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by Skarjo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:40 am

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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

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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.

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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

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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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by Mafro » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:15 pm

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by Monkey Man » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:20 pm

Filming for season two of Netflix's The Witcher series is unlikely to end until early 2021
Filming is expected to restart in August 2020.

The second series of the hugely successful live-action The Witcher show on Netflix is the latest project delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Redanian Intelligence - a site dedicated to news about Netflix's The Witcher series - filming for the second series is expected to commence again on 7th August, 2020. If true, this will see filming start around the same time it was, pre-pandemic, expected to finish, and pushes the end of filming to around February 2021 (thanks, Comic Book). This inevitably impacts on The Witcher's originally anticipated release window which - if it aligned with the first season that debuted in December 2019 - might have been initially slated to debut at the end of 2020.

The show did manage to secure five weeks of filming before the pandemic halted activities, however, and now series leads Henry Cavill and Freya Allan are rumoured to already be back on-site at Arborfield Studios, preparing to restart shooting next month.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:25 pm

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by Monkey Man » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:13 am

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Netflix has announced the first cast for The Witcher prequel series Blood Origin.

Jodie Turner-Smith, who starred in Queen & Slim and Nightflyers, plays Éile, "a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess".

The six-part live action limited series is a prequel story set 1200 years before Geralt and the events we're familiar with from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's books, CD Projekt's games and the Henry Cavill Netflix show. It tells the story of the first Witcher prototype and the Conjunction of the Spheres.

The Conjunction of the Spheres was a cataclysmic event that resulted in monsters arriving from an alternate dimension. It eventually led to the human-packed world fans of The Witcher are familiar with.

The Conjunction of the Spheres is also a book in the first Witcher game. Here's what it says:

"The cataclysm commonly known as the Conjunction of the Spheres happened one and a half millennia ago. A cosmic collision of several parallel universes, this disaster left numerous creatures not native to our reality trapped here. For example, ghouls and graveirs, which lack their own ecological niches are simply relics of the Conjunction.

"The elves claim that humans also arrived in this world during the Conjunction. This occurred soon after they managed to destroy their own world. The elves claim that it was during the Conjunction that humans learned to use magic.

"Of course, these are all vile lies and foul fabrications circulated by nonhumans, who will resort to the most malicious slander to justify their claims."


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