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About Lump-wing

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  1. This is HUUUUUGE!!! B5 was one of the best shows ever; for its day, it was cutting edge. But the best thing -- what JMS is known for -- is complex & interesting characters who go through development arcs (G'Kar & Londo are a couple examples). And Brandon has that same strength if not more so. A creative match made in entertainment heaven, IMHO. This time Brandon's work might actually get produced!!
  2. I love everything that Brandon puts out, but ... (sigh) I hope I live long enough to see SA book 10.
  3. It is a Cosmere novella and is included in the Arcanum Unbounded anthology. The novella is set on a planet called First of the Sun, and it's the only thing Brandon has published that's set on that world - meaning, we don't know much. It's a mysterious story that follows the main character, Sixth of the Dusk, and his Aviars (birds with magic abilities) on a very dangerous island named Patji. The Coppermind summary isn't too spoiler-y (as of now): I personally liked it very much, but other posters here didn't. It's short, so not much time & effort wasted if you don't like it. HTH
  4. As of June 26, the release date on Amazon is September 10 (still 2019).
  5. Rand and Moridin were linked ... kinda like Harry Potter and Voldemort were linked? I know, I know - it's different. But still, it's odd that there is any similarity at all. Are there other fantasy books/movies where this happens? Is it a "thing"?
  6. I'm laughing at myself a bit because of how much I want to vote for several different movies, not just one! My actual vote went to "Black Panther," because to me it has no weak points: casting, plot, costumes, music, cinematography, everything was just excellent. OP, thanks for this poll!
  7. @StrikerEZ Don't forget that the new Unfettered III anthology will have a new, never-before-published WoT story (by Brandon & Jordan, IIRC). It's supposed to be about Perrin and the Ways.
  8. I'm told by people who know Captain Marvel from the comics (which I freely admit that I don't) that she is supposed to be the strongest superhero of them all - at least in the comics. They say the reason is that she just absorbs whatever powers an enemy throws at her, and it continually makes her stronger and stronger. No idea whether the MCU/movies will go this way, but it could happen. In her first movie, we saw her at the very beginning of her gathering power, and it did seem like she got stronger with each one of Ronan's bombs/ships that she took out. Plus, in the "CM" movie it's all very new to her; she may not have known till that fight that she could absorb energy beyond that initial dose from Mar Vell's ship. So the Carol Danvers we see in "Endgame" might be way, way beyond what we saw in "CM," since she's had time to learn and gather in power. I'm glad we don't have long to wait!!
  9. Are the Assassin's Creed novels any good? ... I mean, not Brandon-level good, but at least not bad?
  10. Most of you are probably familiar with "The Wave" rock formation in Arizona:" From the first time I saw it, I thought "Urithiru!" Some photos of Petra also look like the layered rock described in the books: I just found out about another real-world location that resembles our favorite city-above-the-clouds: it's a series of naturally-occurring marble caves in Chile. Check out pages 5 and 6 in this gallery: The caves can only be reached via boat, and it looks like the "floors" are water, so that of course reminded me of Purelake. What locations IRL remind you of places on Roshar?
  11. @StrikerEZ I applaud you! I hope your WoT journey has been enjoyable, because it is a LOT of work to read all the volumes as you've done - I myself could not do it. I had fun reading Brandon's WoT books, but surely not as much fun as many of you who read all 11 of Jordan's in sequence. (I got through book 6 and then used the WoT Encyclopedia and the Tor re-read to bridge to book 12. Cheating, I admit it, but better than not reading Brandon's books at all.) Much respect to you, and I mean that seriously. I hope 12-13-14 are everything you hope for & more.
  12. Gryffindor! But that said - it looks like there have only been 14 responses to this poll so far. Where is everyone?!?
  13. YESSSSSS!!!!! If I could give you 100 up-votes for this, I would!! I'm so glad all of you enjoyed it too! And @Steeldancer - I also teared up at the logo, which gave me mixed emotions 'cause I didn't want to miss anything, you know? I need to see the movie again, because
  14. @Winds Alight - he's beautiful! How fun that he looks so much like my JoJo!
  15. When you see the "Captain Marvel" movie, don't be late. What they did with the opening animation of the Marvel Studios logo ... you just gotta see it. It put a lump in my throat, is all I'll say. RIP Stan Lee.