The Witcher

the other day (20200221) we watched the first episode. it was somewhat confusing. there was all this related story about princess and towers. 8:30 PM

it was so confusing I thought perhaps it was past and present being told. today watch the next episode. new characters Yennefer and Istredd are interesting. 9:26 PM

yesterday ep 3. Triss Merigold. the opening from witcher 1. 10:19 AM

ep 4 Witcher. so it's revealed that we have a Geralt in a past timeline - Geralt and Bard. Finally some quick Law of Surprise explanation - give me that which you already have but do not know. 11:25 PM

It was confusing until I read the clarification. So yeah, Geralt basically is tied to Ciri by destiny. 11:35 PM

ep5 witcher. what was his first wish (after he makes his second, maybe his wish is what caused jaskier to have problem). we think he wished for her to be pregnant, well Ada thinks pregnant, I think he just made her viable. ep 6. Borch hints there's probably a baby. his conversation with Yen. Geralt after they wake : she wants to kill dragon but not Geralt. Borch says sth about them but then what did he wish third. he's crazy killed all those people. 10:12 PM

*"when your species is on the verge of collapse, perhaps everything becomes more desperate" was the foreshadow and the easy prediction. 10:21 PM

A fake, my intuition is he knows.
oh this is the present and apparently he just discovered.
I thought maybe Yennefer might have been the one to free him but he basically freed himself.
story lines finally brought together. good ending. 9:16 PM

got repeated, what does that mean "it's not real it's magic".
Ciri runs off and the Witcher arrives...
I knew the man taking care of Witcher was the husband of the woman taking care of Ciri (back when the man said he would take the Witcher back to his home).
haha "Who's Yennefer?"
is Yennefer dead? I don't think so... maybe she's in a spiritual dimension... I feel like having her just end casting a giant flame is anti-climatic because how many soldiers died from that attack? 10:23 PM

I should watch that scene again where he claims the Law of Surprise
I forgot who this person is, this witch who is concerned with finding Yennefer and who was able to calm Triss; I also don't remember why there was a big fight; or why Yennefer would have even disappeared from the battlefield [oh when she shows up to interrogate the prisoner, I recalled she was Yennefer's teacher]
Ah, she's alive. (Yennefer)
Ha! I was wondering why The Witcher was missing. I thought perhaps on purpose. But it was revealed his friend was cheating.
Ooo. Spider-girl. How freaky. Very freaky movements as well. Scary vibes from The Exorcist.
Interesting relationship. She can eat him and I guess cause of his curse he would come back to life?

Do greetings ever happen like that in real life? Where someone comes in and everyone acts all serious, and the seriousness is broken by laughter? I feel like it's just a cinematic effect for the audience.
Hehe. The field hand story.
"It has rats." "That's a good sign. It means it's one of the good ones."
Freaky (monster/wood growing out of his wound)
"Maybe Eskel's leshy wants its hand back."
An evil witch?
Don't really understand the whole witch dreams situation (so Yennefer doesn't have her powers and she's being tempted to make a deal to get them back?), but cool to see Geralt to begin training Ciri

Ada was wondering about the age of the actress who plays Ciri (who is about 13 years old). I guessed 19. Apparently, she turned 20 last September.
Tissaia knows that Yennifer lost her powers [perhaps Yennifer should confide in her]
I'm pretty sure she won't kill him, but I don't know what happens next
[While discussing, Ada said the way she broke the chain with the axe was unrealistic]
Why didn't anybody chase after Yennifer? [Ada said no one could do magic, but I figure they could have just pursued her manually...][It might have been the way she knocked down the pillars]

I'm not good with following all the politcs. There's like different factions, kingdoms, and such
"Burn Butcher Burn"
"you're choosing to be ignorant arseholes"
Huh. So Triss has powers as opposed to using Chaos magic? Oh, I didn't know the bard [Jaskier] had a thing for Geralt ("When I wrote it, it did come from the heart. Perhaps a broken one. We're better off without him.")
Ha! "It took me to the fourth verse to understand there were different timelines."
"Fuck the North!"
Oh no! I can't believe it.

Yennefer stayed!
Impossible he says. [Istredd]
Yennefer tries to use her magic and resists temptation from the voice. I think part of this was inspiration from Jaskier. Soon after, we see Jaskier with blood on his face. I'm thinking Yennifer will rescue him and her magic will work.
Hmm. While she did save him, it was using her wit... Impressive
In the context of the Elder Blood, Ciri mentioned elves. I guess Elder blood comes from elves [a specific lineage of elves]
Jaskier says it's his job to play damsel in distress
Interesting. "This isn't how it's supposed to work." Seems dangerous to continue.
Such green eyes.
I don't remember how Istredd knows that Yennifer's alive...
She said daughter...
Huh, the person attacked Triss even though Triss was healing her
That injector had so many needles.
Hmm... what kind of partners do they mean?
Hmm... so as I'm watching, I didn't think Yennefer would give in. That would make for a really strong character. She ends up reciting some words, which are apparently not contractual, they just teleported her away. Seems useful enough to buy time. So... my guess is that she doesn't make a deal.
Huh. Interesting end to the episode.

his summary is good
oh no, how did that guy end up finding where the Witchers stay... I thought Jaskier didn't give in
"Where the fuck are my swords?"
In the conversation between Fringilla and the elf, there are many terms and relationships: The White Flame, Nilfgaard, and Chair [regarding The White Flame: "This comment, without much other context, insinuates the White Flame has some religious affiliation, given Fringilla's sense of a higher purpose. Tissaia later perpetuates this notion in the season finale "Much More" when she uses the same phrase, explaining Niflgaard's sense of a higher purpose to commit their heinous acts."; Nilfgaard is a region with Cintra being a part of that; Cahir was tasked with bringing Priness Cirilla of Cintra back Nilfgaard]
Cahir reminds Fringilla that capturing Cintra was to get Ciri
"Only four? You got some catching up to do."
Hmm. Not sure I understand. If Yennefer was able to track Ciri down, how did she know where and why not anybody else?
She gave birth practically squatting
Do babies have to cry when born? [Not necessarily]
"Just warmth"
Huh. But wasn't the baby itself due to magic? [A deal with the Deathless Mother. Her end of the bargain was to form an alliance with Fringilla and Nilfgaard]
So we have Istredd learnign some information and then Dara figuring some things out for himself
Hehe. The tooth.
How does that fire guy disappear so quickly?

Hmm. So Fringilla reminds her of the deal and she ignores it... this can't end well.
Hehe. Silly girl. Are there no stories to the potency of elder blood that she'd be eager to do blood tracing. I thought it would have been mixing and stuff, not smelling. At least an experiment would be more likely to be harmless.
Haha hang portraits off of them
Hmm... he leaves wanting her trust yet basically earlier breaks some trust by not giving her the time to talk with Triss...
I was confused about Francescas daughter. I thought it was the Deathless Mother's doing. The wiki says this "However, in the capital city, an assassin sent by Emhyr killed Francesca's newborn daughter." So the Deathless Mother was just feeding off the pain.

Genocide. Why exactly can't the elves have birth anyways... [apparently a mix of fertility cycles, interest, and age of fertility; though perhaps if they knew their species was endangered, they should have put more effort into saving it...]
Wild Hunt.
Hehe. Busted. I sent to have the baby killed.
The White Flame is Ciri's father. Emyrh. Duny. I suppose the who-he-was is a surprise to us, but not to Nilfgaard, which is the question Geralt posed in the previous scene (something to the effect of "How did the Nilfgaardians know?") [I guess something I still don't understand is why they had to attack Cintra to find Ciri. Couldn't her father have just asked nicely?]

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