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  1. I am curious about the Adolin and Kaladin flashback chapters, and in what context they will come up. Perhaps something in the present triggers the memories. There is a reading of one of the Kaladin/Tarah chapters here (starts about 3 minutes in). I had a thought about it:
  2. @StrikerEZ thank you, it works! I appreciate the Steelheart recommendation. I purchased it in an Audible sale recently, so I may give it a try when I'm done with Elantris.
  3. @ArborealEtymologist you can find all of the internal artwork for WOK and WOR on Brandon's website. I'd give a direct link but the website is down at the moment (if anyone at Team Sanderson needs website help, I'm your girl! ). I didn't find the drawings until my second listen of the books, and they greatly enhanced the experience! One thing I find interesting about the audiobooks is the similar voices used for characters in the different series (the one's Michael Kramer reads). Forever in my head, Wayne = Lopen, Sazed = Sigzil, Kelsier = Dalinar, and Elend = Wax = Kaladin. Oddly enough, I have similar feelings about the characters with the same voices. Perhaps it's a weird auditory brain connection, or they are similar character types. Edited to ask: How to I tag someone's user name so it is highlighted in black?
  4. I will attempt the multi-quote function while I'm in the newbie zone. Better to screw up here than in the "real world." Let's see how it goes... Thanks Manukos, I feel honored that you came out of hiatus to say hello. I enjoy magic cookies with white chocolate chips. When you say you "post scripts," are these story scripts or code scripts? As a writer and a web developer, I find both types of scripts geekily exciting. I've not heard of the mafia game, but it sounds fun. I'll keep an eye out for it. You know, it's now been a full day since I got spiked, and I am beginning to wonder why I was so concerned. I feel great, and everyone here is intelligent, and witty, and beautiful, and articulate, and all your wishes are my command...
  5. Oh you guys are ruthless. One post and I'm already lying on the floor bleeding with evil entities taking over my brain. Haha I should fit right in. I have a bumper sticker that says "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult."
  6. I’ve been lurking for a while and decided to say hello. I’m not usually very talkative on the internet, but there are a lot of interesting discussions here so I thought I’d give it a try. A few months ago I decided to try a new fantasy series on audiobook, which I’d never done before (I’m usually a reader). I decided on Mistborn because I was familiar with Brandon Sanderson from the Wheel of Time, which is one of my favorite series. I got sucked in and listened to all six Mistborn books plus Secret History in about six weeks. I then moved on to Stormlight Archive. Holy cow. I listened to WOK, WOR, and Edgedancer twice in two months. I have just finished Warbreaker and am about to begin Elantris. Needless to say, I am loving the books and am also an audiobook junkie now. I’ve also read a good chunk of the Coppermind wiki, the TOR rereads, and this forum. I made it as far as page 100 in the Stormlight sub-forum. Alongside all that, I managed to eat, sleep, work, go to the grocery store, and tend to personal hygiene. I even see people now and again. I am fascinated by the worldbuilding and pure imagination that has gone into the cosmere, the magic systems, the shards, realms, the different worlds, etc. I’ve been writing fantasy since childhood, and have a huge multiverse with interconnecting worlds and hundreds of characters partially on my computer and partially in my head. I know how much work goes into it, and how difficult it is to organize all of it without losing focus and letting the story sprawl. Brandon has done an amazing job of communicating the different parts of his multi-world universe in a clear, concise, imaginative way. He keeps the individual stories focused while hinting at the bigger picture without giving too much away. I’ve been watching his writing classes on youtube and am in awe of his process and what he has created. Even better than his worldbuilding are the characters. I love characters and need to fall in love with one or more of them to get fully invested in a story. That happened with every one of these books. I now have a few new fictional boyfriends, which is always fun. Sorry, I’ve rambled a little. I’ll stop now. [Note that I'm magically protected against all poisons, spikes, voidspren, raisins, or anything else you try to hide in my cookie. I’m not saying how.]