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вторник, 27 май 2014 г.

RJ's notes 3 & 4

Навярно всеки от вас се е чудил как изглеждат героите. Наистина как изглеждат - т.е. това, което авторът си представя, и което би трябвало да се възприема като реалност (не, че сте длъжни тези образи за задължителни, разбира се). Е, чуденето свърши :) Изненади? Разбира се!
Този път разкритията от бележките на Робърт Джордан може и да не ви се виждат особено интригуващи, но в следващите части очаквайте по-големи „уоу“ моменти. ;)
И ако се ядосвате, че не можете да запомните правописа на дадено име - не се тревожете! И най-добрите не успяват :))


Part 3

● Rand was supposed to be blinded with a hot iron and his hand cut off, made to wander as a beggar. Elyn tried to save him unsuccess (developed character later in Elayne).
● The notes also said he would regain his sight and his hand, but not how. There were at least two variants over time.
● In the notes I’m reading, RJ hadn’t even decided that Moiraine had been there before. But at one point there were 7 Eyes. Originally, one for each seal. He hadn’t developed the idea very far when he settled on just one, and one Green Man…. (about the first visit Moiraine did to Someshta)
● Egwene: 18-yo Audrey Hepburn. Nynaeve: young Jacqueline Bisset. Aviendha: young Sophie Lauren. Elayne: 18-yo Nicole Kidman (!)
● In this file he put Hedy Lamarr for Moiraine. It was Michelle Pfieffer in another one. Also, Min: Isabella Rossellini.
● Something RJ didn’t make terribly clear in the books: Cadsuane is stronger then Egwene and Elayne at full potential.
● Liandrin and Serafelle have last names! (And some others who never had them in the books) Also, Hattori came from RJ’s notes.
● Just found evidence of a mysterious saidin/saidar scale in a Forsaken file. Not sure how I missed that before! So the men are also ranked.
● By the way, I meant the (living, as of KOD) Forsaken men (including Aginor) were ranked by RJ—haven’t seen any rankings for Asha’man.
● But I will say that Taim wasn’t in the doc I saw (KOD prep file). Nor was Sammael, Asmodean, or Rahvin.
● Also saw Alivia’s strength for the first time. I will just say that her strength surprised me. Semirhage too, and Graendal. Those three and Sharina go against common wisdom.
● Egwene had reached her full potential by the end. Elayne, Aviendha and Nynaeve had not. One very old Aes Sedai also had not (an exception).
● Some might have argued that Elayne and Nynaeve reached it by the end, but they weren’t really even close. Nynaeve was closer.
● Quote from the notes: “When Toveine is angry, serpents flee!” RJ was in a mood when he wrote that passage, apparently.
● In which RJ cannot spell Moghedien to save his life. *MOGHEDEAN? No, MOGHEDIAN. Definitely MOGHEDIAN. MOGHEDIAN MOGHEDIAN MOGHEDIAN.*
● RJ considered naming one of the Forsaken De’ath. No joke.

Part 4

● Actually, the disaster in the previous Age was in RJ’s earliest outline that I can find. It seems to have gone under the radar at one point, and then some elements of it were readopted later. Shai’tan started out as some kind of alien god-being, and the Forsaken as his alien half-men lieutenants, or something. 
● Between one-third and one-half of all Aes Sedai (possibly somewhat more) are either gay or (mainly) bisexual to one degree or another.
● Moiraine was once Imorgaine.
● RJ to Maria: “You will hate me for this one. Please give me a list of all geographical features mentioned by name.”
● RJ referred to the “ferrets” as the “fifth column” and the “vileness” as the “pogroms”. He sometimes used fan terms, like “sad bracelets”.
● In the nascence, Elayne teaches Rand how to read. His favorite book turns out to have been written by Lews Therin a.k.a. Jarad Telamon.
● Oh, and it was supposed to be only known by a few scholars that Lews Therin wrote it. Rand was to find that out much later.
● Evanellein thought her butt was too big. She was very insecure about it. I wonder if that tidbit will be in the Encyclopedia. :)
● A power weilder [sic] can be slain by an arrow in the back as easily as anyone else.”—from a very nascent outline. Sa’khan=only named char.
● I can say that Narishma was intended to be the fulfillment of the “follows after” prophecy from the time he was introduced.
● Or close to it anyway. He was Taim’s excuse for showing up in Rand’s quarters in LOC; that excuse was always an oddity.
● To inform Rand that he had found a sparker (the first). It was an excuse he probably thought he wouldn’t need.
● Sindhol means “Neverland” in the Old Tongue.
● Sorilea was an option for being a Darkfriend.
● Berelain’s relationship with the Wise Ones: no exciting reason. They just respect her because she makes the best of her situation and uses her sexuality as “a weapon”.
● The detail RJ put into this relationship in his notes is very demonstrative of why we should be happy this detail wasn’t in the books. He went on about how Therava dominates Galina, which is weird for Galina because she is usually “a top”.

събота, 26 април 2014 г.

