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  1. 358 points
    Important note: This list would be far less complete if not for the efforts of everyone who helped me compile it. Specifically thankyou to: Awesomeness Summoned, Delightful, Argent, PorridgeBrick, Kurkistan, Quiver, Green Hoodie Mistborn, Senor Feesh, Observer, ccstat, Swimmingly, Alvron, Metacognition, The Only Joe, GreyPilgrim, Aether, jasonpenguin, Mailliw73, Moodle, Tempus, Baine, Kobold King, LeftInch, Sir Jerric, Tensoon, Ashiok, Theorymaker, Seonid, Shaggai, TheYoungBard, Curiosity, Snoopy, Voidus, Frosted Flakes, Kasimir, Shallan. (Let me know if I missed you.) Hokay, for those who want to know the ranks, I looked through everyone who had at least 10 posts. Here are my findings. 10000+ God Beyond 9000 9999 Adonalsium 8500 8999 Hero of Ages 8192 8499 The Broken One 7800 8191 Shard 7500 7799 Splintered Shard 7200 7499 Splinter 6800 7199 Dragon 6400 6799 Stormfather 6000 6399 Herald 5700 5999 Sliver 5350 5699 Nightwatcher 5000 5349 Worldhopper 4750 4999 God of Color 4500 4749 Lord Ruler 4250 4499 Unmade 4096 4249 Dawnshard 3761 4095 Prime 3500 3760 Lerasium Mistborn 3250 3499 Bondsmith 3000 3249 Voidbringer 2750 2999 Knight Radiant 2500 2749 Most Ancient 2250 2499 Steel Inquisitor 2048 2249 Mistborn 1900 2047 Tarachin Superstar 1800 1899 Dawnsinger 1700 1799 Rambleman 1600 1699 Savant 1550 1599 Gerontarch 1500 1549 Midnight Essence 1450 1499 Listener 1400 1449 Enefel 1370 1399 Kalad's Phantom 1338 1369 Compounder 1337 So l337 Hoid Can't Compete 1300 1336 Surgebinder 1260 1299 Radiant Squire 1220 1259 Kandra 1180 1219 Twinborn 1145 1179 Returned 1111 1144 Scadrian Waffle Cook 1080 1110 Stone Shaman 1050 1079 Cryptic 1024 1049 Honorspren 1000 1023 Sentient Awakened Object 980 999 Truthless 950 979 Highprince 920 949 Worldbringer 890 919 Full Feruchemist 860 889 Full Shardbearer 830 859 Shardbearer 800 829 Seer 777 799 Spinner 760 776 Wyrn the King 730 759 Elantrian 700 729 Originator 667 699 Svrakiss 666 Torturer of Heralds 650 665 Shade 625 649 Soulcaster 600 624 Forger 575 599 Dakhor Monk 550 574 Lord Prelan 512 549 King's Wit 496 511 Son of Honor 475 495 Vanisher 450 474 King's Tester 425 449 Ghostblood 400 424 Envisager 375 399 Artifabrian 350 374 Ferring 325 349 Stormwarden 300 324 Bloodsealer 278 299 Silent Gatherer 256 277 Misting 225 255 Arbiter 200 224 Gyorn 180 199 High Prelan 160 179 Oldblood 145 159 Cobalt Guard 128 144 Hazekiller 110 127 Forescout 100 109 Houselord 90 99 Babsk 80 89 Prelan 75 79 Arteth 70 74 Idrian Monk 64 69 Obligator 56 63 Lighteyes 50 55 Grand 45 49 Noble 40 44 Crew Leader 32 39 Ardent 25 31 Pahn Kahl 20 24 Awakened Object 16 19 Noble-Blooded 10 15 Bridgeman 7 9 Spearman 5 6 Darkeyes 2 4 Skaa 0 1 Spren --- -1 -2 Negaspren -3 -5 Lifeless -6 -10 Hoed -15 -19 ? Beheaded Inquisitor -20 -24 ? Rotting Chull Carcass -24 -25 Lamespren -26 -100 Zucchini -101 and below Chasmfiend Corpse Note: negative reputation titles are no longer obtainable due to downvotes having been removed. I'll update this as we learn more We now know them all! I like the new levels. Good work Chaos Please don't ask me how long that took. Current lowest Unknown rep: nonexistent. We're so close to getting them all =D Edit: Wooohooo first popular post Later edit: For the record, at the time I added that comment 10 rep was a little more exciting Another edit: The lower rep ranks have changed at some point, I don't know where all of the new boundaries are yet.
