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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. But since when a character has to be "special" to be relatable? :P I don't think her marvel is in her distinctiveness as the only well-known alethi heretic, but people can relate to her world view anyway. If you are an atheist you probably do to, even if you didn't think anything of her "uniqueness". There are probably people that relate to Jasnah because she's a black sheep, I for one, definitely was one because of this very reason in middle school, being the only one in my year not attending religion classes (yes, we have such thing in Poland). But it's not the main reason I like Jasnah, and I'm pretty sure most people have other reasons too. For me, the core of her personality is being a dedicated scholar and a stubborn one - Veristitalian. I also relate to her poor social skills ;P So yeah, what I meant to say is that it's not about being "special" but about having similar values as the reader. I mean, one of my favourite characters was Ym, every day, regular, normal guy (well, minus a spren). And I understand that some poeple might find her personality overrated, but come on, not because she's not special enough? Anyways. I find a lot of beloved main characters overrated because of their personality. Vin. Liked her in Mistborn 1, but absolutely hated her teenage heart dilemmas in Mistborn 2, could not look at her the same way ever again. Kelsier. He's just kind of a douche. Spook. Bland. Dull. Shallan. For someone so inteligent she makes a lot of bad choices. Or maybe I'm just a play-it-safe kind of person.
  2. Well, yeah, that too. But I REALLY would love Brandon to publish White Sand the novel and more importantly, to continue the saga as novels. I didn't really like the Graphic novel for many reasons, I cannot imagine trying to understand what in the name of Sand Lord is going on if I haven't read the prose before. The comic was so... flat. I don't know how to explain it. I would absolutely hate it if sequels would be only available in this form.
  3. I would like to "send the message" with my money, but I'm too weak for that. Im a simple woman, I see a thing by Brandon Sanderson, I buy it.
  4. I imagined almost all of them exactly how you portrayed them! Amazing!
  5. Oh my
  6. Yeah, I never believed Honor's perpendicularity was in the Highstorms and for the same reason you mentioned - Jasnah's chapter. But I didn't have any ideas for an alternative. So have my upvote because your theory is at least something I'm awaiting the discussion.
  7. In one of Dalinar's visions Nohadon asks what to do with the surgebinders and then says he doesn't think there can be anything done with them. We also know that Knights Radiant followed Nihadon's The Way of Kings. The vision was pre-WoK and surgebinders existed. Also, Syl says that spren figured out how to reproduce honorblades (and surges?) themselves and we know that KR were "founded" by one of the heralds. And Nalan promised to destroy each one of them if they didn't obey the rules. I always assumed KR was just the way to systematize and control Radiants. The was also a WoB that it is possible to have surgebinding powers not aligned with the 10 orders if some other spren figures out the Nahel bond.
  8. Thanks! I'm quite pleased with my english, although I feel I know too little fancy words. And misspelling happens to me all the time in my native polish too, so I try not to worry too much. The problem is I'm used to people finding it hilarious that my brain doesn't notice errors sometimes so I blush hot red every time it happens.
  9. I recommended my mum Legion, because she likes both detective stories and fantasy, and she was pissed at me, because I forgot that she has an obsession with unfinished plots, and Sandra's plot made her angry So I gave her TES to fix the first impression quickly and she liked it. I think other short stories, Shadows for Silence and First of the Sun, might work too, and Reckoners is also a certain hit. Didn't read The Rithmatist yet, but I bet it's great too? To my friends, I am afraid to recommend WoK, because not only is it huge, it's also not going to be finished for the next 20 years, that intimidates people. I tell them to read Warbreaker. I think it's a great example of Sanderson's worldbuiding, has an interesting magic system and great characters, also Siribron plot is so sweet. I've seen some voices that Warbreaker is not many people's favourite though. A lot of people love Mistborn, but I personally find it the weakest of cosmere. I myself started with it and it was a "meh" for me - enough to check author's other works, because I loved the worldbuiding, but not enough to jump in the hypetrain, because I didn't love the characters (liked some, but only had a connection with Elend, who was kinda secondary). A lot of people don't like Elantris and I loved it. I can see issues with it, yes, but it was a pleasant read. So, I don't think there is one way to do this, but I would aim at short stories the most. Except of Perfect state, because that one is odd. But it's a good way to get to know the author enough to trust him with Stormlight.
  10. OMG, I meant white, obviously xD Sorry I'm dysorthographic xD apart from the fact that english is only my second language, I seriously sometimes get scared of my spelling, because I will write a sentence, then read it and notice a word I don't know ;P I make spelling errors in my first language too though. I have to use spell check, but sometimes miss a word And now my disgrace is forever on the internet, again.
  11. My eyes change colour too! They are usually either greyish green or greyish blue, but sometimes they seem yellow or white in bright light. I have no idea what is the science behind this cremmery.
  12. I get that, I can see there is something wrong, but I just don't think it's voidbinding, because I believe in Ockham's razor problem solving, and if Brandon said binding with voidspren is very hard for people, I think there is little chance that this happened to Renarin. Instead I would be looking for parallels somewhere else. You see, Renarin is not the only character we know that has episodes of not being able to stop himself from writing at the walls. My personal guess is that Cultivation decided that extreme times need extreme methods. Can't blame her.
  13. One thing comes to my mind. The only time we are given a perspective of someone with red eyes is Eshonai's chapters. And we know she is being controlled by something. Possessed. I think the red-eyed kandra might be possessed as well. I mean, why would the most devoted creature suddenly work against it's god? And I know this theory is imperfect, because kandra can always be bend to someone's will, but by "possessed" i mean, there is a separate being within their bodies, just like there is a spren in Eshonai's. And then, Shades could work this way as well. We have a cognitive shadow - a soul replaced with investiture - that happens all over cosmere, and we have something merging with it, taking control of it when it becomes angry. That is just a speculation, but i guess we can't have much more in this thread right now.
  14. Have my upvote, but I have one issue. Gemstones in the Chips are so tiny, you need a magnifying glass to check them if they're dun.
  15. Because he has a nice Morgan Freeman voice, that soothes Leeds and he takes him everywhere?