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Joey Crows

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  1. It’s a balance right? I mean the show can’t adapt the dialogue completely accurately. Otherwise there’d be a lot of extremely cheesy lines saying things like “Argh! That wool head. I should box his ears.” This is not going to be a visual reenactment of the novels. It’ll be an adaptation for television. Being as true to the source material as possible is definitely key to making it work, but some things can/should/will change. Be it dialogue or character appearance, as long as it’s true to the spirit of what Jordan intended, changes often enhance the narrative. And as long as they don’t detract from it, I say great.
  2. Right. And we can see how that might have played out by listening to the descriptions of the Two Rivers population after Perrin became Lord Perrin. People of different backgrounds started to arrive and settle there. Over time the borders of the Two Rivers would expand and various immigrants would become part of the population, changing the look of the whole just as Manetheren probably was.
  3. Because that movie was based on actual humans. And the fact that they were black Americans was essential to the telling of the story. That's kinda the whole point of that movie.... While I agree that Emond's Field is very isolated and not at all cosmopolitan, I disagree that the characters from there should be "all one type." And that is because of what I was getting at in my previous post. It's not essential to the story. World building I get. I'm all for it. It's a very important part of creating a successful series be it book or television. But, like I said, the important parts of that are about the look and feel of the characters not detracting from the story and not about being pixel perfect in skin tone to what was described. If you want to talk about being exact from book to screen we can debate whether GOT did ASOIAF an injustice by not making Peter Dinklage's version of Tyrion have two different color eyes and no nose (eventually). I'd argue that change in character look had little to no affect on the story or the character. Of course if you're simply concerned with the skin tones and nothing else then I'm not sure that's a conversation worth having.
  4. Count Belerion actually invented the cereal Count Chocula without having ever heard of the famous Count Dracula. It just sounded good. Subsequently, in the early 2000's CB tried to create a new cereal based on Count Chocula but with Bell Peppers instead of marshmallows.
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    Best Sitcom Episodes Ever

    I agree with Seinfeld - The Marine Biologist Also I put forward The Office - Dinner Party. So funny, so awkward, it's a brilliant episode of television and the ultimate "if you like this one you'll like the whole series" episode.
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    Football: A New Hope

    Interesting. I would like to know what "spent significant time playing" means too because, not to brag or anything, but I did once play keepie-up with a guy from Bilbao outside of a Basque restaurant in Redondo Beach, California. And I am currently without a club...
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    Top 10

    Just remembered Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. Add it to my list! I was gonna take something off my previous 10, but then I thought, "Fuck it. This is the internet. There, are, no, rules."
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    Cats: Threading their way into our lives.

    My cat is 7 years old and has always been an indoor cat. We've lived in apartments with indoor hallways mostly so she's never really been exposed to the real outside. Recently we moved to a place with a yard and she freaking loves looking at the yard and even occasionally, slowly creeping along the side of the building when I open the door. Now I open the door while I'm reading or doing chores and she just sits there taking it all in. No point here. I just like that she is intrigued by all that yet is content with mostly observing. It's basically cat tv and I'm on board.
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    Football: A New Hope

    Bayern needed that Coutinho signing otherwise Dortmund was definitely gonna win the Bundesliga this year. Now we'll see. Also, in La Liga news; Griezmann is overrated and has been for years. Also, does Bilbao still only sign players with Basque heritage? If so that's crazy and kinda cool even though diversity is universally a good idea.
  10. It's interesting to me that there is so much focus on the skin color of the characters. "Look" of the characters I totally understand. We all want the tv version to match the version we've had in our heads (which is based on Jordan's descriptions) for the most part. It'd be weird if Loial was a short, quiet, super old Ogier for example. But if he's a huge, unintentionally loud, young Ogier but with bright yellow hair/fur/mustaches that wouldn't bother me in the least. Actors embodying the character is paramount. Followed by a true look, as in; Rand should be a fairly tall, human man, between the ages of 17-22. Beyond that why does it matter what everyone's skin tone is? At the foundation, I don't think it affects the story in any way, and up from there, all adaptations should make some changes to represent the times in which they are made.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Trevor. For the simple fact that the HBO show with Bill Hader called Barry is amazing. Also, I've know one Trevor and one Barry in my life. Neither was awesome, but I'll let you decide which you like better: The first time I met Barry he was walking down a dirt road, barefoot, with his jeans rolled up to his knees. I said, "I'm with Nick. Are you Barry?" and he said, "Yeah. Have you seen a pickle bucket anywhere?" The first time I met Trevor he wa...just kidding. I've never actually met anyone named Trevor because that is a terrible fucking name.
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    Third Quarter 2019 Reading

    ^This sounds amazing and I'd like to check it out. This has nothing to do with you personally, just thought about it when I read your post; do we as a community, moving forward into this next decade, with our collective experience in tact, but understanding that technologies bursting into our daily lives faster and faster will always become part of passive acceptance of humanity eventually, call listening to an audiobook "Reading" or something else? What is "reading?" How does language define our reality? And perhaps, most importantly, why am I up at this hour posting on an internet forum when I could be doing something else like telling my cat that she's a good girl or getting up to turn the ac off for 5 minutes only to get back up to turn it on again when I realize my mistake?
  13. All the talk about the "race" of the cast aside, (because wft?) can we all agree that at least they didn't choose actors based on the official art work from the book covers??? I mean, we could have had Perrin not existing in season 1 and 2 before looking like that guy from Karate Kid who yells "Put him in a body bag Johnny!" in season 3 then morphing into Hagrid from Harry Potter in season 4. All the while Rand goes from Sean Astin in LOTR to He-Man to Eric Roberts in 1998 over the course of the story.
  14. ^truth She only knew the fate of Andor depended on it.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Midsommar Night Blues

    I just watched the first 2 episodes of Years and Years on Amazon/HBO/BBC and it is amazingly good! My wife wanted to watch it, and I read the description/synapses thing they put on streaming services first but didn't find it interesting or informational. Luckily for me I was feeling saucy and said "Fuck it. Let's watch whatever you want to watch." (Just kidding. She always has great recos and I would never pretend otherwise on the internet) Super relevant in its subject matter while still feeling original. It is pretty intense but with an underlying thread of wonderful dark humor. Again, only 2 episodes into it but 10 out of 10 thumbs so far.