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Re: Netflix's The Witcher

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:15 pm

Ep4
Law of surprise. What is going on
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:29 pm

Tyler wrote:Ep4
Law of surprise. What is going on
Law of surprise is basically a debt. "The Law of Surprise is a custom as old as humanity itself. The Law dictates that a man saved by another is expected to offer to his savior a boon whose nature is unknown to one or both parties. In most cases, the boon takes the form of the saved man's firstborn child, conceived or born without the father's knowledge."

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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:31 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post Law of surprise is basically a debt. "The Law of Surprise is a custom as old as humanity itself. The Law dictates that a man saved by another is expected to offer to his savior a boon whose nature is unknown to one or both parties. In most cases, the boon takes the form of the saved man's firstborn child, conceived or born without the father's knowledge."

So human porcupine saved some king and the king offered him The Law of Surprise on his own free will as a thank you? The porcupine shows up 18 years later and gets to call dibs on the princess because of this.

Gerard doesn't believe in any of this, but after he saves porcupine's life he requests the Law of Surprise just to be a dik4 basically? Porcupine and Princes will end up birthing Ciri and now Gerard has a destiny bound with her.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:33 am

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post Law of surprise is basically a debt. "The Law of Surprise is a custom as old as humanity itself. The Law dictates that a man saved by another is expected to offer to his savior a boon whose nature is unknown to one or both parties. In most cases, the boon takes the form of the saved man's firstborn child, conceived or born without the father's knowledge."

So human porcupine saved some king and the king offered him The Law of Surprise on his own free will as a thank you? The porcupine shows up 18 years later and gets to call dibs on the princess because of this.

Gerard doesn't believe in any of this, but after he saves porcupine's life he requests the Law of Surprise just to be a dik4 basically? Porcupine and Princes will end up birthing Ciri and now Gerard has a destiny bound with her.
It's like a mystical thing. They don't choose the prize, it just happens and you are connected to it

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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:37 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post It's like a mystical thing. They don't choose the prize, it just happens and you are connected to it

Regardless, Gerard was just being a massive dick, right?
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Postby cwilkins88 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:40 am

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post It's like a mystical thing. They don't choose the prize, it just happens and you are connected to it

Regardless, Gerard was just being a massive dick, right?
Yes

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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:12 am

Geralt*
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:30 pm

Netflix released an interactive map. https://www.witchernetflix.com/en-gb
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Postby wags83 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:39 pm

Watching episode 4 now. Whenever they mention "Law of surprises" I imagine Charlie in that episode of Always Sunny yelling "Wildcard, bitch!"
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:00 pm

wags83 wrote:Watching episode 4 now. Whenever they mention "Law of surprises" I imagine Charlie in that episode of Always Sunny yelling "Wildcard, bitch!"
Lol. It was hard to take any of it serious with a name like that.

I watched 5 tonight. I hate when they call genies "Gene"
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm

In a world of mages, magic, monsters, and witchers, people way too often say "[thing], that can't exist, it's just a myth!" I would expect anything to be possible at all times.

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I don't understand how Ciri just tricked the shape shifter if he obtained all of his memories
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 pm

Tyler wrote: I hate when they call genies "Gene"


Gen*
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:04 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote: I hate when they call genies "Gene"


Gen*

I believe it's "Djinn" which is what they called it in American Gods. That's the original term from Arabian mythology that was later "Anglicized" to "Genie".
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:11 am

wags83 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote: I hate when they call genies "Gene"


Gen*

I believe it's "Djinn" which is what they called it in American Gods. That's the original term from Arabian mythology that was later "Anglicized" to "Genie".
Lol yes. Definitely djinn, not gen. That's hilarious Tyler

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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 am

Shut up! I thought Gen was a nickname for Genie and I hated it.

Stop mocking my spelling you guys and actually address the important things I'm bringing up
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Re: Netflix's The Witcher

Postby Tyler » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:04 pm

From my understanding the first book is more a collection of short stories than one full novel and that's why the show feels like this too. Does the first book also F with the timeline? I feel like they are trying to be fancy like Westworld season 2 and that failed miserably. However, if the book or game is time jumping like this then I don't blame them.

It's cool seeing these timelines come out but I also wish they just wouldn't do it?
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Re: Netflix's The Witcher

Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:46 pm

Overall this show was just okay but I'll be watching season 2 for sure. The final episode didn't quite do it for me, mostly because it had Geralt out of commission for it all and magic being as powerful as magic needs to be for the sake of the plot.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am

Has this interactive timeline map been posted?

https://www.witchernetflix.com/en-gb
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 am

Wilkings posted it last week. I hadn't checked it out until now though. Pretty neat and a good help with understanding timeline.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 am

‘The Witcher’ on Track to Be Netflix’s Biggest TV Show Premiere Ever: 76M Viewers in 4 Weeks
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Netflix changed the definition of what constitutes a viewer. Now, according to the company, it’s measuring accounts that “chose to watch and did watch for at least 2 minutes — long enough to indicate the choice was intentional.”
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“Netflix says it will move away from the 70% completion rate when reporting viewership for shows and movies. Says that the differing lengths of its programming means that methodology "makes less sense."

Netflix to produce 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf' tie-in animated film

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