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About hula

  • Birthday 09/11/1983

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  1. lol- i think i'm more interested in this to be honest.... i've not heard about this. but- regarding your main topic- i just always took it more as of Gavilar being fallible, being someone who makes mistakes. He may have been a jerk. Maybe he told Navani she looked fat, or talked down to... nothing full on like abuse- but, just someone who didn't appreciate Navani for who she was, and who, with the arrogance we've seen him to have, just wouldn't have been an ideal husband.
  2. one thought i had this morning (through the pre-upcoming oathbringer reread of the stormlight archive) was... have we asked how regular the speed is of the highstorms? i mean- if those on the shattered plains are the first to see & experience each highstorm, with their mathematical deductions of when they come to begin with, if they were to send out a handful of messages across roshar via spanreed to at least prepare the rest of the world. i mean- think of how well prepared you could be if you could guarantee down to the hour when you would exposed to the highstorm based on following trajectory throughout Roshar via spanreed? This would all be dependent on whether it moves at a regular rate, consistently- however, even with irregular alterations, those west of the shattered plains would/should have a better, more accurate notification of when to expect the highstorms presuming they are able to receive information from those east of them.
  3. read kingkiller chronicles- still waiting with the masses on whether the 3rd book will ever come out... ;-). i did enjoy the story and i look forward to book 3... read probably the first 6-7 WoT books, but the story just kinda started falling flat for me around book 4-5(?). i was slightly saddened by that though- because i wanted to read it mostly because of Brandon's contributions towards the story at the end, and because the person who turned me onto Brandon's works loved that entire series as well. the dresden files... that what the show was based off of? i wouldn't mind reading something given the Brandon Blessing- i'll see what the rest of the Night Angel trilogy has in store. i usually don't just dip out of books as I'm reading them unless it just becomes painful or far too long-drawn out. i do appreciate the input everyone! it'll give me plenty more to read based on shared interests :-). i don't know about you all, but- this is my BS community. Aside from the 17th shard, ive gotten my wife and a coworker into the cosmere, but they're more casual fans... Thanks!
  4. While I dare never say (especially to this group) that I've re-read Brandon's works enough, I figured I could change it up a little and read someone else's works just to see if anyone else has some decent books. After googling "what should i read next" and following the rabbit hole, it sent me to Brent Weeks and his Night Angel trilogy. I'm reading it now- almost done with the first book... its "aight", though not certain if i'll be in for the whole series. Anyone read that series? worth sticking out? Any *other* recommendations? I think the big problem is Brandon himself. he's spoiled us by having such a wide variety of books with different styles, plots, universes, and having them all out so quickly- this wait until Oathbringer just seems like its dragging on and on. As of now, I'm still planning on my umpteenth re-read of WoK followed by WoR to finish when Oathbringer is released, but- if I didnt get around to that due to another series, it wouldn't be the end of the world.
  5. In what sense are these squires? Is there some additional Rosharian/Cosmere meaning than just the traditional definition? I've not come across this term before Argent's question at the signing...
  6. I'm currently mid re-re-read of AoL, and I'm trying to pay as close attention to Wax and Wayne (not Miles as much since he doesn't really have too much screentime) both to see what sort of added benefit comes from being twinborn. I've been trying to figure out what they're doing that Allomancers from the Final Empire couldn't except for the added skill of exposure. With this, one thing I'm thinking is like how since AoL is in so much more of an industrial age, metal is far more prevalent in the city than was in the FE, so Wax would have significantly more exposure to metal- adjusting his Pushes, allowing him to be much more "graceful" and accurate with his pushes- so I don't really see that as the added benefit of having multiple magic systems. The thing that's making me think, is from WoB (not sure if it was contraindicated when he announced the "revamping" of savanticism regarding Wax) that Wax isn't a savant in Allomancy or Feruchemy, but in the power/ability that he gained from having both... What is it? What is the benefit/byproduct that he is exceptionally skilled at? Jumping to Roshar, when I went to a signing in Portland, I asked Brandon if Shallan's ability to have a photographic memory was because she was a Lightweaver, and he didn't say yes or no, but more alluded to the fact that her memory has a "supernatural component"... so more of a 'byproduct' of mixing magics. So, my thought is... do we have any WoB or other evidence alluding to what we know about the individuals with multiple types of magics and their unique ability? What is Wax's? Wayne? Kaladin? Shallan's (i believe) is the photographic memory...
