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  1. 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.
  2. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  3. 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 So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them.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 Team Sanderson for letting 17S do this!
  4. This week on Shardcast, we're going to start a multi-week adventure in discussing all the Orders of Knights Radiant, starting with the Windrunners, Skybreakers, and Dustbringers. You should not be surprised we'll talk about this for three episodes. We go into their oaths, their Surges, and more. Also, space whales and MMO jokes. This week we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Evgeni (Argent), Grace (thegatorgirl), and David (Windrunner). Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  5. In the time honored tradition of TWG's Stupid Titles thread (yes, TWG is back!) and the fact that our rep system is now overhauled, there are all sorts of dumb and exciting promotions that you can have! So, what is your current rank? Plus, I'm sure more than a few of you want to figure out which rank is what. Good luck with that My favorite--and totally coincidental, I swear--person's rank is Peter, at the rank of Rambleman. Okay, it wasn't entirely coincidental, but once I happened to assign Rambleman to that place and I noticed Peter there... well, I couldn't resist. I'm so sorry. Kind of.
  6. Orlion... No. Don't do that.
  7. @hoidanalsium Just to let you know, you can hit the Plus by the Quote symbol to put multiple quotes in the same post. Try not to double post Additionally, I'd like to generically remind people to be overly respectful in discussions of religion. We will be watching this thread.
  8. 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?
  9. It's time for Death Rattles on Shardcast this week! Check out our previous episode for our previous analysis ( ) There are some pretty good ones this week, in addition to us not knowing Words of Radiance chapter titles, apparently. Today we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Evgeni (Argent), and David (Windrunner). Shardcast is the premier podcast on Brandon's works, Stormlight Archive, Mistborn, and all of the cosmere, run by the mega-fans at 17th Shard. We strive for high-quality discussion and analysis and accuracy, but if we missed something, we're sure you'll comment below! Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  10. Monitors with that resolution are very uncommon these days and have not been produced in a long time, at least 5 years, to my recollection.
  11. Ah right. So this is because there is not the user action sidebar to the right of it on that page. I'll need to think on how to resolve this on that signup page... Curse you finding the places where the strings I tied this design together fails! Thank you for the screenshot!
  12. Oh wow, you're on a really old one, that is an ancient display, friend. Not sure if I could ever optimize it for that screen size properly, but I also don't want to throw you into the tablet view.
  13. I will need to think about this. I don't know if I really like topic tags. Maybe we'll just do topic tags until the spoiler board is created, but right now it's way too soon for a spoiler board to be made.
  14. Hi guys, looks like most ebook places are distributing Skyward now, so it's time for full book spoilers! Post them here. I didn't really like how the topic tags happened with Oathbringer, so I would say don't do that here but please do keep spoilers out of topic titles. So yeah, here we go! I hope you enjoyed it.
  15. I am pleased to announce that there's an entirely new set of reputation titles. Check out under your name to the left of your post and see what title you are--I imagine it will be very different. Why did the ranks get altered? Well, I hadn't ever really expected people to rise through the ranks so fast. Obviously this site isn't going anywhere, and five years down the line, it wouldn't make sense for all of us to be Adonalsium, now would it? So this new scheme was designed to be much more sustainable for years to come. It's also designed to have a ton more progression than the old system. In the old scheme, you became Shard at 128, and then new ranks appeared at 256, 512, and 1024. Not so much progression. Considering how many people are in the 1-500 range, there needed to be a lot more ranks. And boy, there are a lot of new ranks. In the old scheme we had less than 20 ranks total. In this new system, there are 102 positive reputation levels. There's also no exponential growth on new ranks--it's much more linear, with the differences between levels gradually increasing. I hope you find the new system fun! There are a lot of very powerful and cool titles now, but there are also delightfully obscure cosmere titles, and some that are just plain silly. Hehehe. And of course, now with a properly large list of ranks, it's time to complain about their ridiculousness. Some of the promotions are... interesting, to say the least. Discuss yours in the These Stupid Ranks topic.
  16. It's been exactly 500 days, one Rosharan year since Oathbringer's release, and so here is an episode where after we reread Oathbringer, we see what we think about the book now that we aren't hyped to oblivion about it. Did our thoughts change? How's the pacing? All this and more this week on Shardcast! (Don't worry, there will be more Death Rattles next week!) We have almost everyone on the show this week, with a record six people. We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Evgeni (Argent), Grace (thegatorgirl), Ben (Overlord Jebus)--who's internet sucked hard so he had to leave--and Shannon (Greywatch). Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  17. You are extremely kind. Thank you for the kind words. I am very glad you like Shardcast. They probably take somewhere like 10 hours to edit each week until they get posted... Speaking of, can you tell me your screen's resolution? I can likely tinker the logo positioning and do some stuff to alter this.
  18. The post limit is at three so you now can. It's just to prevent spambots who would consistently post spam links. Of course, it's not super great when it's an artist wanting to share their work, so my apologies.
  19. Click here to go to the Ultimate List Google Doc. If you have any question about Brandon's books that hasn't been resolved yet, post them, and I'll just keep aggregating them to this list. This is a resource to be used by people who will have an opportunity to ask questions of Brandon, so it has been decided that if a question has a considerable chance of being RAFO'd with no extra information gained, then we will not add it to this list. There's no point in wasting a question after all. If a staff member decides that your question shouldn't be added you are welcome to appeal the decision by telling us why you think Brandon will answer the question. Admins and/or staff have final calls though. Also any question you submit may be edited for clarity. If you are heading out to a signing this is a great resource for finding a good question about an area that you would like to know more about. If the question you wish to ask is not on this list then I'd appreciate if you checked the Interview Database to see if it has already been answered. A couple tips for checking are: Use keywords in your search, chances if someone has already asked the same question they won't have used the same exact words If Brandon has RAFO'd a question similar to the one you wish to ask, he'll probably do the same to yours After you do one search for some keywords, using "ctrl f" is a useful way to further narrow your search by finding other relevant words on the results page Remember if you do accidentally ask something someone else has its not the end of the world, we won't be mad. Just be sure not to ask Brandon to sign your book with a Cosmere clue. He has requested that we no longer do this and simply ask a specific question. If you ask a question and it has been answered I will post the answer and PM you you to let you know. Let's determine precisely what we know, and questions we must ask in the future!
  20. It's due to the small width your viewport is. You must have a monitor less than 1366 wide. The smaller the screen is the more things compensate until the tablet UI and mobile UI take over. I could potentially raise the threshold where a tablet UI takes control, as there is some weirdness near the threshold.
  21. Hi all, post your reactions to the third Legion story, Lies of the Beholder, here.
  22. Hi, it would probably be useful if when you necro you link to your theory in said necro if you wanted to say it so badly
  23. Did you like epigraph analysis episodes? Well now that Oathbringer is well behind us, let's go back and analyze all the Death Rattles! Will we get it all done in a single episode? Hah, that's adorable for you to think that. We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Evgeni (Argent), Joshua (jofwu), and David (Windrunner). Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]!
  24. Don't ping so many people. It is very annoying and not funny. This is now a rule for the rest of this topic. Keep ping amounts very low.