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  1. On this stream, we will be answering questions from our patrons over on Patreon! We probably won't be able to answer many questions in chat, but hopefully you find this Q&A stream fun! Our patrons have sent in some pretty good questions so far. But everyone can watch this, and it'll start Sunday September 19th at 10am Pacific. Patrons in our $5 and $10 tiers can submit questions, and we'll be doing these roughly every three months. You can submit questions here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56210850 We also will be livestreaming a Shardcast recording on Saturday to our patrons, which will come out in October!
  2. Hopefully this page helps: https://www.17thshard.com/about.php Short version, Brandon told us this name a bit prior to Way of Kings, which is where the name "Seventeenth Shard" first canonically appeared.
  3. That's the plan eventually! But no ETA on this. Tags are managed by Arcanum staff, and so decisions like that will be done there (specifically @WeiryWriter, as the head Arcanum decision maker). Many different users may disagree on individual tagging decisions. Please note tag names and such can have an affect on search rankings, which could be a factor. I definitely agree things should be made consistent, and I appreciate you listing these problems out (though Thaidakar could be argued about, in my opinion). The lack of documentation is certainly an issue in the tag creep. I would generally recommend transcribers to not terribly worry about tagging and leave that to staff in the process of finalizing those.
  4. Yes, but isn't that the difference between capitalized God and lowercase g gods? OP simply is using title case and did not use capital-G God. It is extremely common parlance to still call Greek (or Norse, Egyptian, etc.) gods as... gods. That's fine if you don't want to, but it is extremely common in a huge variety of settings, including academic ones. Regardless, as I have said, this is totally off-topic and not relevant. It's perfectly fine for you to not engage with the premise of the question, but is probably most respectful that if you have nothing relevant to say about the premise of the question, then maybe don't say it and discuss the divinity of Shards in a different thread, if that's what you'd like to discuss. This is like someone asking "What is the best video game of the last decade" and responding with "I don't like video games." That's fine, totally fair, but also totally irrelevant and doesn't answer the question posed in the thread at all, and is more appropriate about a thread on, say, the merits of video games. Does that make sense? I understand that is very much not a religious example, but I do think it adequately explains why I feel this entire tangent is totally irrelevant. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to discuss this, but we are getting this topic back on track, please.
  5. I do think this thread can be steered back to actually address StanLemon's question. Regardless of how godly you think the Shards are, you can still rate which is best for their people.
  6. We got a new Brandon Sanderson book this year already, and it is Lux! It is an Audible original set in the Reckoners universe, and it's time for us to talk about it. Overall we liked it, but we obviously get into the weeds, because it's Shardcast. Spoilers for the original Reckoners trilogy (Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity) here, but if you haven't listened to Lux yet, we start with spoiler-free reactions. Chapters are below! Hosting this episode is David (Windrunner), and we also have Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Danielle (FelCandy), and Marvin (Paleo)! How many ways can Evgeni say a different character when he meant Jax? Well, you'll find out! Lux is out: https://www.17thshard.com/news/brandon-news/lux-is-out-physical-dawnshard-and-way-of-kings-prime-dragonsteel-mini-con-r736/ 00:00 Introductions 2:26 Spoiler-free reactions to Lux 20:20 Spoiler stuff and the ending 45:16 The Reckoners 1:29:39 Epics 2:02:55 Final Thoughts 2:13:40 Who's That Reckoners Character If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMAUS5c Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  7. Sure I suppose, but we did learn the metal's name in 2008 and it is present in all of the Metallic Arts tables. I would not say that Shadows of Self line is really the reason we know of it. That said the opening paragraph on the lerasium page does need a lot more citations than what it currently has.
