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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. It's a theory that's been going around. Here are a couple of threads on it:
  2. So I looked for another topic discussing this and I couldn't find one, at least not one on the OB board. Now I know I'm not the first person to notice that a lot of our main Radiants have lost siblings, and with WoR it was only three (Tien, Gavilar, and Helaran), and OB brings that number to five (with Eshonai and Elhokar), which is a heck of "coincidence" on its own, but when I started really thinking about it I noticed something else: Elhokar: proto-Lightweaver Eshonai: proto-Willshaper Helaran: proto-Skybreaker Gavilar: proto-Bondsmith (or at least on the same path that Dalinar was with the visions) Tien: possible proto-Lightweaver All of their deaths are (as far as we know) unconnected, but still, Brandon doesn't tend to work in coincidences. Thoughts? Am I reading too much into this? Does this pattern have anything to do with The Sibling?
  3. Oh boy the last couple of days have been so incredibly busy so sorry I'm only now reporting back. I did make it, it was a grand time. Got some books signed for myself plus a gift for a friend (a copy of Edgedancer. It was so funny when she opened it, looked inside and was just like "When the heck did you get this signed?" because she didn't know I was going to this signing), and asked some questions. @JoyBlu I am kinda bummed I didn't see you. I kept my eyes peeled but I don't think we even passed by each other. Okay, questions: Me: When a shard vessel dies after holding the shard for thousands of years, how much do they remember about holding it? Brandon: Depends on the shard. Usually everything, or most everything. It is not impossible that there are shards that don't want to remember certain things... they have a large and vast mental capacity for remembering things. Me: Okay, would Ruin be one who would be more likely to want to forget? Brandon: I think all of them would have things they might want to forget, it depends on whose personality would be more likely to actually make that happen. ---- Minor Oathbringer Spoilers: ---- Me: Does the physical proximity of two planets have an effect on how difficult or easy it is to worldhop between them? Brandon: Yes ---- Me: If given the opportunity which shard would Kelsier most want to punch next? Brandon: Who would he want to punch next, ooooh. He would find it really fun to punch Honor. Really fun.
  4. Okay, it's looking like I'll make it! I can't wait for this one. If you see a blonde girl in a Mistborn shirt and a big gray poncho, that's me! Please say hi/chat. I am very lonely. Also, if anyone's curious, I called the store and they said they'll probably be handing out wristbands until it starts, so there is still time.
  5. I am trying my hardest to be there. I'm on my way up to Orem right now to pick up a wristband but I'm stuck in Filmore with car trouble right now so who knows.
  6. 2 things! 1. One of my best friends comes home off of her mission in exactly one week! 2. I just applied for graduation in the spring. I'm getting my Bachelor's people! I'm so close to being out of here.
  7. @A Budgie, @Ookla the Maccabee, and @Sunbird, thank you all so much. I am feeling considerably better now, and I think part of that is knowing even people who barely know me care. You're all so kind.
  8. When your only condition for giving your sister a ride across town is that she has to listen to you talk about the Cosmere the whole time (and specifically Oathbringer, because at that time no one I knew in real life had read it) When you watch a lot of bookshelf tours on youtube (it's relaxing okay) and the first thing you look for is if they have Sanderson books and then you proceed to judge them, like, super harshly if they don't.
  9. I've just been having a rough couple of weeks mentally and emotionally. A lot of family drama's being going down, school is stressful, some money issues/worries, I won't bore with details. Also yay seasonal depression which is just ruining what has always been my favorite time of year. I just feel really sad and lonely and empty and I have no idea who to turn to since all of my friends are busy and having their own issues and comparatively maybe mine really aren't that bad, but I still feel awful all the time, and I know it's not super healthy to rely on distractions to make me feel better but I do and now those are failing me too so I've got nothing right now (except relaying all of this to strangers on the internet in the hopes that actually putting it into words might help, so sorry for all this, you guys don't even know me, but I just had to tell someone).
  10. One relatively minor pet peeve I've found especially relevant recently is when I read faster than anyone I know irl, but not quite as fast as a lot of my online peeps, so I'm never quite on the same page (hehe puns) as everyone else.
