Willow - Official Teaser Trailer


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Aeson

I learned nerd for this.
Yes. That she always had red hair, since Willow's kids first found her, and had been bleaching it.
I know she was born with red hair and they were bleaching it. It just seemed to me like BOOM red all the sudden. I just wondered if as she's growing in power her hair is changing too.
 




MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
I guess I was thinking time passed in days not weeks. If they were out there for weeks it makes sense.
They referenced weeks or months. Apparently the length of days were longer and it got more difficult to track time the further out they travelled (or the closer they got to Immortal City, which doesn't appear to have days).
 


I know she was born with red hair and they were bleaching it. It just seemed to me like BOOM red all the sudden. I just wondered if as she's growing in power her hair is changing too.
It was deliberately done to indicate the passage of time. How else would you do it, other than have someone regularly rattling off how may weeks had passed since the start of the quest?
 

Now, for a plot question. Is the princess of Cashmere working with the Crone, under the Crone's mental control or actually possessed by the spirit of the Crone? Or did the Crone simply shapeshift into the appearance of the princess? The way the character is acted, it feels like she is the real princess, but I can't figure beyond that.
 

Now, for a plot question. Is the princess of Cashmere working with the Crone, under the Crone's mental control or actually possessed by the spirit of the Crone? Or did the Crone simply shapeshift into the appearance of the princess? The way the character is acted, it feels like she is the real princess, but I can't figure beyond that.
Probably either the crone herself or high-ranking minion. She has been their for a long time - listen to the ex-paladin's stories.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Now, for a plot question. Is the princess of Cashmere working with the Crone, under the Crone's mental control or actually possessed by the spirit of the Crone? Or did the Crone simply shapeshift into the appearance of the princess? The way the character is acted, it feels like she is the real princess, but I can't figure beyond that.
Yeah I got the feeling that she is the Crone, it would be an interesting backstory if the Crone really was once a princess of Cashmere who wanted to be free - though her subsequently becoming an evil withered BBEG who abducts princesses might not read so well.

oh and the Paladins stories were all true

and wasnt the Mudmander cute :p - do we think it will be back in a future episode to save the day?
 
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MarkB

Legend
Yes, if she is the real princess, she has been in the city for decades, but time also passes differently there, than in the rest of the world.
I'm not sure it's that time passes differently there. They've been journeying north to reach this city, the days getting longer and the nights shorter, so it could simply be in the north polar region, where the sun never completely sets during the summer.

Admittedly the climate there isn't exactly arctic, but hey, fantasy planet.
 

Ryujin

Legend
I almost want to think that they're living on a disk world and how they got to the city was jumping off the edge, into another pocket dimension.
 

I almost want to think that they're living on a disk world and how they got to the city was jumping off the edge, into another pocket dimension.
No reason for them not to be on a discworld. It's not like the Pratchett estate can sue over the concept.

"The Worm" is actually a Chelys Galactica, and the Interminable City is built on the turtle's head.

There is another world turtle in a recent movie, but to tell you which one would be a spoiler.
 

I know she was born with red hair and they were bleaching it. It just seemed to me like BOOM red all the sudden. I just wondered if as she's growing in power her hair is changing too.
It feels to me like something that has multiple possible explanations of which they should have at least directly hinted at one in dialogue at some point rather than leave it to distract. Whether it's a matter of magic usage, finding her inner Elora Danan, or just the idea that her hair has grown out over a very long journey, it's a nice detail that unfortunately pulled me out of the episode because it became a distraction of "oh does she have red hair now, or is that just lighting? When did it become red? Why?".
 

It feels to me like something that has multiple possible explanations of which they should have at least directly hinted at one in dialogue at some point rather than leave it to distract. Whether it's a matter of magic usage, finding her inner Elora Danan, or just the idea that her hair has grown out over a very long journey, it's a nice detail that unfortunately pulled me out of the episode because it became a distraction of "oh does she have red hair now, or is that just lighting? When did it become red? Why?".
I find it irritating when TV shows feel the need to spell out every single plot point, rather than trust the audience to work it out themselves. I've just been catching up on Leverage, and all the flashbacks it uses to spell out obvious plot points gets tedious.
 

I find it irritating when TV shows feel the need to spell out every single plot point, rather than trust the audience to work it out themselves. I've just been catching up on Leverage, and all the flashbacks it uses to spell out obvious plot points gets tedious.
Fair point. But it is also a problem if something is left to the audience in a way that distracts them from being immersed in the show. The fact that there are multiple explanations for the hair color change made it something where instead of coming to a conclusion of why I weighed possibilities rather than pay attention to the episode.

And ultimately in a show where characters barely even change costumes from one episode to the next and where they spend a lot of time making semi-idle chit-chat and banter it feels weird to have a dramatic physical change go unremarked upon. It felt less like a cool detail and more like I had just fallen into a Berenstein/Berenstain scenario where her hair was always red in the show.
 

Fair point. But it is also a problem if something is left to the audience in a way that distracts them from being immersed in the show. The fact that there are multiple explanations for the hair color change made it something where instead of coming to a conclusion of why I weighed possibilities rather than pay attention to the episode.

And ultimately in a show where characters barely even change costumes from one episode to the next and where they spend a lot of time making semi-idle chit-chat and banter it feels weird to have a dramatic physical change go unremarked upon. It felt less like a cool detail and more like I had just fallen into a Berenstein/Berenstain scenario where her hair was always red in the show.
Both are true. It was done to indicate the passage of time, and also to indicate character growth. Most of the characters got a costume changes in that episode. Also see MMOs, where characters get a costume change when they level up.
 

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