  8. Regarding the Tien and Nohadon, I have absolutely no issue with that being up to interpretation, and I really like Brandon not discussing the Beyond or anything like that. I quite like that. Others may differ
  9. Here's our second Word of Brandon episode from JordanCon 2021! Here lay answers to critical questions like, if a tree falls in the Forests of Hell and no one is around to hear it, do the shades still get angry? And watch many questions from the general Q&A where people try to talk their away around spoilers in hilarious ways, like about a certain Scadrian's bones. Our cast today is Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Marvin (Paleo), and Rosemary (Kaymyth)! All Words of Brandon from JordanCon: https://wob.coppermind.net/events/472-jordancon-2021/ Chapters: 00:00 Introductions 2:43 Ralkalest vs. aluminum 4:37 Do Kelsier and Sazed still like each other? 7:02 Will Dalinar have a longer page count in Stormlight 5? 7:43 Did the Five Scholars go to Sel? 10:24 Dalinar's weird visions 14:48 Has Wit's bond bound him to Roshar more? 15:32 Dakhor monks 17:25 Is Roshar like Arelon, with something thematically broken? 19:09 Elantris sequel 20:21 Wax and Steris having children 22:36 Was there ever an Adolin and Shallan wedding scene written 23:35 How Fused and Regals get their Voidlight 27:12 No direform news for Ben 29:01 Lifeless and unkeyed metalminds 31:22 If a tree falls in the Forests of Hell and no one is around to hear it, do the shades still get angry? 33:11 A Bondsmith bound "other Surges" 40:07 Is the Survival Shard Autonomy? 42:41 Not really canonical snarky Nazh comments 47:57 Southern Scadrian body temperature 48:40 Word of Karen on White Sand 50:34 General Q&A: Can you Awaken a blanket to be warm? 52:59 Upcoming Brandon writing schedule, he may push Stormlight 5 back if needed 59:00 Ishar and a "certain Scadrian" having similar goals 1:06:15 What determines which realm Investiture returns to? 1:08:30 Is Endowment a dragon? 1:11:14 Did the Seventeenth Shard ever find Hoid? 1:13:30 Is Taravangian's boon and curse still in effect? 1:14:50 Can Hoid eat Soulcast bacon? 1:15:50 Whimsy in Lost Metal 1:17:34 Do seons automatically know what their Aon means? 1:21:58 Who has a better understanding of object souls, a Soulcaster or Forger? 1:24:38 Who's That Cosmere Character If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMAUS5c Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  10. Oh boy everyone, we have some spice for you today! At JordanCon we had both a reading from the Lost Metal (Wax and Wayne 4), which was its prologue, as well as one of the craziest Words of Brandon: Taln didn't break! Holy crap. Oh, and Marvin's meme game is on point this episode. This week we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Jessie (Lady Lameness), Marvin (Paleo), and Rosemary (Kaymyth). Apologies for the late episode! The next one, which will be more WoBs, should be out Saturday, and we'll resume our once every two weeks schedule. You can find the transcribed Lost Metal reading here: https://wob.coppermind.net/events/472/#e14863 Here's an Arcanum collection of all the Words of Brandon: https://wob.coppermind.net/collections/875/ Amazing Navani and Raboniel cosplay by Galadriel and Callynah Coffeen (LittleGreyDragon and singmuse): https://twitter.com/CaylahCreations/status/1417135934613737476/photo/2 As always, you can skip to wherever you want using the chapters: 00:00 Introductions 10:40 JordanCon Experiences 21:04 Lost Metal Reading 31:32 Do spren feel sexual or romantic attraction? 32:37 Here be aethers 36:25 Taln didn't break! 46:52 Were all spren wounded by Ba-Ado-Mishram's binding? 51:30 God metal names changing 59:14 Is the kandra Felt's wife? 1:00:07 Why is Scadrial Investiture hereditary? 1:06:38 Intent and Command for Scadrial 1:15:23 Knowing about new Odium 1:17:56 Yolen perpendicularity, no Shards there! 1:20:45 Kelsier and the Ghostbloods 1:27:36 Cognitive Shadows having children 1:27:56 Vasher vs. Odium in memory manipulation 1:29:25 Hemalurgic lerasium vs. atium vs. nicrosil 1:38:37 Storing Hemalurgic spikes in blood 1:42:11 Was Kelsier involved with Bloody Tan? 1:45:00 Ishar doing more than just Connecting spren to the Physical Realm 1:49:38 Shallan's last name 1:54:46 Who's That Cosmere Character If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/bMAUS5c Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  11. Yes, we have done so before.
  12. Hi @USMCGRIZZY19! That was a really touching thing to read and I'm glad you shared it. I would recommend you share it directly to Brandon using his Contact form (as Dragonsteel is not on here much, and there are a great many topics here): https://www.brandonsanderson.com/contact/
  13. Since names can be viewed in any board and the forum home page, etc., I would still prefer you not do that. It would not be fair to people starting Mistborn to have random other stuff spoiled. Especially big reveals like that.