Thoughts on The Witcher S3

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I don’t think I’ve written about The Witcher before, probably because its first two seasons didn’t make a strong impression. I modestly enjoyed them, but with S3, I’ve reached a level of fannish interest that’s sparking some disjointed reflections.

NB 1: Yes, the show has gaping structural problems, which haven’t bothered me too much because I haven’t been invested in following that story structure; I watch more for character and curiosity.

NB 2: I haven’t read the books or played the games; I’m referring to the TV series as a story in itself. I gather that many (most?) book/game fans don’t like this adaptation because it is far afield from the source material, and given my own response to Interview with the Vampire, I totally get that. Neon Knight has an interesting interesting video on this. Anyway, to book/game fans, my show-based reactions may be frustrating, which is totally understandable. Spoilers behind the cutRead more… )

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Arwen Spicer
Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

Arwen Spicer By Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

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