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  1. I'm locking this thread in favor of the one in Cosmere Discussion. (I could leave this one up instead rather than the Cosmere Discussion; just let me know. All's good!)
  2. All's well, I moved the topic. Welcome!
  3. Preorders are 9am Pacific / noon Eastern: https://www.brotherwisegames.com/blog/2020/5/24/origins-and-motivations-in-stormlight
  4. This episode we're talking about characters and tropes. Let's talk about the dead spouses (mostly wives) and dead parents in the cosmere. Well, dead fathers in non-cosmere works, but hey. We talk about the Lost Lenore trope as well as fridging, and a good bit of poking fun about all the dead wives in Brandon's works. We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Grace (thegatorgirl), Shannon (Grey), and Matt (Comatose). In two weeks we will not have our usual episode. Instead, on Saturday, June 6th, we are going to be celebrating 17th Shard's ten year anniversary. We opened our site on June 4th, 2010! Wow. So to celebrate we are going to do a live Shardcast episode on our Twitch channel ( https://www.twitch.tv/17th_shard ) at 11am Pacific. It will be an extra long time with tons of different cast members. And, if you're a Patreon supporter, you'll be able to submit questions ahead of time for the stream. Don't worry, we'll post the VODs on YouTube and we'll answer questions from chat, too, and do some fun stuff! So, if you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  5. Topic necromancy is not a big deal @Weltall. This is fine and we do not require people to comment here about it. Report, don't reply to topic necromancy, and then we will judge. There is a balance between not having posts on very old things vs. being welcoming to newer members. In this case, this is an older (ish) post that received little attention. There's really no reason for general members to call people out on it. As I have always said topic necromancy is not a big deal and a few people seem to think it's a very big deal. It's not. It really, really is not. Excessively old topics are locked. There hasn't been much cosmere since this thread, so that's fine. Anyway, let's just report such threads; there is absolutely no need to actually respond. (Because if we did deem it an unnecessary post on something very old, we'd just have to hide all the replies to that.) I think this one is perfectly fine.
  6. I responded to your email. The filter really shouldn't even apply to you after you have a single post. It's still giving you trouble?
  7. Eternal Khol is right. There used to be passwords and now there are not. I'll try to find all the instances of passwords there and remove it. Sorry about that.
  8. You now have the ability to do this in the future
  9. I've moved this to the Mistborn forum. Cheers, and welcome!
  10. You know how we say on Shardcast that we don't need rails? Well turns out we rarely had rails to begin with. Today we are taking a look at our old cosmere theories. And when I say old I mean real old, like from 2008, pre-Hero of Ages. We'll talk about some fandom history on the forums, tell you how we got into the fandom, and mock old our old theories all around. Then at the end we'll give you some advice on how you can theorycraft better. Hopefully you'll enjoy this retrospective, and I imagine eventually we'll do another one of these! If you want a Google doc with our posts so you can read the theories in full, check out here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10gjOYZtQG8OActlRHaaTstOy0eiS5lLZLBQ5f7ri8d0/edit?usp=sharing And if you want an etiquette guide on how to talk in debates or contentious discussion, check this out, written by Matt: https://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/89580-best-practices-for-posting-in-debates-or-contentious-conversations/ This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Matt (Comatose), Evgeni (Argent), and David (Windrunner), all fandom old timers! If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  11. The lovely Drew McCaffrey has interviewed the equally lovely Isaac Stewart, Art Director for Dragonsteel Entertainment, in a Tor.com article on the Art of the Cosmere. And if you've read a Stormlight book recently, you know there's a ton of art in it! In this interview, Drew asks about how Isaac got started with Dragonsteel, his maps, and Nazh. You should really go check it out, because it's very well done. I'm here to talk about a few tidbits at the end that might interest you about some upcoming cosmere things. Here's the quote: So there's a Mistborn Era 2 novella that Isaac would write, along with a Nazh story planned. Drew asked Isaac about other writings: Taldain stuff! Iiiinteresting. Very cool stuff that he's been working on cosmere in his own writing. Go check out the Tor.com article, it's really well done, and we didn't want you to miss it!
  12. Brandon made some comments on Facebook about this: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157067377635009&id=621235008 Here, in particular, is a comment regarding races of characters.
  13. I wrote a news article on this. Argent made a labeled version of this: They look pretty Alethi tan to me... It's funny because in Discord, they didn't really say that they looked white at all.
  14. The Brandon news train does not stop! We have a bunch of things this week, like this spiffy Bridge Four Poster, styled like a movie poster. There's some new jewelry by Badali. Brandon's YALLFEST keynote now has a VOD. And lastly, just a reminder since it is time-sensitive: the Tor.com free Way of Kings ebook ends today. They extended their giveaway due to some site difficulties on the 4th. Badali Jewelry Steel Alphabet Bar Pendants First up, Badali Jewelry, who makes officially licensed Brandon-related jewelry (and more) has Steel Alphabet Bar Pendants. You can customize them with whatever phrase you like. On the 2.5" bar, you can get twelve symbols, and on the 2" one, nine symbols. This isn't unlike their custom Steel Alphabet rings, which are also spiffy. These bar pendants are $129 for the 2" one and $149 for the 2.5" bar. Badali Jewelry. Amusingly, they spell out "I AM A STICK EDY" and "SURVIVE". Bridge Four Poster For years, Brandon has wanted to have a movie poster showing Bridge Four. The idea was to show the bridge crew on a plateau, then have images of them as Radiants floating above. And now, such a poster exists. It will come with every anniversary edition The Way of Kings in the Kickstarter this summer. Isaac Stewart, Art Director, says: Check it out: And here's a labeled version: In case you want more information on the Kickstarter, Isaac and Kara did a livestream for JordanCon describing a bunch of details, and Paleo wrote us a great news article breaking down all the information.
  15. That's very interesting. We're updating to a new version this next month and I imagine this will change. I will definitely investigate. EDIT: Hmmm apparently I just need to make a list of questions for this. This can be done. Not quite sure why the navbar is above this window; that's uncommon for the sort of pop-ups IPS does.