  11. I don't know why or how, but some, maybe all of our main Radiants will die at the end of 5, spend the 10-15 year break between 5&6 on Braize, returning at the start of 6. (I'm thinking definitely Kaladin and one of our Heralds (Ash or Taln), probably Shallan, Lift, and Renarin, possibly Jasnah and Dalinar, and wherever Dalinar ends up is where Szeth will be). The now time honored tradition of Radiants losing siblings will continue. Sorry Adolin. (but seriously we're up to five (5!) now, this is a pattern). No textual support, but I feel like Shalash will fill the spot of Dustbringer, bringing our ten main characters to one from each order. The front five's main goal is probably stopping the desolations and defeating the Fused/Voidbringers in general, the back five will see more of a team up between humans/Parshendi to destroy Odium once and for all. The Oathpact will be fulfilled, and the remaining Heralds will be allowed to die one final time. Kaladin and Moash will face off, and part of Kaladin's arc with that will be accepting that he cannot save him from himself, or that killing him would in some way be saving him from himself. Either way Moash is going to die. My experience with Brandon's writing is that for every 1 plot twist I see coming, there are at least 2-3 more that completely blindside me, so if any of these are right I'll be shocked.
  12. I knew as soon as she showed up and we got the first description of her, but not for the reason you might think. It's actually fairly dumb of me but it worked? 1. I knew Vivenna was going to show up so I had my eye out for her. 2. When she's first described, I think it's pointed out that she has orange eyes, but for some reason I read it as orange hair, and didn't even question it. I just thought it was odd, and I was like "Hey, you know who has really odd hair? Vivenna." I kept thinking that when Kaladin asks her why her men call her by Sir/he/him and she just kinda shrugs because that was their doing, she doesn't care. Given that women = no fighting on Roshar, she had to be a worldhopper. Then her sword turning people grey confirmed it. Funny enough I didn't catch her use of the "white on black" one, even though I was specifically looking for her to use color idioms like Vasher. *raises hand* I was! I was! Though to be fair I wasn't expecting it this book or with Vivenna. I was just thinking at some point someone was going to at least try to make a Nightblood 2.0 to try to counteract or maybe even destroy Nightblood itself, since that sword could very well cause a lot of problems.
  13. I started Way of Kings no less than three times and just couldn't get into it. Eventually I ran out of other Cosmere books to read and had to pick it back up and actually keep reading past the prelude. It's not that it didn't interest me, I just wasn't ready. I own not one but two sets of the Reckoners trilogy, and I still haven't read it. I just keep putting it off, probably because once I'm done with those I'll have no more unread Brandon Sanderson books (barring Wheel of Time 12-14 and some non-cosmere short fiction) and idk if I'm ready for that yet. On more a secret secret note, for a while I thought I would never read Mistborn because the premise didn't really interest me, and my best friend told me that it was too violent for me (she was wrong), so I told her that she could spoil it for me since I wasn't going to read it and she wanted to talk to someone about it. Thankfully she didn't spoil much, just a couple of character deaths, nothing too deeply plot related, but I still regret it.
  14. As a rule I generally want unknowns cast in all of the Cosmere adaptations (fingers crossed for Mistborn mini series with 6-7 episodes per book), and I really don't any of the hollywood super stars in there, but that being said, even I can't resist fancasting a couple of characters. Kelsier - I know I said no big name actors, but I jokingly put Chris Pine for Kelsier a while back and now I can't really see anyone else. He just has the kind of natural charisma that works well with the character. Vin - Isabelle Fuhrman, she's the right age, right height, and the right look. Someone also suggested Millie Bobby Brown in a couple of years and I can also see that. Elend - The whole time I was reading the trilogy I pictured Elend as a cross between Toby Regbo and Charlie Cox, but really I haven't found an actor who matches Elend for me. Spook - Thomas Brodie-Sangster Dockson - Troy Baker Marsh - David Anders. Personal choice, can't explain why. He just fits for me. Tindwyl - Claudia Black The Lord Ruler - Jonathan Rhys Meyer Straff Venture - Alan van Sprang Ruin - On a more meta note, I want Ruin/Ati to be played by whomever gets cast as Kvothe in the Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation. I feel like that would be a nice little nod to the connection between authors/fandoms. Of course this also means that someone from the Cosmere (maybe Hoid?) will have to have a small part in Kingkiller as well. Steris - Meegan Warner, for no reason other than the fact that her character on TURN reminds me a lot of Steris.
  15. I definitely cried a lot. In my defense I've also had a lot of other stuff going on so it was partly this book and also partly because I just needed a good cry. So let's see, I cried when: Kaladin reunited with his parents, and then again when he met his brother, during the flashback where Adolin was born, when Shallan had her complete breakdown and Wit hugs her, when we find out exactly what happened to Evi, when Kaladin freezes and Elhokar dies, during the flashback where Dalinar is losing it, snaps at his sons, and Renarin hugs him, and when Jasnah spares Renarin and it talks about how she remembered comforting him a lot when they were younger because he was so quite and misunderstood and unloved and she hugs him and he breaks down again and I pretty much did not stop crying from that point onward until the end. This book pretty thoroughly destroyed me, but in a good way.