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  1. We have some exciting news to announce today. So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them. Well now you won't need to wait for that, because now we will be in charge of distributing out Aether of Night! All you have to do is post in this topic (you'll need a 17S account, but that's it), and our staff will PM you the document. Once we do this, we'll remove your post here. We'll be using this topic as a to-do list for requests. Ideally since we have lots of staff members, we will get this out to you soon, within a week or two. With this change we are unpasswording the Aether of Night board, as now all of you will have access to it if you want it. You may discuss Aether of Night in the Cosmere Theories board, but tag your topic title with [Aether]. We hope you're excited about this, so many of you will be able to get this text in a much more obvious way now! You will receive a .docx file, and if you need to convert it into a .pdf or .epub, there are many converters to do that for you. (We are not distributing the prose version of White Sand, as that will continue to be distributed in Brandon's newsletters.) Thank you Dragonsteel for letting 17S do this! EDIT 10/21/2020: This is all still going! We've gone through over 200 pages of replies distributing. It's just that we remove posts here once we send them out.
  2. If don't already know, Mistborn has been optioned to become a film. That may still mean a fillm won't happen, but it's a cool first step. That won't stop us from talking about choices on actors! I'll start. Personally, I was always a fan of the notion of Nathan Fillion for Kelsier, but then someone brought up Robert Downey Jr., and he might be the perfect choice. For Vin, I'm also pro-Summer Glau, but there's a big Ellen Page movement on TWG. Thoughts?
  3. At midnight, eastern time on Nov 17th, we will allow full book discussion on Rhythm of War. It's just... oh, a little over five hours away! This topic is here so you can put your full book reactions. Please feel free to jump off and make your own topics on things too! We also have threads for each part: Part One Reactions Part Two Reactions Part Three Reactions Part Four Reactions I am now going to put a lot of intentional white space. Don't scroll down if you haven't read the book!
  4. I really enjoyed the Religions topic, but I'm derailing it with my zany brand of nonspirituality. Also math. There was a lot of that. So, here you can ask me anything you want! You can continue that discussion in the religion thread, and maybe probe deeper into my atheistic tendencies. (Topic starter: I'd prefer if there wasn't an afterlife! Am I crazy? You decide! ) Ask about philosophy! Ask about math! Ask about quantum physics! Ask about Brandon's works! You could ask me about theory stuff, but that might be as bad as me blabbing about math! Ask about site stuff. Ask me sarcastic questions because you thought they were funny! Ask me anything!
  5. Because we need more forum games, wee! What song are you listening to right now? I'm listening to Ayumi Hamasaki - sending mail. This CD is really good.
  6. Hmmmmmmm... I can't think of anything right now. Reading new cosmere is always awesome, so I do love it. It can be frustrating to moderate different people for the same behavior that we've needed to deal with before. Like "oh another person getting upset about this" sort of thing, or very similar arguments over and over again. More people complaining about shipping (it's fine for people to like things you don't personally enjoy, you'll be okay), more people being gatekeepy about WoBs to newer readers (be nice to people), pedantic arguments that get heated about minor things for no reason (why are people getting so heated on the internet? Have fun, jeez). It happens a lot. I can't wait for when cosmere adaptations happen so we can have the same casting arguments about representation every hour for years on end! That'll be... super fun... I'm very rarely surprised with things these days... though we had to ban a literal Nazi a few months ago, so that was a horrifying new experience. I at least learned a new horrible racial slur... yikes. So I guess that was surprising. But most things are not surprising. But I'm good; I'll be here for a long time to come. Hmmm, yeah, can't say this has happened to me, but I don't even really visualize things as I am reading. I'm not a very visual person.
  7. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  8. This weekend, if you want some content from us at 17th Shard, there will be things! We'll be a guest on a stream Friday evening, and we'll do a stream of our own on Sunday! The Friday stream will be by another excellent booktuber named Bookborn. She's hosting a stream where we talk about Stormlight 5 predictions. Bookborn will be joined by two other creators, Alex Nieves of FantasyBookTalk and Elliot Brooks, along with our Eric and Grace. It will start at 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern) on February 26th and it'll be about an hour. I'm super excited about this, so come join us! It will be streamed on YouTube at this link: Then, on Sunday, we'll be doing another Shardcast stream like our New Year's Stream on Sunday, 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern). Instead of on our Twitch, we figured we'd do this one on our YouTube channel, and I imagine we'll go for three hours or so. When I have a link to the video, I'll update this post with details!
  9. What's this letter/color business? This is some dumb memey thing, isn't it? I mean Brandon's are fun. I can't say I have much time to read much non-Brandon stuff usually... Cute birb! Though Jess generally likes birds much more than me. She's the Disney princess!
