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      Oathbringer Spoiler Policy   11/13/2017

      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
      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.


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About Firerust

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  1. I don't know for sure if this video has already been posted here, but here goes:
  2. Hmm... I thought Drehy's love interest would be Rial. That's why I thought he was introduced. But hey, that's just me. Agreed. I love Pringles and no one can convince me otherwise and I can't believe anyone could dislike them. (Ahem), I feel the same way about Cinnamon Toast Crunch. How dare you insult my beloved cereal. I like this. I really like this idea. Now I'm hoping for it.
  3. This is one of mine. I meekly ask -- might it have candidacy?
  4. Oathbringer Spoilers
  5. 1. I read Steelheart after my dad spent years recommending Sanderson books to me. Reckoners led to Mistborn and so on and so forth. 2. I love the grand storyline, I love the characters and their developments, I love the magic systems, I love the worldbuilding, I love the plot twists, I love the humor, I love the details, I love so much more, and I pretty much look to Sanderson as a role model for writing. 3. Mistborn and Stormlight are tied in first place, fighting each other for dominance. 4. I'll go with saying 6. I'm not as big a superfan as most of the Sharders on here. I have no special cosmere memorabilia, I've never been to a signing or interview, I've never read any of the books the day they've come out, and I'm not really the most active Sharder. 5. Uh... 9? I mean, have you seen what's on this site? 6. Glad to be a fan. Glad to be a member of this site. Grateful for Brandon Sanderson and all he does. 7. I now have a higher standard of fiction reading for other books to live up to, and I find reading Sanderson books helping my own creative skills.
  6. When reading or hearing the word "limitations" instantly reminds you of Sanderson's Laws of Magic. When the best Kahoot username you've ever used is "Kelsier Kholin". When you've surpassed the person who first recommended Sanderson books to you in reading the cosmere books and just in Sanderfanness in general. I'm talking about my dad. He's not really into the cosmere; he just loves the books for what they are, and he's annoyed by me sometimes when I fanboy about it all. I'm watching at him reread Words of Radiance next to me as I write this.
  7. I can empathize with you. I have been suicidal, and my religion is what keeps me going when I start heading back to that dark place. I see I'm not alone in this. Seriously, me too, guys. If it weren't for my religion, I probably wouldn't be alive today, and if I was, I would likely have been perpetually depressed, antisocial, dispassionate toward others, and addicted to who knows what. Heck, I constantly have suicidal thoughts and feelings of self-loathing even though I am religious. This is why I'm glad to be a member of the LDS Church. It's because of that that I know that none of us are ever alone and that we are all loved. There's always hope for tomorrow and we can find happiness in giving it to others. Knowing these things and trying to live them are part of what's kept me alive. (Sorry if that seemed a little too preachy, everybody.)
  8. Exactly. That's the Shard for you. There's no need to overthink everything. But for some reason, we do it anyway. Edit: Hey, @The One Who Connects, could this maybe be an option for the site's tagline/slogan?
  9. When your professor jokingly tells your class something like "invest in toothpicks" and it registers to you as "Invested toothpicks". When your encouragement to read Brandon's books seemingly pays off. My brother has started reading TFE, one of my best friends has just finished AoL and is now breezing through SoS, and another of my best friends is starting on WoA. When most of the good jokes you have found came from this site. When you think up an entire fanfiction series based on a new Shard and a new Shardworld in about a day because your imagination won't shut up. (I was thinking about the likelihood of a Shard of Equality). When you try painting a soulstamp on a smooth white rock because you can't think of anything else. When you're on the Shard more than pretty much any other website by now. When you passionately hunger for 9:00 AM on Tuesdays. When you think you see Brandon at Walmart but you're disappointed to find out it's just an employee lookalike. When books by other authors kind of disappoint you because they just don't compare. My love for the Michael Vey series is severely diminished because of that. And you know the First Counselor of your ward Bishopric is a Sanderfan when he re-enacts the scene in WoR where It's true. He specifically referred to the book.
  10. NO! Get the Dark Alley and all its assets away from me! Oh, homemade? Well, I guess I can't say no to that. Thanks!
  11. SE, huh? Well, i just checked it out, and... yeesh. I thought roleplaying was complicated.
  12. Ah! You're right! How could I forget about Emperor's Soul? Good catch.
  13. Hey, everybody. This is Firerust. I joined the Shard on October 22nd of 2016. It was done as a kind of afterthought because I had recently gotten super into the Cosmere, and it wasn't until a few months later that I actually decided to use this account, look around the site, and make my first post. But my first post, a thoery about the Evil on Threnody, made on March 12th of 2017, wasn't an intro post. I never made one, and for a long time, I figured it was too late to create one. But then I saw another Sharder finally make an intro post despite being a long-time member, and I figured; "Well, then if that's okay, I might as well do mine too!" Though I decided to wait until my one-year anniversary. So here it is, a year after joining. Sorry I'm late. So I was first introduced to Brandon Sanderson books by my dad when I was young. He would constantly recommend his books to me and I'd just be annoyed at his suggestions, thinking I wouldn't like them. He read the first couple