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  1. 7 points
    I like to jot down ideas on my windows with dry erase markers, so one of my windows has some notes on it. I looked at it a few minutes ago, and found a little sense not written in my hand writing. That's my dad for ya.
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    I reckon you won't see this for awhile, but I imagine when you do, you might smile. Happy birthday brother, the rest of your bloodthirsty cohorts (and occasional combatants) miss you dearly
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    So, I'm going to try to be on the Shard a lot less. My roleplay is becoming really inactive, so that won't really affect that. But I won't be on as much in the future, maybe to the point where I am actually inactive. But probably not. All of you guys are great. So I just wanted to let all of you know.
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    It's early in the morning, an hour before I usually wake up. I jerked awake about five minutes ago to this HUGE clap of thunder, and this INSANE heavy rainfall. And the wind was completely howling. And my windows were open. *facepalm* But yeah, lightning every three seconds, wind like a category one hurricane I'm guessing, and rain like I needed to find an ark and a lot of really strange animals in the next couple minutes. And now there's barely any more lightning, the wind is gone, and the rain is back to normal. It seriously sounded like the gutter was about to rip off. I was stumbling across my floor, trying to get to the light switch and not step on any papers, panicking about the rabbit, and worried about my poor books. Thunder storms are weird.
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    Ash is in the sky. It's like a cross between dreary rain clouds and lines of smoke. There's a hazy mist on the horizon. If I go a few miles down the road closer to the volcano, I smell something like rotten eggs. I think I finally know what it feels like on Scadrial.
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    Happy birthday, Brandon! Many happy returns.
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    With regret, I must announce that the shard is going to have to take a back seat. I have several projects I am undertaking in this summer, and on top of work and college, I will be on the 17th Shard sporadically throughout the summer. I will still be able to participate in The Alleyverse RP, the Ghostbloods and few other things, such as my SE game I am doing when whenever that is. My projects are as follows if any of you want to keep up to date with what I am doing. Balance Upended (A book) Artwork for said book Cosmere Bot for Discord. (I am programming this)
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    Random awesome or cute picture of the day:
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    I went to Volcanoes National Park today! Figured with everything happening it was a now-or-never sort of deal.
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    Did I ever mention on here that I moved to Hawaii? Because I did! I moved to the big island of Hawai'i at the beginning of the year! Also, there's a volcano erupting twelve miles away and I experienced two mild earthquakes today.
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    Adventures in Resetting that Computer You Found At A Thrift Store: an exciting new book by famed author dude-who-has-no-clue-what-he's-doing Slowswift!
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    Let it be known that I have returned from my long absence on the Shard! School is over, and I'm allowed full use of my computer, without restrictions, once more! All I must say is: GO TUBA!
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    I don't always tolerate stupid people, but when I do, I'm probably at work.
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    Bought 26 books so far this year. 180 more to go (so far)
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    If each Stormlight novel increases in length following a mathematical pattern, then book 10 might actually be longer than all the other Stormlight novels combined
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    I just now deciphered your contact methods thing. Took me long enough.
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    Hi all! I'm not going to be on the Shard for the next week of so, and after that I might not be as active as I have been. See you in a week!
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    EVERY STORY IN THE WORLD HAS ONE OF SIX BASIC PLOTS. This clickbaity title jumped out at me today as I scanned the BBC news website. Naturally, I immediately read it. To summarize, their argument was that every story ever could be shoehorned into one of these categories: 1. Rags to riches – a steady rise from bad to good fortune 2. Riches to rags – a fall from good to bad, a tragedy 3. Icarus – a rise then a fall in fortune 4. Oedipus – a fall, a rise then a fall again 5. Cinderella – rise, fall, rise 6. Man in a hole – fall, rise Source: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180525-every-story-in-the-world-has-one-of-these-six-basic-plots So this got me thinking, do Brandon's books fit in to these categories? I say yes. Although he tends to gravitate to ones that end fortunately for the characters. So the challenge of course is to find/make a story that doesn't. The best way of doing it I think is to have a story where the character's net fortune doesn't change whatsoever. There's probably more ways of proving those fine folks at the BBC wrong, I just can't think of any right now. Food for thought.
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    Is there a Sci Fi series that also features magic and has a female main protagonist? Been reading nothing but fantasy, and am curious if there are any good ones out that mix the two Genres. Think Mass Effect if Shepard was canon female and canon Biotic. Maybe a war backdrop against high tech enemies invading a world of magic users?
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    Repairer of the fourth wall I see.
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    Reading this archived topic at gamefaqs books forum, and It made me curious as to how big the female fanbase for Sanderson's novels are? https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/202-books-and-literature/75498213
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    Just want to let you know we've all missed you! No matter what's going on, just know you always have friends among the KotC.
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