  2. 69 points
    Hold the secret that broke the Knights Radiant. You may need it to destroy the new orders when they return. - WOR Chapter 84 epigraph (decoded) Now, as the Windrunners were thus engaged, arose the event which has hitherto been referenced: namely, that discovery of some wicked thing of eminence -- WOR Chapter 38 epigraph These epigraphs strongly imply that the Recreance was precipitated by the KR discovering some terrible fact. It doesn't seem to have been tied to any corruption that may have crept in to the Orders (the taxes for travel through Urithiru, etc.) Now, here's something anomalous. The Desolations devastated Roshar, killing something like 90 percent of the human population and knocking technology back to the stone age, at least sometimes. Yet when Honor was Splintered (after the Recreance -- he remembers it in the visions) there seems to have been no such cataclysm. Aharietiam is still seen as "the Last Desolation", which it wouldn't be if another apocalyptic event had occurred since the Recreance. Similarly, Odium Splintered Devotion and Dominion on Sel. But humanity on that planet survived; he didn't destroy the planet, depopulate it, or warp it into some kind of a hellscape. So why the devastating, lethal Desolations on Roshar before the Recreance? Because humans were fighting on Honor's side. Odium doesn't really care about killing humans, except incidentally to getting at the Shards; nothing much below the power-level of a Herald registers on his "radar screen" Therefore, my proposal for the Secret That Broke The KR is: Honor's been feeding us into a meat grinder for thousands of years to protect Cultivation and a couple of alien gods we'll never see. If we let Odium win, nothing bad really happens to humanity. Honor betrayed us. Our spren have been in on it, all along - they're pieces of Honor. So let him die.
  3. 64 points
    I am the space dragon. I am the epic serpent. I am the length that coils around creation. My scales are black as the void between stars, and in my eyes shimmer the lights of a billion galaxies. My fangs are light years long, their roots wider than solar systems and their points sharper than atoms. To stare into my face is to stare into eternity. In my foremost claw I hold a planet pinched between my claws, a tiny blue green sphere I found as a newly hatched space dragon. I hold it up to my cosmic eye, peering down at the tiny little creatures that crawl about its surface. For thousands of years I watched them bicker and war amongst each other. I saw hatred and ugliness in their hearts. At times I considered flicking the little blue pebble into its sun, to cleanse its filthy people with nuclear fire. But each time I tried I stayed my claw, convinced by some nagging in the back of my infinite mind to let them live another century. Another age, it pleaded. Give them another age, and they will show you beauty. And so I waited. The millennia passed like ticks of a clock to my all-encompassing eyes, but to my weary view it seemed to last forever. It seemed all the little primates ever did was fight and torment one another. In one age they learned to cultivate fields and forge steel, and immediately turned on their less advanced neighbors. In another age they crossed one of the great oceans of their world, only to slaughter their kin on the other side. In the latest age, they discovered how to split atoms themselves, and immediately utilized the god-like energy they'd produced to murder entire cities. I tired of their senseless violence. Ignoring the pleading voice in my mind I lifted the world on high, determined to fling it into a nether-dimension and have it consumed by the flame-hounds for all eternity. But in the last moment before I could destroy the speck, I saw a single beautiful glimmer of light from its surface. It was a single witty primate with a story to tell. I watched in awe as he hatched a vision of the cosmos, an epic story arc that told the tale of gods and magic and lost forlorn spirits. I watched in admiration as he put that vision on paper, in stories that made me laugh, cry, and love. I, who had watched stars burn at the end of their lives--I, who had watched entire galaxies grow cold--I, who had watched the universe itself be born in a fiery explosion at the Beginning of all things... was impressed. The microscopic primate had impressed the great space dragon. Though to my eyes the life of a star seemed only to take a second, the infinitesimal ticks of time in between his novels were far too long for my liking. So for the first time, I deigned to speak to the little primates. Because they, like myself, were impressed with the witty one's writing, and were eager to discuss the wonder of his words. My forked tongue, an ethereal force transposed over the fabric of reality, graced the servers of their Internet and began to Speak. Earthlings, rejoice! Sing in praise of the primate that tamed the Dragon. Sing in praise of the primate that saved his world from the one who felt it held no merit. Sing not of your wars and petty bickering, but of the basic creativity that's kindled in every one of you, waiting to be unleashed. When you look at the sky, see not the great space dragon, but see reflected in my eyes the beauty of your species. And rejoice. Ooookay I have no idea where all that came from. The truth is, I'm a hairy, dusty teenager with no redeeming physical characteristics. The space dragon is way cooler. : P
  4. 52 points
    Since Brandon is Mormon, it only seems appropriate to write it in the style of the Book of Mormon. Chapter 1 1. It came to pass in the 5th year of the reign of Elhokar, King of Alethkar, that the Stormfather spake unto Dalinar saying, They must unite, or this people will be utterly destroyed. 2. And Dalinar raised up his voice unto the people of Alethkar, saying unto them that they must unite, and live by the Codes that their fathers has delivered to them. 3. And there rose up one Brightlord Sadeas, who said, What is this that thou sayest? Should we believe one man, though he should preach that the world should be destroyed? Behold, I say it is the effect of a frenzied mind. And that which ye say are ancient prophecies, are the foolish traditions of your fathers. For no man knoweth of things to come, but every man prospers according to his genius and conquers according to his strength. 4. And the people hearkened not unto Dalinar. Chapter 54 1 And the servant of Sadeas rose up and swore in his wrath that the army of Dalinar should not perish from Roshar. And his name was Kaladin. And the spirit of Honor was upon him, and her name was Sylphrenia, which being interpreted means the joyful wind. 2 He was a large and a mighty man and he sought for the covenants of his fathers, that he might receive the blessings of the Knight Radiant. 3 And He smote upon the army of the Parshendi insomuch that they did flee before him.
