Depending on the timeline she's 50-100+ old but has large boobs that look like a 17-year-old's.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    Almost release time. I don't think I can binge it today since I got some family stuff but I'm excited.
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