chapters of Elantris to me, and though they caught my interest, I didn't get into reading the book myself. Another time, he gave me a rough explanation of the backstory of the Stormlight Archive, which I found way too complicated to be worth my time reading. And then one day, he checked out a copy of The Rithmatist to get me to read it, so I decided I would. I barely got a few pages into it before I decided I didn't like it and didn't want to read it. So my dad gave up on recommending books to me for a while. Years later, he finally convinced me to read Steelheart, and I really liked it. My dad and I then waited eagerly together for the releases of Firefight and Calamity so we could both read them when they came out. That's exactly what we did, and I finished the series before him, haha. After that, I was at a point in my life where I was seriously thinking up story ideas for writing books of my own, namely metal-based magic systems for a fantasy series I'm writing. But when I explained them to my dad, he told me that they weren't original and that someone else had already done them. When I asked what made them unoriginal, he told me to read Mistborn and Elantris. So I started reading Mistborn to find out more about the magic systems. I did not expect that I would fall so much in love with the series and become obsessed with it on a level almost as great as my Harry Potter fandomness. Honestly, the first book is my favorite Sanderson novel to this day. Mistborn became my new favorite series and I just kept on reading the series after the first trilogy (which had me reeling just a bit). But there were a few things about it I didn't feel like I understood. Who was this Hoid guy who got little to no description? Who was the red-haired guy who'd held Ruin's power? What other metals hadn't been found yet? What did Adonalsium mean? Then there were a few people in my neighborhood talking about this connected universe of stories Brandon's books took place in who explained Hoid to me. So I did a bit more research (which led to me finding a few big Stormlight spoilers on accident, oopsie), but then I decided to read the rest of Brandon's books. So I then read The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, and Elantris (in that order, I think). I have since fallen in love with the Stormlight Archive and it's vying with Mistborn for being my favorite Sanderson series. Anyway, I researched the Coppermind Wiki and many Words of Brandon to become more Cosmere-aware, and eventually became the super-hardcore Sanderfan I am today. I later read all the Cosmere and short stories novellas in and out of Arcanum Unbounded, and finally found a way to read Warbreaker, one of the few Cosmere books my family doesn't own. And now I am slowly reading Oathbringer as the chapters come out. Suffice it to say that my love for Brandon Sanderson's books has far surpassed that of my dad's to the point that I am constantly annoying him with Cosmere-geekery and recommending Sanderson stories to him he hasn't read yet. And thus has the learner become the master. I still haven't read The Rithmatist, and I don't really plan to. Same with the Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series. I also haven't read White Sand yet, but I'm not so sure I want to. I have also kind of been forcing the books on other people I know, and it's been working. Just recently, I finally got my younger brother, who's only read The Reckoners so far, to start reading Mistborn (he isn't very far yet). Also, I have a friend who's a Sanderfan but has only read Warbreaker and the first Mistborn trilogy, and she's finally started reading Alloy of Law. I can't wait for her to read Secret History. I've been encouraging my dad to read Arcanum Unbounded, but he hasn't gotten around to it yet. Instead, he's just rereading Words of Radiance, which I guess is also alright. Anyway, more about me. I passionately love music in the form of listening to music, playing the piano, and composing soundtrack-style songs, and I want to be a professional composer as one of my careers when I grow up. I'm also a deep creative thinker and a writer who aspires to be an author of numerous fantasy and sci-fi stories. Like, I'm the kind of person who thinks up the basic storyline of an entire book series in a matter of an hour. I'm also an actor, but only in school and not professionally, though I do want to make another career out of it. I am a major fanboy of a lot of fandoms, but not so much to the point where they dominate my life (not anymore, at least). I feel inclined to mention I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am kind of an introvert, but I love being social anyway. Sorry for the huge ranting and all. But I just want to say how glad I am to be on this site. I want to thank all those who have taken the time to read and respond to my topics, the Surgefinders for inviting me to join their ranks, and most importantly Brandon Sanderson for creating this wonderful world of books we all love. Hi, everybody!
  14. Amen to that. The same could also be done with the Legion novellas, except it would have to be named something like Leeds for copyright's sake. (I know Legion's not cosmere, but I want to mention it anyway) I think the first Mistborn trilogy could go the way of Lord of the Rings, where we'd have one live-action movie per book, but extended to about 3-4 hours long. I mean, LotR made it work. The same goes for the Wax and Wayne series. Though I believe Secret History would be better as an animated movie than live-action like the rest. I honestly think Warbreaker would do best as an animated movie (though I don't want to go so far as anime, since I really dislike anime). But something close to that. White Sand, too. The Stormlight Archive really would do best as a TV series, no doubt about it. But one with a huge budget and a ton of CGI. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell would do perfectly as a standalone movie. Sixth of the Dusk, too. The Reckoners could very easily be a movie trilogy, and Snapshot would make just fine a spinoff. (Again, I know it's not cosmere, but I think it's the best movie material.)