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      Oathbringer is out! Let's make our policy on spoilers clear! 1. You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front 2. You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. 3. 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. 4. 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 5. 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.  6. 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
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  1. If you are more in the mood for a philosophy textbook then read Kharkanus. If you are in the mood for a fast paced adventure then read Dancers Lament and Deadhouse landing.
  2. The folded piece of paper that basically decided the Cowboys game!
  3. I picked them up on the same sale! I really like the narrator John Banks; he has a lot of great voices and range. You can't beat the books going for barely over five dollars either.
  4. Hah that would be awesome! But they would never have the courage to end it that way. Also instead of porgs what about the frog nuns from the Jedi Island being his minions instead?
  5. Definitely willing to give it a chance, but if they use Ewoks to defeat the First Order and Kylo Ren gets thrown down a silo I will walk out the theater!
  6. Yes, thanks @Briar King! JJ Abrams is like the Columbus of the Harry Potter movies (the director first two). He will play it safe and the result will be uninspiring...lets hope he will prove me wrong with the next one.
  7. So I liked it much more than the Force Awakens! I have always felt that everyone felt a lot of pressure to make The Force Awakens awesome, because of the mostly subpar prequels, that they borrowed heavily from episode four (including lets blow up the death star) which was a big mistake. I felt like The Last Jedi finally asserted some individuality and I walked away mostly happy from it. It will be interesting the path that Kylo Ren takes...I honestly have no idea what path he will take for the next one. It was kind of rediculous that Fen and that Asian girl (sorry I forgot her name) survived while on the enemy ship surrounded by 100's of hostile soldiers, but heh that's just Star Wars; take off your reality cap and just enjoy the ride.
  8. So I thought this was kind of fun, but there is a evidently a a science fiction version of Stormlight Archives our there called Warhammer Age of Sigmar. It has some thing called the Stormcast Eternals which demigod-like warriors imbued with a portion of Sigmar's godly power and clad in magical armour made of sigmarite. This is a completely new faction created for the game, similar to the Space Marines of Warhammer 40,000. They were created by Sigmar with the aid of Grungni to be the ultimate weapon against the forces of Chaos. They are heroic members of the mortal races which Sigmar handpicked from the realms before their death in battle for various reasons, remolding them completely into immensely large and powerful warriors. They are immortals in the sense that, upon death, they are transformed into energy that can be reused to recreate themselves. Here is the basic plot: Following the destruction of the original Warhammer world by the forces of Chaos, Sigmar floated aimlessly through outer space, clutching onto the metal core of the previous Warhammer world. After a long passage of time, he was rescued and befriended by the great celestial dragon Dracothion, who led Sigmar to the "Mortal Realms": eight planes of existence connected by portals called "realmgates", one of which was bestowed upon Sigmar to rule by Dracothion. Souls were drawn to these realms, with some being survivors from the previous world and others new. Sigmar forged alliances with these peoples and their respective gods as civilization was re-established in the Mortal Realms. This growth was short-lived, however, as the Forces of Chaos struck again, invading the Mortal Realms. Led by Archaon, the Chaos dominated seven of the eight Mortal Realms, sparing only Sigmar's realm, Azyr. The civilizations and alliances Sigmar strove to make were ultimately destroyed in the Chaos invasion. Angered, Sigmar created the mighty Stormcast Eternals, and, with them, led the fight against the Chaos, thus beginning the Age of Sigmar. All the information is from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Age_of_Sigmar
  9. Or just rewatch Star Wars 4: A New Hope. It is basically the same plot
  10. Hah just saw I got a response. Thanks for your answer; you made some good points.
  11. I don't record all the books that I read on goodreads (I usually use it to leave reviews for more obscure authors that need the positive feedback. My favorite book (I could only narrow it down to four) would probably be Caliban's War by Corey, Kings of the Wyld by Eames, The Blinding Knife by Weeks or Deadhouse Landing by Esslemont (Oathbringer gets a honorable mention but suffered from some pacing issues i.m.o). The longest would be Noble House at 1376 pages. The shortest would be Legend of the Galactic Heroes 4: Strategy at 272 pages.
  12. @Benjamin_Stormblessed hah I guess not.
  13. Rereading Matter by Iain M. Banks. Its one of the better Culture novels in my opinion, but it usually seems to fly under the radar when people talk about there favorite culture novels; I think thats because its Special Circumstances heavy and doesn't offer any of the glimpses into the day to day life of The Culture. I am currently about 75 pages in and am really enjoying it; its been several years so I hardly remember any of it. Its both a blessing and a curse to have a bad memory and rereads feel almost like the first time. Here is how I would rank the culture novels (I know most people are higher on Use of Weapons than I am, but I appreciate the unconventional way of telling the story even if it didn't work for me): 1. Player of Games/Surface Detail 2. Hydrogen Sonata 3. Matter/Look to Windward 4. Excessions 5. Use of Weapons 6. Consider Phlebas 7. Inversions (Only technically a Culture Novel. I was tempted to leave it off the list)
  14. When you look forward to State of Sanderson much more than State of the Union
  15. I seem to remember that in the book Wade was chubby with bad acne. Looks like they chose some heartthrob for the role instead. While I understand they want to appeal to the female audience, I am dissapointed with their decision. That being said movies are interpretations of books so I am expecting some changes.