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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 So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them.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. Okay, you all are going to cool down. I have had to remove several mean/disrespectful comments (and responses to them) and will be contacting people for Code of Conduct violations. If you don't have nice things to say, then don't say them at all. Cool down. Arguments on the internet do not matter and there's no reason to get heated.
  3. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  4. 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.
  5. This week on Shardcast, we're talking about everyone's favorite character: Moash. Has any other character inspired such emotion throughout the fandom as that wayward-est member of Bridge Four? We're taking a deep dive into Moash's character, with plenty of hot takes on what role he serves in the narrative, where we think he might go after Rhythm of War (RoW spoiler warning!), the most important question: Should Moash be redeemed, or should he die very horribly in a very hot fire? Stay tuned to find out. We have Eric (Chaos), Alyx (Feather), Ian (Weiry), Grace (Gatorgirl), Shannon (Grey), and Matt (Comatose). This episode was edited by the effervescent Alyx (Feather), despite what Eric might try to tell you in the recording! Do not believe his lies. 0:00:00 – Introductions 0:02:18 – Let’s Talk About Moash, Huh? 0:27:41 – Can/Should Moash be Redeemed? 1:07:00 – Moash and Structural Inequality 1:33:59 – What’s Going to Happen to Moash Next? 1:39:34 – Conclusions 1:42:41 – Who’s That Cosmere Character Our thumbnail was our March Art commission by rspixart: https://www.patreon.com/posts/march-2021-art-49362169 If you like our content (and want to support more cool art), 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. 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.
  7. Sorry it has taken me a long time to get to this; I've been very busy, and people have effectively answered this. Please feel free to make a new topic. We do not expect you to know all of the hundreds of topics and discussions that have existed. There's nothing wrong with that and people should be kind and respectful to newbies (if not, report them and we will deal with it). There could be some topics we might merge with an older topic that serves the same purpose--I'm thinking like the Sanderson Memes thread, where it's unnecessary to have another topic doing its same job--but as far as theories go that should be fine. We want to be friendly and kind to new members, and this is important to us. As for topic necromancy, some people on forums in general are pretty against that. We are relaxed about this. There are many situations where if you're adding to the discussion, it'd be completely justified to add a post about it. In fact, for the longest time, we never locked old threads. These days we do lock very old threads (so old OB era threads are closed), but don't worry about posting in them if you have something to add. The thing with topic necromancy is to make sure you're adding things! We'd remove something that was like "This was cool, thanks for pointing that out" because though the sentiment is nice, it's not really moving the discussion forward, right? So just keep that in mind and you'll be fine. Don't worry about it!
  8. When you have an Arcanum account you can simply edit in a footnote which will then go into the approval queue.
  9. Did you find an error in Rhythm of War? Report it here so hopefully it can be fixed in later editions.
  10. 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?
  11. I will move this to the RoW board. For the purpose of the Coppermind, I think we should use raysium until told otherwise.
  12. Let's catch up on some Words of Brandon! In January, we did a Shardcast with Brandon, so we discuss what we learned from that, as well as getting through everything else that's happened in the first quarter of 2021! There's a bunch of things! This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Alyx (Feather), Ian (Weiry), Evgeni (Argent), Grace (thegatorgirl), and Joshua (jofwu)! Thanks to Ben for editing this one! If you didn't see our episode with Brandon, check it out here: https://youtu.be/fZMuK8i0Wwg 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]
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  16. I moved this topic into Cosmere and out of the Mistborn board, as it seemed more relevant.
  17. It's been about three months since Dawnshard has been publicly available. Our spoiler policy on novellas is three months, so on February 12th, Dawnshard's spoiler period will be over. This will mean: You can discuss Dawnshard in the Stormlight Archive and Cosmere forums untagged, as well as in the three Rhythm of War spoiler boards. The Dawnshard Discussion forum will be removed and its topics will be moved to either the Stormlight Archive board or Cosmere board. Coppermind spoiler tags on Dawnshard will be removed. Discord will have similar policies and its Dawnshard channel will no longer be active.
