I don't see images in my head either, I kinda keep a list of key features about a person or place (like, I don't know what Rand looks like but I know he's tall, has red hair, light eyes and is paler than everyone else from his village). The fancy name for it is aphantasia
I find this absolutely fascinating. When I read I get transported to entire worlds of images/even video like in nature. Like at the end of the Eye Of the World, the Green Man, I saw every motion of the green man in detail, his image clear in my mindseye... same with hopper and the whitecloacks... *growls* best I not go on, for I have unfinished business with the white cloaks -wolfbrother goldeneyes *howls into the night*
Side note, your profile picture scared the crap out of me. lol @Yenie Antagar Gaidin's profile picture just made me go oh yeah, that def fits Yenie personality and made me laugh, but it didn't scare me. :rofl
I don't see images either. And what's more, I make changes to key features if I don't like them or I don't think they fit :eek
I think this is awesome and empowering, but I can not understand... if I couldn't form images/video while reading and get lost in these worlds like I do in that path so to speak... I don't know I would be a reader to be honest. I consider myself very lucky to have such a powerful mindseye/imagination whatever you want to call it. Though to be fair, it can also be a curse... because I never forget anything important, like moments in my life... I can go back to several days in college and replay them in real time like video almost, some stuff is blurry... but most I can work out... its not all memories just major/semi-major ones... but over the years they add up... and sometimes I just wish they would go away. It's frustrating at times.
Moiraine is short and pale in the books, as are all Cairhienin. That I think has been dropped, which is actually a change I like. The "the people in this country somehow all ended up with specific ethnic features" never made sense - either based on the 3500 years, and several countries since the Breaking, or the idea that pre- breaking it had been a utopia for thousands of years, but people had still segregted themselves based on skin colour.
But "no one knows if the Dragon is going to be channeling Saidin or Saidar" bothers me, it completely changes how society views the idea of the Dragon being Reborn. Aging up the characters bothers me. They can get away with a little as simple village folk, but get away with so much more as teenagers rather than grown adults in their early 20s. Nynaeve can still feel protective of them as Wisdom, but the relationship of the adults to the Wisdom is different to the relationship of the children, so much of what we see in the books won't make sense if she is only a couple of years older than them, rather than 8-10.
I suppose they might just be taking a lot of the complexity out of it, and just telling a simpler story, but that isnt really one I am interested in watching.
I think they messed up on the allocation of how to spend the money. Hollywood has a bad habit of executives thinking they know what the audience wants, when in fact they have lived such fast paced/rich life in Cali they have lost touch in major ways. That's my hypothesis anyway.
Honestly I would have been 1000x happier with a top tier anime of WoT or something, cause it still leaves a little to the imagination (some anime art styles anyway) and the magic could have been insanely well done in an anime too, where as in this one it will have to be budget... and whitecloaks could have pearl white armor as well like they should have cause again it doesn't cost extra in anime. lol