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  1. Hahah, from your description, I can tell you're just as annoyed as I am with the way that I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see if it has been updated or not.
  2. I think Discord is the opposite of Harmony. Autonomy would be the opposite of Unity. I hope this doesn't mean that Sazed's personality will warp in the future, causing him to become Discord instead of Harmony.
  3. When you were discussing the Iriali's departure from the third land, I was a little surprised that no one mentioned the possibility that they might have come from Nalthis. (perhaps surprised isn't strong enough of a word... it got to the point where I almost had to pause the podcast because I wanted to interrupt you by shouting and screaming "Somebody, mention Nalthis!!!") Haven't you guys noticed how Evi tends to use color idioms, in a way similar to Vasher and Vivenna? Or did I just imagine it? Anyway, that's my theory, and I'm sticking to it! Great work guys, and thanks to Argent for being the most persistent WOB procurer.
  4. I have finished listening yet, but it suddenly occurred to me that the Dustbringer epigraphs might have a sinister meaning. "Good night, dear Urithuru. Good night, sweet Sibling, Good night, Radiants." Now, when do people usually say good night? It could be when you yourself or going to bed. Or, it is a parent saying good night to their child as they put them to bed. Could it be that this Dustbringer is playing an instrumental role in putting Urithuru, the Sibling, and the Radiants to sleep? So anyway, yes, it could be a sweet, sad saying, or it could be the sing-song cadence of a psychopath about to do something terrible. It's hard to tell without context.
  5. I transcribed this tidbit (accidentally spelling Traveler like an English in the process), and it was a lot of fun. I felt like I was writing this story with Brandon! The unimportant thing I noticed was that Hoid is constantly pointing or holding up a finger. My mental image of Hoid is now a man without one finger permanently extended.
  6. Whoops, I had a brain fart with the spelling. Even though I'm from the U.S., sometimes I accidentally use British spelling.
  7. I just finished transcribing Brandon's short story, "The Traveler". It's basically a conversation between Hoid and Frost upon his return home (Yolen, probably?) after the events of the first Mistborn Trilogy. There's not really anything really revelatory, Cosmere-wise, but it's still a fun read. It's also a first draft, so Hoid is constantly pointing his finger, but it's nice having something completely new to read. Have a read! One section that stood out to me was Hoid's passing thought. Which do you think Hoid lost? Is it a person, place, or thing? Where is this place that he's thinking of going to, and why does he want to go? It has something to do with dead people, perhaps? Nalthis, where people can Return? Threnody, with shades?
  8. I am uncertain if this is an error or not. In chapter 62 of both the US Hardback and Kindle edition, pg 619, there is this quote. Is it supposed to be heedless, or headless? Since tailor dummies don't usually have heads, to me it makes more sense for it to be "headless watch", because from the context, I don't know what the dummies would be heedless of.
  9. Well, Brandon has repeatedly warned us that just because a character will be a future flashback doesn't mean that the character won't die before their book... and lo and behold, Eshonai appears to be dead in a ditch! What do you think Eshonai's flashback book will look like? I am uncertain what revelations can be discovered in her flashbacks: at the present time, her backstory appears to be fairly straight forward, especially since she had such a sheltered life before coming upon humans (or voidbringers...) for the first time. Could it be that Brandon was just throwing us for a loop, and the flashbacks are really from Venli's perspective? Also, who do you think will be the main character in Book 4, Eshonai or Szeth? From my perspective, It appears that Szeth is ready to step onto center stage, especially since he has sworn to follow Dalinar's leadership. While Venli's story appears to be fascinating, it seems to need a little more time to simmer in the background, so that the Listeners who escaped during the first Everstorm can come back into the picture during the next book, and take center stage in Book 5.
  10. "I will let learn to let go of those whom I cannot or could not save."
  11. Oh man... so much fascinating stuff in this section. I loved having Bridge 4 as a viewpoint. We got to see lots of Kaladin, but from the perspective of those around him. And I loved Lift hacking the visions.
  12. The fact that the evil spren mentions that he obeys the Listener Ancestors makes me think that Eshonai will become one of the Ancestors too. That way, she remains "dead", but she still has an impact on the story, and we can see viewpoints of what she does in the Cognitive Realm in the next book. Or maybe she is still alive. I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.
  13. The thing I realized by listening to this is that I've been mispronouncing chitin. I've never actually heard it said, only read it, and I used to think it was the soft ch, like in church. Now I find out that it sounds like the word "kite" plus an "n", and it's weirding me out.
  14. I think it's just as well that you have low expectations for Adolin, that way whatever happens to him later on in the book, it will be a pleasant surprise. However, I do think there was a lot of interesting character development for Adolin, it's just that the characters around him haven't really figured out what's going on with him.
  15. I'm guessing Brandon wanted to show that she was still waking up from a hangover, so it's such a bad pun it doesn't make sense. I'm guessing Shallan took the phrase "Moral support" and broke it into two different words. The moral of the story can be the message of the story, and so Shallan started explaining how to do a better job with the moral of the story.... It doesn't really make sense, and it definitely isn't funny...