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Yes Rollyn, it is slang for a very specific spot on the human body.
 

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I've seen people elsewhere referring to understanding why they're not using "the taint" as a term, too. Can anyone explain that to me? Is taint a common slang for something else these days?
Ohhhhh, um. Yes. Yes, it is slang for a particular anatomical structure. I will let you do a Google or consult Urban Dictionary for more.

On the trailer, I found it curious that in the oaths they don't have Moiraine specifying "except against Shadowspawn." I'm a little worried non-readers may interpret the trailer as showing Moiraine "bravely" breaking her oath in pursuit of her quest when she's throwing fireballs and such. (Yes, WE know the oaths literally can't be broken, but non-readers will assume they're just normal oaths.)
In the breakdown with Rafe video, he says that Aes Sedai can't use the Power as a weapon except in the defense of their life, so I think that scene was cut a bit for the trailer and will be fleshed out in the show.
 

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Seriously, someone look at 0:50, Nynaeve’s right arm, am I seeing things or is there a faint nod to something there?
is that faint weaves of Saidar woven around her arm????
 
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Geez, could I feel any older to be this out of the loop on contemporary slang? lol To Google I go.
 

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Also, from the breakdown with Rafe Judkins, it appears that they're calling it "the corruption" in the show instead of "the taint", which...okay, yes, I see why they're doing that, lol

My brother and I have a weird old pulp novel cover we send back and forth because we find that phrase so funny.

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Geez, could I feel any older to be this out of the loop on contemporary slang? lol To Google I go.
Don't feel bad, I only learned it from playing cards against humanity lol

That one smug ass whitecloak drinking wine is my favorite
 

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taint is a specific private part of a man's anatomy. They would absolutely get torn to shreds in non-book-reading fandom circles if they used that term on screen. :P
 

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(Actually it wasn't Nynaeve, it was Alanna :laugh: )
 
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Looking at the rings in Valda's little collection is interesting - they look a lot more compact than the screenshots we've seen so far. I wonder if he's taken the tops of them off or if they have a mechanism to fold down a little? That'd be much more practical if so.

Edit: Nope, they're the same. I couldn't tell on my phone :giggle
 
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It's not just a male body part, it's females too but yeah it's definitely something that would be mocked :laugh:

I'm really soooo hyped about the TV show now it's not even funny. :tug
 

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- The Whitecloak with the trophy belt of Aes Sedai rings.
- Mat being Mat with the "have you lost your entire mind" (I don't think he's talking to Moiraine)
- Alanna blowing up everything
- Are we going to see a condensed version of New Spring or something??
- The serious implications that it could be any of the Emond's Fielders, not just the boys (YEAH!)
- Why did they shorten the three oaths and then show Moiraine using the One Power as a weapon? :P
 

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- Why did they shorten the three oaths and then show Moiraine using the One Power as a weapon? :p
I'm hoping there's more to it that just got trimmed for the trailer. Because otherwise, yeahhhhh
 

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Don't we kind of need to for the story to make sense? Why else would Moiraine go looking for the dragon reborn?
 

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And I want to jump through the screen and strangle that Whitecloak!
Who the heck are burning at the stake? It wasn't Egwene, or I would suspect they would hype up the danger of her and Perrin being captured. Maybe it is just from a clip where they explain what Whitecloaks do?
We had a bit of a commotion in Yellow chat. It could be one of the Sitters we see in the Hall of the Tower, but otherwise we don't think it's a named character.

Why is Lan all in white? Is that from the Aiel war maybe? Neither actor is easy to show as younger people I think...
Working theory is that's a funeral b/c everyone but Whites wear white at those. Plus they're upset. Rafe did an exclusive trailer walk-through with IGN (below) and said it was showing how they share emotions through the bond.

On the trailer, I found it curious that in the oaths they don't have Moiraine specifying "except against Shadowspawn." I'm a little worried non-readers may interpret the trailer as showing Moiraine "bravely" breaking her oath in pursuit of her quest when she's throwing fireballs and such. (Yes, WE know the oaths literally can't be broken, but non-readers will assume they're just normal oaths.)
Rafe referenced the full oath in his walkthrough, so I'm thinking it's just cut off for the trailer to drive us crazy.

Seriously, someone look at 0:50, Nynaeve’s right arm, am I seeing things or is there a faint nod to something there?
is that faint weaves of Saidar woven around her arm????
I don't see it, but I wasn't able to get a good pause to see it more clearly in still form.

- Are we going to see a condensed version of New Spring or something??
Watching the Moiraine's Quest teaser, I would think so.

Rafe breakdown:
 

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Breakdown was so good, it actually made me more excited...which didn't think that was possible.

I kind of love the route I think they are going with the bond. Like she is clearly upset but look at him...that's how upset she actually is.
 
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