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  1. Brandon is talking about writing order here, not release order. There are two publishers (plus the novellas likely will be self-published or with a small press) so schedules are going to overlap probably.
  2. Indexing, want to make sure the wobs you shared are dated correctly.
  3. It was part of the class, right? Was it a Tuesday or a Monday class?
  4. Quick question, do you happen to remember the day that q&a took place?
  5. MeLaan probably has aluminum bones for the same reason that solid gold toilets are a thing. She's an immortal and probably has a good chunk of money if she is able to afford a skeleton's worth of aluminum, so why not have one? But on a more serious note I do think it is important to note that she might not be using it for its magical attributes, but rather its more mundane ones. Aluminum is fairly strong, but also relatively light. That sounds like a perfect material to use.
  6. @Figberts Would you mind posting a picture of the book/wob for archival purposes?
  7. @Darkness Would you mind posting the audio you have from the Sydney event, if it isn't too much trouble?
  8. This is correct.
  9. Is your profile pic some kind of Aon? Because it looks like one.

    1. WeiryWriter


      It's a mock-up of a non-canon Aon Ian I came up with.

    2. Oversleep


      Took me a while to identify how it's built but it's a very nice Aon! It only uses the basic shape of Aon Aon and that's something I love *shudders remembering Ashe, Daa or Dii*

      Did you give it a meaning? *looks at handle* Perhaps "writing"?

    3. WeiryWriter


      I have actually spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about this... Here's what I came up with:


      Aon Ian has the meanings "Winter" and "Snow". Its effect in AonDor is that it acts as a heat sink, absorbing heat in the area surrounding it until reaching its resting temperature. Modifiers can be added to raise/lower the temperature it rests at as well as how quickly it absorbs the heat.

      Aon Ian can also be used as a "branching" Aon that can be used in an Aon equation to define a sequence, or sequences, that will only be triggered if certain conditions are met. These conditions are usually temperature related, though it is possible to modify it for other stimuli if there is not a more applicable branching Aon to be used.

      The default resting temperature also serves as the zero point for the Elantrian temperature scale.


  10. So Brandon just recently mentioned on reddit that he will be at GenCon this year. If I had to guess it would be as part of the launch of Mistborn: House War, but he'll be doing a number of events: Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm - Worldbuilding: Creating a Universe of Worlds 4:00pm-5:00pm - Brandon Sanderson signing Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm - Q&A with Brandon Sanderson 1:00pm-5:00pm - Play Magic: The Gathering with Brandon Sanderson 6:00pm-7:00pm - Writing Excuses LIVE! 7:00pm-8:00pm - Writing Excuses LIVE! Saturday 12:00pm-1:00pm - Brandon Sanderson signing 2:00pm-3:00pm - Worldbuilding: Making Magic New Again 3:00pm-4:00pm - Writer's Craft: Can a Hero be Too Powerful?
  11. There will be an Oathbringer spoiler subforum created "soon" (might have to wait until Chaos is back from vacation).
  12. Yeah I think that makes a lot of sense! And definitely go ahead and start a new thread if you want, it is a distinct enough topic.
  13. Hmm, this is interesting. It seems like you are saying Elantrians are basically savants, and the Shaod kind of accelerates the process? I don't know if I'm totally on board with that, but I'll definitely be giving it some more thought. My understanding of the situation is a little different though so I guess I'll share my thoughts on this as well. I think there are actually two things going on here. There's the Initiation, which gives people the ability to use AonDor, and there's the Transformation which turns them into silver-skinned immortals (or splotchy-skinned zombies as the case may be) and they are accomplished by two distinct processes. The Initiation is the more mysterious of the two, I do think it operates independently of Elantris (and began before the city was constructed, as there needed to be people who could use AonDor to construct it), and that the Reod had no effect on it. The Transformation on the other hand is entirely a function of Elantris, it's the result of a complex Aonic equation that automatically targets everyone who has been Initiated and "supercharges" them with the Dor making them immortal (amongst other enhancements). Part of the reason I separate the two is that if the ability to use AonDor was tied into the incomplete Aonic equation it doesn't make sense to me that they would be able to use it before the equation was completed. Does that make sense?
  14. Oooh nice! And the date doesn't strain credulity, they released the 10th anniversary edition of Elantris on the same day as Shadows of Self. I guess it helps boost sales or something.