Cheyenne Sedai

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About Cheyenne Sedai

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    host of the Worldhoppers Podcast
  • Birthday October 29

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    Reading, writing, horseback riding
  1. For two years, I (Cheyenne), Rob from Malkier Talks, and Andrew from the Black Tower Podcast have hosted WOTaHoliday to help raise funds for the Lightweaver Foundation during the holidays, and every year without fail, the Wheel of Time community has jumped in with their overwhelming support. This year, we're reaching for an even higher goal of $10k, and are looking forward to 24 hours of fun, laughter and joy. The Lightweaver Foundation contributes to food pantries & homeless shelters, but also makes sure books are readily available to those in need. Join us on December 11th for year 2 of the Wot-A-Holiday livestream event, supported by the Charity of Time. Help us get books to schools, prisons, hospitals, and homeless shelters. The following are our schedule and promotional poster. Livestream: https://youtu.be/Z0vEFC7zETo I will be at the opening and closing ceremonies, since I am on the planning committee, as well as a slot at 3pm on Sunday with Ilana and Alfonsina, my cohosts on Worldhoppers. I hope that if you’re a fan of the Wheel of Time, whether it be the books or the show you can join us, and if you’re able, donate to this wonderful cause that the Lightweaver Foundation furthers. Brandon and Jane have prerecorded the answers to a couple of questions for us, which we appreciate immensely. This is a cause I believe in and would like to invite you to participate in as well.
  2. Hey, @Nacom-gavel thanks for your interest, we have this article where we address the topic, and which links a form for staff applications to give us a wider pool of people to pull from, and be able to have a better understanding of the different identities within the fandom. This sounds like what you're talking about here in this post. I hope it's useful, and feel free to respond there if you have any other questions or comments.
  3. Happy birthday, Cheyenne!

    1. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      I'll piggyback on Robin and wish you a happy birthday, as well!

    2. Cheyenne Sedai
  4. Non-spoiler streams typically don't generate the sheer excitement and conversation that the bi-yearly spoiler streams do, but yesterday's stream defied expectations and gave us some very exciting adaptation news. Early in the stream, user Iritore asked about the types of conversations with Hollywood and what has gone into them. Brandon explained that rather than going through the traditional option process, different teams at many studios have been approaching him and pitching their vision, rather than Brandon having to pitch to them. The conversation centers around how the pitch matches Brandon's vision, what role will he have, how much the budget will be, their commitment, etc. This time, instead of spending time deciding if they're making something with the property, they're so confident they will, that they're buying the rights and the goal is to be in production in 6-8 months, though as always in Hollywood it isn't a sure thing. Brandon followed up by telling us to expect some announcements in the coming months, but that the people he's working with will handle that PR in their own way, and that he would be surprised if they aren’t on set this time next year. Adaptations were mentioned several other times in the stream. u/LettersWords asked about the possibility of changing Rosharan ecology to make filming easier with how alien this planet is, and Brandon gave a rather interesting answer. He said that they would not have to change Rosharan ecology to make live-action adaptation easier with the budgets they've been regularly offered, citing locations that would work for filming, the idea of using Volume stages (the LED panels used in the Disney Star Wars shows) and editing plants out with visual effects as ways they could avoid that problem. There’s a wide range of possibilities for studios, when announcements will come, and how those will be handled. There hasn’t even been a confirmation of exactly what property is being adapted. For now, all we can do is wait, and see. Below is the link to the full stream:
  5. Thanks. I'm glad to be here, and looking forward to the future
  6. Last year I (Cheyenne), along with Rob from Malkier Talks and Andrew from the Black Tower Podcast wanted to create a charity event from the holidays, and within hours of putting the idea out into the world, the Wheel of Time community jumped in with overwhelming support. Dates were picked, over 24 hosts were scheduled, and when the Lightweaver Foundation was suggested, the decision was unanimous, and a wonderful event spanning 24 hours was hosted, where we could talk about the books we love, while bringing food and books to the people that need them. The Lightweaver Foundation contributes to food pantries & homeless shelters, but also makes sure books are readily available to those in need. Join us on December 11th for year 2 of the Wot-A-Holiday livestream event, supported by the Charity of Time. Help us get books to schools, prisons, hospitals, and homeless shelters. The following are our schedule and promotional poster, as well as the link for the Just Giving page where you can make donations. Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wotaholidaylive Livestream: https://youtu.be/fvT_UXgXWeA I will be at the opening and closing ceremonies, since I am on the planning committee, as well as the Westlands Fashion segment with some wonderful artists and Katie Sedai from Dragonmount, as well as with Fantasy for the Ages along with Ilana and Alfonsina, my cohosts on Worldhoppers. I hope that if you’re a fan of the Wheel of Time, whether it be the books or the show you can join us, and if you’re able, donate to this wonderful cause that the Lightweaver Foundation furthers. We are uncertain if Brandon will be able to join us at some point, or if we will only have a short video from him like we did last year, but regardless, this is a cause I believe in and would like to invite you to participate in as well.
  7. 100% agree. I feel like we don't have any other ones.
  8. Wow, thats great that your teachers read and are fans of Brandons books
  9. Thanks for all these, they're great
  10. wow. I can recite the opening of every wot book, since its always the same, but because of that its far easier to learn
  11. I know well how these discussions go, so I'm not going to start a huge debate that gets out of hand. So we can agree to disagree
  12. Speaking of, I remember they explained on the 3rd Shardcast episode on the Radiants that there was some confusion about which surges the Willshapers and Bondsmiths have. With Rhythm of War, we've seen Venli change stone, my question is if that on its own solves the problem with what the Stormfather said, or if that's a continuity problem.
  13. That's far from true. Jordan was a master of storytelling, and while he does have a different pacing style than Sanderson does, I'd say that that is a false statement. Its one thing to express your opinion, another to say that all the books are bad except Sanderson's. The foreshadowing is absolutely MASTERFUL. You think Brandon's is great? Jordan's is even more so. Brandon learnt a lot about that aspect of writing from Jordan. I'd also say that the cultures are excellent, and one of our main characters has one of the best character arcs I've ever read. Every step in their progression is logical, but the change they go through is really large. There is so much hidden depth in these books, in the way that things for later are set up, and all the layers of different scenes. Great example of this is a sequence in Path of Daggers.