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Does the Cosmere Universe open up for a sci-fi setting?

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What do you guys think?

Since the planets are in the same universe (do we know if it's the same galaxy?) Is there any chance any of the worlds develop high enough technology to travel between the stars?

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I'm not a guy ;-) but the 3rd Mistborn trilogy is (as I've heard) going to involve faster-than-light space travel. Probably with visiting other Shardworlds.

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Thanks! That sounds really promising for the future of the series :)

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In terms of everyone's ability to go ftl through tech... I think they all should be able to make it, since in every planet labor is hceaper than on earth, and I don't recall any material shortages thatwould prevent it.

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What do you girls think?

As Alcatraz Smedry pointed out...

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What do you guys think?

I'd change it to "What do you bookworms think?" but I'd probably offend someone else then :)

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It's still insulting to open up with the pretense that everybody who answers this particular thread is indeed a small lumbricus who mates with itself while perhaps deigning to chew on a few ancient tomes every now and again, despite the fact that one has indicated that this small groups of vermes includes oneself.

/ridiculouspretensualdisagreement

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Fellow Sharders? But what if there's a non Sharder lurking? Fellow People? BUT WHAT IF CRABS READ THIS THREAD?!! Fellow Animals? What about sentient trees? Fellow Organisms? We can't discriminate against rocks!

Obviously "Fellow Objects" is the only correct, non-discriminatory, designation.

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I'd still go with 'Fellow Universally-based things' just to hate on parallel worlds.

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I HATE "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" FREAKS!!!! You can all go die while I continue to use the term "you guys!"

And you know, "y'all" works too.

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As Alcatraz Smedry pointed out...

No, Alcatraz pointed out that "girls" is the correct term for a mixed male and female group, as it used to refer to children of both genders.

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Obviously "Fellow Objects" is the only correct, non-discriminatory, designation.

I think to play it safe we need to limit ourselves to using only "Fellow Nouns"

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As Commander Spoonface pointed out, we should be discriminating towards all un-named aspects of the Universal Cosmos.

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I think to play it safe we need to limit ourselves to using only "Fellow Nouns"

Adjectives have feelings too, you know. "Irregardless" is already sensitive, and you know how he can be when he really gets going.

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'Irregardless' isn't actually a word. 'Regardless' resents having it's meaning stolen by a look-alike wearing a hat.

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They're both words. The fact that people use them and understand them makes it so, in English at least. They may have dubious lexicographical origins, but they are proud of their wordage and won't let it be taken from them!

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They're both words. The fact that people use them and understand them makes it so, in English at least. They may have dubious lexicographical origins, but they are proud of their wordage and won't let it be taken from them!

Or their hats.

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Or their hats.

"I know what an analogy is! It's like a word with another word's hat on."

--Community

I want a word hat...

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I want a real hat.

Sombrero... latest copy of Alloy of Law... sombrero.... latest copy of Elantris...

These are tough decisions to be making, my friend.

But as for a word hat, here you go:

'Hat'.

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But as for a word hat, here you go:

'Hat'.

A hat made of words, my friend, forged from their very essence.

Does one "forge" a wordhat? It seems appropriate.

That sounds like some Shard's magic system. Perhaps Literacy. Creating objects out of the meanings of words...

It would be called "Wordsmithing."

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A hat made of words, my friend, forged from their very essence.

Does one "forge" a wordhat? It seems appropriate.

That sounds like some Shard's magic system. Perhaps Literacy. Creating objects out of the meanings of words...

It would be called "Wordsmithing."

I invented a magic with that power a while back. It's called Literomancy and grants power over and through reading.

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This sounds to much like Inkheart for my liking. Reading aloud conjures what you say. It has to be read for writing though (strangely).

Literomancy... to write it down, and then it comes true? It needs to have parameters... Maybe you need to think about it while writing, like a Command of the mind. Or, there could be special types of parchment. You write of Command on the slip of parchment, it is initiated, and then the parchment dissolves. The reeds needed to make specific parchments are both rare and altered in some way by the Shard literacy.

© 'Windrunner' March 20th 2012

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My idea is that someone with the magic can write down a word, but it takes the meaning and knowledge of the that word with it when they do. Someone else is (Without the magic) can then use the object with the word written on it. The actual effect depends on the intent of the writer, the user, the word itself, and the material the word is written on.

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