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  1. It's October, the spoopy season, so let's do an episode on Brandon's use of horror in his works! This one has spoilers for uh basically every Brandon's works. We go into tons of different horror types and more, and explore how Brandon uses these elements in his books. This episode, we have Ian (Weiry) hosting, along with Evgeni (Argent), Matt (Comatose), and Kadie (Ene)! 01:11 Spoiler Warning 01:40 Content Warning 02:34 What is genre? 08:05 Cast Experiences with Horror 18:33 Cast Experiences with Brandon Horror 29:10 Types of Horror Used by Brandon 30:20 Cosmic Horror 41:27 Body Horror 58:40 Dark Fantasy 1:05:41 Folk Horror 1:17:11 Ghost Stories 1:24:29 Gothic Horror 1:35:57 Disaster Horror 1:45:02 Psychological Horror 1:56:54 Slasher Horror 2:02:59 Who's That Cosmere Character Terrifying but amazing thumbnail image from Petar Penev, who did incredible art of the Re-Shephir fight at the beginning of Oathbringer. Check him out, he is awesome: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/y8BNJ https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ZyqDX 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]
  2. We used to be pretty lax about necroposting for the reasons you stated, and I like to still think we are much laxer than many other forums. (Remember, Reddit automatically archives things after six months!) We absolutely realize that many topics can have a very long shelf-life. Before our rules revamp last year, we explicitly said that many times posting in old topics can be relevant! Our current rules say: But let me go into a bit more detail here. Closing older topics is actually a newer thing for 17S! I don't think we did it at all prior to 2020. However, there were many times in the past few years where a newer member presumably gets to a topic via Google or something, and one of a few things can happen. They can respond to a very old topic, and these sorts of things can happen: Responding with a generic comment that doesn't really add to the discussion. (Like "I agree!" or things like that.) Responding with a WoB or book content that is much more recent than the original topic. Now, that could be good or bad, but if a topic is from 2016, pre-Oathbringer and the entire premise of the conversation was on Words of Radiance knowledge... like lets say it was a 2016 topic speculating on the Unmade. It's kind of pointless for a member to be, "Well actually, the Unmade are these!" several years later. Yes, everyone in the original discussion would agree, but it's not really helpful. (That's not to say that new stuff couldn't add to discussions, but sometimes discussions have run out their course.) This did happen more and more frequently as time progressed. There is a small subset of users who got extremely irritated with new members for doing this, even though staff didn't really make a big deal of it. (We did discourage those long-time members from making comments to the new members who made a necropost like these.) So while we definitely realize that theory topics and others can have a really long lifetime, maybe having every topic from the forum's inception in 2010 open for anyone to respond to is not necessarily optimal either. There is something to be said to not having topics open for too long, which I have grown to appreciate in Reddit over the years. Having the same active/popular topics at the top of a forum for months and months isn't necessarily great, as smaller topics can get lost in the midst of it. Invision Power Suite, our software, doesn't have an automatic way to lock old topics, so I began doing this manually. I think this is most important to close older Stormlight topics more frequently. So right now, topics are open from about March 2020 and on in Stormlight. On other forums, especially like Elantris and Warbreaker, it's definitely trickier to decide when topics should be closed, but also, if a topic hasn't had responses in multiple years, I don't think it's a huge loss to close it. I have given generally more time to noncosmere, since there is much less discussion on those things. So where is the line? It's kind of hard to say. I'm happy to discuss it! Also, as the rules state, we are perfectly happy reopening certain topics if needed!
  3. We love Brandon Sanderson here; that's why we've done over a hundred and fifty of these Shardcasts. But you know, we have some beefs too. We did a Cosmere Beefs episode long ago in 2018, and so it's time for some new (and updated) beefs for 2021, with some of our newer cast members as well! We have some funny beefs along with some serious ones too, but we hope our complaining is entertaining! Put your beefs in the comments; we'd love to read yours! There are some Skyward spoilers in addition to cosmere ones, which we have put on screen so you can skip past (or you can look at the chapters). This episode we have a few returners, Eric (Chaos) and Alyx (Feather), who has some hilarious reactions during WTCC. Then we have people who weren't on our first beefcast: Shannon (Grey), Jessie (Lady Lameness), Ala (Rasarr), and joining us for the first time on the show, Payden (Otto Didact)! Here's a link to our first cosmere beefs episode: https://youtu.be/noEmwqgqGWs Thumbnail from Ralf Melevo: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_lG5jmHX3M/ Chapters: 00:00 Introductions; lots to taco about 6:09 Spoiler warning 6:33 Kelsier 13:32 Anger is always a moral flaw 19:18 Reckoners spoilers 20:13 Anger cont. 22:57 Resurrection trope, fakeout deaths 33:18 Class struggle in Stormlight 47:01 Classical Scadrial and near-term history can be absent 1:01:10 Totally an actual sponsorship 1:03:42 Starsight spoilers: Delvers 1:12:12 Lack of Skyward Flight people in Starsight 1:20:54 The greatest RoW plot that didn't happen 1:29:45 Dropped RoW threads and the pure tones 1:33:42 Raboniel and Navani 1:43:14 Veil's reintegration 1:45:31 Magical combat 1:50:04 Lightning round 2:05:26 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]
  4. Great call; I put in Starsight and Skyward novellas in. I guess I didn't think about this because it's noncosmere (so my brain sort of defaulted to putting in the cosmere releases), but Skyward is Brandon's biggest noncosmere stuff at this stage. I didn't put in Skyward since there'd obviously be no Skyward articles prior to that.
