I agree with all of that, Cerine. I need to upload pictures of my own ring... I had it custom made, and it's silver, not gold (I really don't like it on me). The lack of shawls also made me wonder about cosplaying, for example. We do some light cosplay on our TV.net events; a great lot of us have shawls, and I wonder about members who would join just based on the show and not the books themselves, if they would wonder why we are all decked out in something that doesn't appear in the show.
They're probably going to be aware that there are books that the TV series was adapted from, and gather that it's from the books. If not, we explain exactly this.
Thank you for the explanation, but I know this, I think it's kind of... common sense. Obviously we'd do that - why wouldn't we? It was more of a rhetorical question meant to criticise the fact that some of the main symbols of Aes Sedai have been either omitted or largely changed, some to the detriment of the original symbolism.
I think, Onis Sedai, that perhaps it is the effort of needing to explain it, when the show could have simply included it, that several people are rebelling against.
I totally agree and well said that. I really don't like what they did with all the symbols and iconography in the show (and I haven't seen them, only the trailers, but that was enough).
I feel like there's this tendency to blame/guilt people for not blindly and mindlessly jumping on the 'ohwowshowyay'-train and I won't stand for it. We have a right to disagree and NOT like the changes that have been made without having to feel like we're selling our firstborn to the Dark One.
And quite frankly, hiding behind the 'It's not a literal representation but just an adaptation of the books' is a weak and feeble excuse for a lot of the things they've butchered.
As you can tell, Cerine, I'm not yet cooled down enough to voice my opinion as gently and as eloquently as you are doing. So again, well said!
I think I've identified a bit too long with these books that it disables me from detaching as much as I perhaps should. I need more time I gather.
I can promise you that I have said very much less gentle things in private... but I do try and separate the two it's true. I might have a bit of a leg up in terms of detachment however since they've been less a part of my life in recent years than they were as a young teenager. I hope to hear your thoughts on the matter when you feel ready, Mystica Sedai.
Yeah exactly, people are allowed to be salty about things that they feel should have been handled differently. And just because someone doesn't like a choice the show made doesn't mean they want the whole thing to burn, in discord there's a regular show channel and a salt channel and like every time someone gets salty in the salt channel, people try to argue with them and make excuses for the thing they're salty over, yet they don't want salt in their channel. LET THE PEOPLE BE SALTY lolI feel like there's this tendency to blame/guilt people for not blindly and mindlessly jumping on the 'ohwowshowyay'-train and I won't stand for it. We have a right to disagree and NOT like the changes that have been made without having to feel like we're selling our firstborn to the Dark One.