I’m no artist tho.
I’m no artist tho.
lotr 30 day challenge: day 2 favorite character → samwise gamgee.
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could they be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.
"I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people."
-Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
So the first regeneration I witnessed was David Tennant’s, actually the first episode too. I lived in Finland at the time and through a series of links I arrived on the video on YouTube and loved it.
I was all emotionally engaged in it like- Woah this guy is changing and it’s super sad and I have no idea why!
Anywho, I moved to the good ole US and suddenly my Amazon Prime Video worked. So, being in the stage of moving where there is nothing to do but wait I watched the episode of David Tennant regenerate. And continued. For every episode available of Mat.
But I couldn’t stop there- I had to watch all of David Tennant! And Chris Ecccaalalalston! And the old guys!
P.S. This image made me think Mat was by far the ugliest person when I first saw him.
i can’t believe its 2014 and people still think that the characters in the wheel of time series are white
I can’t believe a story written in the 80’s by southern conservative white man would have anything else but white main characters.
egwene, nynaeve, mat, and perrin are all described as having brown hair and brown eyes, and, as far as i’m aware, their skin tones were never stated in the books. if their eyes and hair are dark, it’s logical to assume that their skin tone would be dark as well.
i’m not sure why a lot of people insist on depicting the characters as white if the author never went out of his way to say it.
if there’s at least a chance that the WOT cast could be poc, then we should encourage and celebrate the opportunity for representation - not make excuses about when the books were written.
Do you even remember how this chaos started at first place? Not because someone claimed that there are no non white characters in WOT at all. (which is my wondering why so many people are wasting their time making examples of Sea Folk, Shara, Tuon, etc. Like seriously, no one ever dared to claim such obvious absurd point (at least on Tumblr) but these users defend it anyway.)
It started when users pointed their theories that Two Rivers are non white. But they didn’t say “hey folk I have really cool theory” or “it would be really nice if they are..”. Nope they made a strong statement that this theory is canon, that this is so obvious, come on, how dare you to not see it, etc. They not even tried to present it as theory and personal opinion, it was attitude like accept them for non white or you are *put some insult here*. That was my interpretation and that’s why I decided to make my move, not to terrorize some poor fan and his/her theory. I wanted at least to discuss this all of sudden forced theory for being canon. To discuss the argumentation of this theory. But nope, I didn’t see anything like argumentation, I saw only strong wish fulfillment.
I am not against fan theories. I am not against open interpretation. I am against to be forced to accept a not reasoned open interpretation as a canon by a people who have no more power to state it than me or you. Why this lack of argumentation? Why I have to accept it?
I asked simple questions. Why no one tried to answer them? I pointed background information by RJ and the time when he created WOT. Why no one took it seriously under consideration? I don’t use wishes, I am trying to use facts and ask questions.
- Do we have as a fact that we don’t know the Two Rivers skin color (except being not pale noble white?)
- Do we have as a fact that we don’t know the Andoran skin color?
- Do we know that the author is white old man who lived in conservative southern city of USA?
- Do we know that he created his story in the 1980s? And do we know that every main character in 80s was white and to have any other kind of color for the main character was a mini revolution in the 80s? So what should be by default the skin color then?
- Do we have explicitly stated characters with brown color of skin who are not from Two RIvers?
And becasue I have some mercy for your dash, read more.
My one question (I’m reading this series for the first time you should know- and not very far in either) is I have always thought the Aiel were white due to the whole red haired thing, and if Rand as a half Aiel living In the two rivers who thought he was from there, and everyone accepted he was, wouldn’t the two rivers be either white or a half-blackish color as he assumed he was from there. Otherwise it seems it would be like a half white kid being raised by black parents and assuming he was biologically born to them. Or on the flip side a half white half black kid being raised by both white parents and assuming he wasn’t adopted or born to both.
Is Rand that oblivious or is the two rivers natural skin color a mix in between white and black tones.
Completely spitballing here while half asleep on a phone with autocorrect
I think it says something that all my favorite songs make me think of traveling by myself.