  5. Sunreach, the first of the Skyward Flight novellas, came out last week, and so here's a bonus, "shorter" Shardcast on us discussing this novella! Turns out it's pretty great. There will still be a regular episode this weekend. On this episode, we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Marvin (Paleo) who brought along his slug friend, and Ala (Rasarr)! Yes, I know this is already longer than many podcasts but shhh, it's short for us. Under 75 minutes? So short! Sunreach cover by Charlie Bowater: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUE9mYzLBQF/ Chapters: 00:00 Introductions 1:05 Sunreach General Thoughts 9:30 FM 15:18 Romance 22:02 Collaborations 30:49 Slugs 38:39 Space Combat and Tension 45:50 FM not being Main Character 52:50 Other Stuff + Alanik 1:07:44 Who's That Cytoverse Character 1:12:29 Outro 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]
  6. Hey all, let's post memes to this thread:
  7. Yeah, I agree; we should have touched on that. It's pretty tough outlining these massive character episodes, because it feels like we will always miss things. Sure, that's totally fair. I think post-RoW he's much more suited for one, but indeed you are right, Shallan is a very good counterexample. There are also a lot of ways a relationship should colossally blow up in Kaladin's face, though! At least in my experience--and this is only my personal experience and everyone's experience varies--I had a lot of failed relationships until I got my depression more under control. There's surely a lot of other factors that aren't about depression, though, and good relationships have a big element of luck. Still, I think shipping Kaladin with friendship would do him a lot of good. Not that a relationship couldn't also, of course. But man, failed relationships really, really made my depression significantly worse. Maybe Kaladin would do better than me; the things that make him go real dark are definitely different from mine. Relationship stress has always affected my depression hugely. Again, others' experience will differ. Anyway, I hope that context helps!
  8. I might recommend you switch your name anyway
  9. Last month, we adjusted spoiler periods for things in our Forum and Discord policies page. The new spoiler periods: Cosmere novels - six months Cosmere everything else - three months Non-cosmere novels - three months Non-cosmere everything else - one month As such, what we will do for Sunreach (which comes out tomorrow, September 28), and ReDawn (October 26) is that they will have their spoiler period last a month each. That will work well up to the Cytonic release. Currently we still plan to have the third novella, Evershore, to have a spoiler period of a month, but we may need to see how the overlap between Evershore and Cytonics works and re-evaluate that call there.
  10. Hi friends, Sunreach comes on September 28th, on ebook and audio. Report any typos in Sunreach in this thread!
  11. Hi friends, I've made a Sunreach spoiler board and moved this topic there.
  12. Not retiring, but I might suggest to HEAD ADMIN that this is probably not the best idea for a username
  13. Hi there; when replying to multiple people, use the + to the left of Quote to use Multiquote, as we prefer people to not double post.
  14. Can you believe that we've never done an actual episode on Kaladin? He's kind of a big deal, and he did a lot in Rhythm of War, so let's get into it. We also, of course, talk about depression and mental illness as well. This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), David (Windrunner), Ben (Overlord Jebus), and Jessie (Lady Lameness)! Thumbnail art by Ari Ibarra, which is amazing as always: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qA3EWL Exmakina's excellent Kaladin and Lirin comic: https://exmakina.tumblr.com/post/635179935258050560/trying-to-remember-how-to-draw-these-nerds-with-a Hello Future Me's video on writing mental illness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c8o68ghGBM 00:00 Introductions 4:00 General Thoughts on Kaladin 15:07 Kaladin in Rhythm of War and Mental Health 43:41 Szeth 52:26 Lirin 1:12:53 Tien 1:24:23 Fifth Ideal 1:31:46 Fight Scenes and the Glowing Yellow Eyes 1:41:16 Lyn 1:44:05 Syl 1:56:03 Leshwi 2:01:47 Adolin and Shallan 2:08:23 Moash 2:11:24 Who will Kaladin end up with? 2:24:28 Who's That Cosmere Character 2:31:39 Random Shadows of Self Spoilers 2:33:55 Back to WTCC 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
  15. Aha, I think the problem of the raw image ( https://cdn141.picsart.com/369965036038201.jpg ) has really huge dimensions (nearly 3000 pixels by 3000 pixels). Here is a smaller size, try that: This is a dumb issue with the thumbnail generator, I believe, which I hope will be resolved in a future software update. Sometimes when vector art is created, it is rendered at an unnecessarily high resolution like this, even if it's a fairly simple piece like this. Anyway, sorry for the inconvenience! Let me know if that smaller file doesn't work.