  7. if the above convo has any true merit about a workforce... what if someone came to you and said "hey, i know your life here sucks... come with me- i'll have you work half as hard, and you'll be able to eat twice as much. oh- you want jobs for your family members? sure thing! i'll even pay you!" just the cosmere's version of illegal immigrants taking jobs for much less pay...
  8. Like, how are they able to find out what quarry rock came from, or- that someone locked in this room did this instead of this... I imagine a good "educated guess" could help with a lot of it, and maybe a little trial and error, but- what about items that they've never come across before?
  9. I definitely like the way that this forum's answers and conversation has grown immensely more mature from page to page ;-) I think i read only one other person mentioning that Warbreaker would also make a good movie- It's magic system is very visual, and all sorts of things could "show" well. I'm also on the cautious bandwagon due to what has been repeatedly said about book to movie adaptations. what helped me explain things like the Harry Potter series- is that by itself to those who had never read any of the books, the movies did a good job telling a story while including as much as possible of the source material- towards the end, I saw the movies as more "companions" to the book- where the film was able to expand on a lot of aspects of the book... I personally enjoy the movies and books themselves. On another hand one that i didn't see mentioned here book to movie adaptation, was "Jumper". I know a lot of people didn't really care much for Hayden's acting, but- as far as the movie goes, i liked it a lot- so much so, that I ended up reading all of the jumper-series books by Steven Gould. (4-5 at last count? its been a little while). As far as source material from books to movie- very little was actually there. the basic premise was there as in there was a dude named David, he could teleport, and people were after him. Aside from that, the movie went on a completely different tangent than the books. Having watched the film first, then read the books later- i think i liked the entire aspect a lot more. For me, it wasn't necessarily a matter of "the movie didn't follow the book at all", but more a matter of "a different story" in a "world" that i enjoyed. instead of getting one book to one movie, i got an additional separate story out of it all too. For me, the two are near separate, but related enough that i can imagine it being just an alternate story in the same world that i enjoy. Now regarding Brandon's works- obviously I'm a fan of the books enough to troll these forums on a near daily basis... lurking in the background not ever really speaking up too much, but there anyway... so i really like the idea of a movie- even if it means getting some of the main points correct, and still being a really good movie. it could just be another "story" or a different "telling" of the same story. i think it helps knowing that Brandon'll be a producer and as Argent said before about how Brandon not some cash-seeking-new-writer just trying to make a quick buck... helps a lot. knowing his hand'll be in it helps me think that even if for cinematic purposes the story is only 20-30% true to the source stories, but they're *quality movies*, i'll win anyway. i get to get more of the cosmere in a different story. just my $.02
  10. totally raising the dead of this topic- but... i'm re-re-reading Warbreaker, and got to the part where they mentioned about the Tears only being able to grow in T'Telir, even if taken elsewhere.... Has it been speculated that the flowers are to Endowment's shardholder Edgli, as the Atium Geodes are to Ruin's shardholder Ati... being the "physical manifestation of the god's body"? As mentioned here, maybe with the color being the investiture used? I've searched for the past couple days in my downtime in the Warbreaker forum about it... I saw mention of the possibility of Edgli's Perpendicularity in close proximity- perhaps somewhere in T'Telir, hidden? Thanks all!
  11. right- but... thats the only anything that i've seen about a "plot" from TLR to give up the FE.... i can't find anything else. where did said questioner get the idea that there was a plot in the first place?
  12. I think some of the things that I pay attention to whenever reading a new BS book, is how the cultures beliefs shape the curse words used by those that believe what they do. Oftentimes I've wondered what sort of expletives and sayings we in our world would use if the curses we used were based on our worlds major religions using Brandonized style of cursing.
  13. I know this is a slightly older thread- but, I can't seem to find anything regarding his "plan to give up the FE"... what is the prevailing theory regarding this? Did I totally miss something while reading? what was written in the book @ the signing? Thanks all!
  14. Just falling through the rabbit hole of the 17th shard, the interview database, and the coppermind... and I got to thinking- who exactly would be the best? Immediately, my thoughts were of Gavilar and Adolin, but- knowing that Adolin at least was trained by Vasher, who was not as good as Denth, who was better than Arsteel.... I'm thinking Denth? Thankfully due to the various types of magic, swordsmanship is sometimes a secondary skill, it's not world changing, but- just a thought. Anyone else I'm missing?
  15. well boo... I never came across that in any of the forums, so i thought it wasn't too much of a stretch considering that real life people have photographic memory. oh well- i'll just need to go to more signings to not get so flustered :-)