  18. Just FYI, your post mentioned Rhythm of War content, so it should go in the Rhythm of War spoiler board. I have moved it there for you.
  19. Hey, so, you can't have RoW spoilers outside the RoW board: I have removed a variety of spoilers from your profile. That should be spoiler-free, thank you. I removed the avatar and I would strongly encourage you to alter your display name as well.
  20. So you've sent in a ton of Who's That Cosmere Characters, and we haven't done ANY from after Rhythm of War! We gotta go do that. So here we are, and we get through... fifteen characters. So we're really reducing the queue down a bunch, heh. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! This week we have Ben (Overlord Jebus), Eric (Chaos), Alyx (Feather), David (Windrunner), Shannon (Grey), and Marvin (Paleo)! There's also some long outtakes from this episode of Ben flubbing up the intro and also talk about movies and horror on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard Chapters: 00:00 Introductions 1:49 WTCC Intro 4:12 Character 1 7:21 Character 2 11:16 Character 3 20:31 Character 4 27:35 Character 5 33:03 Character 6 38:43 Character 7 51:46 Character 8 1:05:55 Character 9 1:10:26 Character 10 1:15:08 Character 11 1:17:02 Character 12 1:22:50 Character 13 1:25:58 Character 14 1:28:00 Character 15 1:31:23 Outro 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]
  21. That's fine. If you could just PM me the account name of this temporary shared account when you do this, that will work fine.
  22. Here's a list of short stories Brandon has posted online. He doesn't write many short stories, so they get posted online somewhere eventually. I think I got them all, but if you know of any others, let me know. Defending Elysium - http://www.brandonsanderson.com/library/53/Recent-Short-Stories-Defending-Elysium Brandon's comments on Defending Elysium - http://www.brandonsanderson.com/annotation/315/Recent-Short-Stories---Defending-Elysium Firstborn - http://www.tor.com/stories/2008/12/firstborn I Hate Dragons (dialogue exercise) - http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog/950/Your-writing-exercises-and-mine-I-Hate-Dragons
  23. Switching off from cosmere things, let's talk about Skyward 3! It won't be called Nowhere, but we'll still make some jokes about it. There's plenty to discuss for what could possibly happen in this book, so check it out! This episode we have Eric (Chaos), Ian (Weiry), Shannon (Grey), and for the first time, Jessie (LadyLameness)! If you want to see our last episode on Skyward stuff, check out our Starsight Reactions podcast: https://youtu.be/N0wrSGZ0G_Y We also have some bonus content totally unrelated from the podcast, but there are Star Wars, MCU, and WandaVision talk that had nothing to do with this episode, and we cut it and put it on our Patreon. You can support us for as little as $1! 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]
  24. According to Discord #events chat, Brandon's reading at GollanczFest was the RoW prologue and he was not in fact on the panel.
  25. Hello little ones, those new to this realm. You build little clans and guilds, and have thus awoken old forces. The force of Chaos. Me. Now it is your turn to serve me, the Lord Ruler. Chaos itself. By joining me, you shall receive far more power than you can imagine. Far more than these current piddly guilds can summon up. You shall be the Lords of Chaos! Together, you and I will rule the galaxy. Or at least this forum. And my servants, we have an epic war to fight now--a glorious battle and victory to which I will lead you. The Newcago Court has dared to use essentially the same avatar for their queen, Elsa Steelheart, and Delightful. They claim one is cropped slightly different, but that is subterfuge. You and I see through their lies. And so, we must march upon the Court and show them what real justice is: the justice of Chaos. It shall be known as the Great Avatar War (no relation to Aang or Korra), and they will. Together you and I will defeat them, sow discord, and generally flaunt our grand power. We will tear this pitiful world asunder and build something new. Something better. Something with a ludicrously unhealthy amount of spikes! I expect the allegiance of the Feathertips and the Wafflesworn (at the very least, Quitecontrary), as the Pirate Monkeys, led by Shiv, are the Wafflesworn's liege. Now who else is with me? Those against me will be quickly backslapped, just so you know.