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  1. You think I didn't think of that? Remember, one of the guys in that scene has no bullets in his gun. Ha!
  2. Deific Mexican Standoff. Awesome.
  3. I never stopped thinking that the actual effect of a speed bubble would be to mess up anything that went in or out. Like a bullet leaving would have the forward part moving faster than the rear, causing it to rip itself apart and leave more like a shotgun blast than a bullet. Or if a cadmium bubble, it would compress itself into minimum space as it leaves. Same thing with an arm or leg, really. Pretty much anything that goes in or out should be destroyed.
  4. Unfortunately for you, it was a rainspren that was the nearest available.
  5. 2014 called. It wants its question back.
  6. I'm a big PG fan, but...no. I can't align what that song is about with what Odium's eyes are saying.
  7. I'm pretty sure that's the low end guess of where Rysn is headed.
  8. Since when have we seen Nale in fear of his life? Even when drawing his blade, he's always been using it to pick on those weaker then him.
  9. It's simple. They have to spawn in different places otherwise they'd have to worry about campers.
  10. I agree that something about this topic is definitely being held back. Even in my first read through of OB, I found myself anticipating the scene where Dalinar bonds with Gallant, but of course it it did not show up. Surely this was an important enough event in Dalinar's life? The fact that it was glazed over does let loose a few anticpationspren about what it might mean. All we've seen is a hint of the process with regard to Adolin.
  11. I looked at the math and not only does it fail the gut test (my gut tells me it's wrong), the math is correct but the initial assumptions are wrong. First few lines: Wrong given. Density of granite is 2691 kg/m^3. Someone can check my math but think about it: water is 1 kg/liter, or 1000 kg/m^3. Rock is denser. So that calc is off by a factor of 100. There would be a big boom.
  12. You're right - going straight to fire should have enveloped several blocks at least for the weight of a human. I think things like this get fudged essentially so they aren't ridiculously overpowered. Even mass-to-mass conversion is highly iffy - transmuting stone to smoke in a closed tunnel should kill everyone in it from the sudden pressure shockwave.
  13. Well, as long as this is revived, my thought was that the Shin to this day are harboring a bunch of super weaponized martial arts masters armed with honorblades and maybe a boatload of shardblades to boot. I think there was some earlier discussion about this that put the thought into my head, but that's buried deep where this thread belonged. But think on this: 1. No outsiders are allowed into Shinovar. Even trusted traders only get to see the very fringes. Nobody (including the readers!) knows what's in there, but everybody believes they are as peaceful as can be. Perfect for hiding an army behind the guise of a reclusive, pacifist culture. 2. Szeth was taught Kammar - a hand-to-hand martial art. This hints at a warrior subculture passed down through generations. 3. There are hundreds (thousands?) of missing shardblades. We know the Shin have the majority of honorblades and train some segment of their population with them. 4. That past invasion out of Shinovar was quite successful, but apparently did get beaten back in the end. 5. Szeth himself was, before he became truthless, in some sort of position of honor. He knew things nobody else on Roshar knows. He was somehow part of the ruling structure, despite having clearly picked up a weapon. So there you have it. The Shin don't know everything (or they wouldn't have made Szeth truthless), but they have a store of knowledge and weapons that would surprise anyone on Roshar. We don't know enough beyond hints to say for sure, but all those hints point towards secrets and power. I'd be surprised if the Shin's supposed peacefulness isn't a front that hides a formidable foe.
  14. Gavilar's visions started well before "8 months ago." I know we haven't seen the content of those visions directly on screen, but if Honor were still alive at the time I think better info would have been passed along.
  15. Jasnah is powerful (in many ways), knowledgeable, and queen. She's also wise, in some ways, but arrogant about that wisdom - she believes she is rarely if ever wrong. Combine that with some of her hinted-at psychological issues, and I think it likely that she will end up going too far and becoming a tyrant. Consider the queen-of-the-warlike-kingdom equivalent to soulcasting petty thieves, and that's pretty much the picture I have in mind. Determination to do what's 'necessary' whatever the price can cause some fairly interesting side effects, the road to Braize being paved with good intentions and all.