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by Skarjo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:40 am

Knoydolig Llawen wrote:
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Festivus Maximus wrote:Wait, are there different timelines in the first episode?


Yep.

Ciri's grandmother Cathalene talks about winning her first battle at PLACENAME many years ago.

Renfri talks to Geralt about Cathalene having just won the battle of PLACENAME.

This is part of a problem I have with a lot of fantasy fiction, in that they may as well be saying PLACENAME just like that, because so many of the names and places mentioned just wash over me. Especially when they're made up names from some fictional language, so I've no point of reference for them at all, it's like I've forgotten the word by the time they've finished speaking, so if it comes up again, I just don't make the connection.


I remember having this problem with A Song of Ice and Fire, but with characters rather than places. Honestly there's such a massive cast of central characters that when someone's banging on about 'Ser Whatever of PLACENAME' who gets mentioned precisely once in that paragraph and then never again, it got really annoying. On my first readthrough I basically lived by the rule that if they weren't in the TV show they were safe to forget about. Second readthrough was much better because I could differentiate core information from flavourtext more easily.

And looking at that infographic for the timelines - that's strawberry floating stupid given how little of that is signposted.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:29 pm

Picked up the Last Wish Book from the Works for £2.40, not a bad read at all.

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by Mafro » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:22 pm


HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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by Monkey Man » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:23 pm

the company said it had its best result yet for a first-season original TV series with The Witcher. Through its first four weeks of release, 76 million member households chose to watch the action fantasy.

https://deadline.com/2020/01/netflix-ex ... 202837149/

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by Ironhide » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:41 pm

Skarjo wrote:
Knoydolig Llawen wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Festivus Maximus wrote:Wait, are there different timelines in the first episode?


Yep.

Ciri's grandmother Cathalene talks about winning her first battle at PLACENAME many years ago.

Renfri talks to Geralt about Cathalene having just won the battle of PLACENAME.

This is part of a problem I have with a lot of fantasy fiction, in that they may as well be saying PLACENAME just like that, because so many of the names and places mentioned just wash over me. Especially when they're made up names from some fictional language, so I've no point of reference for them at all, it's like I've forgotten the word by the time they've finished speaking, so if it comes up again, I just don't make the connection.


I remember having this problem with A Song of Ice and Fire, but with characters rather than places. Honestly there's such a massive cast of central characters that when someone's banging on about 'Ser Whatever of PLACENAME' who gets mentioned precisely once in that paragraph and then never again, it got really annoying. On my first readthrough I basically lived by the rule that if they weren't in the TV show they were safe to forget about. Second readthrough was much better because I could differentiate core information from flavourtext more easily.

And looking at that infographic for the timelines - that's strawberry floating stupid given how little of that is signposted.


I only realised that things were happening in different times when Yennefer mentioned she'd worked for Kings for several decades and it occurred to me that Witchers and Mages don't age like regular humans (I haven't read the books or played the games).

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by Cuttooth » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:23 pm

Six episodes in and its growing on me, I realise now partly due to the way it resembles Xena: Warrior Princess going through a GoT filter.

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by Knoyleo » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:54 pm

Finished the series, and really enjoyed it, but there wasn't exactly a lot of closure in that last episode.

While I get how the different timelines fit together, I'm still not entirely sure why it was presented in that way, or at least not more clearly signposted. I guess doing it totally chronologically, having the first 2 episodes just be Yennefer's story before introducing Gerallt, and then just having Ciri in the last episode and a half would have been a bit boring, but it could have been made so much clearer than it was.

Also having looked at that timeline Monkey Man posted earlier, I'm still not totally sure of half the characters or events mentioned on it. Like it mentions Fergus (really?) of Nilfgaard letting his people starve like it's a major plot point, but I can barely it. Wasn't it just fleetingly mentioned in conversation at that betrothal banquet?

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by Mafro » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:11 pm


HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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by Knoyleo » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:30 pm

Fantastic! He's brilliant in Killing Eve, and I can see a lot of parallels between Konstantin in that and Vesemir's character.

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:52 pm

Yeah that seems like a great bit of casting. Really hopeful they can build on the solid first season to make this something special

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