  5. 43 points
    Why is Rosharan cooking so salty? Sodium reigns.
  6. 35 points
    @ZenBossanova Those inside jokes, though... I'm still laughing. TAKE MY UPVOTE!!! Now I want to give this a shot... MAJOR WoR spoilers follow: Or this one, also a WoR spoiler:
  7. 30 points
    Granted, but you lose the ability to read. I ask for the boon of insight to know the secret contents of all of Brandon Sanderson's unpublished notes on the Cosmere.
  8. 26 points

    From the album The Mistborn

    © Hunter Severn Bonyun

  9. 26 points
    "Build a man a fire and you warm him for a day. Set a man on fire and you warm him for the rest of his life" Terry Pratchet
  10. 25 points
    How we think we look: How we actually look: When a newbie comes to the forum telling us about how they think most of Brandon's books are connected:
  11. 24 points
    Brightlord Meridas, why are you always butting heads with Kaladin? Because I Am-a-ram. Why do they call him Gaz? Because his 'gaze' is incomplete! I think I've just joined a new Radiant order: the Groanmakers! We are bonded to punspren, and all our Ideals are horrible puns.
  12. 24 points
    The way it worked in WoR's first draft is still canonical. There are subtle things that make the two situations different.
  13. 21 points
    The pitch: What if Dr. Seuss wrote the Stormlight Archive? EDIT: The completed book is in the next post. Original post archived in the spoiler:
  14. 21 points
  15. 20 points
    We've known about this for a while. It's just a mistake. Pale green is right.
  16. 20 points
    If you want I could arrange for two people to show up at your door and explain it to you. I may even be able to talk them into giving you a free book
  17. 19 points
    Granted, but from here on out you will constantly feel like you need to sneeze. I want the ability to retrieve Brandon Sanderson books from the future.
  18. 17 points
    Well, there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake. -GlaDos
  19. 16 points
    We know from the second letter in Words of Radiance that Odium is trapped in the system he currently inhabits (Roshar). My theory is that Odium has invested in Roshar, specifically in the stone surface itself. The Shin stone shamans believe the stones are holy and should not be walked on. I think this is a perversion of an ancient truth: you don't walk on stone when the spren of your enemy can turn the stone underneath you into a giant rock monster (ThunderClast). Szeth notes that the stone shamans say it is OK to walk on the stone at Urithiru in the I-10 WoR interlude. Jasnah states that some stories claim Urithiru is protected from Voidbringers. My conclusion is that it is OK to walk on Urithiru stone because Voidspren can't bond with it and turn it into monsters. Chapter 6, Jasnah: I-10, Szeth (in Urithiru): Another reason I think Odium is invested in the stone is that certain spren associated with negative emotions like Angerspren, Painspren and Anticipationspren (associated with battle) all have red or orange colors and come out of the ground and stay connected to the ground. Unlike more positive spren like joy or glory spren that float around in the air (like honorspren). All these spren associated with pain, anger and battle are sprouting from Odium's investiture in the stone. From Coppermind Spren Entry: “ Vamah was watching them stand there, and his expression was as thunderous as a highstorm, angerspren boiling up from the ground around him like small pools of bubbling blood.” — The Way of Kings: Chapter Fifteen[35] “ Painspren swarmed the ground, like small orange hands or bits of sinew, reaching up from the ground amid the blood of the fallen.” — The Way of Kings: Chapter Forty-Seven[59] Anticipationspren: “ A few anticipationspren—like red streamers, growing from the ground and whipping in the wind—began to sprout from the rock and wave among the soldiers.” — The Way of Kings: Chapter Six[14] A common type of spren that appear around people looking forward to something. They appear as red streamers that grow out from the ground and blow in the wind. They often appear around soldiers directly before a battle.[14] Finally, when Tanavast appears to Dalinar in chapter 75 of WoK, Tanavast shows a dark stormwall approach and destroy all of the ground around Dalinar and Tanavast. Tanavast says "this is what he wants". Odium needs to free up his investiture in the stone surface of Roshar in order to leave the system fully powered up. http://www.tor.com/2014/05/15/the-way-of-kings-reread-chapters-74-and-75/
  20. 15 points
    Warning: worst pun ever Nightblood corrupts the breath of his victims, and then oozes it out as dark misty stuff. You could probly say that he has bad breath!
