Iarwainiel I

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    Maturity is a good thing. Kindness and humility are still virtues.
  1. Soundtrack for Wax & Wayne, out in the Roughs:
  2. Watching some clips of rhythmic gymnastics on YouTube and had a Sander-moment (just for fun!): When book 2 comes out, might Rithmatist Gymnastics help our heroes win the day? Or, on Roshar, will we ever see Rhythmic Gymnastics of War? OK, OK, apologies for being so silly. Back to my to-do list now.
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  4. That is so interestting, because when I was young (60s-70s) almost all books were written in third-person were 3rd-omniscient - anything not 3rd-omniscient was first person ... at least, of the books we read here in the midwest. Probably fine arts-style literature was different, but I remember the teachers having to explain to us (in high school?) about character-specific POV writing. Quite a change, in my lifetime. Makes me wonder what's ahead?!
  5. I just wanted to comment that this thread is a great example of the Shard at its best: Sander-fans helping each other with kindness and respect, and positive vibes all 'round. Up-votes for both of you!
  6. I saw it Friday - wanted to make sure I caught it in the theater. Loved it. Really good job with her back story. One thing I expected at the end didn't happen: I would definitely go see it again. LOL, my only downside of going to the movies these days is not being able to easily eat popcorn! I have 1 more month with these clear aligner-style braces - first thing I'm gonna do once they're finished is stop by the theater and buy a huge bucket of popcorn!!
  7. @Nameless - Thanks! That was my first guess, but the bottle in his hand was what confused me - I don't remember him drinking a lot in SA, but it's been a while since I read TWoK. @Halyo_Alex - Best Sander-joke of the week!
  8. These arrived last week with my box-o-swag, and wow are they ever gorgeous! Better than I had even imagined, and top quality materials too. I was even impressed with the box: the top opens like you'd expect, but the bottom is glued together - - this means that when you put the cards back in the box (to keep them nice, of course!), there's no edge for them to catch on & the whole deck slides straight in to the bottom. Classy. Question: Who is the other Joker card, apart from Wit? It's probably obvious, but I am stumped with that one - thanks for your help!
  9. It is a herb, and it adds more flavor. If you've ever had mashed potatoes at a Boston Market restaurant and wondered why they taste so good, this is why. (I never worked there, but the taste is unmistakable.) A package of bay leaves is pretty cheap - like $3? - so it's not a lot of $$ wasted if you don't like it. You can find them in the spice section of your local grocery store. Hope you give it a go!
  10. If you get a point for the book + a point for the POV, I got 12. Eric's excerpts were more of a challenge for me!
  11. Very interesting! Have an up-vote!
  12. I listen to soundtracks a lot at work, because I'm a (business) writer and I can't have anything with words playing or I'll start typing the lyrics instead of my topic, LOL. So many good ones - most anything by John Williams, of course; "Pirates of the Caribbean" is another fave, as is "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them." But since the movie came out, my #1 favorite soundtrack has been "Avengers: Endgame." The use of leitmotifs (= musical themes) rivals any classical composer, including Wagner. Literally, if I'd known the themes, I would have known the whole story of the movie from the first couple of scenes, so I'm VERY glad I didn't know them! The first few months after I bought the CD, I could not play it in the car because I'd break down and start crying at certain points. The music just matches the story of the movie so well. ... ok, I'll stop gushing now ... and maybe go play the soundtrack.
  13. These are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing your talents!
  14. YT channels I follow/watch regularly: Jelle's Marble Runs (formerly "Marblelympics") - World-class marble races; I found out about it here on the Shard years ago 1bike1world - Scottish guy biking around the world who adopted a wee kitten & became an internet celebrity TwoSetViolin - Young violinists who post funny videos about the classical music world; they have built an online community for music students similar to what we Sander-fans have Joseph Carter the Mink Man (aka Minkenry channel) - Hunting, fishing, and pest control with trained minks and dogs (Sometimes I wonder if there are "minks" in Stormlight Archives because Brandon somehow knows Joe: they are both LDS and in the SLC area. Seems unlikely, but you never know...) Dad How Do I - What a gift this man is to the world! Many people, young and not so young, didn't have a dad/parent to teach them stuff like how to change a tire or how to unclog a drain. This internet "dad" gives calm and positive instructions that meet a need in our world today. And of course Brandon's YT channel
  15. Just finished re-reading Heart of Barkness and Of Mutts and Men in preparation for the July 9th release of Tender Is the Bite, book 11 in the Chet & Bernie mystery series. I pre-ordered the new one, since they send you a free e-short story on publication day if you pre-order. Can't wait!