  10. A specific thing doesn't really come to mind when I'm making a snap , but there are a lot of more minor things I suppose. I'm a procrastinator, and it's real bad. It's always weird me teaching, because I had terrible study habits in school. 1. Letters are not colors. 2. First one is great and a classic. I liked the second one. Haven't seen the third one. 3. Pretty cool but I prefer less standard fantasy races. 4. Go to bed! 1. Letters are not colors. I don't understand what's going on with this and the last question. 2. I'm fine. Pretty busy! 3. Hugs are good, but hugs from strangers are weird. Yeah, I don't get paid. Like, the Patreon money goes to me, but I obviously distribute various things out. None of us even get paid minimum wage. Moderating is a thankless job everywhere on the internet. I find the drive because I want to be the best fansite around, and the Brandon fandom is great. Daerra was not pleased.
  11. Did you find an error in Rhythm of War? Report it here so hopefully it can be fixed in later editions.
  12. Hi there. I have moved this to one of the RoW forums, where Rhythm of War discussion is allowed. Rhythm of War content cannot be outside the Rhythm of War board during the spoiler period:
  13. Probably not for a long time. No. That's core functionality. Not sure why you'd want that not to be here.
  14. You'll also need to enable browser notifications:
  16. Last time we talked mechanics about Enlightened Truthwatchers, but now let's talk about some character dynamics with Renarin and Rlain! We discuss representation, hopes for the future, with some book five thoughts as well! We also talk about possible oaths and Shardplate some too. We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Alyx (Feather), Grace (thegatorgirl), and Matt (Comatose). We also have Dalish who wanted to play Who's That Cosmere Character too. See our previous episode on the Enlightened Truthwatchers here: Excellent thumbnail art by rspixart: 00:00 Introduction 1:37 Renarin & Rlain 1:31:37 WTCC If you like our content, support us on Patreon: For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: Subscribe to Shardcast: Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  17. Pretty sure on sites that use browser notifications you can have it notify you on your phone. At least on Chrome I believe. So this is already a solved problem.
  18. I'm going to give a cop out answer, but to be honest, it's the truest: meeting my incredible fiance, and very soon to be wife, @LadyLameness. But aside from that... I'd say the friends and relationships I've made here will be lifelong, and Shardcast has brought me closer to a lot of people. It's great. And seeing the kind reactions to our content is very flattering. And getting over a million posts here on the Shard, a super active Discord, and a wiki that is likely one of the very best fan wikis; it's all incredible.
  19. Not sure what you're finding confusing. Brandon just said that that scene with Lezian dying (with El) wasn't in his alpha draft, but it existed in later drafts.
  20. Yes; in the future, @Flyingbooks and @Quantus, you cannot post RoW stuff outside the RoW boards, even tagged. I will move this topic but please note Cosmere Discussion explicitly has "No RoW" in the title. There is a corresponding RoW Cosmere area.
  21. Let's not do that first one. We'd like floofier cats, but I imagine we'd get them from a shelter, so we'll see. Oh man, that was a long time ago. There was a lot of fun there. I had a character who was positively crazy and was a drunk who thought the effects of booze were what Allomancy was. She thought she was a Mistborn and very much was not. That entire noble house had some great characters and worldbuilding, but that never quite got off the ground. Another fun moment was where one of Matt's characters told one of my characters that she had no time for his pity parade. So the next day he hired a bunch of people to make his own parade and marched right to Keep Elariel until she would show up. It was hilarious and thoroughly obnoxious. That character was great fun.
  22. If the spammer has made a post, I would prefer you report their content. Doing the status update thing and reporting that is fine, it just means that the field in the report we see is marked with your name rather than the spammer's. It's quicker if it's the spammer's account name, really. Thanks for reporting the spam everyone! Seems like we have gotten rid of it pretty quickly so this recent increase in spammers hasn't been too bad.
  23. I would prefer you report a single post. It's more of a pain if you report them all because that means there are more reports to close out. We have a button that nukes the spammers from orbit with a single click, so one is sufficient.
  24. No, you cannot have them unmarked in cosmere spoiler zones. We believe some may not wish to have far future stuff spoiled. You could also put Sotd2 in the title and that would suffice as well.
  25. This is one of two episodes we are doing on Renarin, Sja-anat, and Enlightened Truthwatchers! This episode focuses more on the mechanics side of things as to what's actually going on, and next episode we will dig into character relationships of these characters. We have Eric (Chaos), Alyx (Feather), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Grace (thegatorgirl), and Matt (Comatose)! Excellent thumbnail art by rspixart: 00:00 Introduction and Nonsense 5:42 Sja-anat Enlightening Spren 31:00 Voidbinding and Renarin's powers 1:02:00 This is probably a different chapter I don't know 1:14:47 Rhythm of War 1:29:39 Who's That Cosmere Character If you like our content, support us on Patreon: For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: Subscribe to Shardcast: Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]