  21. 15 points
    I felt like I had to say this, so I'll say it here, this being a relationships thread and all. I'm done being angry Twimom and Twidad. Maybe that's not the right way to put it. I know that there is still plenty of things they've done that made me angry, and that they'll probably do more fury-inducing things. I haven't forgotten those. I'm not naively pretending those things never happened. When I see them again, I know I'll need to protect myself from their manipulations, and I'm using my time away from them to come up with strategies for that. But I'm done hating them. I'm not going to dwell on the things they did to me. That isn't to say that being angry with them was entirely a bad thing. Anger allows us to see that some things are unfair, and that's what it did for me. You guys, everyone who helped me through the Twimom Saga, were instrumental in that. You allowed me to be angry. You let me vent. You responded to my rants with "Wow, your parents are toxic" instead of "Forgive and forget, that'll make you happy." I was caught in their spell at the time, a relentless spell of self-loathing and low confidence, and having a place where I was allowed to be angry, with people who supported me through my anger, was in large part what broke that spell. But I don't need that anger anymore. I'm on my own. I've gained more confidence than I thought possible. I don't quite yet know who TwiLyghtSansSparkles is, but I'm learning, and I know that Twimom and Twidad can't interfere with that. So I'm setting it aside. I'm moving on. I won't be making jabs at my parents anymore, and if I do, please call me on it. Because I don't want to be bitter at them. I want to be me, and if I continually tie my identity to being my parents' moral superior—which is what I've come to see I was doing—then I won't ever become my own person. And I know I won't like the person I'll become. So, please hold me accountable on this. You can do it in a silly way—something like "Won't somebody please think of the pugs??"—or a serious way—"Remember what you said in this post I'm linking you to now?"—but if you catch me hating on my parents, stop me. I let Anger out, I let him have his say, and now he's done his job. It's time to get back to normal, whatever normal may be.
  22. 13 points
    Wrap-Up: United in a Single Cause STINK just got back from work and had a bajillion messages from Wilson, mostly along the lines of 'STINK where's the write-up’ or 'STINK where's the stink’, because apparently Wilson has lost her fingers and can no longer draw. RIP Fingers. Anyway, as to the actual state of the game, Joe had managed to find a speakerphone that could be broadcasted through the whole of Urithiru and was constantly saying 'Bondsmith4Life’, which was a great slogan cause there were 4 Diagrammists. Aman was in the corner with a pen and paper, writing actual RP which everyone should do btw. Unfortunately, his RP was so good that everyone got jealous and decided that this guy needed to go, preferably to Davie Jones Locker. I would tell you what Aman was writing at his time of death, but the paper is soaked in blood and quite disgusting to be honest with you. Meanwhile, everyone else also wanted the new guy Drake to be murdered in front of everyone's eyes (please stay Drake we don't all love murdering, torture’s fun too). Drake was defiant though, he was Defiant Drake, capable of going against anything that someone suggests, even his own plans. Unfortunately for him, he couldn't defy the noose hanging around his neck, but I can confirm that he gave it a good try before Joe also stabbed him in the neck, which doesn't sound like it should work, but who needs suspension of disbelief. Anyway, at this point Joe’s campaign succeeded, and the Bondsmith successfully won the presidential campaign for Urithiru, with a loyal people behind him. It is inevitable that someone will backstab him at some point (this is Urithiru, after all) but right now everything is lovely and peaceful, as long as you ignore the countless dead bodies with empty eyes gazing into the uncomfortably hot abyss with the weather forecast saying it's going to be sunny and warm tomorrow. STINK was proud of his write-up done in 10 minutes, and promptly told Wilson to 'suck it’. There was a fair bit more involved, but there's no need to tell all you successful living people about that, right? - Uther (Drake Marshall) was lynched! He was a Ghostblood! Berilen Lieken (Amanuensis) was killed! He was a Ghostblood! Uther/Drake Marshall (lots of votes): basically everyone - The Bondsmith win con has been achieved! All the living players win! All the dead players lose! The Tranquilline Halls:(Dead/Spec Doc) Master Spreadsheet My GM thoughts will be up either today or tomorrow. I don’t have much to say, but I’ll note a few things. Co-GM thoughts after GM thoughts ← Written by STINK obvs. Thanks for playing everyone!
  23. 13 points
    I pick the Sumsion Defense. It's been ages since I read Rithmatist, but here are my Chalklings: Attack: Mistborn Reason - Fast moving, pretty hard hitting and good at dodging punches. Anyone trying to whack her would just get a fistful of Mistcloak. Defense: Anubis, Dinosaur Reason - Slow but sturdy and strong when enraged. Anubis looks like an attack Chalkling, but he is guardian of Underworld and that's why I made him a defender. Backup for any position: Undead Eldritch Abomination, Billy Goat Reason - In case attack or defense need help or a distraction. Both are medium speed. Undead Abomination moves erratically and is hard to hit. The Goat can kick and headbutt and can lure enemies close to the warding lines and is good at dodging and jumping.
