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  1. At this point, I'm more excited about the next marble race than anything to do with the Panthers. Thank god for Marbula 1.
  2. Anyone read anything lately? I took a bit of a break but now I'm starting The Great Hunt - WoT book 2
  3. So, when are we getting together to sponsor a Panthers Marbula One team.
  4. s2 started off rocky imo, but after 2/3 episodes took off and got really good, I've watched through ep 7 now. So, anyone who liked s1 but had a hard time getting into the first couple episodes, it does take off.
  5. I've been pulling for Blizzard Blaster, Marbly McMarbleface and Slimer in sand rally, but Red Number 3 seems to be top dog. Probably using some illegal polish, I await the scandal
  6. I'll save that to read later as I am only a little more than half way through 'Lady of the Lake'
  7. No, I hadn't heard that... just, wtf was she even thinking
  8. They didn't mind at all delving into Yen's past, so it could have worked. Start the show with a young Geralt and some other kids doing witcher training, then going through the trials and show just how horrible it is and have Geralt be the only one to survive it.
  9. Witchers are created by going through the Trial of Grasses, it kills most who are subjected to it, but the ones that live are mutated and gain all sorts of useful enhanced abilities. Enhanced sight, hearing, smell, live very long time etc. The potions he takes enhance things even more for period of time, though they are toxic (would kill a normal human). Some are for combat, some for healing. As far as magical abilities, Witchers can't cast complex spells like mages, but they can use a few simple 'signs' with their hands, Aard for example is the force like push he used to knock back the guys in ep1 I kinda think the show would have done well to start out with a scene from the past with a witcher being created through the trials, would have helped explain things a bit, but would have been a departure from the books (Harbingers explained it better while I was posting)
  10. The timeline was definitely convoluted and jumped around way too much, thats my biggest gripe with the season. All the timelines finally converge in the last episode, so, hopefully next season everyone will be on the same timeline with no jumping around. Also agree that there was too much nudity - doesn't bother me too much, it just doesn't add anything. The people in the forest (where Ciri and rat boy wandered in) were Dryads, that part was a bit rushed through, probably due to the timeline jumping. The Elves that Geralt encountered will figure into the story more probably starting next season. Heres a timeline graphic that I saw on reddit that helps sort where everyone is time-wise during the season
  11. Looks to me like they're pretty much going to follow the books fairly strictly, just adding some things in a little earlier. Ciri may look a tad older than she was in the books at this time, but not enough that its anything to be bothered about, still looks like a scared kid to me. Would be problematic having a younger actress since she needs to age up within a couple seasons, you don't want actress changes. Don't know how far in you are but this season had a few of the different contracts Geralt went on and I agree an episodic series where Geralt roams around taking on random contracts could be fun, maybe they will continue to sprinkle in some random 'sidequest' type stuff in. I wouldn't get your hopes up about this extending into the video game stories though, I don't believe thats gonna happen. Speaking of the games though, I'm in the mood to start a new playthrough - I bought games for PC when they were on sale not long ago. I've only played 2 and 3, now I may start with 1 and go all the way through.
  12. You'll both be fine - as game only, don't expect game Triss and also Mousesack = Ermion
  13. Yeah, that was it, they were skipping around with the timeline and the different characters way too much the first 2 episodes, it evened out more after that I think. And yes, Dandelion was great
  14. Binged the entire season, thought it started off a bit shaky, can't pinpoint why, but it did get rolling very nicely after a couple episodes and it ended at a great spot for s1. Definitely looking forward to another season of this. Also, Henry Cavill did a great job as Geralt.
  15. I haven't read Stormlight yet, but I've heard its good. Can't go wrong with Lies of Locke Lamora, I really enjoyed it. So, I'll vote - why not both?
  16. Having read ASoIaF and now being close to through with the Witcher books (halfway through Tower of Swallows), I'm curious as to what makes you say this, I just don't see it. Both are great series though very different other than being fantasy with political intrigue.
  17. Anyone interested in checking out the book, the audiobooks are on youtube, I've been listening to the first one, not bad. I think Cavill in that trailer nails Geralt, I'm looking forward to seeing it.
  18. Heres another trailer, its releasing on Dec 20th
  19. I finally finished Red Seas Under Red Skies. Was a good read, not as good as the first book though. Mainly the first half of the book was building to one thing and then things took such a drastic turn once they start planning to head out to sea, so it kinda bogged down in the middle. The payoff was good though and everything came together in final chapters of the book. *Spoilers from book 1 ahead* I miss the gang from book 1. Locke and Jean are a great team, but, it was fun having Bug and and Sanza's around to fill out the team. I'll definitely be reading Republic of Thieves in the future to see where things go - I mean, Locke has a pretty pressing problem on his hands now and I'm gonna have to see how that works out. I also read Wheel of Time - Eye of the World. I loved it and blew through the book. I don't know why I was hesitant to start this series. I guess just because of the amount of books, I figured it may be a slog. It was definitely chocked full every fantasy cliche you can imagine, but it was fast paced and a very fun book. I'm liking the world building and look forward to reading more.
  20. https://mobile.twitter.com/WoTonPrime/status/1179425813327798273 I'm going to dive into WoT today and try to stay a book ahead of the upcoming show
  21. Yeah, I really do want to dive into WoT, especially with the upcomming series. Also, a while back I found my old Kindle that I'd lost for a few years and I have the whole series on it - probably a sign that I need to jump on that. But I need to finish up Gentleman Bastards first. I tend to go on reading binges and then quit for a while, its about time to binge again.
  22. I always thought the guy that played Charles Vane in Black Sails would have made the perfect Geralt, but from what I saw in the Trailer Cavill looks alright.
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