Saturday, May 1, 2010
Having travelled so far to come to JordanCon and the east coast of the US and endured considerable jetlag, I realised something new about Travelling in WOT. Channellers move from Cairhien to Seanchan or from Arad Doman to the Aiel Waste and the only tiredness they might feel is from the channelling effort. Moving instantly from place to place might seem fantastical, but doing so without any disturbance to circadian rhythms? Now that’s fantasy.
Another thing is that no character has changed hemispheres onscreen in the books as I did. It was awful losing my sense of direction due to the shadows pointing the wrong way: I literally lost the sun. Normally I have an excellent sense of direction but with the sun's location reversed, I had to consciously work out where east or west must be. Adapting took me about as long as it took to recover from jetlag.
And Sunday night I do it all over again for the return trip...the LONGER return trip!