  24. 12 points
    Day 5: Kittiesh! NNNOOOOO! Rin felt terrible for his part in yesterday’s events, even if it had been the right thing to do. It had been the right thing… right? His situation with Nicki had just spiraled further and further out of control as the days went on. He still remembered when she had first stepped into his shop, demanding pewter as if she would die without it. Then asking for metal spikes; with an extra heaping of potential violence if he didn’t accede. She hadn’t seemed like a bad person back then, just one full of passion. But as the days wore on and more people died, things began to change. Then she had brought that body back. Suddenly, her passion took on a more sinister aspect to it; until he just had to say something! That was the way such things were handled, right? So why then, did he still feel guilty? He sat in his shop, pondering and debating this back and forth in his head all night. His only companions a lantern for light and a cup of tea. Because of this, he was still awake when the person arrived. They entered through the front door, not even bothering at stealth. Rin looked up at them when the door clacked shut. “Ah, so I assume that it’s my turn then?” The figure nodded. “Very well then,” Rin said and he put the cup on the counter next to him. “I suppose this answers my question and now it’s time for me to do penance. Just- just please make it quick.” The figure nodded again and raised their hand in front of them. Sitting in their palm was a singular coin. Before Rin could blink, the coin zipped through the air and hit him in the forehead. The figure left as Rin’s body slumped to the floor, never saying a word. Matilda couldn’t even begin to believe her luck! Why, just the other day, she had been stumbling through one of the alleys, looking for one of her cats, Whiskey-ers (he was a cousin to Mr. Ale-ick Purrsnickles and Scotch-ish McFluffy Paws) when she happened to nudge something with her foot! When she bent down to investigate, she found a full coin pouch buried in the ash! “Oh, happy day Kittiesh! Shoon we’ll have all the kittiesh and we’ll shtart our own cat shan-chu-wary. An’ no one will bother ush again!” Thus it was a terribly drunk Matilda who stumbled through the streets later that night. Her hands were full of her “kittens” and they clanked and meowed together with each wavering step. She was so drunk, that she didn’t see the person sneaking up behind her, a dagger in their hand. They were almost on top of her when Matilda tripped on an uneven cobblestone (or it could’ve been perfectly flat, but Matilda thought of it as uneven for the rest of her days). *Swish!* The knife flew through the space where Matilda’s neck would’ve been just seconds before. As Matilda stumbled, she lost her grip on one of the bottles she was cradling. “Button Nose Rum-my!” She cried as she tried to catch the falling bottle. This caused her to bend down and again, *Swish!* The knife hit nothing. The bottle crashed against the ground and shattered. The alcohol inside turn the ash into a dark black paste. “Kittiesh! NNNOOOOO!” She crouched on the ground, the other bottles spilling from her arms, but luckily, not breaking. *Swish!* And this time, after being thwarted so many times, the person behind her cursed, finally alerting Matilda to their presence. “You!” Matilda cried as she pointed a gnarly, old finger at the person. She had tears running down her cheeks. “You did thish! You hurt my kittiesh! What’d they ever do to yoush?” She threw an empty bottle at her assailant. “Leave my kittiesh alone, you nashty evil pershon, you!” The figure dodge the bottle with ease, but the commotion was causing other people to stir and soon enough, there would likely be more eyes than they were comfortable with watching the scene. So as Matilda cried in the streets, her attacker fled. Night 5 has ended and Day 5 begins! You have 48 hours. Doc12 was attacked! They were a Regular Villager. Madagascar was attacked but survived! Good luck! Player List
  25. 12 points
    Because grammar. Anyway. It's kind of inspired by Hamilton which at this point will probably not surprise all that many of you. When your stomach becomes a pit of hell slimy tentacles rise, spreading infection through vein and cell until you can’t remember The plain normalcy of feeling well. Construct walls, raise the drawbridge Retreat into your castle of misery “Like this they can’t hurt me” Until the loneliness burns and You’re left on a ledge and just when There’s nothing left at all - Thin delicate tendrils pierce the heart, Spread like a cloak against the freezing winds of the wilderness Injecting strength into the pulsing bloodstream, Wrapping the heart in soaring hope Grounded in solid reality And so the artist emerges, Protected, pained, yet free.
  26. 11 points
    He is guilty until proven innocent.
  27. 11 points
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  29. 10 points
    Fun tip! If you're ever in an awkward situation with someone, say "Titanic." When they say "What?" Reply "Sorry, bad icebreaker."
