Chaos

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  1. In the time honored tradition of TWG's Stupid Titles thread (yes, TWG is back!) and the fact that our rep system is now overhauled, there are all sorts of dumb and exciting promotions that you can have! So, what is your current rank? Plus, I'm sure more than a few of you want to figure out which rank is what. Good luck with that My favorite--and totally coincidental, I swear--person's rank is Peter, at the rank of Rambleman. Okay, it wasn't entirely coincidental, but once I happened to assign Rambleman to that place and I noticed Peter there... well, I couldn't resist. I'm so sorry. Kind of.
  2. We have some exciting news to announce today. So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them. Well now you won't need to wait for that, because now we will be in charge of distributing out Aether of Night! All you have to do is post in this topic (you'll need a 17S account, but that's it), and our staff will PM you the document. Once we do this, we'll remove your post here. We'll be using this topic as a to-do list for requests. Ideally since we have lots of staff members, we will get this out to you soon, within a week or two. With this change we are unpasswording the Aether of Night board, as now all of you will have access to it if you want it. You may discuss Aether of Night in the Cosmere Theories board, but tag your topic title with [Aether]. We hope you're excited about this, so many of you will be able to get this text in a much more obvious way now! You will receive a .docx file, and if you need to convert it into a .pdf or .epub, there are many converters to do that for you. (We are not distributing the prose version of White Sand, as that will continue to be distributed in Brandon's newsletters.) Thank you Team Sanderson for letting 17S do this!
  3. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  4. Because we need more forum games, wee! What song are you listening to right now? I'm listening to Ayumi Hamasaki - sending mail. This CD is really good.
  5. @Invocation You do not need to place the topic tag anymore.
  6. Mistborn Adventure Game content is not canonical and should not be on the Coppermind. Let's edit and remove MAG material.
  7. Hello @Undead Wookiee, posts to report bots are not useful and I would discourage you from doing that. Simply report them (press the flag or Report post on desktop) and moderators get an email and then we deal with it. A post will never be faster than a report, and is superfluous. You only need to report one post per bot.
  8. Click here to go to the Ultimate List Google Doc. If you have any question about Brandon's books that hasn't been resolved yet, post them, and I'll just keep aggregating them to this list. This is a resource to be used by people who will have an opportunity to ask questions of Brandon, so it has been decided that if a question has a considerable chance of being RAFO'd with no extra information gained, then we will not add it to this list. There's no point in wasting a question after all. If a staff member decides that your question shouldn't be added you are welcome to appeal the decision by telling us why you think Brandon will answer the question. Admins and/or staff have final calls though. Also any question you submit may be edited for clarity. If you are heading out to a signing this is a great resource for finding a good question about an area that you would like to know more about. If the question you wish to ask is not on this list then I'd appreciate if you checked the Interview Database to see if it has already been answered. A couple tips for checking are: Use keywords in your search, chances if someone has already asked the same question they won't have used the same exact words If Brandon has RAFO'd a question similar to the one you wish to ask, he'll probably do the same to yours After you do one search for some keywords, using "ctrl f" is a useful way to further narrow your search by finding other relevant words on the results page Remember if you do accidentally ask something someone else has its not the end of the world, we won't be mad. Just be sure not to ask Brandon to sign your book with a Cosmere clue. He has requested that we no longer do this and simply ask a specific question. If you ask a question and it has been answered I will post the answer and PM you you to let you know. Let's determine precisely what we know, and questions we must ask in the future!
  9. If don't already know, Mistborn has been optioned to become a film. That may still mean a fillm won't happen, but it's a cool first step. That won't stop us from talking about choices on actors! I'll start. Personally, I was always a fan of the notion of Nathan Fillion for Kelsier, but then someone brought up Robert Downey Jr., and he might be the perfect choice. For Vin, I'm also pro-Summer Glau, but there's a big Ellen Page movement on TWG. Thoughts?
  10. This week's episode of Shardcast we discuss the recent (ish) signing in Idaho Falls in late July. We get you up to date with "Adonalsium's opposition" (whatever that means) and somehow that's related to Hoid's immortality. What? We also bring up aluminum too much, and Eric tries not to talk about Dragonsteel. There's other Words of Brandon too at this signing. We make bad analogies, and name someone Mr. Conqueror and another Mr. Sarcastipants. This episode has something for everyone. Including onions! Our cast today is Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Grace (gatorgirl), and Evgeni (Argent). This is actually out a week later than we wanted, because of some serious audio issues in our original recording of it. Unfortunately this rerecording is probably not as funny, and has way less Avengers jokes. Oh well. As always, you can go find these Words of Brandon all on Arcanum (wob.coppermind.net), and send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  11. Hi all, On 12:01am Eastern time, November 14th, Oathbringer will be out, and at that time, you'll be able to discuss full Oathbringer spoilers. (You'll know because various topics in the Oathbringer board will be unlocked.) So we thought to make our policy clear on spoilers: You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags. It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions Part 2 Reactions Part 3 Reactions Part 4 Reactions Full Book Reactions For parts 1-4, they will not include the interludes immediately following it. On Discord All Oathbringer spoilers on Discord will be exclusively in the #oathbringer_spoilers channel for the nine month spoiler period and nowhere else.
