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  1. Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March

    Are there recordings or transcriptions of the event from earlier this week?
  2. Ask Blightsong Anything!

    Wow this is late, but I hadn't realized anyone else replied until now. 1. I don't remember at this point, but I think it was off of the Mistborn subreddit. It's the closest depiction to Vin to the one I have in my head by far. 2. I really like the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. Awesome magic systems and some of the best twitsts I've seen in fantasy throughout. 3. The Way of Kings will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the book that made me fall in love with fantasy as a genre. 4. I have terrible allergies, so I would probably need to travel in a hamster wheel which doesn't sound fun.
  3. Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March

    Your a genius... or I'm an idiot. One of those two.
  4. Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March

    Could someone ask "could the ettmetal cubes we saw in Bands of Mourning that can use Allomancy (like we saw with the leecher) also use Feruchemy in a similar way?"
  5. Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March

    You responded quickly so you probably didnt catch my edit. Were there any other WoB highlights that you can share briefly?
  6. Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March

    Im irrationally jeleous. Any highlights from the questions you can share?
  7. Oathbringer Cover Revealed

    Thunderclasts are supposed to look like chasmfiends right? My money is on that giant being one of the things seen fighting in the storms at the end of WoR. Possibly an unmade? Edit: nope, Peter confirmed on reddit it was a Thunderclast, and that there are different variants of them.
  8. Classification of Magic Systems

    I like the theory but the below WoB is the most contradictory one I've seen. Really good work here, I like the revisions you've made to the theory since when you first pm'ed me about it. Question 1: Does investiture have a consistent form (regardless of magic system and its Physical form) in one of the other realms? Brandon: It's consistent in the Spiritual Realm
  9. Heralds Question

    Oops. Posting while busy and lazy: dont do it kids.
  10. Heralds Question

    Ah, fair enough. I half rembered the WoB and didnt read it carefully before posting. I like where you and @Jondesu are going with that theory, makes a lot of sense.
  11. Heralds Question

    The below WoB shoots that down a bit. INTERVIEW: Sep 4th, 2014 Salt Lake City Comic-Con 2014(Verbatim) QUESTION I asked a question at the panel, I asked if the person you refuse to say who he is, I was trying to talk about Taln. BRANDON SANDERSON Oh! QUESTION Not Hoid. BRANDON SANDERSON So what about Taln? QUESTION Is there anything you'll tell us about him? BRANDON SANDERSON What do you want to know? Ask me a specific question. QUESTION Is he Rosharan? BRANDON SANDERSON Is he Rosharan? Taln is Rosharan. QUESTION [audio obscured] BRANDON SANDERSON Define Rosharan, how about that? QUESTION Native to Roshar. BRANDON SANDERSON That I have to RAFO. QUESTION Are the Heralds... BRANDON SANDERSON The Heralds are from the same place that Taln is from.
  12. Hoid Story Tie-In

    These are the kinds of religious themes I really respect Brandon for exploring, and that it took me years of regular re-reads to make the connection speaks volumes for the depth, care, and skill Brandon puts into writing these novels.
  13. Hoid Story Tie-In

    I think it's referencing how Dalinar was doing things he thought the Almighty had directly approved of, when in fact Honor was long dead by the time Dalinar interacted with the recordings. Or not, and Honor was secretly evil
  14. Hoid Story Tie-In

    I shared this on The Stormlight subreddit and thought I'd share it here as well. Reddit post. In the WoK, Hoid tells the story of a group of people who committed horrible things under the orders of a king only to discover that that king had been dead for years, and that they were responsible for their horrible actions. The dead king is discovered in the passage below: “Derethil and his men came out of the tower a short time later, carrying a desiccated corpse in fine robes and jewelry. ‘This is your emperor?’ Derethil demanded. ‘We found him in the top room, alone.’ It appeared that the man had been dead for years, but nobody had dared enter his tower. They were too frightened of him." In the final chapter Dalinar finally realizes that the Almighty hadn't been talking in response to him, that he hadn't been following orders but had been misinterpreting the visions. He then learns that the Almighty is dead. The title of this final chapter? In the Top Room.
  15. The recent Oathbringer prologue and it's subsequent discussion got me thinking on a theory I had way back when WoR was released, and I think I have some pretty convincing evidence in its favor now. I think that the Bondsmiths are able to directly and purposefully affect the spiritual realm and the spiritual aspect of individuals. A relevant quote on the Bondsmiths is as follows: "So Melishi retired to his tent, and resolved to destroy the Voidbringers upon the next day, but that night did present a different stratagem, related to the unique abilities of the Bondsmiths; and being hurried, he could make no specific account of his process; it was related to the very nature of the Herald and their divine duties, an attribute the Bondsmiths alone could address." - WoR Chapter 58 Epigraph This Epigraph heavily implies that this Bondsmith created Parshmen out of Listeners, that the method used is specific to Bondsmiths, and that it relates to "the very nature of the Herald and their divine duties" which I strongly suspect is referencing the Spiritual Realm. I think that this power would function similarly to the effects of hemallurgic chimeras, but dependent on the Bondsmith's will rather than knowledge of spiritual bind-points and a physical spiking. If my theory is correct then it makes the below Hoid conversation much more intelligible and slightly prophetic, especially since Brandon has said that everything Hoid says in this conversation is significant: "[Wit] looked directly at [Dalinar]. "Adonalsium." Dalinar frowned more deeply. "What?" “Nothing,” Wit said. He seemed preoccupied, unlike his usual self. “Nonsense. Balderdash. Figgldygrak. Isn’t it odd that gibberish words are often the sounds of other words, cut up and dismembered, then stitched into something like them—yet wholly unlike them at the same time?” Dalinar frowned. “I wonder if you could do that to a man. Pull him apart, emotion by emotion, bit by bit, bloody chunk by bloody chunk. Then combine them back together into something else, like a Dysian Aimian. If you do put a man together like that, Dalinar, be sure to name him Gibberish, after me. Or perhaps Gibletish.” I also think that it explains what Dalinar is seeing in WoR in the below passage: "Dalinar stood in darkness. He turned about, trying to remember how he’d come to this place. In the shadows, he saw furniture. Tables, a rug, drapes from Azir with wild colors. His mother had always been proud of those drapes. My home, he thought. As it was when I was a child. Back before conquest, back before Gavilar . . . Gavilar . . . hadn’t Gavilar died? No, Dalinar could hear his brother laughing in the next room. He was a child. They both were. Dalinar crossed the shadowed room, feeling the fuzzy joy of familiarity. Of things being as they should be. He’d left his wooden swords out. He had a collection, each carved like a Shardblade. He was too old for those now, of course, but he still liked having them. As a collection. He stepped to the balcony doors and pushed them open. Warm light bathed him. A deep, enveloping, piercing warmth. A warmth that soaked down deep through his skin, into his very self. He stared at that light, and was not blinded. The source was distant, but he knew it. Knew it well." Let me know what you guys think and what the implications could be if this theory turns out to be correct.