  30. 10 points
    Who ever wrote Peter Pan: Kaladin flies through Shallan's window, with sylkerbell following behind. He digs through the assorted chests in her room, looking for something. "Little boy, what are you doing?" Kaladin spins around to she Shallan staring at him. -later- "you can't leave! We need you to be our mother, and draw pictures for us!" The lost bridge 4 boys cried. -to be continued-
  31. 9 points
  32. 8 points
    Art by Sunbird, Part 2! During the summer of 2011, I started trying my hand at people portraits--usually of my favorite movie or TV characters. Thankfully I have definite dates for most of these drawings, unlike the ones in my first post. I started with Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, completed Aug 28, 2011. And the very next day I redid Matt Smith in Corel Painter with a "blunt chalk" brush, adding in a spacey background. Once during an assembly in the gym at my high school (September 2011), I brought a sketch pad and pencil and did a quick contour drawing of a guy sitting a little ways in front of me. This was the result: More Doctor Who fanart! David Tennant this time. Original colored-pencil version completed Sept 18, 2011, with the Corel Painter version almost a month later on Oct 16. In between the colored-pencil and digital versions of David Tennant, I drew this graphite sketch of a Barn Owl in a barn for my art class. Completed October 13, 2011. I decided I didn't have enough villains in my superhero collection, so I did one of Mystique. (Fear not; she's wearing clothes, unlike in the X-Men movies.) Completed December 3, 2011. Just two more for this post, I think--both characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I set a personal speed record with Spike--I started early in the morning before school with the contours and had finished adding full color by dinnertime. I did this December 5, 2011, but it's still one of my favorites. Ok, last drawing for this post: Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, completed sometime in the days leading up to Christmas 2011.
  33. 8 points
    Lightsong: Windrunner--he died protecting those who could not protect themselves. Twice. Raoden: Bondsmith--he manages to unite Elantris under his rule and help them to overcome the Shaod. Kelsier: Dustbringer--agent of "divine" destruction.
  34. 7 points
    This theory is that the phrase 'stones unhallowed' has more to do with the worldbuilding in Roshar than thought. There are many lines, moments and opinions in Stormlight that suggest there is a deep (time lost) ideology directing the Shin to not walk on Stones unhallowed. I can go through the book if necessary, though I'm sure the members here are familiar with them anyway. My theory here is that the stones that are 'hallowed' are a way for Odium to connect to individuals on Roshar, in much the same way that Ruin used spikes to impersonate/talk-to various mistborn ppls and used the non-metal prophesies to manipulate the world. This theory is that the Shin live on stones 'unhallowed' (and that this is an actual ancient truth), but Szeth as truthless was given a 'hallowed' stone and commanded to obey the holder. I believe this is a similar corruption (as Ruin) by Odium. This is what allows Odium into his head aka the screams in the darkness. we have a WoB that the screams are real (to him at least). Since he died, Szeth hasn't heard the screams (please check me on this, but make sure he wasn't on stone at the time). He believes it's because he died, but maybe it's because he gave up the stone. A lot of this is hidden in the history of Roshar and I believe Brandon will unveil it in coming pieces and tie it into the desolations in the same way as Mistborn. If you've read 'Mistborn the secret history; you'll have a good idea of what I'm thinking. I'll add one last thing here. The Shin have the honourblades. If kept anywhere, shouldn't the cosmic design arrange them to be held where Ati can't see them? (yes I know what I did there). The Stormfather fades in the Shin land, stones are unhallowed and they have the honourblades? Coincidence? Or design? (My theory is design from when the Heralds were sane).
  35. 7 points
  36. 7 points
    You kinda left out the obvious two, in my mind. Dakhor seems the most end-negative, very similar to Hemalurgy in that it requires the loss of human life. But, it might fall under the broader umbrella of "Selish magic," and you can argue that we've seen more than just hints of it. So, that leaves Voidbinding as my #1 candidate; we haven't seen anything of it yet, but we have seen hints like it lets you see the future and has 10 levels. EDIT: Oh, by the way, I asked about Ambition on the AU tour. It is not currently on a planet.
  37. 7 points
    (Wishful thinking, but) - The Doors of Stone, Patrick Rothfuss. We can always hope...
  38. 6 points
    I've been thinking about the nahel bond a lot. It reminds me a lot of covenants in the LDS church, of which Brandon is a part. One of the things covenants do is to bring you to be more like God. Suddenly I thought what if when the radiants die they've become the literal ideal of their spren? What if, upon death, they BECOME bondspren? And what if, a spren blabbed and because of that the radiants were like NOPE I actually would like to die and not be a spren stuck in the cognitive realm forever. And once the new radiants find out about this... they won't want to be radiants anymore. Which by extension could mean that Syl was once a windrunner. Now this doesn't mean the first radiants' spren were formerly radiants, so there were some bondspren before, but as radiants die the bondspren become more populated. Until they were betrayed.