RJ's notes 1 & 2

Както може би знаете една голяма част от личните вещи на Робърт Джордан, в това число и записките му, са дарени от Хариет на Колежа в Чарлстън. Колекцията е отворена за всички, които посетят библиотеката, но за една голяма част от фендъма (по-голямата всъщност) това ще е физически невъзможно. Добрата Терез (подвизаваща се в theoryland и dragonmount) наскоро е поситила и разгледала колекцията и има добрата душа да сподели наученото с прешироката WoT общественост. За което нека Създателят да я благослови. :) 

Повече за колекцията и бележките на Джордан може да научите от специалния блог: The True Source, от новината в  Dragonmount, както и от датабазата в Theoryland (tag: rj's notes)

А благодарение на упоритостта на LightOne (wot-tidbits.tumblr.com) да следи туитъра на Терез, ще ви представя и малко изрезки от самите бележки:

RJ's notes 1
Rand was originally supposed to hook up with Morgase, who was a mix of Morgase, Elaida, and Berelain, and who gave birth to Galad. Galad was not only supposed to channel but also turn to the Shadow because of Rand’s affair with Morgase.
Galad was originally intended to start channeling after the Cleansing. And Lan was his father (by Morgase).
Sa’angreal are so rare that they all have names.
There were also supposed to be “natural” angreal scattered around, areas like Stedding where channelers could instead augment their powers.
There were originally supposed to be little Blights scattered around the southern lands in addition to the Northern Blight.
Apparently RJ pictured Birgitte as Xena and Rand as Ben Affleck.
RJ pictured Faile as a young Cher. Fain as Alan Rickman.


RJ's notes 2
Rand was at some point supposed to find himself shipwrecked on the shore of a nation of female warriors (separate from the Aiel). Kinky, eh?
The land Rand was supposed to be shipwrecked on eventually became Seanchan, and the woman he fell in love there with became Tuon.
Originally, proto-Tuon had to be convinced to let Rand leave to escape Aes Sedai, but she was to follow him later & take the Stone for him.
The Aiel were already named and developed at that point, and a female Aiel warrior-society-type was already on his list of intended lovers.
RJ had developed the Aiel as a concept before almost anything else, including the main characters, including Mat and Perrin.
RJ appears to have written most of his Aes Sedai notes around TPOD-COT. I’m sure that contributed to his slowing down quite a bit.
For those who wondered about Min’s viewing of a white-hot iron for Rand…that was an early-conceived plotline that RJ actually abandoned.
Moiraine was originally supposed to become Amyrlin at some point. Her character seems to have been split to create Siuan.
RJ often left notes reminding himself to further develop things: e.g. x happens (how?) y happens (why?). Or just (THIS NEEDS TO BE BETTER!)
I was previously convinced that the infamous fourth ta’veren was just a joke between RJ and Harriet about the inaccurate cover art. Not so!
In the early notes, the as-yet-unnamed Elan Morin was Lews Therin’s best friend.
He was named Ishamael already at that point, just not yet Elan Morin Tedronai. That name was in the TEOTW prologue though.
I’m not sure RJ didn’t ditch that idea some time before the BWB came out. It could be that he thought it implausible to have so many personal connections to Lews Therin among the Forsaken. Sammael and Demandred were friends too, and Lanfear.
The most powerful people in the Age of Legends were Servants. The field hands were seed singers, among the most respected people in society.
In a very early outline of the series, male channelers had to be gelded as well as being gentled (described as lobotomy-like procedure).


Надявам се, че ще видим и част 3 скоро :) 

четвъртък, 30 януари 2014 г.

Wheel of Time Tidbits

Сега, след като Колелото се завъртя и Споменът за Светлина бавно избледнява зад хоризонта, навярно много от вас вярват, че няма какво повече да се прочете или научи относно „Колелото на  Времето“. Донякъде може би сте прави, но донякъде сте и в пълно заблуждение. Защото за всички тези двайсетина години, откакто историята тече през съзнанието на читателите, са се натрупали страници и страници (може би поне толкова, колкото е „Господарят на Хаоса“) тайно знание. Символично, разбира се, защото това знание - за поредицата, за автора, за екипа му - е някъде там, скрито в стотиците интервюта, изявления от конвенции, блог постове и прочее. Ако искате сами да си ги прочетете, една голяма част от тях (а може би и всички) се намират в базата на theoryland. И навярно ще ви отнеме една година, за да приключите.


Нашият общ (вече, тъй като на няколко пъти споменавам за него) познат - LightOne, наскоро реши да подхване един „мъничък“ проект, чрез който да представи най-интересното от огромната база с интервюта и цитати (не само на theoryland). Това нелеко начинание е под формата на блог (в tumblr по-точно) и цели ден по ден да предоставя на вниманието ви бисерче по бисерче факти, които всички ние сме позабравили или никога не сме знаели. 

Надявам се, че ще ви е интересно толкова, колкото и на мен. Пък ако имате и tumblr, не се колебайте да го последвате. :) 


Може би сте забелязали, също така, че вдясно седи едно линкче към страничката "ilovemoiraine". Правилно, моя е, и признавам, че причината да я направя донякъде се крие във факта, че името беше свободно. Освен това се надявам да изградя с времето моя си колекция от нещица, свързани с Моарейн. Така че не претендирам за изричен фокус върху този блог.