  12. Hello, The Oathbringer spoiler period is over. You no longer need to tag [OB] in topic titles. Go wild with it in Cosmere Discussion and Stormlight. As usual don't have gigantic spoilers in General Brandon Discussion, and hide Stormlight spoilers in, say, Mistborn or Warbreaker forums using spoiler tags.
  13. Hi all, On 12:01am Eastern time, November 14th, Oathbringer will be out, and at that time, you'll be able to discuss full Oathbringer spoilers. (You'll know because various topics in the Oathbringer board will be unlocked.) So we thought to make our policy clear on spoilers: You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags. It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions Part 2 Reactions Part 3 Reactions Part 4 Reactions Full Book Reactions For parts 1-4, they will not include the interludes immediately following it. On Discord All Oathbringer spoilers on Discord will be exclusively in the #oathbringer_spoilers channel for the nine month spoiler period and nowhere else.
  14. Hello, The Oathbringer spoiler period is over. You no longer need to tag [OB] in topic titles. Go wild with it in Cosmere Discussion and Stormlight. As usual don't have gigantic spoilers in General Brandon Discussion, and hide Stormlight spoilers in, say, Mistborn or Warbreaker forums using spoiler tags.
  15. Welcome to the new technology discussion board. I have moved a few tech-related topics in General Discussion here, and hopefully this will let us blab about smartphones, tablets, gadgets, Windows, Macs, and whatevers here. Let's keep game consoles in Entertainment Discussion, however. So! What kind of phone does everyone use here? Are you guys more of smartphone guys, or loving your feature phones (or hating data plans)? I have a Galaxy Nexus, which is pretty much the best phone ever, if you can get around its size. Android 4 is awesome.
  16. Full book spoilers on Oathbringer open 11/14 12:01am Eastern Standard time. When this topic opens you can discuss all of Oathbringer in this board. This topic is our usual book reaction topic. If you have not read the book get out of this thread right now. This will have mega spoilers and I imagine a lot of discussion on the ending! You have been warned! Let's put some extraneous white space here just so you're sure you want to proceed. Okay, let us begin. (Well, at midnight Eastern time at least.)
  17. I know you aren't being serious, but I generally do not like the use topic tags outside of the spoiler period. I am not entirely happy with the [OB] thing, to be honest. I know Reddit tags everything, but I don't think that's necessary here.
  18. Hello, on August 14th the spoiler period will be over and you will not need to put [OB] in topic titles ever again. The spoiler board will be removed and be merged with the Stormlight Archive forum. As always, don't post Stormlight stuff in things like Mistborn--if you want to discuss crossovers you'll want to post that in Cosmere Discussion.
  19. This week on Shardcast, we are going to talk about a Stormlight MYSTERY! In the vision of the Recreance, Dalinar says there are more Shards there than known in the present day. That was just a subset of two orders, to say nothing of all the others. So where have all the Shardblades gone? Even the most conservative estimate would mean we are missing a lot. Well, we are here to speculate, and we go through all the possibilities, from sensible to insane. Are you smuggling a Shardblade, or are you just happy to see me? We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), David (Windrunner), and Grace (thegatorgirl). Send your Who's That Cosmere Character to [email protected] Also, if you're interested in helping out on the Coppermind this month, check out our August Objectives here: http://www.17thshard.com/news/features/august-coppermind-objectives-r418/?do=getLastComment Lastly, if you are interested in the Call to Adventure Kickstarter, it *is* still up for a few more days: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brotherwise/call-to-adventure-featuring-name-of-the-wind
  20. There's nuke and there's manual deletion.
  21. Our "nuke from orbit" spam button, sadly, removes gallery images but not albums, so I appreciate the gathering of those albums so I can kill them.
  22. An excellent idea, and I've definitely seen this on other wikis. I don't know why this didn't occur to me to do on the Coppermind. We will definitely do this. If anyone has other ideas for quotes for relevant notices, please do post here!
  23. Hello! I would just like to say a few things. Firstly, ManKnownAsHoid, you are acting far too defensive. A topic creator does not own a thread and I empathize with people being unclear as to the goal of this thread. There are a variety of individuals on the forum, and many who take theories very seriously, who I can see being confused by this post and where it's coming from. It is clear that you meant this to be just a discussion, but hopefully it is understandable that if people read this as a theory, then there wasn't a lot of meat to the theory. In the future I would suggest that anyone writing a topic make it clear what the goal of the topic is. Are we writing a deep theory? Are we just spitballing an idea out there? Etc. There are also other individuals who also said some rude things, and I've already spoken to everyone privately of the matters that were not okay. Ultimately this is simply a miscommunication, and everyone should be gracious and polite in the face of that. If you discover someone being impolite and rude, please use the Report post feature and we will deal with it. Never escalate situations. If anyone gets upset by a post, that is not your cue to make an angry response. Report the post, get some tea, and come back later when you're more calm and collected. Thank you, and please carry on, and everyone will be polite and respectful. EDIT: I am additionally removing the disrespectful content, and moving this to the Mistborn board, as it indeed only deals with one series.
  24. Yes, please edit this, @Thurin.
  25. I would never assume to mean RAFO means "yes" to be perfectly honest. That could mean anything, and he says "good question" on a huge variety of questions.