  39. 6 points
    "I do a lot of gardening, but you are the dirtiest hoe I've ever seen" - my robotics coach "Come, child. Roll down the hill. It is time." - friend "DEATH! DESTRUCTION! ENDLESS WOE! AND LOTS AND LOTS OF MOLDY CHEETOS!" - a different friend "Do you think you'll have time to vacuum your English homework" - my mom
  40. 6 points
    Art by Sunbird, Part 3! This post will contain my finished art from 2012 to my latest work as of January 22, 2017. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to draw recently, so "my latest work" is almost a year old at this point. From January 13, 2012, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. If I had to pick one of my drawings that I think is my absolute best, it would probably be this one of Loki. I finished it June 4, 2012, after The Avengers was released in American theaters. I did another Avengers portrait later that summer: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, completed on August 26, 2012. Last Avengers fanart for this post, I promise. XD Robert Downey Jr as everybody's favorite billionaire playboy philanthropist inventor, Tony Stark. (Not Iron Man, though, because I didn't draw him in the armor. ) I finished this one April 6, 2013. Most people here probably won't recognize this next character, although you might know the actor: vampire PI Mick St John from the one-season TV show Moonlight, played by Alex O'Loughlin. (Mr O'Loughlin has also been in the TV shows Three Rivers and Hawaii Five-0 (the 2010 reboot), as well as the movie August Rush.) Funny story about the history behind this drawing: I started working on it in like early/mid 2013, but it got buried and forgotten in the chaos of my move to Utah for college. It wasn't until Christmas break 2015 that I finally found it again and resumed work, finishing December 21, 2015. My last three portraits are the drawings that I have also posted to the official Shard fanart gallery. After I finished reading Calamity, I just kinda got an itch to do Reckoners fanart and neglected homework and sleep to work on these. XD Drawing book characters for which I had no photos was in some ways easier and in some ways harder than drawing movie/TV characters from reference photos. It was easier because I didn't have to make my people resemble anyone specific, but it was harder because I had to figure out the lighting and clothing pretty much just from my brain. First, my imagining of Obliteration, completed Feb 20, 2016: Of course, no collection of Reckoners fanart is complete without Prof! Completed Feb 21, 2016. (I think I may have matched my personal speed record with this drawing--one day from start to finish, same as Spike.) My last Reckoners fanart and the most recent drawing I've finished is Mizzy. After I finished Prof, I looked back at my collection and realized it was sadly lacking in female characters, and I hadn't drawn a single person of color. I felt bad and picked Mizzy as my next subject, completing her portrait Feb 27, 2016. So that's pretty much all my stuff that I consider good enough to share on the Internet. Comments, questions, suggestions, limericks...? I'd love to hear all your thoughts.
  41. 6 points
    When you ask someone out without dying in the process.
  42. 6 points
    All the alleys, higways and anything else have a shared flaw that has nothing to do with illumination. They are going from A to B. That seems not right to me. I found the solution. A roundabout goes from A to A and does not have an end in the classical meaning of the word. Swear the oaths and come to the roundabout: I will walk in circles. I will talk in circles. There are no beginnigs nor endings in the roundabout.
  43. 6 points
    So one of the alien races in my setting communicates in an entirely visual language. They're basically like cuttlefish-velociraptors, and they talk by flashing their skin colors in complex patterns at each other. I think it's a pretty neat way to set them apart from humans, personally. My one issue for a while now has been the struggle with naming conventions. When aliens with vocal languages name a planet, it's been easy for me to simply make up a gibberish word that sounds right for the setting. I can then state that this gibberish word is just a part of their language, or it's the name of some mythological hero, or whatever. Not so with the cuttlefish-velociraptors. Because their language is based on color, I can't just make up gibberish words for their names. For a while, this gave me a lot of trouble. I was still struggling with it until about yesterday, when I finally realized that this wasn't a problem--it was an opportunity. All I need to do is make sure their names for themselves and their planets are simple words. For instance, there's a lush green world in their domain with abundant physical resources they've fought over, and this world is called Temptation. I can name every planet in their part of space with a cool one-word name. Temptation. Verdant. Idyll. Depth and Delusion. Maybe those don't sound very cool to anyone else, but I'm pretty happy with the way things are coming together for me.
  44. 6 points
    Currently envisioning a retrocog in the distant future, who's gone mad with her visions of the past and has become something of an insane prophetess leading a violent crusade across the galaxy. She has a robot arm that she's come to believe possesses the reincarnated soul of Genghis Khan, and she addresses it accordingly. It's not her robotic arm, mind you--she has both her original limbs intact. It's a prosthetic arm she tore off the body of a mercenary she killed, and she waves it around and talks to it like Woody with Buzz's arm in Toy Story. I'm not sure how to work this into my current setting, but I know that I very much want to.
  45. 5 points
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Stormlight_Archive/comments/5p4ydj/oathbringer_spoilers_stormlight_three_update_6/ I'll leave it to you to analyze every word about Oathbringer; I myself will keep to obsessing over possibility of Brandon coming to Poland in March
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  47. 5 points
    Me: *Gets haircut* Friend: Did you get a haircut? Me: No, I got them all cut.
  48. 5 points
    Pssst. If you take this test as one of your characters, it gives you a great list of personality strengths and weaknesses.
  49. 5 points
    Her name's Delightful, she is a poet. She's got a lot of talent but she doesn't show it. She likes anime and Lin-Manuel; She adheres to Judaism and is really quite swell.
  50. 5 points
    To start things off, let's remember that all Cosmere events are background happenings throughout the many different novel. Meaning, they are not the focus of any of the novels. The main plot of each book and/or group/s of books each have their own respective focus. Moving on, Odium's main focus is to destroy. This is important to remember for later...or throughout... your call. He wishes to be or become the most powerful being in the Cosmere. Now, the chronological part: Prior to Elantris: Oduim has already been there, destroyed that (Devotion and Dominion). Probably roughly 10 years prior to the novel. He has a way of using natural disasters to change things up a bit. (i.e. this is when the gods are fighting, this will come up again later.) (For those who do not know, I am speaking of the Chasm forming) So, logically unless another shard goes to Sel it is unnecessary for him to return. The Emperor's Soul: Odium doesn't need to be there as he has already destroyed that. (the events of this novel take place on Sel). See previous note. First Mistborn era Trilogy: It is unlikely that Odium is or has been present during these books, as he has probably already been trapped on Braize after or during his destruction of Honor on Roshar. (Also, we know that all the natural disasters on this planet where caused by the Lord Ruler) I believe it has been stated that Odium has been trapped on Braize for quite some time.(But not too long, you'll see later) Also, since there will be a third era Mistborn series, that seems like the most likely time for Odium to show up on Scadrial. (Or the inhabitants of Scadrial going to him...) Moving on... Warbreaker: Since this is after first era Mistborn, but prior to Stormlight Archive, Odium is probably on Braize, as previously stated, at this time. We do know that Endowment is there though, (on Nalthis) alive and kickin'. Shadow for Silence in the Forests of Hell: I do not know what Shardworld this is on, nor do I know what aspect/s is/are there. But,... it is after first era Mistborn and before Stormlight Archive. So,... Odium is not there or influencing anything during this novel. Stormlight Archive novels: Ok, so we know where Odium is (Braize). But, due to proximity he is influencing things on Roshar. Now, let's pause here to bring up some other things. How trilogies usually work. First book, heroes win. Second book, villains win. Third book, heroes win and the story is over. Yay. Well, not in Brandon's grand scheme. Can't be. You cannot have Odium stuck on Braize for the entirety of The Stormlight Archive books. Also, he can't lose at the end of those novels. If this were true then why keep writing Cosmere books. You can't just bring in a new villain partway through and go "Oh, hey, yeah, there's this new guy and he is worse than the last. Bwahahahaha." ... So, logically Odium will either succeed at getting off Braize and since he was in the neighborhood, kill Cultivation on the way. I mean, he was already in town, might as well stop on by and kill a shardbearer. When should this happen you might ask? At the end of book five. Here's why, there is supposed to be a fifteen year gap from book five to book six due to some big event... Like the end of the Desolations...(natural disasters, remember?) because Odium has left the building. But, the books continue, because as I said, the Cosmere events are not the MAIN events in the novels. They are the background fluff. (Albeit they are the most interesting fluff I've ever seen. And I've seen cotton candy.) Onward Fearless (and probably bored with me) Adventurers... Alloy of Law: Due to this being a transition novel from one Mistborn era to another, what better time to screw with readers. We will leave it at that. All speculation is automatically allowed. Any Shardbearer (excluding dead ones...) can do whatever they want! Shadows of Self, or Second Mistborn era: This takes place 342 years after the events of The Hero of Ages. Which means all the books between first and second Mistborn eras happens in under 342 years. Geez, Odium had little time to sit around on Braize. But wait, if Elantris is only hundreds of years (not thousands) of years prior Mistborn, and Stormlight is before Second era Mistborn, then... Oduim could not have been trapped on Braize for too long (relatively speaking for a "god"). Now, we have not seen any natural disasters in this series yet. (the flooding was caused by Bleeder, therefore not natural disaster). We can likely conclude that Autonomy showed up, which would explain Bleeder acting all revolutionary. Rise up against Harmony she says. Foil hats everyone. And, this could explain the rusting on the spike at the end. It is an direct effect to the metal not allowing Harmony (Sazed) to control people. Good for Autonomy (Bavadin), not sure how this is useful to Odium... Except that if Autonomy were attempting to break apart Harmony (due to the speculation that he may have a desire to make sure the shards were autonomous) it would then give Odium a leg up on Sazed because he would no longer have two shards. So, Autonomy isn't the new worse villain, he is the transition villain in the transition era. Oh, hmm that makes sense if we are leading to a final Mistborn era that should and most likely involve the end of Brandon's Cosmeric Conflict with Odium. Well, to sum things up. I believe that Odium causes natural disasters. These disaster are either the fight between gods or the aftermath of the smashing a shard. Since there hasn't been any on Scadrial, I believe Autonomy to be there, not Odium. I also think that at the end of the Desolations (in the Stormlight novels), that Odium has left the Greater Roshar system and is moving on. I also believe that we will not see Odium on Scadrial until the third Mistborn era (which I do believe Brandon has said would be the end of his Cosmere inspire books). That is interesting... Your thoughts!
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